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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. Getty/Nardus Engelbrecht/ Gallo Images

Refugees tell stories of problems – and unity – in facing the coronavirus

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.
Tourist are a high-risk group for drownings. (Shutterstock)

Why your tourist brain may try to drown you

Just because a beach is accessible, has restaurants, lounge chairs and vendors, and is near a resort, does not mean it's safe.
Panama City, Panama. The gleaming metropolis reflects a rapid economic growth with a marginal national investment in research and development. Carlos A. Donado Morcillo

Is Panama on the verge of a scientific brain drain?

In the midst of a rapidly growing economy, research budget shortcomings threaten a young scientific community that struggles to stay afloat.
Despite the high concentration of sharks in Cocos, some species have declined in number – a signal on the effectiveness of marine preserves. Genna Marie Robustelli

Shark-counting divers off Costa Rica reveal limits of marine reserves

Divers at the famed Cocos site off Costa Rica record declines in a number of shark species – a sign that marine preserves are limited protection against illegal fishing.

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