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The WHO says masks shouldn't be worn during intense physical activity, contradicting other advice

Crystal Cox/Business Insider Masks do not need to be worn during "vigorous intensity physical activity," the World Health Organization said in updated guidelines, citing some research that wearing them can have negative effects.  The organization said other prevention measures, like distancing and ventilation, need to be in place in indoor exercise venues, or they should temporarily close.  Some experts disagree with the guidance, however, citing research showing that masks don't impair b...
Tags: Science, Fitness, Virginia, Masks, Brown University, US, Trends, Gyms, Who, World Health Organization, Exercise, Marr, Crystal Cox, Megan Ranney, Aria Bendix, Coronavirus


Biden said he'd 'end forever wars,' but he's shown few signs that he won't repeat the mistakes of the past, human rights groups warn

Vice President Joe Biden meets with U.S. troops in Maidan Wardak province January 11, 2011. Omar Sobhani/Reuters President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to "end forever wars," but human rights groups are concerned by a lack of specifics behind this vow.  "Withdrawing troops in itself does not end those wars, or US involvement in them, if the US continues to conduct air strikes, whether by drones or by piloted aircraft," Daphne Eviatar of Amnesty International told Insider.  Biden has been fa...
Tags: Politics, Isis, Human Rights, News, Guantanamo Bay, Obama, Congress, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Brown University, Africa, Time, US, Barack Obama, Trends


One third of America ignored COVID-19 by gathering for Thanksgiving — and it's easy to see why

Business Insider Travelers at Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Public health experts warned for months that Thanksgiving dinner would be the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread. They suggested people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans surveyed by Insider said they would not be changing anything at all about how ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Anthony Fauci, South Carolina, Lax, Iowa City, Wells, Miami International Airport


One third of America is ruining Thanksgiving for the rest of us by ignoring COVID-19 — but it's easy to see why they have given up

Business Insider Travelers at Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Public health experts have been warning for months that Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread, and suggesting people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans surveyed by Insider said they're not changing anything at all about how t...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Anthony Fauci, South Carolina, Lax, Iowa City, Wells, Miami International Airport


CDC director cites this website to back in-school learning. Its designer calls that 'bananas'

A Brown University economics professor said she is surprised to hear the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is relying on a website she started to promote in-person learning for schoolchildren.
Tags: Cdc, Brown University, Cnn, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Texas deployed its National Guard to help with overflowing morgues in El Paso as the coronavirus death toll rises

El Paso County detention inmates, Sheriff officers, and morgue staff move bodies to refrigerated trailers outside the Medical Examiner's Office, November 14, 2020. Texas is sending 36 of its National Guard personnel to El Paso to help process the bodies of dead coronavirus victims. El Paso's county morgue has been so overwhelmed that it is using refrigerated trailers and paying prison inmates to move the bodies. That's just one snapshot in a nationwide surge of coronavirus cases — th...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, Brown University, US, Trends, Deaths, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Afp, National Guard, El Paso County, Medical Examiner, El Paso Texas, Medical Examiner s Office


Doctors and health officials in US coronavirus hotspots tell the same story: We're being villainized and ignored while trying to save lives

Healthcare workers wait to administer free coronavirus tests in Columbus, Ohio, on November 19. Stephen Zenner/AFP/Getty Images Doctors, nurses, and public-health officials in the Midwest told Business Insider they face antagonism from people who refuse to take precautions to curb the coronavirus' spread.  The region is suffering a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. One emergency physician said he got a death threat. A North Dakota health official said she h...
Tags: Science, News, White House, Brown University, US, Trends, Public Health, Wyoming, Missouri, North Dakota, Idaho, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Associated Press, Pfizer


