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Coronavirus Live Updates: Worldwide Toll of Confirmed Virus Deaths Nears 100,000

NY Times Science - 18 min 40 sec ago
New York began burying its unclaimed dead on Hart Island. More than 16 million Americans have lost their jobs. U.S. companies were teetering, and a disaster loan plan for small businesses was unraveling.

Coronavirus Lockdowns Extended as Easter Break Begins: Live Updates

NY Times Science - 57 min 2 sec ago
Tokyo’s governor defied the central government’s advice and requested the closing of a range of businesses.

Jobless Claims Surpass 16 Million; Aid Package Stalls in Senate

NY Times Science - 1 hour 20 min ago
The virus is sickening workers at chicken and beef processing plants, and 799 New Yorkers were killed — a single-day record for the state.

Coronavirus Finds Fuel in a World of Migrants

NY Times Science - 1 hour 35 min ago
Migrant workers have not only been victims of Covid-19, but spreaders, too, creating a new world of risk for a vulnerable population.

Sex and the Coronavirus: Reader Questions, Answered

NY Times Science - 1 hour 36 min ago
Will there be a baby boom in nine months? Is this a bad time to get pregnant? Could PrEP protect me? And should high-risk people abstain altogether?

BepiColombo Mercury mission bids farewell to Earth

BBC Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 22:38
The joint European-Japanese mission calls by home on its long journey to the "iron planet".

E.U. Officials Agree to Deal to Soften Coronavirus’s Economic Blow: Live Updates

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 20:04
The ministers were unable to reach an agreement on issuing joint bonds, known as “corona-bonds.” Critics say their €540 billion loan package does too little for Spain and Italy.

Why ‘Tiger King’ Is Not ‘Blackfish’ for Big Cats

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 18:15
Critics say the popular Netflix series and its directors lost sight of the conservation and animal welfare problems at the heart of the story of Joe Exotic.

Coronavirus: Great apes on lockdown over threat of disease

BBC Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 16:06
Fears are growing that gorillas, orangutans and others apes could contract the virus.

Cities struggling to boost urban tree cover

BBC Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 16:01
Many cities have ambitious plans to boost tree numbers, but development hinders their aims.

Coronavirus Live Updates: As Economy Hemorrhages Jobs, Europeans Agree to Prime E.U.’s Pump

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 15:23
A push for more aid stalled in the Senate. In the last three weeks, 16 million U.S. workers filed for jobless benefits. A principal investigator in a federal clinical trial of antiviral drugs urges caution.

Iceland’s Coronavirus Test Has Skeptics, but It May Be Working

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 13:41
Critics say the Nordic island country should also have closed all of its schools and stopped tourism. But the government says it believes that new cases have peaked.

At the Center of a Storm: the Search for a Proven Coronavirus Treatment

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 13:01
Taking an experimental drug can be worse than taking nothing at all, warns Dr. Andre Kalil: “You are treating emotion.”

The Invasion of Antarctica Begins With Mussels

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 11:44
The bivalves — likely transported from Patagonia via ship — are the first nonnative marine species to settle on the White Continent.

Should Young Children Wear Masks?

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 11:25
There’s no one easy answer, but experts agree that the main reason to give a child a mask is to avoid infecting others.

Cities Widely Ignore Federal Flood Protection Rules, With Few Penalties

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 09:50
Cities and towns nationwide are failing to properly restrict construction in flood zones, an analysis for The Times found, violating taxpayer-subsidized insurance rules.

Live Coronavirus US News and Updates

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 08:52
6.6 million U.S. workers joined the jobless rolls last week. The virus is ravaging the Navajo Nation. A sailor assigned to the Theodore Roosevelt is in intensive care in Guam.

Animal Viruses Are Jumping to Humans. Forest Loss Makes It Easier.

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 08:49
New research from Stanford University holds lessons for a world reeling from the coronavirus and searching for ways to avert the next global pandemic.

UK, Spain, India and More Live Coronavirus World Coverage

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 08:22
In the global scramble for equipment, poor countries are being outbid. European finance ministers will try to agree on emergency steps to reduce the economic devastation caused by the epidemic.

ISS crew blast off after long quarantine

BBC Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 08:12
Traditional fanfare is abandoned as a team head for the International Space Station.
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