Do bats hold the secret to defeating coronaviruses?
Detecting fever requires measuring core body temperature. Screening measures the body’s surface temperature.
When China’s Premier Li Keqiang delivered the annual government work report on the opening day of the National People’s Congress, COVID-19 was at the heart of it.
Though genocide survivors would ideally want Kabuga to be prosecuted in Rwanda, it won’t be possible, for legal or political reasons.
Long before the Indian government responded to the threat of COVID-19 with a lockdown, residents of Shivaji Nagar, with the support of a local NGO, were protecting and helping one another.
Compliance with occupational health and safety requirements is already poor and few inspections of workplaces are being done.
This discovery could be important in helping increase human healthspan and longevity.
COVID-19 is spreading fast through not only the world’s richest cities but also its poorest, ravaging slum areas where risk factors like overcrowding and poverty accelerate disease transmission.
To bring attention to the renewed conflict in West Papua, Australian researchers are going back decades to document incidents of violence in a new mapping project.
Female piglets with more play fighting experience did better in adult contests – but for males the opposite was true.
China’s bullying behaviour, its threatened resort to a form of economic blackmail and its attempts to drive a wedge between Canberra and Washington mark a vexed new frontier for Australian diplomacy.
Now that face masks are being used to help fight the spread of COVID-19, it has caused some to look anew at discrimination against Muslim women who wear niqabs.
The lockdown may be a greater worry than the disease itself.
Despite all the effort that goes into predicting disasters, governments have been bad at acting on what they were told.
The flu vaccine will not protect you from getting COVID-19. But it will help avoid unnecessary doctors’ visits and protect vulnerable groups from potentially more severe disease.
Japan’s coronavirus infections continue to rise as its neighbors’ curves flatten. Why aren’t people listening to the government and staying home?
For the first time since the end of apartheid in 1994, citizens have had to accept stringent restrictions on their normal civil liberties.
Tomanowos, aka the Willamette Meteorite, may be the world’s most interesting rock. Its story includes catastrophic ice age floods, theft of Native American cultural heritage and plenty of human folly.
Dead bodies left at home and in streets. Quarantined people facing hunger. Political turmoil. Ecuador’s coronavirus outbreak is a grim forecast of what may await poorer countries when COVID-19 hits.
To refuse inclusion would prevent Africa’s researchers from being significant players in the universal fight against the virus.