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

NYT Science - 40 min 12 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 Finds Fuel in a World of Migrants

NYT Science - 1 hour 19 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

NYT Science - 1 hour 19 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?

E.U. Officials Agree on €540 Billion Loan Package, but Not Joint ‘Corona-Bonds’: Live Coverage

NYT Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 21:01
The U.N. Security Council held its first meeting on the pandemic, after months of disputes between China and the United States.

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

NYT Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 16:18
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.

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.

The Invasion of Antarctica Begins With Mussels

NYT 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?

NYT 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.

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

NYT Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 11:17
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.

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

NYT Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 10:13
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.

Cities Widely Ignore Federal Flood Protection Rules, With Few Penalties

NYT 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.

UK, Spain, India and More Live Coronavirus World Coverage

NYT Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 09:29
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.

Live Coronavirus US News and Updates

NYT Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 09:26
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.

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.

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

NYT Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 08:10
New research from Stanford University holds lessons for a world reeling from the coronavirus and searching for ways to avert the next global pandemic.

In the Race for Coronavirus Drugs, This Scientist Urges a Slower Pace

NYT Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 08:03
Taking an experimental drug can be worse than taking nothing at all, warns Dr. Andre Kalil: “You are treating emotion.”

Early String Ties Us to Neanderthals

NYT Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 08:00
A 50,000-year-old fragment of cord hints at the cognitive abilities of our ancient hominid cousins.

BepiColombo: Mercury mission set to wave goodbye to Earth

BBC Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 06:49
The joint European-Japanese mission is set to swing by Earth on its long journey to the "iron planet".

Mysteries of decorated ostrich eggs in British Museum revealed

BBC Science - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 06:24
Five Easter-egg sized decorated ostrich eggs in the British Museum are the subject of a new study.


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