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The groundbreaking research of Linsey Marr, an aerosols expert and professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, showed that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is airborne as opposed to traveling in large droplets that fall with gravity. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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This MacArthur 'genius' knew the initial theory of COVID transmission was flawed

When COVID-19 first emerged, Linsey Marr suspected right away it spread through the air. Time has proved this aerosols engineer right. Now she's being honored with a MacArthur "genius grant."

The groundbreaking research of Linsey Marr, an aerosols expert and professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, showed that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is airborne as opposed to traveling in large droplets that fall with gravity. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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This MacArthur 'genius' knew the initial theory of COVID transmission was flawed

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Ziare Gearring (left) and his grandfather Ricky Brown pose for a portrait outside of their home in Los Angeles. The 65-year-old retired handyman had already been struggling, and taking in three grandsons after his ex-wife's sudden death has put him thousands of dollars behind on rent and utilities. Grace Widyatmadja/NPR hide caption

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Los Angeles is using AI to predict who might become homeless and help before they do

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Books seen in an elementary school library in suburban Atlanta on Aug. 18. There have been a growing number of books pulled from school libraries in the past few years. Harkim Wright Sr./AP hide caption

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Adults have a lot to say about book bans — but what about kids?

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Lots of factors influence what we eat, everything from taste preferences, to budgets and culture. New research suggests genetics may also play a role. Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Vegetarianism may be in the genes, study finds

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Vegetarianism may be in the genes, study finds

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