‘Life-Or-Death Situation’: Governors Order New Restrictions As COVID Rages

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The governors of Oregon and New Mexico ordered near-lockdowns Friday in the most aggressive response yet to the latest wave of coronavirus infections shattering records across the U.S., even as many of their counterparts in other states show little appetite for reimposing the hard-line restrictions of last spring. “We are in a life-or-death situation, and if we don’t act right now, we cannot preserve the lives, we can’t keep saving lives, and we will absolutely crush our ...
Tags: Texas, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Milwaukee, Brown University, Joe Biden, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Nevada, New Mexico, Republican, Johnson


9 of the most shocking facts about global extinction - and how to stop it

Earth's fate and the devastation of the natural world were recently put under the microscope with the release of Sir David Attenborough's Netflix documentary A Life On Our Planet.It marks a departure from his usual nature documentary format and instead grieves for the damage wreaked by climate change and other forms of human interference.It's an emotional watch, as the naturalist recounts the environmental changes he has seen first-hand throughout his career, such as the devastation of the Borne...
Tags: Animals, Brown University, Environment, Americas, US, Sustainability, Earth, Netflix, Conservation, Innovation, Wwf, Ecology, Biodiversity, David Attenborough, Borneo, Latin America


This isn't a third coronavirus wave — it's a tsunami. 3 charts show how much worse the fall surge is than any before.

A medical worker puts on protective equipment at an ICU in Houston, Texas. The US's fall coronavirus surge is already larger than the ones in the spring or summer, though it hasn't lasted as long. The US shattered daily records for cases and hospitalizations in November. The fall surge is poised to become to longest and deadliest one yet.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US's coronavirus outbreak has spiraled even further out of control — but the reality is that i...
Tags: Science, News, Brown University, US, Trends, Research, Hospitals, Houston Texas, Ranney, Megan Ranney, Aria Bendix, Coronavirus, Business Insider She, Covid-19 deaths, BI Graphics, Covid-19 Cases


As coronavirus cases surge, elected officials resist restrictions

By MICHELLE R. SMITH, CARLA K. JOHNSON and LISA MARIE PANE | Associated Press With the coronavirus coming back with a vengeance across the country and the U.S. facing a long, dark winter, many governors and other elected officials are showing little appetite for imposing the kind of lockdowns and large-scale business closings seen last spring. Some also continue to resist issuing statewide mask rules. Among the reasons given: public fatigue, fear of doing more damage to already-crippled business...
Tags: Health, Business, Texas, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Milwaukee, Brown University, Sport, Soccer, Wisconsin, Nevada


The US could be on track to hit 1 million daily coronavirus cases by the end of 2020, a new report finds

Healthcare worker Dante Hills passes paperwork to a woman at a COVID-19 testing site in Miami, Florida. Lynne Sladky/AP Photo The US could see 1 million daily coronavirus cases by the end of 2020, according to a new report from Pantheon Macroeconomics. That's based on the current trend of average cases rising 34% from week to week. Experts predict this surge could be the largest, and perhaps deadliest, yet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In March, when New York City ho...
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Biden's coronavirus board is made up of former federal officials who oversaw past epidemics including AIDS, Ebola, and Zika

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receive a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board in Wilmington, Delaware. Joe Raedle/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden met with 13 members of his newly formed COVID-19 advisory board on Monday. At least 10 of those members have served the federal government before. Several board members helped guide the US through past epidemics, including AIDS, Ebola, and Zika.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Ebola, Science, News, Obama, Senate, White House, Brown University, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Atlas, Bill Clinton, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Biden, Donald Trump


Will Mitch McConnell strangle Joe Biden's legislative program at birth?

