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"People running through the streets in terror, stores being looted for supplies, and, of course, people eating other peo...
07/29/2020
Horror Fans Have More Fun During a Pandemic - Issue 87: Risk - Nautilus

"People running through the streets in terror, stores being looted for supplies, and, of course, people eating other people. In World War Z, the film adaptation of Max Brooks’ successful zombie apocalyptic horror novel, things start off calm but quickly escalate to all-out mayhem. The zombies in World War Z are fast, almost superhuman in their athleticism. The speed of the zombies and the quickness with which a person who is bitten turns into a zombie leads the world to be quickly overrun by the flesh-eating creatures.

The high-octane horror film is anything but short on entertainment value, and this is undoubtedly why it rose to the number-one spot in the list of highest-grossing zombie films of all time. Part of the entertainment value comes from the film documenting how a world, much like our own, can quickly melt into chaos. However, could horror films like World War Z offer audiences something more than mere entertainment?

Those who had seen a lot of pandemic films reported feeling more prepared when the real thing happened."

Do you watch zombie apocalypse TV/movies or read the books? Do you feel more prepared for our current environment? Tell us in the comments or by Messenger.

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World War Z The Walking Dead #twd #wwz #withscience #coronavirus #psychology #sciencemagazine #sociology Psychology Today American Psychological Association Sociology

People running through the streets in terror, stores being looted for supplies, and, of course, people eating other people. In World…

07/28/2020

"Based on recent research, the increase in unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic is significantly higher than the increase during the period between 2007-2009, also known as the Great Recession. Which leads to this question: How will the coronavirus affect Social Security benefits? According to USA TODAY, there are signs that Social Security benefit cuts might happen sooner than you hope.

On the surface, there are two things you can look at to make an intelligent guess as to how the current climate might affect the Social Security program."

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During his Beagle voyage into the south Atlantic Ocean in the 1830s, Charles Darwin wondered how the Patagonians had com...
07/28/2020
The Greatest Journey of All Time - Issue 87: Risk - Nautilus

During his Beagle voyage into the south Atlantic Ocean in the 1830s, Charles Darwin wondered how the Patagonians had come to venture so far south, into sub-polar cold. D’Urville’s giant kelp, it turned out, was a key to their southern passage.

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#withscience #climate #archeology #maritime #darwin #atlanticocean Charles R. Darwin

In the summer of 1977, on a field trip in northern Patagonia, the American archaeologist Tom Dillehay made a stunning discovery. Digging…

07/27/2020

Americans love eating chocolate, apparently even more so during a pandemic.

Between March and June, American consumers bought up approximately $3.7 billion worth of chocolate, according to Nielsen . This is good news for brands like HERSHEY'S , M&M'S USA , and SNICKERS , which saw a 6.3% increase from the same period last year.

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#withscience #CDC #WHO #NIH #covid19 #quarantine #coronavirus #withme #sciencefacts #sciencemagazine #chocolate #cookies #vanilla #junkfood #comfortfood

"The suffering of children in poor countries must matter more than one-thousandth as much as the suffering of our own ch...
07/27/2020
This Philosophical Argument Convinced People to Give More to Charity - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

"The suffering of children in poor countries must matter more than one-thousandth as much as the suffering of our own child."

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#withscience #nautilusmag #psychology #finance #philosophy Federal Reserve Bank of New York #wallstreet #sociology

How much would you pay to prevent your own child becoming blind?Photograph by 1000Photography / ShutterstockLast fall Fiery Cushman,…

07/24/2020
Dry Cleaners Struggle

Like many in the U.S, the dry cleaning industry has seen a significant drop in business since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Mary Scalco, CEO of the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute, told the Milwaukee Journal that dry cleaners nationwide say they lost 90% of their business at the height of the lockdown in the spring.

Could this be the result of our wearing pajama & yoga pants to work? Tell us in the comments what you're current work attire is.

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#covid19 #withme #withscience #coronavirus #coronavirusvaccine #vaccine Milwaukee Journal Sentinel #smallbusiness #drycleaner

These days, when I’ve listened in on strangers’ conversations—all properly socially distanced and discretely of course—I...
07/24/2020

These days, when I’ve listened in on strangers’ conversations—all properly socially distanced and discretely of course—I’ve heard several fatigued souls talk about how they’d like to get off this planet, or wish the timeline would correct itself. It’s easy to sympathize, we’re living in a world that feels like it has considerably more risk and dysfunction than it did a mere 12 months ago.

Of course, the idea of jumping ship, or looking for a backup plan, is not new. At the rarified altitudes occupied by billionaires and so-called technological visionaries a perennially favorite discussion topic is about putting metaphorical bunkers down on our planetary sister Mars. ElonMusk is perhaps the most notable and vocal proponent of this option.

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07/23/2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the United States during the summer, golf courses remain open throughout the country. Like many other social activities, players might be trying to answer this simple question: Is it safe to play golf right now?

What are your feelings on its safety? Tell us in the comments or via Messenger.

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CDC World Health Organization (WHO) #covid19 #quarantine #coronavirus #withme #sciencefacts #withscience PGA TOUR Women's Golf

07/23/2020
British Flag

On July 14th, the British government announced masks would be mandatory in all shops, the Washington Post reported. Anyone found breaking the new law that goes into effect July 24th could be fined $125.

Britons are not happy about the announcement.

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#covid19 #withme #withscience UK government #coronavirus #coronavirusvaccine #vaccine

"Deciding whether to base policy on behavioral science comes down to a tricky balance between the pros and cons of actin...
07/23/2020
How the Pandemic Has Tested Behavioral Science - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

"Deciding whether to base policy on behavioral science comes down to a tricky balance between the pros and cons of acting on imperfect evidence."

