Three new studies show corticosteroids can reduce deaths in critically ill COVID-19 patients. But what about other patients?
Sept. 4, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: medicine covid-19 coronavirus immune-system biology pandemic science hospitals research icu medication steroids
Reopening elementary schools carries less COVID-19 risk than high schools – but that doesn't guarantee safety
New research points to why reopening elementary schools is the safest bet and what else needs to happen for schools to have the best chance of staying open.
Aug. 25, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: education health covid-19 coronavirus schools pandemic science high-school k-12-education mathematical-models teachers k-12-online-learning elementary-schools
Kids are bigger coronavirus spreaders than many doctors realized – here’s how schools can lower the risk
Checking for symptoms is just the beginning. Here are 10 ways schools can help keep children, families and faculty safe.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: education health teaching covid-19 coronavirus schools pandemic science online-learning social-distancing research virtual-learning
Forensic breakthrough helps explain how innocent people's clothing fibres could end up at crime scenes
New research shows fibres can transfer between people without any contact.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: crime science forensic-science crime-scene-investigation crime-scene
I'm a COVID-19 long-hauler and an epidemiologist – here's how it feels when symptoms last for months
Margot Gage Witvliet went from being healthy and active to fearing she was dying almost overnight. An epidemiologist, she dug into the research to understand what's happening to long-haulers like her.
Aug. 11, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health medicine covid-19 coronavirus death pandemic science chronic-disease fatigue family neurology neurotoxins
Recent reports of dramatic declines in insect populations have sparked concern about an 'insect apocalypse.' But a new analysis of data from sites across North America suggests the case isn't proven.
Tags: biodiversity insects science extinction ecology research biodiversity-loss publication-bias scholarship
Framing cats as responsible for declines in biodiversity is based on faulty scientific logic and fails to account for the real culprit – human activity.
July 30, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: conservation biodiversity birds ethics mice science australia rats cats sixth-mass-extinction conservation-biology logic justice moral-panic predator compassion apex-predators habitat-degradation
We can’t tackle the huge global challenges we face in isolation – scientists must be able to work together across borders.
July 24, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 european-union-eu science research
An initiative seeks to make scientists and their work more relatable to young students to promote STEM diversity.
Tags: science-technology education science stem pardis-sabeti cassandra-extavour diversity-and-inclusion daniele-foresti david-kelley francesca-dominici i-am-a-scientist marinna-madrid noor-al-alusi rodrigo-braga ryoji-amamoto scott-edwards wade-campbell yamicia-connor
Scammers are exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic along with the lack of clarity as to how the Track and Trace system works. Here's what you need to know to stay safe.
June 25, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 science conversation
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