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How did COVID-19 spread to Europe and the U.S?

A new study combines genomics from COVID-19 samples with computer-simulated epidemics and travel records to reconstruct the virus' spread across the world.
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What is causing the raging wildfires in Oregon, California and Washington?

The climate crisis has caused wildfires to rage across Oregon, California and Washington causing tens of thousands to flee their homes and has resulted in over 30 deaths.
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COVID-19: New study highlights the importance of social distancing

A new study shows travelling from the home is associated with significantly higher likelihood of contracting COVID-19, while strict social distancing prevents infection.
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U.S. healthcare workers struggling with mental health as a result of COVID-19

A new study highlights the mental health struggles faced by healthcare workers in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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FBI investigates Twitter attack on high-profile celebrities

The FBI has launched an investigation after a cyberattack on high-profile US figures in an apparent Bitcoin scam.
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COVID-19 prison death rate three times higher than general US population

COVID-19 cases and deaths in federal and state prisons are significantly higher than in general US population, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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COVID-related discrimination against racial minorities has doubled

According to a new study from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, COVID-related discrimination against racial minorities has increased from March to April 2020.
oral health

The NIDCR: Advancing America’s oral health through research and innovation

Here, Megan Warrender looks into the strides being made by the NIDCR to support dental research and innovation, and, in particular, how current initiatives feed into long term plans for dental, oral and craniofacial health and disease in the U.S.
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Funding mental health research in the U.S.

Here, we examine the United States’ National Institute of Mental Health, the largest funder of research on mental disorders in the world.
America’s STEM future, Education and Human Resources,

Education and Human Resources (EHR): Building America’s STEM future

Here, we find out that the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Education and Human Resources works to achieved excellence in STEM education at all levels.
materials research

Supporting science in the United States: A focus on materials research

Here, Writer Megan Warrender, focuses on materials research as an example of how science is supported in the United States by the National Science Foundation.
importance of earthquake preparedness

The importance of earthquake preparedness, mitigation and resiliency

Several experts from the Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan share their views here on the importance of earthquake preparedness, mitigation and resiliency.
pests and pathogens

Protecting U.S. agriculture from pests and pathogens

APHIS, part of the USDA, is using a risk-based approach to protect U.S. agriculture from potentially devastating plant pests and diseases, as we discover here.
introduction to earthquakes

An introduction to earthquakes in the U.S.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) introduces what an earthquake is and what causes them to happen, plus the depth at which they occur.
energy physics

High energy physics research in the U.S.

The work of the U.S. Department of Energy’s High Energy Physics (HEP) work is placed under the spotlight here, focussing on their support for high energy physics research and the nature of dark matter.
alcohol use by children, children's behaviour

More intense alcohol use by children with lenient parents

Researchers found that children are more likely to start drinking alcohol, drink more frequently and get drunk if their parents have a lenient attitude towards drinking.
job roles, retirement

What job roles could you find yourself in after retirement?

With many elderly citizens across the US either getting ready for or already experiencing their retirement, Acorn Stairlifts has advised on some job roles which perfectly cater for the elderly.
power transmission

China, India and US will drive global power transmission and distribution conductors markets

China, India and the U.S. will be the driving forces for the global power transmission and distribution conductors markets over the next four years, according to GlobalData
early-stage lung cancer

New operating procedure gives hope to early-stage lung cancer

An innovative new surgery could provide a breakthrough in treating early-stage lung cancer, based on a review of some of the first patients to receive the treatment.
rural households

Rural households spend much more of their income on energy bills than others

Rural households across the United States spend a disproportionately high share of their income on energy bills — about 40% more than their metropolitan counterparts, according to a new report r the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) coalition

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