195 articles from TUESDAY 11.2.2020

Snow covers Rocky Mountains and Texas panhandle, creating accidents and delays

After a winter storm that has been traveling through the southern part of the country hit the southern Rocky mountains and Texas panhandle, many roads across the region have been left in dicey conditions.The Tuesday morning commute had a few bumps in the road for Denver, Colorado, after authorities had to close several highway lanes due to icy conditions.The Denver Post reports that, because of...

Coronavirus expert says he knows when the virus 'will burn itself out,' according to leaked analysis

A traffic policeman adjusts his mask on a street in Beijing, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. China's coronavirus death toll on Sunday has surpassed the number of fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, but fewer new cases were reported in a possible sign its spread may be slowing as other nations step up efforts to block the disease. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) With the death toll climbing each day, fear...

Beloved Colombian hippos pose environmental dilemma

At dusk, the street lights flicker on around a city park, located not far from the Magdalena River in Colombia. An enormous figure emerges from the shadows. It lumbers forward, stopping to graze on the grass. The scene verges on surreal: A hippopotamus—in South America.

Inquiry-based labs give physics students experimental edge

New Cornell University research shows that traditional physics labs, which strive to reinforce the concepts students learn in lecture courses, can actually have a negative impact on students. At the same time, nontraditional, inquiry-based labs that encourage experimentation can improve student performance and engagement without lowering exam scores.

'Hard to believe' flu season peaks again. What's next?

Visits to health care providers for influenzalike illnesses (ILI) increased for a third straight week to 6.7 percent compared to 6 percent the previous week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).That's not surprising for researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia who work in a research partnership with AccuWeather.They predicted what...

Combining viral genomics and public health data revealed new details about mumps outbreaks

In 2016 and 2017, a surge of mumps cases at Boston-area universities prompted researchers to study mumps virus transmission using genomic data, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and local university health services. As the outbreaks unfolded, the teams analyzed mumps virus genomes collected from patients, revealing new links between cases that first appeared...