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Before we turn to our main results on participants’ vaccination motives, we analyze the determinants of people’s confidence in COVID-19 vaccines. Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines We analyze in this section the determinants of people’s confidence in the vaccine’s efficacy and their fear of side effects. Overall, we find that 90% of people who approached the […]

On the Friday afternoon after Thanksgiving, Randal Quran Reid was driving his white Jeep to his mother’s home outside Atlanta when he was pulled over on a busy highway. A police officer approached his vehicle and asked for his driver’s license. Mr. Reid had left it at home, but he volunteered his name. After asking […]

CNN  —  Seven US government investigators briefly fell ill in early March while studying the possible health impacts of a toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed to CNN on Thursday. The investigators’ symptoms included . . .

Project Paperclip was the second name for a program to bring German and Austrian engineers, scientists, and technicians to the United States after the end of World War II in Europe. Known by many today as “Operation Paperclip,” which is actually a misnomer, it was originally called Project Overcast. Its official objective was to bring […]

Benjamin Tolchin, a neurologist and ethicist at Yale University, is used to seeing patients who searched for their symptoms on the Internet before coming to see him—a practice doctors have long tried to discourage. “Dr. Google” is notoriously lacking in context and prone to pulling up unreliable sources. Advertisement But in recent months Tolchin has […]

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Well introduces readers to women working at Carolina who are leaving their Heel print on the University and beyond. Read previous stories in the Women Making History series. Why her work matters As director of the Neuroscience Microscopy Core, Michelle Itano teaches researchers how to take beautiful, complex […]

How schools seek to overcome pandemic-related mental health challenges and the broad impact of long-standing inequities. When Andrew Avila landed his first teaching job at Chicago’s Bronzeville Classical Elementary in 2021, he got to work creating lesson plans for his students, who would be returning to in-person learning amid the pandemic. The newly minted science […]

Katherine Brodie, fourth from right in black coat, the senior technical manager at the Corps’ Field Research Facility in Duck, takes part with other officials in a ribbon cutting Jan. 19 for the new annex at the Duck Pier. Photo: Catherine Kozak DUCK — Two women scientists, longtime remote co-workers, recently met on the Outer […]

The Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee kicked off its annual Israeli Apartheid Week on Sunday, which includes a slate of events around Palestine and an art installation that received criticism from some Jewish campus organizations. The Committee organized seven events for the week, including panels that highlighted student activism, experiences of LGBTQ+ Palestinians, and South […]

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Inside the cozy but creepy world of VR sleep rooms People are gathering in virtual spaces to relax, and even sleep, with their headsets on. VR sleep rooms are becoming popular among people […]

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