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NBC Bay Area —

Toxins found in air, firefighter gear are health hazards: report

Article quotes Mary Prunicki, senior resident scientist-basic life, Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, on how firefighters bear the brunt of climate change.

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The Washington Post —

Snap can be sued over speed filter’s role in fatal crash, court rules

Article quotes Daphne Keller, director of the program on platform regulation at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center, commenting on a 9th Circuit Court ruling on whether online forums are responsible for the content on their platforms.

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NPR —

Experts weigh in on mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

Segment quotes Bali Pulendran, professor of microbiology and immunology, on how combining vaccines has been used with those for a variety of diseases.

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The New York Times —

Operating rooms go under the knife

Article quotes Mary Hawn, professor of surgery, on how new technologies are changing the look of operating rooms.

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The Atlantic —

The Cold War and the race for cultural dominance

A book review of Louis Menand's book, "The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War," by Mark Greif, associate professor of English.

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The Guardian —

Parts of California see May red flag fire warning for first time since 2014

Article quotes Chris Field, professor of biology and earth system science, director of the Woods Institute for the Environment and a senior fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy, on the variables involved in assessing fire risk.

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Bloomberg —

Productivity is finally looking up, and the gains could lift growth

Article cites a study co-authored by Nicholas Bloom, professor of economics and senior fellow at SIEPR, that found the work-from-home boom will lift productivity in the U.S. economy by 5%, mostly because of savings in commuting time.

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The Wall Street Journal —

How a more resilient America beat a midcentury pandemic

Opinion piece by Niall Ferguson, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, arguing how the U.S. response to the flu pandemic of 1957 offers a stark contrast with today’s approach to Covid-19.

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The New York Times —

The labor secretary suggests that gig workers should be classified as employees

Article quotes William Gould, professor of law, emeritus, predicting the Labor Department would soon introduce specific action regarding gig workers.

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Los Angeles Times —

Why theater makes us better people. Bring it back

Opinion piece co-written by Jamil Zaki, associate professor of psychology, on how after seeing plays, audience members expressed more empathy for the groups depicted onstage and changed their attitudes about a wide range of political issues.

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