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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MIT announces plans for fall 2020 semester

Extensive safety protocols will undergird the return of additional students and staff to campus.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
July 7, 2020 ~19 min

The remote British village that built one of the fastest internet networks in the UK

Frustrated by the inability to get good internet, some Lancashire locals decided to dig a superfast connection in themselves.

Kira Allmann, Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Oxford • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~24 min

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