Conducting interviews over Zoom from your own home can add extra anxiety to an already-stressful act.
Diesel emissions are a major source of fine particle pollution.
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After a 5-year review, the EPA is leaving US standards for fine particle air pollution unchanged, even though recent studies suggest that tightening them could save thousands of lives yearly.
Empty cafes with tipped chairs are a common sight worldwide during the coronavirus pandemic.
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We sorely miss our regular haunts during the coronavirus lockdown not only because we like them but also because a healthy society needs places where people can gather, mix and mingle.
Protesters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on April 20 call for the governor to lift restrictions meant to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.
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A scholar of social participation finds shared themes across protests in many states, not all of which fit common popular or media narratives about the events.
Taking reasonable precautions such as wearing gloves can help businesses avoid civil liability.
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Some members of Congress want to grant businesses total immunity from coronavirus-related civil liability. A legal scholar explains why it's unnecessary – and may be counterproductive.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, right, has his temperature taken as he arrives at Ruhenda airport in Butembo in eastern Congo, June 15, 2019.
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The World Health Organization is not a disease police force but more of a diplomatic group, aiming to bring countries together to stop disease. Still, it comes under fierce attack.
During coronavirus lockdowns, gardens have served as an escape from feelings of alienation.
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What drives people to garden isn't the fear of hunger so much as hunger for physical contact – and a longing to engage in work that is real.
All children harbor intense curiosity.
Children are always brimming with curiosity about things that most adults take for granted.
English scientist Roger Bacon believed everyone has a responsibility to think for themselves.
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Roger Bacon believed people should test their beliefs rather than accepting what they're told. To rise to the challenge of coronavirus, that means first combating ignorance.
Northern amber bumble bee queen (
Bombus borealis) on a dandelion flower.
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One bee may lay thousands of offspring in late spring. Give her room to build a nest and manage her reproductive duties.
Testing in cells is an important and exciting first step.
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Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, identified nine existing drugs that show promise to treat COVID-19. The proteins they target haven't been tried before.
Even if you’re feeling fine, you might be infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
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Your body can be infected and fight off SARS-CoV-2 without your ever noticing.
Eric Wang of Burmese Restaurant Thamee in Washington, D.C., was among the millions of small business owners hoping to get SBA aid.
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About one in four businesses say they're two months away from permanent closure, yet many of the neediest businesses are struggling to get some of the aid intended for them.
Consumers don’t always know what’s behind a label.
New research shows much of the information the apparel industry relies on to ensure factories comply with labor and safety laws is falsified or otherwise unreliable.
Apps that warn about close contact with COVID-19 cases are key to relaxing social distancing rules.
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Bluetooth wireless communication makes it possible for people to get alerts on their phones when they've been exposed to the coronavirus. Adding the right cryptography scheme keeps those alerts private.
No one knows what kicked off the Big Bang that eventually allowed the stars to begin forming.
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The term 'Big Bang' might make you think of a massive explosion. Put the thought out of your head. Rather than an explosion, it was the start of everything in the universe.
A group of refugees living on the pavement near the Cape Town Central Police Station on the first day of a national coronavirus lockdown, March 27, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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From getting schooling for their children through an app in the wrong language to trouble finding gloves and masks, refugees across the globe face different challenges in dealing with the coronavirus.
A Rhode Island National Guardsman and a police officer speak with a man whose car has a New York license plate as part of coronavirus lockdown efforts.
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Fear of strangers extends beyond racism and discrimination against people who look like they might come from another place – it includes people who sound different, too.
When deadly tornadoes struck the Southeast in April, residents in Prentiss, Mississippi, struggled to keep up coronavirus precautions while salvaging what they could from their damaged properties.
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If the forecasts are right, the US could be facing more natural disasters this year – on top of the coronavirus pandemic. Local governments aren't prepared.
An already tough situation is made worse for those with hearing loss.
Audiologists recommend enhanced communication strategies in the time of coronavirus to help the nearly 60 million Americans living with hearing loss in one or both ears.
Valley of the Dawn members celebrate ‘Day of the Indoctrinator’ at their temple complex in Brazil on May 1. This year’s event is postponed due to coronavirus.
Brazil's Valley of the Dawn faith is often dismissed as a cult. But many of the group's fantastical rituals are a recognizable reaction to this harsh world of inequality, loneliness and pandemics.
Female tiger crossing track, Bandavgarh National Park, India.
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A new study forecasts that thousands of miles of new road construction will cut through tiger habitat across Asia by 2050. Planning can make these projects more tiger-friendly.
For centuries, indigenous history has been largely told through a European lens.
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Modern dating techniques are providing new time frames for indigenous settlements in Northeast North America, free from the Eurocentric bias that previously led to incorrect assumptions.
Remote worship is becoming the norm during the pandemic.
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Most Christian churches were relying heavily on 'collection plates' to pay their bills before the pandemic struck. And less than half were doing any online fundraising as of 2018.
Football glory costs money.
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Much more than trophies are at stake when colleges recruit football players.