Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Guyana’s president, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Sept. 18. Pompeo is the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the tiny South American country.
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Tiny Guyana hoped to see unprecedented wealth this year as ExxonMobil's offshore wells began pumping out crude. Instead, it got a pandemic and political strife. Other oil states are struggling, too.
En la colmena, todas las abejas colaboran para mantener la salud pública – una lección para los seres humanos en la pandemia.
Si bien nosotros debemos mantener muchas precauciones sanitarias ante el COVID-19, la manera en que socializamos es muy similar a la de esta especie. ¿Qué podemos aprender de ella?
Members of the Oromo community in the United States march in protest after the killing of musician and revolutionary Hachalu Hundessa in June 2020.
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There needs to be greater clarity on the nature of the crisis for an informed and meaningful intervention.
An artist’s impression of antibodies (red and blue) responding to an infection with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (purple).
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If antibody levels drop dramatically after an infection, what does that mean for immunity? An expert explains how B and T cells contribute to immunity and why antibodies don't tell the full story.
The complex interactions that maintain group health inside a bee hive offer lessons for humanity during pandemics.
Life in a honey bee hive is all about cooperating for the collective good.
House lawmakers grilled these four CEOs on July 29.
As the government considers antitrust action against big US technology companies, a global business scholar identifies four myths that need busting first.
Minneapolis, a city still split along racial lines.
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Despite its progressive image, Minneapolis is one of the most segregated cities in the United States. That is by design not accident, argues an urban planning scholar.
Warga melintas di samping limbah sampah plastik Bantargebang, Bekasi, Jawa Barat.
Apakah kita harus melarang penggunaan kantong plastik?
A woman carrying a child stands in front of a giant mound of plastic waste in Bekasi, West Java.
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To ban or not to ban plastic bag use
South Korea’s success in containing COVID-19 came at the price of sacrificing privacy.
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Effective national leadership and trust in government appear to be prerequisites for countries to achieve widespread digital contact tracing.
Former slaves harvesting for their own profit.
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Black farmers own far less land than they did in 1910 and the racial gap in homeownership is at the highest level for 50 years.
Because of coronavirus, you can expect changes when visiting the doctor.
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Many people delayed routine doctor visits during social distancing. Now that distancing guidelines have eased, people still are concerned about going to the doctor. Here, two doctors offer guidance.
A cyclist uses New York’s bike-share program.
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Low-income and minority groups are often reliant on cheaper modes of transport, but many find cycling to work problematic.
Les cellules immunitaires libèrent des protéines appelées cytokines qui alertent le reste du système immunitaire de la présence d’un virus.
On attribue au coronavirus la responsabilité des milliers de décès, mais c’est en fait une réaction immunitaire hyperactive qui est la cause de la mort. Un immunologiste explique.
Immune cells release proteins called cytokines which alert the rest of the immune system that a virus is present.
We blame the coronavirus for the thousands of deaths, but it is actually a hyperactive immune reaction that is the cause of death. An immunologist explains.
Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed.
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A delayed election could balkanise the country along ethnic lines and become the most severe political crisis in Ethiopia's modern history.
People, some wearing masks, enjoy a walk in a park in Rome as Italy, the first nation to impose a nationwide lockdown against the coronavirus, begins to reopen – slowly.
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It's possible to evaluate countries' readiness to lift their lockdowns, based on how well they managed the first wave of the pandemic, and how ready they are for a digital economy.
A group of refugees living on the pavement near the Cape Town Central Police Station on the first day of a national coronavirus lockdown, March 27, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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From getting schooling for their children through an app in the wrong language to trouble finding gloves and masks, refugees across the globe face different challenges in dealing with the coronavirus.
Young Minnesota voters cast their ballots on March 3, before the coronavirus outbreak really set in for the U.S.
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Young voters are important to the continuity of democracy because voting at a young age leads to continued voting throughout life. This year more than most, they'll have a hard time getting started.
SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient and imaged using a transmission electron micrograph.
Two phrases you hear a lot these days are viral load and infectious dose. What do they mean? Do they reflect the severity of disease or whether someone will get severely ill? Two experts explain.