Science & Health

FILE - An ad offering free flu shots is seen in Brooklyn, New York, Aug. 21, 2020.
Johns Hopkins report 30.5 million COVID-19 cases worldwide
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Sat, 09/19/2020 - 05:38 AM
This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at 12:20 p.m. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane…
Subtropical Storm Alpha off the coast of Portugal; Beta likely to form in the Gulf of Mexico
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Fri, 09/18/2020 - 04:33 PM
An emergency ventilator is tested on a person at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for non COVID patients of the San Vicente…
The company said it would quickly publish the results, which have not yet been reviewed by independent scientists, and would speak with regulators about next steps
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Fri, 09/18/2020 - 01:49 PM
FILE - A NOAA photo shows aurora australis near the South Pole Atmospheric Research Observatory in Antarctica. When a hole in the ozone formed over Antarctica, countries around the world in 1987 agreed to phase out several ozone-depleting chemicals.
Proposed US legislation would reduce production and use of hydrofluorocarbons
Asher Jones
Fri, 09/18/2020 - 01:08 PM
NSW RFS personnel conduct a controlled burn to eliminate fuels in Sydney
Doctors horrified by the effects of the smoke from last year
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Fri, 09/18/2020 - 04:23 AM
FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration
Americans say they are concerned about potential side effects of COVID vaccine
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Fri, 09/18/2020 - 04:09 AM
This photo provided by High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) and ALERTWildfire from a camera atop…
A few days of breathing smoky air isn't great; what happens as fires become more common with climate change?
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Fri, 09/18/2020 - 02:26 AM
Life on Venus, Counterpunching an Asteroid, and a Stargazers’ Perch
Scientists this week found what could be life on Venus
VOA Journalist Arash Arabasadi
Thu, 09/17/2020 - 07:42 PM
Stan, one of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossils discovered, is on display Sept. 15, 2020, at Christie's in New York. The T. rex will go up for auction Oct. 6.
Known as ‘Stan,’ it’s one of the largest, most complete T-rex skeletons
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Thu, 09/17/2020 - 03:54 PM
The Sun unleashed an M-2 (medium-sized) solar flare, an S1-class (minor) radiation storm and a spectacular coronal mass ejection (CME) on June 7. The sun is entering a more active phase due to peak in 2013 on a roughly 11-year sunspot cycle, the Worl
NOAA, NASA scientists say the sun is in the first year of new activity cycle
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Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:55 PM
FILE PHOTO: A nurse prepares an injection of the influenza vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts…
The annual flood of influenza cases could overwhelm the US health care system already struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, experts warn
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Thu, 09/17/2020 - 02:59 AM
A microscopic image of an ostracod. (Anna Syme/Wikipedia Commons)
100 million-year-old sample found preserved in amber in an ancient crustacean
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Wed, 09/16/2020 - 05:21 PM
FILE - In this handout photo released by the United Nations, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres holds a virtual press conference at U.N. headquarters in New York City, April 3, 2020.
Antonio Guterres says the coronavirus is the chief global security threat in the world today, and he is calling for a future vaccine that’s affordable and available to all
Margaret Besheer
Wed, 09/16/2020 - 03:24 PM
 South Africa Doctors See Boom in Plastic Surgery During Pandemic
The combination of lockdown-imposed isolation and South Africa's world-class medical technology is causing a rush of people who are changing their appearance, plastic surgeons say
Anita Powell
Thu, 09/17/2020 - 03:00 AM
Scientists: Climate Change Making Western Wildfires Worse
The West is hot and dry and getting hotter and drier
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Wed, 09/16/2020 - 07:03 AM