Science & Health

Ancient Sea Turtles Suffer Staggering Population Loss
Humans to blame for dwindling populations of sea turtle species tens of millions of years old, scientists say
VOA Journalist Arash Arabasadi
Sun, 04/11/2021 - 06:54 PM
FILE - This Sept. 22, 2010, photo shows bottles of the abortion-inducing drug RU-486, in Des Moines, Iowa.
About 40% of all US abortions are now done through medication, rather than surgery, and that option has become all the more pivotal during the COVID pandemic
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Sun, 04/11/2021 - 05:49 PM
Members of the Cambodian military prepare beds for Covid-19 coronavirus patients at a wedding party hall in Koh Pich that is…
The latest report by the UN agency confirms more than 133.5 million infections, including nearly 3 million global deaths
Lisa Schlein
Sat, 04/10/2021 - 12:14 PM
FILE - In this photo provided by Parks Australia, a humpback whale swims in the ocean in Van Diemen Gulf, Australia, Sept. 20, 2020.
The species has recovered strongly after the end of commercial hunting and could be removed from Australia's endangered species list
Phil Mercer
Sat, 04/10/2021 - 07:41 AM
People take part in a protest against coronavirus restrictions, in Krakow, Poland, April 11, 2021. The writing on the shirt reads: "I'm a free man. I don't wear a mask." (Jakub Pokrzycki/Agencja Gazeta via Reuters)
Surges in cases, deaths prompt restrictions and pushback
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Sat, 04/10/2021 - 05:32 AM
Kenyan Charity Makes Vegetable Soap for Poor      
About 86% of Kenyans find it hard to access soap and running water each day, according to a UNICEF report last year
Victoria Amunga
Sat, 04/10/2021 - 02:51 AM
Ash and smoke billow as the La Soufriere volcano erupts in Kingstown on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent April 9,…
St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which has a population of just over 100,000, has not experienced volcanic activity since 1979
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Fri, 04/09/2021 - 07:25 PM
FILE - Young men read public safety precautions while enjoying the bars and restaurants on South Beach during spring break amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Miami, Florida, March 27, 2021.
CDC Director says increases highest among those who are not vaccinated
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Fri, 04/09/2021 - 02:47 PM
People wait to receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at Ndirande Health Centre in Blantyre Malawi, Monday, March 29, 2021…
Critics question why Malawi accepted doses with short shelf life
Lameck Masina
Fri, 04/09/2021 - 02:36 PM
People walk by a street filled with entertainment, restaurants and bars in the Shinjuku neighborhood of Tokyo on Friday, April…
New measures mostly effect bars and restaurants effective April 12 to May 11
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Fri, 04/09/2021 - 11:53 AM
German Health Minister Jens Spahn, right, and Lothar H. Wieler, left, president of the Robert-Koch-Institute, arrive for a…
Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Disease chief says two-to-four-week lockdown would stop COVID-19 'wave'
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Fri, 04/09/2021 - 09:04 AM
In this handout photo released by Roscosmos Space Agency, Soyuz MS-17 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
Mission marks 60th anniversary of first man in space and 40th anniversary of NASA’s first space shuttle launch
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Fri, 04/09/2021 - 09:00 AM
People stand in a queue to get tested for the coronavirus, in Ahmedabad, India, April 9, 2021.
Country’s health ministry said Friday it had recorded 131,968 new cases in the previous 24-hour period
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Fri, 04/09/2021 - 08:54 AM
COVID-19 Spurs Changes to Solve World’s Food Waste Problem
Around $1 trillion of food is lost or wasted each year around the world
Veronica Balderas Iglesias
Fri, 04/09/2021 - 03:11 AM
CDC: COVID Cases Rising in US Youth Sports, Young Adults and Day Care Centers 
CDC says cases of coronavirus clusters are increasing in the U.S. in youth sports and day care centers, while hospitals are reporting more younger adults are being admitted with severe cases of the disease.  As Mariama Diallo reports, coronavirus variants are to blame for the rise. 
Mariama Diallo
Thu, 04/08/2021 - 09:57 PM