Category: World

Pastrnak’s 3 goals lead Bruins past Flyers 7-3 at Lake Tahoe

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — After going through the handshake line following a lopsided win, the Boston Bruins all gathered at center ice for one last team photo.It truly was a picture-perfect day for the Bruins at Lake Tahoe. David Pastrnak had three goals and Boston took control by scoring three times in a span of…

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Boston College fires coach Jim Christian, with team at 3-13

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College is down another man.The basketball team that struggled to fill out a lineup as COVID-19 protocols chipped away at the roster lost coach Jim Christian on Monday when he was fired with three weeks remaining in his seventh season. The Eagles are 3-13 with just one win in 10 Atlantic…

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An Existential Crisis in Neuroscience

Happy Holidays. This week we are reprinting our top stories of 2020. This article first appeared online in our “Maps” issue in January, 2020.On a chilly evening last fall, I stared into nothingness out of the floor-to-ceiling windows in my office on the outskirts of Harvard’s campus. As a purplish-red sun set, I sat brooding…

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CDC changes its ‘confusing’ guidelines on coronavirus and surfaces. Here’s what we know.

CLOSE CDC says coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ by touching surfaces or objects. But it still ‘may be possible.’ USA TODAYRecent guidance issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should have clarified how coronavirus spreads through surfaces.But two days after the federal health agency’s guidelines said COVID-19 “does not spread easily” on…

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Why some viruses die out in summer, but others don’t

By Mark Kaufman2020-05-21 09:30:00 UTC It’s increasingly clear that summer won’t quell the new coronavirus. (Sorry.) The preponderance of research suggests warmer weather might have a small impact on slowing the spread of coronavirus, but the summer itself certainly won’t end the historic pandemic. We’re going to be living with this new, circulating virus —…

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The U.S. Is Building A Contact-Tracer Army

Since late April, Jana De Brauwere has added a new routine to her work-from-home schedule. For four hours a day, four days a week, she calls up strangers, asks them if they are experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus, and suggests next steps if they are.  De Brauwere, a 44-year-old library manager at the main…

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