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Researchers are gaining key insights into the ways that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can lead to long COVID symptoms. Catherine McQueen/Moment via Getty Images

Long COVID puzzle pieces are falling into place – the picture is unsettling

A new study finds the risks of developing long COVID declined over the first two years of the pandemic. But unvaccinated adults were more than twice as likely to get long COVID compared with those who were vaccinated.
Scientists provide key input to government agencies on issues such as improving oil spill prevention and response after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. U.S. Coast Guard

History shows that stacking federal science advisory committees doesn’t work

Can federal agencies stack advisory panels with friendly members? Some have tried, but a scientist who has advised many administrations says they will produce bad policies that lack broad support.
Bullying leads to both short-term and long-term adverse consequences. Girl image via www.shutterstock.com

Why bullying needs more efforts to stop it

Children who are bullied are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. They are also more likely to contemplate or attempt suicide.
There have been some serious fallouts from standardized testing. Judy Baxter

Test data misuse reaches absurd levels

Art teachers have been evaluated on English test scores. There seems to be no limit to how test data are being used to punish students, teachers and schools.

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