Science & Health

Terrisa Bukovinac, founder of Pro-Life San Francisco, holds a model of a fetus in front of the Supreme Court
High court decision on Louisiana law mirrors 2016 ruling blocking an almost identical Texas statute that would have required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 06/29/2020 - 13:19
Gilead Sciences Inc pharmaceutical company is seen after they announced a Phase 3 Trial of the investigational antiviral drug…
Remdesivir's price has been highly anticipated since it became the first medicine to show benefit in the pandemic, which has killed more than half a million people globally in six months
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Mon, 06/29/2020 - 13:36
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, left, speaks nex to Rev. Wanda Johnson, the mother of Oscar Grant, at the My…
Symptoms of racial trauma can include anxiety and depression and be similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder
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Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:08
A volunteer receives a COVID-19 test vaccine injection developed at the University of Oxford in Britain, at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24, 2020.
The U.S. is poised to start even bigger studies next month to prove if any shot really works, a challenge as researchers chase a virus that's waxing and waning around the globe
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Sun, 06/28/2020 - 11:42
FILE PHOTO: A vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and an information sheet is seen at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston
Live vaccines seem to give added boost
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Sat, 06/27/2020 - 10:39
This photo provided by NASA shows NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and NASA Flight Engineer Bob Behnken during a spacewalk outside…
Commander Chris Cassidy says mirror detached from his wrist as he stepped into space
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Fri, 06/26/2020 - 15:07
A bolt of lightning strikes during an early morning storm in Mexico City, June 22, 2020.
Records for lightning strike distance and duration set in Brazil, Argentina
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Fri, 06/26/2020 - 08:50
From left, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Director of the National Institute…
Some 20 million Americans could lose their health coverage
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Fri, 06/26/2020 - 01:45
DNA double helix is seen in an undated artist's illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute
Genome-reading machines repurposed to test patient samples for coronavirus
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Fri, 06/26/2020 - 03:10
This Week’s Space News
A launch to Mars is planned for later this summer
VOA Journalist Arash Arabasadi
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 16:49
A screenshot of the COVID19 Earth Observation Dash Board, June 25, 2020. (Courtesy
Web-based tool provides global views – from space – of COVID-19 impact
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Thu, 06/25/2020 - 13:54
The Argonne National laboratory is using sophisticated technology to fight the coronavirus.
Suburban Chicago facility has geared its sophisticated technology toward unlocking what’s behind the current pandemic
Kane Farabaugh
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 11:28
FILE- A child is vaccinated against Ebola in Beni, DRC, July 13, 2019.
Victory against DR Congo Ebola outbreak taught health experts powerful lessons that can be used to fight coronavirus, health experts say
Anita Powell
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 17:08
FILE - A child is vaccinated against Ebola, in Beni, Congo, July 13, 2019.
The virus killed 2,280 in eastern Congo during the nearly two-year crisis
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Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:49
Photo of Hannah Gjerde working out. (Courtesy photo/Hannah Gjerde)
Remote classes, buddy system help 
Nada Alturki
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 00:44