This DIY contact tracing app helps people exposed to COVID-19 remember who they met

With new US COVID-19 cases topping 200,000 a day, contact tracers are overwhelmed. Here's how infected people can start tracing and notifying contacts themselves.

Ian Jason Lee, Doctoral Student, Florida International University • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

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Basking sharks travel in extended families with their own 'gourmet maps' of feeding spots, genetic tagging reveals

The latest research reveals basking sharks are not lone predators but rather family-minded creatures with a fancy for fine dining with their own folk.

Lilian Lieber, Research Fellow in the Bryden Centre, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast • conversation
yesterday ~8 min

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Children's climate change case at the European Court of Human Rights: what's at stake?

Six Portuguese youngsters say 33 countries have violated their human rights by causing climate change.

Sam Varvastian, PhD Researcher, Cardiff University • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

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How do archaeologists know where to dig?

Archaeologists used to dig primarily at sites that were easy to find thanks to obvious visual clues. But technology – and listening to local people – plays a much bigger role now.

Stacey Camp, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State University • conversation
yesterday ~10 min

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I'm an astronomer and I think aliens may be out there – but UFO sightings aren't persuasive

Scientists are not convinced by the current evidence of UFOs. That doesn't mean that they don't exist. But have Americans' belief in UFOs gone from science to a new religion?

Chris Impey, University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

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New DIY contact tracing app expands the fight against COVID-19, using the science of memory

With new US COVID-19 cases topping 200,000 a day, contact tracers are overwhelmed. Here's how infected people can start tracing and notifying contacts themselves.

Ian Jason Lee, Doctoral Student, Florida International University • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

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Intimate partner violence has increased during pandemic, emerging evidence suggests

Calls for help to domestic violence shelters have risen during the pandemic, as risk factors for the escalation of violence have gone up. It may be time to implement new strategies to help.

H. Colleen Sinclair, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, Mississippi State University • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

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Can countries end overfishing and plastic pollution in just 10 years?

An international agreement has set an ambitious deadline for action on some of the biggest problems facing the world's oceans.

Henrik Österblom, Professor of Ocean Stewardship, Stockholm University • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

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UK plans to slash carbon emissions 68% by 2030 – how banking, building and borrowing can help

Slashing carbon emissions by 68% by 2030 will depend on using the UK's infrastructure strategy effectively.

Anupam Nanda, Professor of Urban Economics & Real Estate, University of Manchester • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

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How COVID-19 vaccines will get from the factory to your local pharmacy

A pharmaceutical supply chain expert explains the challenges of distributing the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna that need to be kept at very low temperatures.

Bahar Aliakbarian, Research associate professor of supply chain management, Michigan State University • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

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