A discarded medical glove in Jersey City, N.J., April 27, 2020.Arturo Holmes/Getty Images

COVID-19 is laying waste to many US recycling programs

The COVID-019 pandemic has boosted use of disposable packaging and personal protective equipment, at the same time that many recycling programs are facing budget cuts. The upshot: More plastic trash.
Screening for symptoms can catch some cases of COVID-19, but about people who are infected but not showing any symptoms?AP Photo/John Raoux

Can people spread the coronavirus if they don’t have symptoms? 5 questions answered about asymptomatic COVID-19

There is a lot of confusion and concern around asymptomatic spread of SARS-C0V-2. An infectious disease expert explains how many people are asymptomatic and how they can spread the virus.
San Francisco mayor London Breed declaring a shelter-in-place order early in the coronavirus pandemic, March 17, 2020.Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

America’s Black female mayors face dual crises of COVID-19 and protests – but these women are used to uphill battles

Four decades after Ellen Craig-Jones of Urbancrest, Ohio, became the US's first Black woman mayor, seven of the nation's largest cities are lead by Black women. And what a time to be in charge.
Demands on nurses for such things as electronic record keeping take time away from patients. They can also lead to resource deprivation trauma.Helen King/The Image Bank/Getty Images

The psychological trauma of nurses started long before coronavirus

COVID-19 is traumatizing nurses. Yet nurses have suffered trauma for decades, often due to insufficient resources, and changes within the field have been slow.
Staffers at The Village Voice were able to see the riots unfold from the news room.Osugi/Shutterstock.com

How the New York media covered the Stonewall riots

With major dailies giving a megaphone to the police, the coverage of Stonewall is a reminder of what's lost when alternative media outlets wither away.
Protesters cross the Brooklyn Bridge on June 19, 2020 – Juneteenth – in the United States’ third straight week of protest.Pablo Monsalve / VIEWpress via Getty Images

George Floyd protests aren’t just anti-racist – they are anti-authoritarian

Unrest in the US looks familiar to Latin Americans, who are accustomed to resisting undemocratic governments – and to their protest movements being met with violent suppression.
Lasers create colorful light shows at concerts, are used by doctors in surgeries – and are used in scientific laboratories.EyeWolf/Getty Images

What is the slowest thing on Earth?

Physicists can use bright, hot lasers to slow atoms down so much that they measure -459 degrees Fahrenheit.
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AI could help solve the privacy problems it has created

Artificial intelligence insatiable data needs has encouraged the mass collection of personal data, placing privacy at risk. But AI can help solve the very problem it creates.

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