Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New York City schools to close again as virus rate rises

New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool can detect COVID-19 outbreaks in U.S. counties

A new machine learning-based online tool developed by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School (HMS), Georgia Tech and Boston Medical Center allows for early detection of COVID-19 outbreaks ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Korean students forced online as global virus crisis deepens

Millions of South Korean students were ordered back to online classes Tuesday and Mexico launched a nationwide televised schooling programme, highlighting the deepening crisis for children as the coronavirus pandemic drags ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts recommend strict, costly approaches for reopening schools

Weary working parents aren't the only ones eager for their children to return to school in a few weeks. Many teachers, staff and administrators also want those classroom doors to reopen. Most importantly, kids are craving ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Connecting socially across generations is more important than ever

Collective disruption to our schools, work, and play, along with a heightened awareness of what it means to worry about our close ties with others, add up to fuel for sparking a movement. Just a few days ago, most high school ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Will I look dumb?' When virtual assistants deter help-seeking

Virtual assistants have become increasingly sophisticated—and more humanlike—since the days when Clippy asked if you needed help with your document. These assistants are intended to make programs and apps easier to use, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Learning in an information overload world

To harness rather than drown in the ocean of knowledge that swamps us daily via the media and the Internet, we've got to become more cognitively productive, says Luc Beaudoin. The Simon Fraser University adjunct education ...

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