Meatpacking plants have been deadly COVID-19 hot spots – but policies that encourage workers to show up sick are legal
Thousands of workers at meat- and poultry-processing plants have contracted COVID-19, and hundreds have died. A legal scholar recommends ways to make their jobs safer.
yesterday • ~9 min
Harvard scientists say airports are employing a layered approach to make air travel safer for those who must fly.
Feb. 12, 2021 • ~6 min
Cultivating 'cyber-wisdom' could help children make smarter decisions online.
Feb. 9, 2021 • ~6 min
Corporate concentration in the US food system makes food more expensive and less accessible for many Americans
Food production in the US is heavily concentrated in the hands of a small number of large agribusiness companies. That's been good for shareholders, but not for consumers.
Feb. 8, 2021 • ~10 min
A probable carcinogen known as NDMA can be created in a patient's drug or body even if there was no NDMA in the manufactured drug as it left the factory.
Feb. 4, 2021 • ~5 min
Pipeline companies have run roughshod over several regions where they're building, racking up safety and environmental violations. Many residents feel trapped, with no control over their property.
Feb. 3, 2021 • ~10 min
An 'open' approach to hardware could make production bottlenecks a thing of the past.
Jan. 29, 2021 • ~8 min
Two in five Americans say they don't want a COVID-19 vaccine, which is a problem. Finding out what Americans do want from a vaccine might help.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~9 min
An electrical engineer explains how smoke detectors work, and how to reduce the chances of a false positive.
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~5 min
Parents from diverse backgrounds want more than playgrounds and green spaces in their parks. They want safety, too.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~6 min