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As of today, all 50 US states have begun easing coronavirus restrictions.

States are facing accusations of manipulating COVID-19 data in order to support reopening plans.

"They've already been vetted. But they need to be put on the screens." GOP advisors want doctors to publicly push for reopening.

A map of US counties where COVID-19 infection risk and chronic-health conditions could combine into public health crises.

The pandemic could "push an additional 130 million people to the brink of starvation."

Health officials are sharing addresses of people who have COVID-19 with first responders, stirring concerns of profiling in minority communities.

Traditionally catering to the wealthy, cities' healthy aspects—if made available to all—could help slow future pandemics.

"By visiting Walt Disney World Resort, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19."

Is it safe to eat at restaurants? Because of ventilation, dining area size, and a host of other factors, it depends on the restaurant.

"The main point of going to the office is that all of your coworkers are there too." It's hard to see how offices will exist now.

The first jury trial over Zoom is now being held in Texas. (Jury selection was live-streamed on YouTube.)

Hopefully unrelated: To get out of attending boring Zoom meetings, use a looping video of yourself as a virtual background.

At the height of coronavirus restrictions, daily worldwide carbon dioxide emissions dropped to levels not seen since 2006.

The US birth rate is now at its lowest in 35 years, and may decrease even further due to the coronavirus.

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"We went to school for this. We should know how to sanitize." The not-so-secret world of clandestine haircuts in lockdown LA.

Homeowners use up to 10 times more pesticide than farmers, and it’s killing insects at an alarming rate.

Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talc Baby Powder in the US and Canada, blaming "misinformation" for the decrease in demand.

We shouldn't get too enthusiastic about Moderna's announcement of promising results in human tests of its COVID-19 vaccine: among other concerns, the company hasn't released enough data.

The paint in The Scream is deteriorating, due to Munch's use of cheap paint and a century of museum-goers breathing.

Archaeologists guess at what 14 people were doing—based on their footprints—along a lakeshore thousands of years ago.

"I love you" is hard to translate into Japanese. A Japanese-American searches for the words—or actions.

See also: "Yell it over your shoulder as you are pushed into the squad car." Paul Ford has 100 different ways to say “I love you.”

A collection of Tom Adams's surreal, detailed covers for Agatha Christie paperbacks from the 1960s and '70s.

Correction: Yesterday, we said Mount St. Helens erupted 20 years ago. This is not true. It erupted 40 years ago. Anyway, 40 is the new 20, and vice versa.