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#withscience #withme #coronavirus #covid19 #research #scientific #philosophy #psychology #sociology Psychology Today American Psychiatric Association

In the interplay between behavioral science and policy, puffs of smoke abound.Photo illustration by metamorworks / ShutterstockIn…

07/22/2020

When can Americans start traveling to Europe? Do you feel safe to fly yet? Let us know in the comments or by DM.

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#withscience Federal Aviation Administration #travel #europe CDC World Health Organization (WHO) #covid19 #quarantine #coronavirus #withme #sciencefacts

"A city of a million will double the number of COVID cases in half the time as a city of 10,000."https://click.nautil.us...
07/22/2020
The Damage We’re Not Attending To - Issue 87: Risk - Nautilus

"A city of a million will double the number of COVID cases in half the time as a city of 10,000."

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World War II bomber planes returned from their missions riddled with bullet holes. The first response was, not surprisingly, to add…

07/21/2020

Potential school reopenings during the pandemic leave teachers frightened

"As government officials like President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos pressure schools to open for the fall semester, teachers are concerned about how school reopenings could affect their health.

New data from the Kaiser Family Foundation suggests that fear is not unfounded."

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#withscience U.S. Department of Education KFF #covid19 #quarantine #coronavirus #withme #sciencefacts CDC World Health Organization (WHO)

07/20/2020
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Happy Moon Day! One of the most monumental moments in US history occurred on July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first man to step down onto the cratered surface of the Moon and said:

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Moon Day is the perfect time to reflect on all theNASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration program has achieved since the United States planted their flag up there as well as to look toward the future of space travel. What possibilities do you envision as potential realities now that we're planning to go back to the Moon? Tell us in the comments.

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SpaceX #withscience #space #moon Astrobotic #Artemis #spaceexploration NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center Buzz Aldrin

Our newest water-seeking rover just booked a ride to the Moon’s South Pole.

Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic has been selected to deliver VIPER to the Moon in 2023 in preparation for future #Artemis missions to bring humanity to the lunar surface: https://go.nasa.gov/2YsxZFw

07/17/2020
Brad Panovich Meteorologist

Great way to start the day!

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#withscience #venus #moon #nature NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The crescent #Moon & #Venus rising in the eastern sky this morning followed by a nice sun pillar and sunrise. #cltwx #ncwx #scwx #sunrise

"With only about a month or two before children across the United States typically return to school, the coronavirus pan...
07/16/2020

"With only about a month or two before children across the United States typically return to school, the coronavirus pandemic has left plenty of questions about whether students will return to physical classrooms or will resume distance learning as they did in the spring. Basically, is it safe to send kids back to school?"
Tell us in the comments how you are feeling about school safety plans.

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Artwork: Emiliano Ponzi

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07/16/2020
Why psychologists often view their research as “me-search.” -NICHOLAS EPLEY: John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavior Science and Director of the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago

"Deciding whether to base policy on behavioral science comes down to a tricky balance between the pros and cons of acting on imperfect evidence."

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WATCH: Why psychologists often view their research as “me-search.”

Nicholas Epley Department of Health and Social Care - DHSC U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Psychology Today American Psychological Association #psychology #behavior #behavioralscience #sociology #epidemiology #economists #withscience #politicalscientists Jay Van Bavell

07/15/2020

From Moscow to Hong Kong to Pittsburgh, scientists around the world have spent the last several months racing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 18 candidate vaccines are now in clinical trials with human subjects, and 129 vaccines are in the pipeline. A safe, effective vaccine could emerge as early as this winter or the beginning of 2021, Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), forecasted earlier this month.

According to a YouGov poll released in May, while more than half (55%) of Americans say they will get a vaccine, nearly 1 in 5 (or 19%) say they will opt out. And more than a quarter (26%) reported that they aren’t sure.

What do you think will happen if people decide against getting the vaccine and do you think everyone should get vaccinated? Tell us in the comments.

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"You can get a biological virus from one person. But an idea might not take until several people have told you about it....
07/15/2020

"You can get a biological virus from one person. But an idea might not take until several people have told you about it."

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As coronavirus restrictions begin easing in some areas of the U.S., hospitals are starting to reschedule canceled electi...
07/14/2020
Is It Safe To Get a Mammogram During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

As coronavirus restrictions begin easing in some areas of the U.S., hospitals are starting to reschedule canceled elective and non-emergent procedures. While the pandemic was in full swing, these types of appointments—which include routine cancer screenings—were put on hold. Now some of the holds are being lifted, and many Americans are wondering: Is it safe to get a mammogram or other kind of cancer screening during the pandemic?

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People have missed cancer and other health screenings during the pandemic. Here's what you need to know about whether it's safe to get a mammogram.

07/14/2020

"In 1970, sociologist J. Richard Udry, who studied the biological and sociological factors affecting human behavior, published a paper that found “no increase in births associated with the blackout.” Will the pandemic, however, lead to an influx of new babies being born?

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Scientists report that the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is mutating ... will a potential vaccine still be effe...
07/13/2020

Scientists report that the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is mutating ... will a potential vaccine still be effective against it?

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07/10/2020

As John Oliver pointed out in a recent episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, “holding an in-person election during a pandemic is an absolute nightmare."

While a typical voter might encounter 20 other people when they go to the polls, a typical poll worker might encounter 700 voters, Oliver added.

Long lines can make it difficult to properly socially distance, and Wisconsin’s much-maligned primary election on April 7 was a prime example of how things can go very wrong.

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07/09/2020

Just six months after COVID-19 was first discovered in China, seven in 10 Americans anticipate the pandemic impacting their retirement plans, with Generation X expecting to be hit the hardest.

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