A teacher in Yonkers, New York teaches first grade in person and remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. (Mary Altaffer, AP)
A teacher in Yonkers, New York teaches first grade in person and remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. (Mary Altaffer, AP)A U.S. pandemic relief package saved more than 400,000 state and local government jobs, researchers from Harvard and the University of Minnesota found, adding to economists’ understanding of the country's largest-ever stimulus effort as lawmakers consider additional measures.

“Although how white Americans view migrants and their likely impact on the country can be determined by race, partisanship appears to play a larger and more direct role,” a researcher said. (Photo by Elias Castillo on Unsplash)
“Although how white Americans view migrants and their likely impact on the country can be determined by race, partisanship appears to play a larger and more direct role,” a researcher said. (Photo by Elias Castillo on Unsplash)White conservatives who believe that refugees will back the Republican Party become more likely to favor policies welcoming the new arrivals to the United States, according to recent research, while white liberal support for refugees falls when they learn the same information.

An open tanning bed in Sacramento, California. (Rich Pedroncelli, AP)
An open tanning bed in Sacramento, California. (Rich Pedroncelli, AP)Use of tanning beds and sunbathing may increase women’s risk of developing endometriosis, researchers found in a first-of-its kind study uncovering a possible cause for the poorly understood and often painful gynecologic disease.

A boy wearing a mask as protection from coronavirus picks his way through a flooded slum in Nairobi, Kenya. (Brian Inganga, AP)
A boy wearing a mask as protection from coronavirus picks his way through a flooded slum in Nairobi, Kenya. (Brian Inganga, AP)Efforts by global institutions to help developing countries weather the coronavirus pandemic fell far short of overall goals, revealing large gaps in an international safety net intended to alleviate poverty, economic researchers found in a study of the response to the crisis.

A giant panda, one of many types of vulnerable animal species, at a research center in China. (Alexander Schimmeck, Unsplash)
A giant panda, one of many types of vulnerable animal species, at a research center in China. (Alexander Schimmeck, Unsplash)Efforts to save threatened ecosystems and animals in the coming decades will continue to falter unless targets better account for climate change, which has likely already worsened habitat loss and is expected to put many species at risk of extinction this century, according to a new study by researchers from eight countries.

A roundabout in the city of Sheffield, England. (Photo by Benjamin Elliott on Unsplash)
A roundabout in the city of Sheffield, England. (Photo by Benjamin Elliott on Unsplash)Dense or otherwise complicated road networks are connected to missing-person incidents involving people with dementia, according to a recent study, shining light on the role the disease plays in spatial awareness and other cognitive processes.

A protester holds a sign referencing the QAnon conspiracy theory while waiting to enter a campaign rally with U.S. President Donald Trump in Wilkes-Barre, Pa, in August 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
A protester holds a sign referencing the QAnon conspiracy theory while waiting to enter a campaign rally with U.S. President Donald Trump in Wilkes-Barre, Pa, in August 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)Particular cultural values are correlated with widespread belief in conspiracy theories, new research shows, posing a challenge for countries and governments struggling to combat the influence of such ideas.

A customer makes a purchase at a retailer. (Blake Wisz, Unsplash)
A customer makes a purchase at a retailer. (Blake Wisz, Unsplash)U.S. municipalities' increasing dependence on sales tax revenue is putting them more at risk of deep fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new economic study.

A windfarm in Illinois. (Laura Ockel, Unsplash)
A windfarm in Illinois. (Laura Ockel, Unsplash)Sustainable stock indices surpass their conventional counterparts when the U.S. media and general public pay more attention to environmental issues, raising questions about whether their performance is based on underlying fundamentals.

Raw elephant tusks from the 16th century Bom Jesus shipwreck. (National Museum of Namibia)
Raw elephant tusks from the 16th century Bom Jesus shipwreck. (National Museum of Namibia)Researchers learned important new information about the historical behavior of African forest elephants in a first-of-its-kind study of a trove of ivory discovered in a 16th-century Portuguese shipwreck, expanding data available about the species in ways that could aid conservation efforts.

