Humans

  1. Materials Science

    Silk can be molded into strong medical implants

    Freeze-dried and powdered silk has a long shelf life. It also is cheap to ship and can be molded into sturdy medical implants.

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  2. Science & Society

    COVID-19: When will it be safe to go out again?

    No one yet knows when social distancing can end. Experts explain we need 'herd immunity,' which won't be easy and may come at a horrific cost.

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  3. Brain

    Zapping the brain may make it work right again

    Sending electrical zaps to electrodes implanted deep in the brain can help people with Parkinson’s disease, depression and even obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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  4. Psychology

    How to cope as COVID-19 imposes social distancing

    As schools close in an effort to curtail the new coronavirus pandemic, we know how you feel and what you’re missing. Here are some tips for coping.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    This scientist wants to know how racial discrimination gets ‘under the skin’

    Racism could have derailed Leticia Márquez-Magaña’s path to science. Now she studies the biological impact of stress faced by underrepresented groups.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Coronavirus most contagious before and right after symptoms emerge

    Once the body starts making antibodies to the new coronavirus, it stops making 'live' virus. But beware long-lasting live virus on surfaces, scientists warn.

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  7. Environment

    Decades-long project is linking our health to the environment

    Started in 1959, this California study is one of the oldest ongoing research projects in the world.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    WHO calls COVID-19 a global pandemic

    The United Nations’ World Health Organization has finally called COVID-19 a global pandemic. Here’s why.

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  9. Brain

    Do you sleep enough to banish unpleasant moods?

    A large, long-term study in kids has linked getting too little shuteye with mood and behavior problems.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Answers to your questions on the new coronavirus

    As SARS-CoV-2 spreads globally, researchers are looking for answers on why this novel coronavirus is so infectious and hard to control.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    Top 10 tips to stay safe during an epidemic

    It’s easy to panic when you hear a global infectious outbreak is developing. But panic doesn’t help. Good hygiene does. Here’s what to do.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    What ‘community’ spread of coronavirus means

    Health experts warn there are probably many undetected cases already in the United States, raising chances the disease will soon be widespread.

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