As the coronavirus pandemic continues to push medical supply chains to their breaking point, a decentralized community of engineers, designers and DIY hobbyists — commonly known as “makers” — has stepped in to find creative ways to fill the gaps.
Gina Rejas, an immigrant from Peru, works as a housekeeper at White Plains Hospital in Westchester County, N.Y., one of the places hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Her unit is a “red zone” dedicated solely to patients infected with COVID-19.
Coronavirus patients are showing a wide range of symptoms and the exact reason why is still a mystery — but we do have some clues as to what factors can influence the severity of the disease.
The global coronavirus pandemic, which has closed many schools indefinitely, has had a huge effect on students — 1.5 billion of them around the world, according to Robert Jenkins, UNICEF’s chief of education.
Fifty years ago, over the course of three days, the Woodstock festival changed pop culture forever with unexpectedly massive crowds and iconic performances from some of the biggest acts of the day. So, in honor of the festival’s golden anniversary, we’re taking a look back at how things came together — and why we’re still talking about it today.
The former “Daily Show” host is serving as the host and emcee of this week’s 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, where about 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes are competing in 14 adaptive sports.
According to new research by Finder, 46% of adults who drink alcohol admit they regularly shop online while under the influence. That's about 68 million Americans boozing, browsing, and ultimately purchasing an estimated $30.4 billion worth of goods per year.
In July, the average temperature in Death Valley, which extends into California and Nevada, was 107.94 degrees, with daily highs reaching 127 degrees — hot enough to cause a fatality after just a few minutes.
Today we're looking at what the incredible growth of Amazon could mean for two of Jeff Bezos's earliest supporters — his mother and stepfather.
Students at private universities have to budget an average of $50,900 per year to pay for their education. That figure includes transportation, books, housing and other expenses, but tuition makes up the bulk of the cost — $34,740.
After initial claims fell to a 48 1/2 year low of 208,00 new unemployment claims during the first two weeks of July, the week ended July 28 saw an estimated 218,000 new claims. That's the same number of initial claims as on Feb. 23, 1973.
Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. Today we're looking at the lives of nonhuman Americans — aka pets.
Today we're looking at the seedy underbelly of online shopping. Recent reporting reveals that nearly all — 91 percent — of login attempts made at online retailers are fraudulent.
An estimated 33 million people, about 15 percent of the total television audience, have "cut the cord." That number is predicted to grow to at least 25 percent in the next four years.
Today, we're looking at the historic number of people who have been forced from their homes by wars, persecution, and natural disasters. There are roughly 65.8 million displaced people worldwide; about 55 percent are considered to be internally displaced, meaning they have left their homes but still live in their countries.
With 36 governors races, 35 senate seats up for grabs, and all 436 house districts on the table — not to mention countless local elections — campaigns are starting to kick into high gear. Here's what you need to know as the race to November 6 heats up.
Today, we're looking at motherhood in America. According to a recent study from Pew, the average age of first-time moms is now 26.4 years — a three-year increase from 1994, when the data began to be collected.
Today, we’re looking at one of the coolest job titles in the world: ninja. The town of Iga, Japan, known as the birthplace of the silent assassin, attracts more than 30,000 tourists each year to its ninja festival and has has announced a plan to boost the economy by making ninja-based tourism a year-round affair.
Today, we're looking at the myth that switching to e-cigarettes is an effective way to quit smoking. New research shows that 90% of cigarette smokers who switch to vaping are still smoking a year later.
Perhaps not coincidentally, many of the rollbacks are reversals of former President Barack Obama's environmental policies.
With a new school year on the horizon, we're looking at how public school teachers are paid in the U.S. According to the National Education Association, public school teachers made an average of $58,950 during the 2017-18 academic year, which is about $2,700 less than they earned in 2010 when adjusted for inflation.
Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. Today we’re looking at the near-impossible workload faced by U.S. immigration judges.
Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. A recent report from NASA and the European Space Agency estimates that the Antarctic ice sheet has an average of 219 million tons of ice per year between 2012 and 2017.
Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. Today we’re looking at the state of women within the Department of Justice’s law enforcement components, which include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the FBI and the U.S. Marshalls Service.