More from the Contributor
How a Christian epidemiologist works to sway white evangelicals on COVID and vaccines
Emily Smith, an epidemiologist married to a preacher, has been able to reach evangelicals in a way others can’t, by meeting them where they are.
2 years agoListen 11:39
Could this famous con man be lying about his story? A new book suggests he is
Frank W. Abagnale Jr. is famous for cons documented in the blockbuster “Catch Me If You Can.” But science writer Alan Logan says the real grift is Abagnale’s entire story.
2 years agoListen 10:23
Sharing the city with some really wild neighbors
In cities, wildlife like raccoons and coyotes tend to elicit shrieks of horror, rather than cries for compassion. Why we should rethink our relationship with urban wildlife.
2 years agoListen 9:18
When togetherness means home is no safe haven
COVID-19 has ripped through communities with high rates of household crowding. An inside look into how the virus spreads in cramped multigenerational homes.
2 years agoListen 19:27
Why we sometimes laugh during inappropriate times
Some people laugh when they want to cry, or cry when they want to laugh. Turns out, there’s a type of emotion regulation at work.
2 years agoListen 8:41
Private medical practices suffer from the coronavirus’s many complications
Physicians providing outpatient care say they are losing business, which affects their staff. They also lack PPE and COVID testing supplies.
3 years agoListen 1:56
How the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted field research
Lack of data gathering could have a major impact on ecological studies and the young scientists who do them.
3 years agoListen 10:57
Penn doctor uses his near-death experiences to research why COVID-19 patients crash
Facing the cytokine storm — David Fajgenbaum brings his first-hand experience with cytokine storms to bear on this new coronavirus.
3 years agoListen 09:10
Exercise is good for us. Even more so now that we’re stuck at home
We’re all a little stressed during these “stay-at-home” days. The health benefits of exercise can help counteract the impacts of isolation.
3 years ago
Narberth businesses nixing plastic bags, straws as ban kicks in
Narberth Borough’s ban on plastic straws, mandated fee for plastic bags kick in April 17. Businesses are on board, but will have to pay more for eco-friendly alternatives.
4 years agoListen 1:45
New exhibit explores mythic creatures to understand human imagination
The new “Mythic Creatures” exhibit opens at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Saturday.
4 years ago
‘Something Happened in Our Town’: a children’s book for tough conversations
“Something Happened in Our Town” helps parents talk to their kids about racial issues by addressing police-involved shootings.
4 years ago