Science & Health

FILE PHOTO: The U.S.-Canada border crossing is seen amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada…
The decision comes as US continues to lead the world in COVID-19 deaths, coronavirus infections 
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Fri, 08/14/2020 - 16:33
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden puts on his mask as he leaves a campaign event
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee made statement Thursday, marking at least one difference in how he would handle coronavirus pandemic versus Donald Trump
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Fri, 08/14/2020 - 08:22
This Week's Space News
A research mission that launched into space more than a decade ago continues bearing ample fruit for scientists on Earth.  What began as an operation to learn the origins of our solar system is yielding additional exciting discoveries. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi has The Week in Space. Produced by: Arash Arabasadi
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Thu, 08/13/2020 - 18:09
FILE - A child is vaccinated against Ebola, in Beni, Congo, July 13, 2019.
WHO director-general says 86 cases have been confirmed in Equateur province
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Thu, 08/13/2020 - 15:29
White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump speaks during a Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) online event to…
Observers question whether the initiative’s limited scope and relatively small budget will be enough to meet the challenge 
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Thu, 08/13/2020 - 14:17
Nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot as the world's biggest study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National…
In this interconnected world it would be short-sighted of wealthy countries to keep vaccine supplies for themselves because no one is safe until everyone is safe
Lisa Schlein
Thu, 08/13/2020 - 11:59
A man looks at frozen food products in a supermarket following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China, August 13, 2020.
Discoveries came a day after traces of coronavirus were found on packaging of frozen shrimp from Ecuador in eastern Anhui province
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Thu, 08/13/2020 - 10:51
A woman wearing a mask and gloves prays at the grave of her mother, who died from the new coronavirus, at a cemetery in the outs
The newspaper quoted an epidemiologist as saying the true number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Iran could be 20 times the number reported by the Health Ministry
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Wed, 08/12/2020 - 16:52
FILE - A man vapes with an electronic cigarette, exhales in Fair Oaks, Virginia. (Phot: Diaa Bekheet). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Oct. 24, 2019, that 125 additional cases of vaping related illnesses have been reported last week.
Research suggests a link between vaping and risk of COVID-19
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Wed, 08/12/2020 - 14:55
Doctors Warn Coronavirus Could Cause Huge Rise in Deaths From TB, Malaria, HIV
Malaria deaths in Africa could double in 2020      
Henry Ridgwell
Wed, 08/12/2020 - 17:58
Scientist Eric Dimond of the San Francisco Eploratorium, cranks a desalination pump by hand to display the process of turning…
They say the method could be a boon to developing areas off traditional electric grid
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Tue, 08/11/2020 - 17:19
A scientist works inside a laboratory of the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology during the production…
Spokesman says "rigorous review and assessment needed" for prequalification of any vaccine
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Tue, 08/11/2020 - 15:48
Dentist Dr. Kathleen Saturay wears additional protective equipment, including a face shield and disposable mask over a respirator mask, as she exams a patient in Seattle, May 27, 2020.
A WHO survey in 103 countries finds an overwhelming number of dental services have been completely or partially disrupted because of the coronavirus
Lisa Schlein
Tue, 08/11/2020 - 11:09
This mosaic image uses false color to highlight the recently exposed brine, or salty liquids, that were pushed up from a deep reservoir under Ceres' crust. In this view of a region of Occator Crater, they appear reddish. (Credits: NASA)
Dawn spacecraft studied dwarf planet Ceres between Mars and Jupiter
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Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:41
Nat Geo First Female Photographer Talks About Her Decades-Long Career
During her 45 year career, she has been to every continent documenting nature, and collecting the stories of women she has met along the way
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Tue, 08/11/2020 - 09:00