Cell tower vandals and re-open protesters: Why some people believe in coronavirus conspiracies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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Virus consipracy-theory video shows challenges for big tech  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
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Coronavirus, 'Plandemic' and the seven traits of conspiratorial thinking  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The conspiracy theory video "Plandemic" recently went viral. Despite being taken down by YouTube and Facebook, it continues to get uploaded and viewed millions of times. The video is an... more
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David King explains why he set up an unofficial science advisory group to help battle coronavirus more
Battle over how quickly Kansas reopens increasingly bitter  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A battle in Kansas between the Democratic governor and Republican-controlled Legislature over reopening the economy has grown increasingly bitter more
Battle between Trump and states over car pollution heads to court  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
California and nearly two dozen other states on Wednesday filed suit against the Trump administration, arguing that its decision to weaken fuel efficiency standards for cars... more
Civil rights groups sue ICE over Buffalo detention facility  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Civil rights groups have sued Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to protect over 100 medically vulnerable detainees at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility as it confronts a coronavirus outbreak more
Too many left behind: The failing of COVID-19 prevention measures in informal settlements  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Around a quarter of the world's urban population—over 1 billion people – live in informal settlements and slums, the United Nations estimated... more
Russia says it scales down war games amid pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Russia’s foreign minister says that Moscow has scaled down its military drills amid the coronavirus pandemic more
Evers gives up on virus restrictions amid GOP opposition  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Gov. Tony Evers says he's given up on any statewide rules to control the coronavirus amid fierce Republican opposition more
Prehistoric anchovy-like fish had large fangs and a saber tooth  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A small international team of researchers has found that two prehistoric anchovy-like fish had fangs and a saber tooth. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society... more
The Latest: Tokyo issues alert amid fear of 2nd virus wave  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
The governor of Tokyo has issued a coronavirus alert for the Japanese capital amid worries of a resurgence of infections only a week after a state... more
On Mother's Day, leaders seek some optimism amid pandemic  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Families in the U.S. and elsewhere marked Mother’s Day amid social distancing and isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic more
Fact-checking Judy Mikovits, the controversial virologist attacking Anthony Fauci in a viral conspiracy video  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
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Company makes 'bumper tables' for restaurants amid virus  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A company in Baltimore has created “bumper tables” designed to keep people 6 feet from each other while eating and talking in social settings amid the coronavirus pandemic more
Why it's wrong to blame livestock farms for coronavirus  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As part of the global response to the current pandemic, scientists are trying to identify the source of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Some commentators have promoted unsubstantiated theories suggesting that "factory... more
Spain to avert political crisis, extend virus lockdown  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Spain's government appears to have saved the country from a political crisis on top of a battle against its devastating coronavirus outbreak more
Whistleblower: US still lacks virus plan; Americans at risk  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A government whistleblower is warning that the U.S. still lacks a comprehensive battle plan against the coronavirus in critical areas like masks, testing, treatments and vaccines more
Venezuelans struggle to educate kids amid pandemic lockdown  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Students and teachers say they’re doing their best to finish out the academic year amid the pandemic through remote learning in Venezuela, where electricity and the internet are unreliable more
Virus lockdowns mute VE Day celebrations; US jobless to rise  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
European leaders are holding muted commemoration events to mark the end of World War II on the continent, as lockdown measures to battle the spread of the coronavirus... more
New Marsquake study could shatter theories on how Mars was born  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Tantalizing details about Mars' seismic activity have been revealed for the very first time. more
Electrons break rotational symmetry in exotic low-temp superconductor  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
This odd behavior may promote the material's ability upon cooling to perfectly conduct electricity in a way unexplained by standard theories. more
Virus surge in Indonesia raises questions about battle plan  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Indonesia has seen a surge in coronavirus infections ahead of this this weekend’s celebrations marking the end of Ramadan, raising questions about the commitment to the virus fight from both... more
Countries back Australia's plan to investigate the coronavirus pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, a coalition of 116 countries backs up a joint Australian and European Union plan to launch an independent inquiry into the coronavirus outbreak. more
Pandemic research: Economics project to explore impact of biases on social distancing  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
With neither a vaccine nor a proven treatment available, many communities are relying on social distancing to battle the coronavirus pandemic, from closing non-essential... more
Alabama coronavirus outlook worsening amid state reopening  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Health officials are worried that Alabama's coronavirus caseload is increasing and residents aren't guarding against COVID-19 as it opens its casinos, church and more more
After coronavirus closures, reopening schools demands collaboration  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Across Canada, many parents, educational policy experts and educators are now looking at possibly late August or early September as they consider how schools can safely reopen amid the unknowns of the coronavirus pandemic. more
UW creates free, online course for contact tracing to help combat COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
As businesses and public spaces reopen across the nation, the old-school public health detective work known as contact tracing is becoming a major component... more
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