A discarded medical glove in Jersey City, N.J., April 27, 2020. Arturo Holmes/Getty Images The COVID-019 pandemic has boosted use of disposable packaging and personal protective equipment, at the same time that many recycling programs are facing budget cuts. The upshot: More plastic trash. Screening for symptoms can catch some cases of COVID-19, but about people who are infected but not showing any symptoms? AP Photo/John Raoux There is a lot of confusion and concern around asymptomatic spread of SARS-C0V-2. An infectious disease expert explains how many people are asymptomatic and how they can spread the virus. San Francisco mayor London Breed declaring a shelter-in-place order early in the coronavirus pandemic, March 17, 2020. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Four decades after Ellen Craig-Jones of Urbancrest, Ohio, became the US's first Black woman mayor, seven of the nation's largest cities are lead by Black women. And what a time to be in charge. Demands on nurses for such things as electronic record keeping take time away from patients. They can also lead to resource deprivation trauma. Helen King/The Image Bank/Getty Images COVID-19 is traumatizing nurses. Yet nurses have suffered trauma for decades, often due to insufficient resources, and changes within the field have been slow. Staffers at The Village Voice were able to see the riots unfold from the news room. Osugi/Shutterstock.com With major dailies giving a megaphone to the police, the coverage of Stonewall is a reminder of what's lost when alternative media outlets wither away. Many people with DACA status are in school. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images At least for now, hundreds of thousands of students can stay in school without facing new hardships. Protesters cross the Brooklyn Bridge on June 19, 2020 – Juneteenth – in the United States’ third straight week of protest. Pablo Monsalve / VIEWpress via Getty Images Unrest in the US looks familiar to Latin Americans, who are accustomed to resisting undemocratic governments – and to their protest movements being met with violent suppression. An Iraqi militia member inspects the site of an Islamic State attack on Iraqi troops on May 3. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images Islamic State fighters are celebrating the toll disease and racism are taking on US society. Bananas in Java, Indonesia, infected by the fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense, which causes Fusarium Wilt. Clare Thatcher Fungi and other organisms called oomycetes are highly adaptable. That's bad news for the global food supply. More than two dozen newsrooms have shut down and stopped the presses during the pandemic. Tom Werner/Getty Does taking government money mean journalists owe the government something? A media ethics scholar examines the ethical questions about news organizations getting government help during the pandemic. Playing together at school helps children learn. Maskot via Getty Images Children need time to play and be outside. That will be true even if instructional hours are cut short due to social distancing. Readers don’t always know how to distinguish fact from opinion. Joe Raedle/Getty Images It is a tenet of American journalism that reporters working for the news sections of newspapers remain entirely independent of the opinion sections. But that wall may be invisible to readers. Wheelchair advocates and taxi drivers protest lack of accessibility and surge pricing in New York City on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty Images In order to create an efficient future transportation system, autonomous vehicles need to accommodate people with different mobility needs. Lasers create colorful light shows at concerts, are used by doctors in surgeries – and are used in scientific laboratories. EyeWolf/Getty Images Physicists can use bright, hot lasers to slow atoms down so much that they measure -459 degrees Fahrenheit. Artificial systems use reams of data to get a better profiles of individuals. Artificial intelligence insatiable data needs has encouraged the mass collection of personal data, placing privacy at risk. But AI can help solve the very problem it creates.