October 2020

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COVID-19 timeline, and artificial light

October 30, 2020 — An IU expert discusses how long COVID might stick around and an IU study finds artificial light at night wakes up dormant infections in birds. View a text transcript of the audio.

Safe Halloween, and cautions about black licorice

October 28, 2020 — Hear tips for safe trick-or-treating, and learn about the spooky, dangerous side of black licorice. View a text transcript of the audio.

Alcohol use, and Latino voters

October 26, 2020 — An Indiana University study shows alcohol use and frequency of use are up during the COVID-19 pandemic, while other IU experts say hope, not fear, is key for mobilizing Latino voters. View a text transcript of the audio.

Blue-light glasses, and home lending in Black neighborhoods

October 23, 2020 —IU research shows blue-light glasses improve sleep and work productivity, while another IU study finds inequities in lending in majority-Black neighborhoods. VIew a text transcript of the audio.

Winter blues, and temperature checks

October 21, 2020 — IU experts are anticipating how COVID-19 may worsen mental health problems this winter, while other experts say temperature checks may not be effective in controlling the spread of the virus. View a text transcript of the audio.

Intimacy during the pandemic, and traumatic brain injuries

October 19, 2020 — IU experts offer tips for being intimate during the pandemic, and IU scientists are developing a model to help people with traumatic brain injuries overcome challenges. View a text transcript of the audio.

Working mothers, and lead exposure

October 16, 2020 — Two IU studies show the toll the pandemic is taking on mothers and couples with young children, and a new study examining lead exposure could explain why some people dependent on alcohol return to drinking. View a text transcript of the audio.

Impact of race on police discipline, and pandemic dating

October 14, 2020 — An IU study found Black police officers disciplined disproportionately for misconduct, and a new survey says more roommates are hooking up during the pandemic. View a text transcript of the audio.

Coastal flooding risks, and cleaning up space junk

October 12, 2020 — An IU study says millions people living in river deltas around the world are at high risk of flooding and other impacts from climate change, while another IU researcher is co-leading an effort to get junk in outer space under control. View a text transcript of the audio.

Antibody testing, and suicide risk

October 9, 2020 —IU researchers are studying how antibody test results affect COVID-19 protective behaviors, and one IU scientist is examining how similarities among individuals affects their risks of dying by suicide. View a text transcript of the audio.

Swipe for face masks, and workplace equality

October 7, 2020 — A new app allows IU scientists to document, in real time, whether people are wearing masks, and a Kelley School of Business lecturer offers ways companies can prevent women from losing decades of workplace progress due to COVID-19. View a text transcript of the audio.

False election narratives, politics and business and more

October 5, 2020 — IU researchers are fighting the spread of false election narratives, taking a deep dive into the relationship between private industry and governments, and providing advice on staying safe while dining out. View a text transcript of the audio.

Post-political violence and why things burn

October 2, 2020 —IU scientists discuss the potential for post-political violence and a professor of chemistry explains why some things burn easily and others don't. View a text transcript of the audio.

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