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Sherry Brewer, a teacher at the Galloway Children’s Center, watches over children as they enjoy snacks after a pre-Fourth of July parade in Jackson, Mississippi, June 26, 2020. AP Photo/Rogilio V. Solis

A leading infectious disease expert explains how to be as safe as possible on this very different Fourth

This is the first Fourth of July in which Americans must deal with the coronavirus pandemic. One of the nation's premier infectious disease experts explains why it's important to take special care.
Fireworks are a class of explosive pyrotechnic devices that commonly come in around seven colors. Shahril KHMD/Shutterstock.com

Red, white but rarely blue – the science of fireworks colors, explained

Most of us look forward to the fireworks on the Fourth of July. But did you ever wonder how the chemists create those colors that light up the night sky? Are some colors harder to create than others?
Nothing says Fourth of July like “bombs” bursting in air. Fireworks NYC via www.shutterstock.com

Is it time to ban all individuals from shooting off fireworks?

Another Fourth of July is here, the time for backyard barbecues, picnics, cookouts, parades, swimming and fireworks. One of those Independence Day pastimes, however, stands apart: fireworks. They’re a…

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