Just 50% of Americans plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s how to win over the rest

Even before a coronavirus vaccine becomes available, some activists are ready to attack it; this woman attended a “Reopen Virginia” protest in Richmond in April.  Matthew Rodier/Sipa USA/AP IMAGES By…

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New White House rules restrict use of grant funding to deal with COVID-19 impacts

iStock.com/bboserup By Jeffrey MervisJun. 30, 2020 , 5:20 PM Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. New rules on how U.S. universities manage federal research grants leave them…

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‘Ghost fleas’ bring toxic mercury up from the depths of prairie lakes

Leptodora transport mercury from lake bottoms to their surfaces. blickwinkel/Alamy By Erik StokstadJul. 1, 2020 , 4:50 PM How toxic mercury moves through the environment—and accumulates in the fish that people…

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