Making Bar Trivia Virtual
by Alexis Soloski on November 29, 2020 at 4:37 am
Though many bars are under lockdown restrictions, pub quiz companies still operate online. You provide the booze, they provide the brainteasers.
Ways to Get Your Kids Moving
by Rachel Levin on November 29, 2020 at 4:22 am
Teens and tweens need exercise, period. Many parents are finding informal, creative and encouraging ways to get their isolated offspring outside safely.
Listen to Indigenous Podcasts
by Phoebe Lett on November 29, 2020 at 4:03 am
Expand your understanding of Native history issues beyond the fourth Thursday of November. Here are some Indigenous podcasters recommending their favorite Native-made audio.
Things To Do At Home
by Katherine Cusumano and Emma Grillo on November 29, 2020 at 3:44 am
This week, listen to the music of Billie Holiday, attend a fashion workshop or get your tarot cards read.
A Gift Guide for Citizen Science
on November 28, 2020 at 11:00 pm
These citizen science tools will let the science lovers in your life carry out experiments and join research projects at home, from measuring rainfall to watching the birds that visit your yard.
A.A. to Zoom, Substance Abuse Treatment Goes Online
by Matt Richtel on November 28, 2020 at 5:47 pm
It began as a stopgap way to get through the pandemic, but both participants and providers say virtual sessions have some clear advantages and will likely become a permanent part of recovery.
19th-Century Ship Is Revealed by Storm Erosion in Florida
by Marie Fazio on November 28, 2020 at 5:45 pm
Researchers believe the vessel is the Caroline Eddy, a ship built during the Civil War and wrecked in 1880. “It was a sea like a mountain,” its captain recounted at the time.
COVID-19: A Basic Guide to Different Vaccine Types and How They Work
on November 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm
A look at how DNA and RNA vaccines work and how they train the immune system to fight SARS-CoV-2.
Could Covid-19 Cause Your Teeth to Fall Out?
by Wudan Yan on November 28, 2020 at 1:22 pm
People who already have dental problems may see them aggravated by encounters with the coronavirus, some experts suggest.
AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know
by Carl Zimmer and Rebecca Robbins on November 28, 2020 at 1:17 pm
AstraZeneca’s new clinical trial results are positive but confusing, leaving many experts wanting to see more data before passing final judgment on how well the vaccine will work.
McKinsey Proposed Paying Pharmacy Companies Rebates for OxyContin Overdoses
by Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe on November 28, 2020 at 12:06 am
Court filings reveal consultants’ talk of a records purge during the opioid crisis, and shed new light on sales advice given to the billionaire Sackler family and their drug company, Purdue Pharma.
How US Hospitals Are Stretched Way Too Thin Due to Covid-19
by Reed Abelson on November 27, 2020 at 11:34 pm
As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the country, hospitals are facing a crisis-level shortage of beds and staff to provide adequate care for patients.
E.P.A.’s Final Deregulatory Rush Runs Into Open Staff Resistance
by Lisa Friedman on November 27, 2020 at 8:51 pm
As President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency rushes to complete its regulatory rollbacks, agency staff, emboldened by the Biden victory, moves to stand in the way.
Scratching Away: The Complexities of Chronic Itch
on November 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Itching has myriad causes and mechanisms, many of which remain elusive. Scientists are making headway on parsing its biological underpinnings, in hope of better treatments.
Why Did NASA Retire the Space Shuttle?
on November 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm
The Space Shuttle was NASA’s workhorse for 30 years. But despite all its features, it had some fatal flaws.
Here Are The Facts About Heaters for Both Indoors and Outdoors
by Susan Shain on November 27, 2020 at 3:46 pm
Here are facts about heaters (for outside and inside) and climate change.
AstraZeneca Faces Difficult Questions About Its Vaccine After Admitting Mistake
by Rebecca Robbins and Benjamin Mueller on November 27, 2020 at 2:26 pm
Some trial participants only got a partial dose of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. Experts said the company’s spotty disclosures have eroded confidence.
Why Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan Have to Keep Beating Back Coronavirus
by Mike Ives, Tiffany May and Makiko Inoue on November 27, 2020 at 11:52 am
Hard-to-trace clusters, along with pandemic fatigue, have forced officials in Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan to keep recalibrating their responses.
The Coronavirus Won’t Stop Evolving When the Vaccine Arrives
by James Gorman and Carl Zimmer on November 27, 2020 at 10:13 am
The coronavirus is not a shape shifter like the flu virus, but it could become vaccine resistant over time. That prompts researchers to urge vigilance.
Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic
by Richard Sandomir on November 26, 2020 at 9:36 pm
She performed autopsies in New York that found blood clots in vital organs, suggesting how much the virus spreads through the body.
How Do Octopuses Experience the World?
by email@example.com (Cody Cottier) on November 26, 2020 at 4:00 pm
An octopus has more neurons in its arms than in its head. It’s difficult to imagine how they perceive the world, but scientists have tried.
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