A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is raised into a vertical position on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A.
SpaceX's launch of astronauts to the International Space Station will make it the first private company to launch humans to space. The effort has ramifications for NASA and spaceflight in general.
The Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia, shown May 20, 2020, plans to use mannequins in its dining room to enforce social distancing when it reopens at the end of the month.
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All states have relaxed social distancing to some degree, but there are few consistent guidelines for people to know how to stay safe. A doctor who specializes in immunology tells what he will do.
Disc golf can be played outdoors and at a distance.
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Long after a crisis recedes, residual anxiety can remain and become calcified in cultures, customs and institutions.
Ford employees assemble ventilators.
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Ford is assembling ventilators, LVMH is making hand sanitizer, and Chanel is making masks. Here's why these and dozens of other companies are doing it.
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Muslims throughout the world will celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) beginning this Thursday evening. Here's an introduction to this important feast and its partner, Eid al-Fitr.
Nevada’s six Democratic electors sign their official ballots in December 2016.
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There are many more ways to elect a president than the US method – and several alternatives beyond the popular vote.
Gustav Klimt’s ‘Death and Life’ suggests the way many people are unaware of death’s ever-present influence.
It's human nature to try to insulate yourself from the unpleasant realization that death comes for all of us eventually.
The coronavirus is really just an inanimate packet of genetic material.
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Thinking of SARS-CoV-2 as an invisible enemy with an evil personality and humanlike motivations is a natural offshoot of the way people evolved to anthropomorphize so as not to overlook threats.
The demand for services nonprofits offer is surging.
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This measure, included in a pandemic relief package, is supposed to encourage Americans to give more to nonprofits.
Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Minneapolis, Minnesota, before the midday prayer during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month that ends May 27, 2020, and is celebrated this year amid pandemic.
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A survey of Muslim women finds many are frustrated by having a Islamic holy month in quarantine. But others say a 'remote Ramadan' is nothing new because child care duties often keep them home anyway.
Mating laser-driven atomic clocks like the one shown here with microwaves promises more accurate electronic devices.
Researchers have made some of the most accurate clocks imaginable in recent years, but the trick is harnessing those clocks to electronics. Using lasers to tune microwaves bridges the gap.
Distant relatives? Visiting mom during the pandemic may be a risk.
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Is it right to visit family members during the pandemic, even if they say they don't want you to come? Philosophy may hold the answer.
Moderna just released the results of a phase 1 trial for a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Results from phase 1 trials of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine created a burst of optimism. But details the company failed to release suggest it is too early to speculate whether the vaccine is effective.
To some, work might seem like a dangerous place to be right now.
Tens of millions of Americans who have been telecommuting during the pandemic may have to head back to the office as governors lift stay-at-home orders. Here's what you can do if you'd rather not.
A restaurant in Bangkok created plastic partitions and moved its tables farther apart to separate guests in a normally tight space.
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It's hard to eat while wearing a face mask, and social distancing isn't easy in restaurants' normally tight quarters. An infectious disease expert offers some tips on what to look for to stay safe.
With online learning, children are staring at computer screens for more hours each day.
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With online learning and social distancing, kids are spending more time staring at screens and less time outdoors. That can put them at higher risk of myopia and serious eye problems in the future.
Ocean carbon storage is driven by phytoplankton blooms, like the turquoise swirls visible here in the North Sea and waters off Denmark.
Microscopic ocean phytoplankton feed a "biological pump" that carries carbon from the surface to deep waters. Scientists have found that this process stores much more carbon than previously thought.
Co-champions celebrate at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, on May 31, 2019. The winning spellers made history with eight co-champions, most ever in spelling event’s history.
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The Scripps National Spelling Bee highlights the richness of the English lexicon by picking some tough entries with foreign roots.
Cash is unlikely to give you the coronavirus.
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Research has yet to support the theory that cash can spread the coronavirus.
Joggers at Manhattan Beach, California on May 17, 2020 wearing masks.
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Without clear guidelines from states or the feds on how to stay safe after reopening, it's hard to know what to do. A doctor suggests things to consider in a park, at the beach and the pool.