Category: Living

Posted in COVID-19 Living

People Over 75 Are First in Line to Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19. The Average Black Person Doesn’t Live That Long.

by Wendi C. Thomas and Hannah Grabenstein,  MLK50: Justice Through Journalism. Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m. EST. Republished with permission from Propublica.org MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rosalyn Campbell and her husband,…

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Posted in COVID-19 Living Science

Examining how primates make vowel sounds pushes timeline for speech evolution back by 27 million years

Thomas R. Sawallis, University of Alabama and Louis-Jean Boë, Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) Sound doesn’t fossilize. Language doesn’t either. Even when writing systems have developed,…

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Posted in COVID-19 Living Politics

Wear a Message and Support a Cause – ThePro-vaccination Collection

Enameled pins and more that give a message and support a cause. From Dissent Pins (dissentpins.com). 50% of profits from pro-vaccination products are donated to Voices for…

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Citizen scientists are filling research gaps created by the pandemic

Theresa Crimmins, University of Arizona; Erin Posthumus, University of Arizona, and Kathleen Prudic, University of Arizona The rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020 disrupted field…

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Amanda Gorman’s poetry shows why spoken word belongs in school

Kathleen M. Alley, Mississippi State University; Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Cornell University, and Wendy R. Williams, Arizona State University Editor’s note: Not long after Amanda Gorman…

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What the writing on the (bathroom) wall reveals about sex and culture

Pamela Leong, Salem State University Scrawls, doodles and stylized text adorn the walls of public bathrooms in places ranging from elementary schools to dive bars:…

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Use of pronouns may show signs of an impeding breakup

by  University of Texas at Austin Evidence of an impending breakup may exist in the small words used in everyday conversations months before either partner realizes…

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Stuck inside your home this Groundhog Day? Be like Phil the weatherman, and try some mindfulness

Jeremy David Engels, Penn State Many of us will recall the American comedy film “Groundhog Day.” Originally released in 1993, it stars the incomparable Bill…

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TikTok’s sea chanteys – how life under the pandemic has mirrored months at sea

Jessica Floyd, Community College of Baltimore County If you’ve perused social media in recent weeks, you may have come across people singing chanteys, which were…

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Posted in COVID-19 Living Medical

How a girl’s ‘death mask’ from the 1800s became the face of CPR dolls

By Ashley P. Taylor – Live Science Contributor December 16, 2020 A drowned woman became “the most kissed girl in the world” after a model of her face was…

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