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Sympathy for the devils: Why April is the cruellest month for newborn Tasmanian devils If you see a Tasmanian devil this week, remember to wish it happy birthday. They've earned it, after a brutal natural selection process in which a maximum of four joeys — out of a litter of 40 — survive.
Commuted sentence: Covid-19 spares the Japanese salaryman from ritual exhaustion But in Japan, as in other parts of the world, the coronavirus pandemic has forced even the most conservative companies to rethink the way they do business in a country that has been reluctant to embrace the idea of working from home.
Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Cases Exceed 1 Million More than 1 million people have been infected and at least 51,000 have died in more than 170 countries. In the United States, The C.D.C. is expected to advise all Americans to wear cloth masks in public.
Coronavirus: Wuhan residents told to stay inside and be vigilant China announces day of mourning for ‘martyrs’ as city at centre of outbreak seeks to avoid second wave before travel bans lift.
Squid Glowing Skin Patterns May Be Code Thank goodness you have turn signals and brake lights and horns on your cars because that prevents a lot of catastrophe from happening." Burford thinks Humboldt squid communicate in the dark ocean by using their own form of signalling. They do it by turning their bodies into animated message boards.
"Above normal" 2020 Atlantic hurricane season on tap, researchers forecast At least eight of the 16 named tropical storms that are forecast will reach hurricane status with winds greater than 74 mph, according to Colorado State University.
Chilean telescopes that explore galaxies brought down to earth by coronavirus SANTIAGO - Chilean telescopes that comb the skies seeking answers about some of the universe´s most fundamental questions have confirmed they, too, have fallen victim to the mass disruption brought about by the new coronavirus.
Frankenstein’s insects: The Victorian scientist who turned electricity into life ANDREW CROSSE experimented with electricity extensively in the 1800s, and claimed to be able to turn crystals into tiny, living insects.
Cooling Injured Brain Cells Can Aid Recovery According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014 there were around 2.87 million incidences of traumatic brain injury-related emergency room visits, caused in part by car accidents, sports injuries, assaults, and falls.
US navy fires commander who raised alarm about coronavirus on ship The US navy has dismissed the commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, who had raised the alarm about an outbreak of coronavirus on his ship.
Trump Administration Debating Whether to Recommend All Americans Wear Cloth Masks in Public Has been preparing new guidelines that reflect concern over a worrisome rate of infection spread by people with no symptoms.
Astronomers spot 'missing link' black hole - not too big and not too small WASHINGTON - Scientists have detected a mid-size black hole - considered the "missing link" in the understanding of these celestial brutes - eviscerating an unfortunate star that strayed too close.
Transforming T Cells into Powerful Memory Cells That Target Cancer New cancer treatments are now based on harnessing the power of the human body's own immune cells to get the job done. The job? Specifically target cells overcome with cancer, eliminate them, and prevent cancer from spreading to more cells, tissues, and organs.
Venus at night: How to see the RARE alignment of Venus in Pleiades - once every 8 years VENUS directly crosses paths with the Pleiades star cluster this week, to mark one of the rarest astronomical phenomenons. Find out how you can see Venus at night this week.
Just breathing or talking may be enough to spread COVID-19 after all Until now, experts have said that the virus, called SARS-CoV-2, doesn't spread through the air in that way, but rather through relatively large droplets released when people cough or sneeze. Those droplets can contaminate surfaces or objects and infect people who touch the surface and then touch their faces.
Children's book author Annabel Blake targets the STEM gender imbalance through in Talu Tales book series In her time as a professional extreme sport skier, a psychology research student and during a stint working at Google, Annabel Blake noticed a reoccurring theme: an alarming shortage of women.
Coronavirus means working from home - and more video calls. Here's how to make them less painful But with us all having to keep our distance, the likes of Zoom, Skype and Hangouts have brought an added layer of awkward delays and pixelated faces to our meetings, staff briefings and catch-ups. And there's also the problem of 'Zoombombing'. There are ways to make the experience less painful and more productive.
Spacewatch: Nasa SunRise mission to study solar storms Called the Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment, the mission consists of six small CubeSats that will provide three dimensional maps of solar activity to pinpoint the places where giant particle storms are launched into space.
The High-Stakes Race to Build More Ventilators It was Friday night, March 20, and Virgin Orbit, the satellite launch company that spun out of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic a few years back, had limited work at its Long Beach, California, operation to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Your Nose Itches. Is It Allergies, Flu or the Coronavirus? Seasonal allergy symptoms differ from those caused by viral infections like influenza or the coronavirus.
Essential Drug Supplies for Virus Patients Are Running Low Medicines to alleviate breathing difficulty, relieve pain and sedate coronavirus patients are in very high demand, depleting stock around the country.
Historic haul of Australian amber fossils includes ants, spiders and fornicating flies A pair of mating flies suffocated in a glob of tree resin around 40 million years ago and now they're part of a historic Aussie fossil discovery.
Covid 19 - The fightback in Africa begins As cases spread in Nigeria, can lessons from Ebola counter covid 19?
What Pregnant Women Should Know About Coronavirus The risks, so far, seem no greater than for anyone else, but the research is thin and only applies to later stage of pregnancy.
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