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At least 124,000 schools across the United States have shut their doors—some for the remainder of the academic year—to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Millions of students are now spending their days at home, and though some schools have shifted to online distance learning, many parents have found themselves charged with keeping their kids
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Archaeologists are searching for traces of an adobe kitchen behind the oldest house standing on Hawaii’s Maui island. The dig, set to conclude on March 27, has already yielded evidence of traditional foods, cookware and a bone button, reports Dakota Grossman for the Maui News. Now the Baldwin Home Museum, the former residence was originally
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BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s central military hospital, which for decades was inundated with victims of landmines and other casualties of the country’s internal conflict, is being outfitted to battle a new enemy: coronavirus. A Colombian soldier stands outside one of the tents being built in a parking lot of the Military Hospital for patients with
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, schools around the world have cleared their campuses and shuttered classroom doors. But the halts to in-person learning haven’t stopped dogged educators from continuing their lessons online—in some cases, for audiences bigger and more diverse than ever before. One of the most buzzworthy virtual offerings available is a
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In Manchester, New Hampshire, Live Free Distillery stopped producing its signature dill pickle vodka, per the Union Leader’s Shawne Wickham. In Richmond, California, Falcon Spirits has stopped producing naturally-flavored, organic spirits, Jessica Yadegaran reports for Mercury News. Central Standard Craft Distillery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, usually collaborates with other local producers to make their infused liquors
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An analysis of coronavirus patients’ voices could yield a “vocal fingerprint” to help detect COVID-19 symptoms in others and prioritise testing and treatment, the Israeli Defence Ministry said on Tuesday. Starting this week, an Israeli startup company working with hospitals and academic institutions will sample voices of confirmed coronavirus patients through a mobile application in
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FILE PHOTO: A Gilead Sciences, Inc. office is shown in Foster City, California, U.S. May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (Reuters) – Gilead Sciences Inc’s experimental drug remdesivir, seen as one of the more promising potential treatments for the coronavirus, on Monday received the orphan drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The announcement
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In recent years, scientists started scouring the skies for hints of life on worlds far outside our solar system. But some of the most tantalizing—and perplexing—clues to extraterrestrial existence might be a lot closer to home than we think. Mercury—an atmosphere-less planet where temperatures can reach 800 degrees Fahrenheit (430 degrees Celsius)—may have once hosted
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Scientists in Singapore say they have developed a way to track genetic changes that speeds testing of vaccines against a coronavirus that has killed more than 16,000 people worldwide. FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory
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Millions of monarch butterflies once covered the trees of California’s coastal groves each winter, but now their numbers are dwindling. The most recent annual Western Monarch Count found that the iconic butterfly population was down 99 percent from populations 40 years ago. Now, researchers and advocates have asked the public to help fill in a
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