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Mardi, aoû. 25, 2020

Using smart thermometers that collect data about where people have fevers, it’s possible to estimate how many of those fevers might be due to COVID-19—and predict hotspots before patients go to the doctor for coronavirus tests. A new analysis uses that data to map out where cases may soon spike.

Mardi, aoû. 25, 2020

When it comes to conducting classes this fall, most colleges seem to be stuck between holding in-person or remote classes, or some combination of the two. As a researcher who focuses on the design of educational spaces, I believe there’s a fourth option that’s not being given its due: outdoor spaces, such as open-air tents.

From a learning space design perspective, this could be an effective way of maintaining in-person instruction, even when temperatures drop later in the fall.

Mardi, aoû. 25, 2020

In his temporary injunction, 2nd Judicial Circuit Court Judge Charles Dodson said Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran "arbitrarily prioritized reopening schools statewide in August over safety, and over the advice of health experts and that all districts complied in order to avoid loss of state funding."

The ruling was a win for teacher unions.

"This is a great day for public schools," Florida Education Association President Fedrick Ingram said at a late afternoon news conference. "Sometimes, the good guys win, and today is that day." 

Vendredi, aoû. 21, 2020

More than six months into the coronavirus pandemic, the list of symptoms caused by the disease Covid-19 is still getting longer.

Beyond the most common symptoms of cough, fever, and shortness of breath, patients have reported other troubling maladies: vomiting, rashes, a loss of taste and smell, muscle aches, and even toe lesions dubbed “Covid toes.”

Jeudi, aoû. 20, 2020

“Another” scientist has warned about ancient diseases released by melting permafrost in the Arctic Circle and the potential harm that could result. Adding to the list of scientists warning that climate change will spark a resurgence of ancient diseases, Dr Vladimir Romanovsky from the University of Alaska has now included smallpox, zika virus, and dengue, as conditions in the northern hemisphere become warmer and provide expanding livable habitats for the yellow fever mosquito that spreads all these diseases. Ancient diseases released by melting permafrost could cause new pandemics.

Jeudi, aoû. 20, 2020

Can the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, spread through dust particles? A recent study has raised this alarming possibility.

It has long been assumed that the airborne transmission of viruses, such as the one that causes COVID-19, occurs through the respiratory droplets emitted by infected person when they sneeze, cough or speak. But scientists have now demonstrated that airborne viruses can also move around via non-respiratory droplets, such as microscopic particles known as “aerosolized fomites.”

Mercredi, aoû. 19, 2020

Tens of thousands of prospective students hoping to get into Mexico’s largest public university on Wednesday began taking the notoriously competitive entrance exam for the National Autonomous University of Mexico, better known as the UNAM.

Held each year, it's the exam of a lifetime and and an annual rite: Only about one in 14 students will get into the undergraduate degree program.

Mercredi, aoû. 19, 2020

COVID-19 has affected many aspects of the post-secondary student experience. It is an essential time for marketers to be cognisant of prospective students’ anxiety about what school will look like and utilize the right tools to build trust and connect with students. Glacier and Academica Group’s annual White Paper Report, ‘State of Advertising to High School Students in 2020′, sheds light on Gen Z’s changing social media habits and how they respond to advertising.

Mercredi, aoû. 19, 2020

I taught my first university class (at the University of Illinois) the semester that John F. Kennedy was assassinated —57 years ago, and I am teaching probably my last this semester (at Ohio University). Of the more than 100 semesters in between, this is clearly the most memorable and trying. Let me list just ten problems facing universities this fall before commenting on the lasting impact of the pandemic.

Mercredi, aoû. 19, 2020

College sophomore Cameron Lynch has lived the past five months in a single square mile, only venturing outside her home a couple of times a week for early-morning or late-night walks. 

"It’s already a stressful time to be immunocompromised," said Lynch, who has Type 1 diabetes, celiac disease and a form of muscular dystrophy. "Now, a good portion of able-bodied people are going back to the way life was, leaving us behind."

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