The Kentucky senator revels in the nickname the Grim Reaper and tried to frustrate the previous Democratic president at every turnAfter celebrating the winning of a Joe Biden presidency, Democrats are waking to the hangover of figuring out how to govern under the shadow of a runaway pandemic and the potential for gridlock imposed by the man who likes to call himself the Grim Reaper, the Republican Senate leader, Mitch McConnell.The imagined “blue wave” that was to bring Democratic control over t...
Tags: Utah, News, Obama, California, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Politico, Brown University, Elizabeth Warren, US, Georgia, Joe Biden, Democrats, Wyoming


U.S. reports record 126,400 new coronavirus cases as medical experts warn worst days of pandemic are 'still ahead of us'

Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician and professor at Brown University, said that "the worst days of the pandemic are almost...
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Choreographers Now Making Dance With A.I. And Robotics

“At the forefront of this growing field is Sydney Skybetter, a former dancer and a professor of what he calls choreographics at Brown University, where his students approach dance in a way that is heavily computational. … By the end of the 20th century, motion capture, wearable tech and virtual reality had arrived on the scene. Then came A.I.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Brown University, Dance, 11.05.20, Sydney Skybetter


Rhode Island will change its name to 'Rhode Island,' stripping away the word 'Plantations' from its official name

Pamela Hughes casts her ballot inside City Hall as early voting begins for the general election in Rhode Island, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Providence, R.I. AP Photo/David Goldman Rhode Island approved a ballot measure to change the state's name to just "Rhode Island" from "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations." It's a success after numerous legislative and ballot measure attempts to change the name since the 1970s. The tide shifted earlier this year, amid Black Lives Matter protests ...
Tags: Politics, England, News, Brown University, US, Trends, Charles, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, City Hall, Providence, Providence Journal, Gina Raimondo, David Goldman, Jacob Shamsian, 2020 Election


Rhode Islanders voted to strip the word 'plantations' from their official state name

Pamela Hughes casts her ballot inside City Hall as early voting begins for the general election in Rhode Island, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Providence, R.I. AP Photo/David Goldman Rhode Island approved a ballot measure to change the state's name to just "Rhode Island" from "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations." It's a success after numerous legislative and ballot measure attempts to change the name since the 1970s. The tide shifted earlier this year, amid Black Lives Matter protests ...
Tags: Politics, England, News, Brown University, US, Trends, Charles, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, City Hall, Providence, Providence Journal, Gina Raimondo, Rhode Islanders, David Goldman, Jacob Shamsian


New remote sensing technique could bring key planetary mineral into focus

The mineral olivine, thought to be a major component inside all planetary bodies, holds secrets about the early formation of the solar system, and a team of Brown University researchers has a new way to study it remotely.
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3 reasons why American politics have become so divisive – study

American political polarization has reached alarming heights, shows a new study.Democrats and Republicans hate the other side more than they love their own party.The polarization grows worse despite the fact that differences between the sides are not so dramatic. To say that the current election is stressful and divisive is beyond an understatement. The United States is strained at the seams, ready to explode no matter who wins the presidency. A new study shows just how bad it's become, with an...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Elections, Voting, Republicans, Brown University, America, Society, Joe Biden, Cnn, Democrats, United States, Innovation, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Northwestern University


Trump kept on declaring the US is 'rounding the turn' on COVID-19, even as it recorded its 2 worst-ever days of infections

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Waukesha County Airport on October 24, 2020 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Scott Olson/Getty Images President Donald Trump again asserted that the US is overcoming the coronavirus on Saturday — despite data showing the opposite. "Now we got to have spirit, our country. We're rounding the turn, our numbers are incredible," Trump told rallygoers in North Carolina, repeating a phrase he has used often. On Friday and Saturday ...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Brown University, US, Trends, News UK, Boris Johnson, Biden, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Short, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, John Hopkins University


Fauci suggested a face mask mandate and warned that the general public might not get a COVID-19 vaccine until mid-2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington DC on September 23, 2020. Alex Edelman / AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci has suggested that face coverings should be made mandatory in the US. "Well, if people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it," Fauci told CNN on Friday. He did not say whether this would at a national or state level. Fauci's comments come as the US enters its third, and likely deadliest, coronavirus surge. The infectious-disease expert also gave an update on...
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The US's third coronavirus surge could be the deadliest yet — 4 charts show a troubling trend