A couple snuggles outdoors. ( Kelly Sikkema, Unsplash)
A couple snuggles outdoors. ( Kelly Sikkema, Unsplash)Women making more money than their male partners is less likely to lead to dissatisfaction in or the end of a marriage or cohabiting relationship than in previous decades with female breadwinning more accepted and male breadwinning less the norm, according to new research.

A deer tick crawls along a leaf. (Erik Karits, Unsplash)
A deer tick crawls along a leaf. (Erik Karits, Unsplash)Bloodsucking ticks rely on an antibacterial enzyme stolen from ancient bacteria to survive on the human body, according to a new study, which emphasizes the findings’ potential to help slow the spread of Lyme disease.

A mural on a street in London. (Photo by Edward Howell on Unsplash)
A mural on a street in London. (Photo by Edward Howell on Unsplash)The physical and mental threat of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its similarities to the threat of terrorism have led two researchers to call for a new term, “viruism,” to describe the widespread fear that a global health crisis can generate.

A recent study found that that the strong connections between mothers and their nonverbal autistic children are a result of the mothers expanding their understood categories of socially oriented behavior beyond the typical, conventional examples. (Photo by Mathilde Langevin on Unsplash)
A recent study found that that the strong connections between mothers and their nonverbal autistic children are a result of the mothers expanding their understood categories of socially oriented behavior beyond the typical, conventional examples. (Photo by Mathilde Langevin on Unsplash)Nonspeaking children with autism and their mothers are able to form a strong connection beyond language-based communication and traditional social cues as a result of the mothers expanding their view of what constitutes social behavior from their children.

A help wanted sign on the door of a Target store in Uniontown, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A help wanted sign on the door of a Target store in Uniontown, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)High school and college graduates entering the workforce during a recession may see lower wages and lower levels of employment even after the economy recovers, with adverse impacts potentially lasting into middle age, researchers found.

A researcher examines a specimen in a laboratory. (National Cancer Institute, Unsplash)
A researcher examines a specimen in a laboratory. (National Cancer Institute, Unsplash)Raising new questions about the workings of natural selection, scientists have found protein structures whose complexity appears to serve no useful purpose, which runs counter to long-held beliefs that evolution always moves toward greater effectiveness.

“You just don’t see a fourfold increase of things when you study health, almost ever,” a researcher said about the findings of a recent study into women with depression and PTSD. (Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash)
“You just don’t see a fourfold increase of things when you study health, almost ever,” a researcher said about the findings of a recent study into women with depression and PTSD. (Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash)Women who suffer from both depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are at nearly four times the risk of early death from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, suicide, and other causes than women who do not, a recent study found, underscoring the impact mental health has on physical health.

“There are many demographic factors that relate to subjective well-being, including income and gender, but age is one that’s particularly interesting,” a professor of psychology said. (Photo by Matthew Bennett on Unsplash)
“There are many demographic factors that relate to subjective well-being, including income and gender, but age is one that’s particularly interesting,” a professor of psychology said. (Photo by Matthew Bennett on Unsplash)American adults’ sense of well-being as they age resembles a U-curve, decreasing during their 20s and 30s to the lowest point in their late 40s before sharply increasing in their 50s onward, notwithstanding the effects of aging on health, according to a recent study.

Food cooked in a deep-fat fryer. (Wine Dharma, Unsplash)
Food cooked in a deep-fat fryer. (Wine Dharma, Unsplash)Inhalable particles from cooking can remain in the atmosphere for days and cause problems for air quality and human health much longer than previously known, new research shows.

New research has examined the relationship between burnout and workplace stress. (Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash)
New research has examined the relationship between burnout and workplace stress. (Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash)Job-related stress and work overload are often pointed to as major causes of burnout, but new research argues that the relationship is in fact reversed, and that it is actually existing burnout that can lead to increased feelings of stress in the workplace.

A man sits at a restaurant in Milan, Italy, during the pandemic. (AP)
A man sits at a restaurant in Milan, Italy, during the pandemic. (AP)Strict lockdowns at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, which may have helped curb spread in many areas, were less likely to be implemented in countries highly reliant on foreign trade, researchers found in a paper seeking to shed light on government response to the crisis.