The molecular test is highly accurate in detecting coronavirus and can offer results in 30 minutes, but the general public probably won't see it until the spring.
Thanksgiving may look different in 2020, but history provides some surprising insights on how to approach the menu, traditions, and celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The "cytokine storms" that precede severe illness in patients with COVID-19 has been poorly understood. New research has traced the risk of lung damage and organ failure to two key proteins that have the potential to be treated with drugs.
While some good boys and girls will have to tell Santa Claus what they want for Christmas via Zoom this year, other venues are coming up with innovative ways to keep St. Nick—and his fans—safe from COVID-19.
Many people have used the COVID-19 lockdowns to burn through their pile of books to read. Here's what reading habits look like across the globe in 2020.
Pfizer's vaccine, which uses messenger RNA to instruct the body to mount a defense against the coronavirus, is showing highly promising results in the first real evidence of efficacy of any coronavirus vaccine trial.
If you’ve started blasting Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” already, the radio stations are right there with you.
Woodrow Wilson never publicly acknowledged the 1918 influenza pandemic—not even after he caught the virus himself.
The 40-foot-tall sculpture is covered in flowers and changes with the seasons. Now it's changing with a pandemic.
Target locations around the country will become “Boo Avenues,” a less germy way to celebrate the holiday.
During its first 20 years, every face paint-caked zombie or masked ghoul working at ScareHouse was taught one maxim: Get into people’s personal space. Then the COVID-19 pandemic arrived.
It could also help in other fog-inducing situations, like sipping a hot drink or cooking over a hot stove.
How safe is voting in person at your local polling place this Election Day? About as safe as running an errand to the grocery store.
Gone are the days when you could fly through a few seasons of ‘Stranger Things’ and then cancel your free trial.
Jesse Katayama was determined to see the famed 15th-century Inca fortress that's been closed due to coronavirus, so he did yoga and taught boxing to pass the time until he was allowed to enter.
Gym contracts can be difficult to walk away from. If you're looking to switch facilities or just don't feel comfortable going in light of the pandemic, these tips may help.
The museum is a tribute to Ernest Hemingway’s legacy in Oak Park, Illinois, and a reflection of the salon culture of his era.
Certain lands can store large quantities of carbon (though we also need to cut carbon emissions in the first place).
Learning to think like a Norwegian may help Americans cope with a winter made harder by the pandemic.
With more time to stargaze, people have reported more than 5000 sightings of unidentified flying objects so far in 2020.
One popcorn seller had to install seven new silos to store the surplus movie theater popcorn that's accumulated due to COVID-19 closures.
You can still dress up in freaky costumes and hoard candy this Halloween. It just takes a little planning.
With some careful planning, safely trick-or-treating on Halloween 2020 is possible in many parts of the country.
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