Science & Health

Trees are buffeted by strong winds as Hurricane Isaias hits the Bahamas July 31, 2020 in this still image taken from social…
Government meteorologists say they could run out of names for storms
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Thu, 08/06/2020 - 20:54
This Week’s Space News
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Two NASA astronauts safely landed back on Earth after a trip to International Space Station and their historic journey aboard commercial craft marked SpaceX’s first crewed flight raising hope for future travel
VOA Journalist Arash Arabasadi
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 16:45
Volunteer Yash is injected with the vaccine as part of an Imperial College vaccine trial, at a clinic in London, Wednesday, Aug…
But top US infectious disease expert says coronavirus will never be totally eradicated
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Thu, 08/06/2020 - 15:28
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks prior to signing executive orders on lowering drug prices in the Eisenhower Executive Office…
Trade adviser Navarro says US has been too dependent on overseas medical purchases during pandemic
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Thu, 08/06/2020 - 12:30
People take part in a march during the National Day of Resistance to schools re-opening amid the outbreak of COVID-19 in New York City, Aug. 3, 2020.
Experts say in-person education would be too risky in areas where virus is poorly controlled
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Thu, 08/06/2020 - 10:43
Fossilised leg bone with malignant bone cancer of the Cretaceous Period horned dinosaur Centrosaurus apertus
Leg bone had cancerous tumor the size of an apple
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By AFP
Wed, 08/05/2020 - 21:10
Drones with Infrared Cameras Help Track Elusive Koalas
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Slow-moving animals could be extinct by 2050
Mariama Diallo
Wed, 08/05/2020 - 20:24
A pair of chinstrap penguins swim near Two Hummock Island, Antarctica.
Scientists say discovery is good news, but new colonies are small and only increase overall penguin population by 5-10%
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Wed, 08/05/2020 - 13:23
Men take part in an electric fishing to rescue fish in the river 'La Savoureuse', threatened by drought in Lepuix, eastern…
Researchers said the increasing number of marine heatwaves are a sudden shock to local ecosystems, whose effects can last months or in some cases years
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Wed, 08/05/2020 - 12:29
FILE - In this May 29, 2018 photo provided by Virgin Galactic, the VSS Unity craft flies during a supersonic flight test.
Company says plane will fly at three times the speed of sound, land at any airport
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Tue, 08/04/2020 - 14:12
Mothers nurse their children to mark the World Breastfeeding Week to promote global support for breastfeeding in Ciudad Juarez,…
Officials estimate risks of transmission from mother to baby seem as extremely low 
Lisa Schlein
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:32
Foxton Harding, left and Adison Pucci, both 12, who attend Northshore Middle School, which has moved to online schooling for two weeks due to coronavirus concerns, work on school assignments at their home in Bothell, Washington, March 11, 2020.
Antonio Guterres says pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history   
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Tue, 08/04/2020 - 00:39
Egyptians get tested for Covid-19 at a drive-through coronavirus-testing center at the Ain Shams University in Cairo, June 29, 2020.
Reports say flow of mercenaries to Libya may be responsible for recent increase in infections
Edward Yeranian
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 16:56
Norwegian cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen moored in Tromso, Norway.
Norway stops all cruise ships with more than 100 people from disembarking at its ports
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Mon, 08/03/2020 - 15:54
White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx participates in a roundtable on donating plasma at the American…
Taking aim at Dr. Deborah Birx who said coronavirus cases are 'extraordinarily widespread' in the US, the president claims much of the country is 'doing very well'
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 15:09