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Brian S. McGrath

Brian McGrath is Senior Editor of TIME Edge. He joined the staff in 2015. During his 20 years of classroom experience, he has been a middle school ELA teacher in the New York City public schools, a writing instructor at the Univeristy of Arizona and Rutgers University, and a literature professor at Claremont McKenna College. Brian holds a PhD in literature from Rutgers University, in New Jersey. He spends his free time reading, writing essays, and visiting art museums.

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Health

A COVID Milestone

April 23, 2021

The United States has reached a milestone in the effort to end the coronavirus pandemic. As of April 18, about 130 million adults had gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That’s half of all adults in the…

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A Guilty Verdict

April 21, 2021

On April 20, a 12-person jury in Minneapolis, Minnesota, found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin killed Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. A bystander captured the event on…

Technology

An Electric Future

April 9, 2021

In January, one of the world’s major automakers, General Motors (GM), announced that it would stop selling gas-powered cars by 2035. The company says it will make more battery-powered vehicles. In March, Swedish automaker Volvo stepped up the timeline. It…

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Science

Algorithm Art

March 12, 2021

Computer algorithms are instructions that tell machines to solve problems and make predictions. They help us use our smartphones and stream videos, and someday they’ll drive our cars. But can they make us more creative? Some artists think so. Algorithms…

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World

Making History

March 5, 2021

Brighid Pulskamp has made hundreds of face masks for the people of the Navajo Nation. The tribe inhabits parts of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Pulskamp wants us to remember the story of how the Navajo weathered the pandemic. “Our…

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Environment

Gathering Storms

January 8, 2021

In November, Hurricane Eta made landfall in Central America. The storm caused destruction from Panama to Florida. Two weeks later, Hurricane Iota arrived. It was even more powerful, pouring rain on places that were already flooded. President Juan Orlando Hernández,…

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Health

Positively Happy

December 9, 2020

One night before bed, Christine Carter was sitting with her daughter in her lap. They were making a list: “Three Good Things of the Day.” Her daughter, who was braiding Carter’s hair, said, “Mom, this is going to be one…

Health

Vaccine Update

December 3, 2020

On November 30, the drug company Moderna asked the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency approval of its COVID-19 vaccine. If the FDA agrees, enough vaccine for millions of people could be ready by the end of…

Election 2020

Who’s Winning the Electoral College?

November 5, 2020

In the United States, a candidate needs to win at least 270 out of 538 electoral college votes to become president. As of November 5, the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, had 264 electoral votes. The states Biden won are blue…

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Election 2020

Who Declares the Winner?

November 5, 2020

On Election Day, presidential candidates often express confidence that they’ll win the race. They sometimes do this while votes are still being counted. But it’s not up to a candidate to declare a winner. Nor is it up to his…

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