No, soaring COVID-19 cases are not due to more testing – they show a surging pandemic

COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing across the US. Testing has ramped up over the past few months, but increasing hospitalizations, deaths and test-positivity rates show that the virus is out of control.

Zoë McLaren, Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
Nov. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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An interdisciplinary approach to sustainable PPE

United under the Sustainability Incubator Fund, researchers strategize sustainable sourcing solution for crises at the local and global level.

Nicole Morell | MIT Office of Sustainability • mit
Oct. 29, 2020 ~8 min

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LabXchange’s free platform built for STEM students, educators

LabXchange, a free digital-learning platform for science education, allows students, educators, scientists, and researchers to collaborate globally in an online community.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
Oct. 27, 2020 ~6 min

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Campus outbreaks of COVID-19 were almost guaranteed

With tens of thousands of COVID-19 cases on college campuses, a scientist asks: Why did colleges open in the first place?

Nina Masters, Doctoral candidate, epidemiology, University of Michigan Medical School • conversation
Sept. 2, 2020 ~10 min

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How to protect communities from natural disasters – what research tells us

Knowing what makes an effective response to natural disasters will be increasingly important as the climate crisis intensifies.

Ravindra Jayaratne, Reader in Coastal Engineering, University of East London • conversation
Aug. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Urban farming: four reasons it should flourish post-pandemic

Nurturing enthusiasm for growing food closer to home could benefit people, wildlife and the global food system.

Jess Davies, Chair Professor in Sustainability, Lancaster University • conversation
Aug. 26, 2020 ~7 min

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ICU beds are scarce in low-income areas

New research on ICU beds in hospitals reveals how starkly a person's ZIP code affects access to COVID-19 care.

Lauren Ingeno-Penn • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~8 min

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Q&A: Peter Fisher discusses JASON report on reopening university laboratories

MIT physicist led government-backed effort to study the challenges and solutions surrounding campus lab work.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
July 30, 2020 ~7 min

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Q&A: Peter Fisher discusses JASON report on reopening university laboratories

MIT physicist led government-backed effort to study the challenges and solutions surrounding campus lab work.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
July 30, 2020 ~7 min

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In changing urban neighborhoods, new food offerings can set the table for gentrification

Hip food offerings can signal that a neighborhood is gentrifying – especially when they repackage traditional foods for wealthy white eaters.

Yuki Kato, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University • conversation
July 10, 2020 ~9 min

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