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Missing a field season can be devastating if your research subject is melting away. Karen Lloyd

From permafrost microbes to survivor songbirds – research projects are also victims of COVID-19 pandemic

Three scientists describe the fieldwork they've had to delay in 2020 because of the pandemic. These are setbacks not just for their careers, but for the body of scientific knowledge.
Microbiologist Xiugen Zhang working at the Connecticut State Public Health Laboratory. AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Americans still trust doctors and scientists during a public health crisis

In a survey, a majority of liberals and conservatives reported that they trust doctors and the CDC to reduce US risk of a coronavirus epidemic.
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on Jan. 28 in Wildwood, New Jersey. AP Photo/Mel Evans

Trump supporters have little trust in societal institutions

In a survey, Trump supporters showed the lowest faith in the Supreme Court, the federal government, the media and other pillars of society.
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Science needs myths to thrive

Research is more profitable and productive than ever before, but it risks losing its sense of values and ethics.
The world’s smallest frog can fit on a dime. E.N. Rittmeyer et al. (2012)

Curious Kids: What is the smallest animal ever?

Scientists have identified the world's smallest animal – for now. It could be possible smaller creatures exist that have not yet been discovered.

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