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Phase III Vaccine Trials, Testing On Thousands, Could Start In July

The first patient enrolled in Pfizer’s COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, receives an injection in May. Pfizer’s candidate for a coronavirus vaccine is one of number that are in various stages of development around the world.

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NIH Director Hopes For At Least 1 Safe And Effective Vaccine By Year’s End

Chelsea Connor is a co-founder of #BlackBirdersWeek.

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#BlackBirdersWeek Seeks To Make The Great Outdoors Open To All

President Trump announced in May that he was taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against COVID-19. But a study published Wednesday finds no evidence the drug is protective in this way.

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No Evidence Hydroxychloroquine Is Helpful In Preventing COVID-19, Study Finds

Routine physical exams once involved fewer gloves, masks and other safety measures. Today, doctors’ offices and hospitals are taking many more precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Glacier mice in Iceland.

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Meet The ‘Glacier Mice.’ Scientists Can’t Figure Out Why They Move.

A flock of snow geese takes flight. Science writer Sonia Shah says climate change has impacted the the migration of thousands of species.

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New Book Argues Migration Isn’t A Crisis — It’s The Solution

Justifying The Means: What It Means To Treat All Suffering Equally

Demonstrators face off with the police in front of the White House as they protest against the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police.

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Protesting In A Pandemic; The Fight Over Mail-In Voting

An Afghan boy sells balloons in Kabul. We shouldn’t worry about using helium for celebrations because, as one expert says, “The helium that’s used in party balloons gets everybody to care about this resource.”

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The World Is Constantly Running Out Of Helium

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule approaches the International Space Station ahead of docking Sunday.

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President Trump, Vice President Pence and Karen Pence view the SpaceX flight to the International Space Station at Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Dragon crew capsule, lifts off from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday.

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NASA And SpaceX Launch First Astronauts To Orbit From U.S. Since 2011

People ride their bikes on the Brooklyn Bridge, amid the coronavirus pandemic, on May 26 in New York City.

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The Rural/Urban Divide; Safe Summer Activities

The ancient Gondwana Rainforests of Australia were damaged by recent wildfires. A new study finds the world lost roughly one-third of its old growth forest in the past century.

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What We Will ⁠— And Won’t ⁠— Remember About The Pandemic

Bilal Chaudhry, 16, picks up a dozen eggs to give to a person in a car during a free egg distribution in Cumru Township, PA. The distribution was held to help people during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Theory Vs. Reality: Why Our Economic Behavior Isn’t Always Rational

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