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Are the clouds of Jupiter haunted?

Are spirits amongst the clouds of Jupiter? The answer might be yes! A recent publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets has identified what...

Washing hands and Halloween candy can mitigate COVID-19 contamination risks

New study shows that COVID-19 exposure risk from contaminated candy could be successfully mitigated both by washing hands and washing candy using a simple...

Partial immunity with social distancing could significantly reduce COVID-19 mortality rates

Partial immunity to SARS-CoV-2 combined with social distancing would significantly reduce mortality rates, new mathematical modeling shows. In a paper published in mBio, researchers from...

How hard is it to vote in your state?

With the Nov. 3 presidential election just around the corner, a new analysis identifies U.S. states that make it easiest, and those that make...

Sick vampire bats keep social distance naturally even without public health guidance

New research shows that when vampire bats feel sick, they socially distance themselves from groupmates in their roost - no public health guidance required. The...

How to trick-or-treat safely this Halloween

COVID-19 might have made this year extra scary, but it does not mean you have to give up on your favorite Halloween activities. An infectious...

How to take care of your mental health this election season

Regardless of political party, elections weigh on many Americans, and with long-lasting coverage, it can be difficult to escape the political noise. A Baylor College...

Why do we get so picky about friendship late in life? Ask the chimps

No new friends and no drama. When humans age, they tend to favor small circles of meaningful, established friendships rather than seek new ones, and...

When good governments go bad?

All good things must come to an end. Whether societies are ruled by ruthless dictators or more well-meaning representatives, they fall apart in time, with...

5 ways to have a safe Halloween during COVID-19

Leaves are changing colors and there is a crisp chill in the air. The onset of fall means Halloween is around the corner, and whether...