Many people who have no symptoms can still carry very high levels of the coronavirus and potentially spread it, according to preliminary research from the Broad Institute in Cambridge that was based on mass testing in Massachusetts nursing homes. This spring, at the peak of the state’s coronavirus epidemic, the Broad Institute performed thousands of tests as part of a state effort to check residents and staff from over 300 nursing homes and other long-term-care centers. Now, Broad researchers...
In "Riot Baby" — a new novel from New Haven writer Tochi Onyebuchi — a young Black girl named Ella discovers she has powers that can help rid the world of police brutality and structural racism.
Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, had planned to bring a reduced number of students back to campus for the fall semester, and give faculty the choice of teaching online or in person. In a reversal, the college now says it will offer only distance learning.
Updated at 4:51 a.m. ET Thursday Beirut is reeling and Lebanon is in grief after a powerful explosion tore through the capital's port area on Tuesday. The enormous blast, which officials said was driven by thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate, killed at least 137 people and injured thousands more. Emergency crews are still working to find all the victims. "No words can describe the horror of the disaster that has hit Beirut last night, turning it to a disaster-stricken city," Lebanese...
Updated at 3:19 p.m. ET National convention planning for Republicans and Democrats continued to evolve on Wednesday, as the parties try to adapt their nominating events, which are typically filled with throngs of people, to the realities of the ongoing pandemic. President Trump said in an interview that he'll "probably" deliver his speech accepting the Republican Party's nomination for a second term live from the White House, potentially tearing down what little remaining firewall there was...
We are deeply saddened by the tragic events of the last several weeks which have shaken the Black community. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black Americans have triggered national and international outrage and calls for systemic change. We once again see the bitter truths about racism, inequality, and injustice. This is a difficult time in our Nation’s history. Unlike many countries around the world which have experienced similar horrific...
As school districts in Massachusetts submit their fall proposals to the state, many parents are coming up with their own contingency plans.