Even those of us spared the worst of COVID-19 are missing our favorite pastimes, places and people. But pleasure can also take unexpected new forms in a pandemic.
Small-scale gold mining operations in developing countries are major sources of toxic mercury pollution, using techniques that haven't changed much since the California Gold Rush 150 years ago.
It doesn't matter how smooth your conversations have been. Absent the touch, taste and smell of a potential partner, you're essentially flying blind.
The primary objective of CHEOPS is to better understand the planets that we’ve already found. And its mission is now in full swing.
Cosmologists had only been able to find half the matter that should exist in the universe. With the discovery of a new astronomical phenomenon and new telescopes, researchers just found the rest.
You might have already felt what it would be like inside a cloud made of condensed water vapor.
A mother with underlying conditions wants to hug her children even if means risking her own life with COVID-19. Should they abide by her wishes or keep their distance?
The divide transcends partisan bickering. Some people really do recoil at the imposition of strict rules, while others become anxious when rules aren't followed.
Low-income and minority groups are often reliant on cheaper modes of transport, but many find cycling to work problematic.
In the 10 years leading up to 2016, the rate of prisoner mortality rose by 15%. End-of-life options can be limited for inmates.
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.
Amazon and General Motors are among companies exploring ways to test employees for COVID-19 infection, but these measures may be against the law.
The migrant laborers who staff American meat plants, construction sites and delivery services are working through the pandemic – and sending more funds back home than ever.
What might look like a mild case of COVID-19 could actually be a bacterial infection from a tick bite, with potentially debilitating symptoms if it goes untreated.
Countries across the globe responded differently to the pandemic, and results show a difference in effectiveness as well.
The risk to workers hasn't changed, but employers no longer have the same labor market pressures to worry about.
Neighborhood characteristics like pollution from busy roads, widespread public transit use and lack of community-based health care are putting certain communities at greater risk from COVID-19.