A man drops his daughter off at the Lincoln-Hancock Community School in Quincy, Massachusetts on September 17, 2020. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe/Getty Images Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing in the US for the third time as winter approaches. The US reported more than 60,000 daily cases, on average, this week — a roughly 40% increase since the start of October. Deaths haven't risen as dramatically yet, but experts predict the third surge could be the deadliest. The US leads the world...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, France, India, Brown University, US, Trends, United States, Italy, Boston Globe, Johns Hopkins University, UK France, Christopher Murray, Quincy Massachusetts


The US's third coronavirus surge may become the deadliest yet, experts say

A nurse puts on her PPE before tending to a COVID-19 patient on October 21, 2020 in Essen, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images Daily coronavirus cases in the US have risen nearly 40%, on average, since the start of October.  Experts worry these cases will lead to the nation's deadliest surge of infections yet, as more people gather indoors for the holidays and become more lax about masks and social distancing. The US is also approaching peak flu season, which can lead to overcrowding at ho...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Australia, Montana, New York City, Brown University, US, Trends, Fda, Trump, Harvard Medical School, North Dakota South Dakota, Ranney, Essen Germany, Journal of Hospital Medicine


Study discovers potential target for treating aggressive cancer cells

New research by a team at Brown University finds that special filaments called vimentin may be key to the spread of some aggressive, chemo-resistant cancer cells.
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The US has entered its 3rd — and possibly largest — wave of coronavirus cases. Experts say states should 'pull back.'

Medical workers in Florida test a person for the coronavirus on July 22. Joe Raedle/Getty Images) The US has entered its third wave of coronavirus infections. New cases are spiking in the Midwest. Public-health experts worry this wave could be the largest, and perhaps deadliest, yet. A surge in cases and hospitalizations was expected, they added, since lockdowns have lifted, people are spending more time indoors, and "pandemic fatigue" has set in. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
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12 states reported record coronavirus case counts this weekend. This could be the beginning of the second wave.

Medical technicians work at a drive-through coronavirus testing facility at the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals company's Westchester campus in Tarrytown, New York, September 17, 2020. The coronavirus outbreak appears to be getting worse across much of the US. Twelve states — Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, and Utah — recorded more new infections in the last seven days than they ever have in a one-week period. T...
Tags: Fall, Utah, Science, News, Washington, Brown University, US, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Deaths, Anthony Fauci, Nih, Westchester, Fauci, Tarrytown New York


Can we trust Chinese Covid-19 science?

The west has been wary of China’s rise as a scientific superpower, but the pandemic has made it impossible to ignoreCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt started badly, with gag orders, cover-ups and ignored offers of help from overseas, but then the Chinese government seized the narrative. It reined in the burgeoning epidemic of Covid-19 at home, and started exporting its rapidly accumulating scientific knowledge of the disease to the rest of the world. Chinese science ...
Tags: Science, China, Brown University, Medical Research, Beijing, Rhode Island, Mason, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Impact of research, Global Research, Kate Mason, Research publishing, Coronavirus outbreak


Who is Marc Siegel, the doctor who will inspect President Trump on Fox News?

Dr. Marc Siegel Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM President Donald Trump will be inspected on live TV by Fox News contributor Marc Siegel Friday night on Tucker Carlson's show. Siegel, a 64-year-old physician and associate professor of medicine at New York University, has largely praised Trump's pandemic response. The doctor was also the one to interview Trump during his infamous "person, woman, man, camera, TV" comments on taking a cognitive screening test for dementia. Visit Business I...
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Foreign Exchange Students Debate Whether American Teenagers Have Too Much Freedom (1954)

The teenager was invented in the 1950s. Of course, the stages of physical development that characterize those years taking us from childhood to adulthood haven't fundamentally changed as long as Homo sapiens has existed. But even though there were "teenagers" in, say, ancient Rome, they weren't teenagers as we've known them over the past three or four generations. It happened amid the economic growth of the years after World War II, first in the United Kingdom and even more so the United...
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