Science & Health

Bei Bei, the giant panda, is seen for the last time at the Smithsonian National Zoo, before his departure to China, in…
Scientists hope the 4-year-old giant panda will help increase the population of his species
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Tue, 11/19/2019 - 19:04
Baba Awolu is attends to a man who wants to use his local toilet and washroom facility "Gidan wanka" in Jahi Abuja, Nov. 18, 2019. (Timothy Obiezu/VOA)
In October a survey by the UN Children's Fund named Nigeria as the country with the most people practicing open defecation, passing India, which outlawed the practice
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Tue, 11/19/2019 - 19:13
A boy receives polio vaccination drops during an anti-polio campaign in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 14, 2018.
Pledges will be used to immunize 450 million children each year
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Tue, 11/19/2019 - 16:34
Climate Change Puts North Africa in Hot Spot
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Sandwiched between the Sahara and a fragile Mediterranean Sea, North African countries face major climate challenges
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Tue, 11/19/2019 - 10:37
FILE - In this 1997 file photo a group of people walk down a hallway which winds through the Device Assembly Facility which…
USA
The federal government wants a judge to reject Nevada's request for a court order to remove weapons-grade plutonium from a site north of Las Vegas
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Tue, 11/19/2019 - 09:11
This image from video provided by NASA shows the likely 2019 minimum extent of ice in the Arctic Sea on Sept. 18, 2019,…
Climate warming is taking a toll on sea ice off Alaska's northwest coast
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Tue, 11/19/2019 - 08:09
Developing hypertension in middle age increases a person's risk of heart attack or stroke later in life, according to a new study.
Doctors are reporting that novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure
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Tue, 11/19/2019 - 04:50