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Coronavirus live updates: WHO sends experts to China as cases exceed 40,000 – latest news

Death toll inside China jumps to 908 as some parts of the country return to work 4.17am GMT The Economist’s Simon Rabinovitch in Shanghai, has been posting some pictures about the empty streets on the day people were supposed to go back to work. One final shot to leave you with: Huaihai Middle Road, a central artery, at midday. A few seconds after I took this, a number of cars came by. So it’s not totally dead. But it is still a long way away from normality. (9/9) pic.twitter.com/E2NCzI78Kc...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Shanghai, Wuhan, Economist, Journal of the American Medical Association, Coronavirus outbreak, Simon Rabinovitch, Huaihai Middle Road


Coronavirus: WHO warns spread by people who had not visited China could be 'tip of the iceberg'

While cases outside China appeared to be low, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warns it could accelerateChina goes back to work as toll rises - live updatesThe head of the World Health Organization has warned that confirmed cases of coronavirus being transmitted by people who have never travelled to China could be the “tip of the iceberg”.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ remarks come as members of a WHO-led “international expert mission” flew to China on Monday to help...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, World Health Organization, World Health Organization WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


This Valentine’s Day, Discover the Science Behind Love and the Brain

You're reading This Valentine’s Day, Discover the Science Behind Love and the Brain, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Neuroscience Expert Explains Connection Between Brainwaves and Your Emotional Health; and How to Embrace the Power of Your Most Vital Mental Instrument for a Better Love Life By Dr. Patrick K. Porter, Ph.D. There’s no denying that love makes most of us fee...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Featured, Relationships, Love, Valentine's Day, Lifehacks, Porter, BrainTap, Patrick K Porter, Braintapping, PATRICK PORTER


Your 2020 Oscar Winners: Parasite and Joker's Joaquin Phoenix Win Big

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony is all wrapped up. Here are the winners. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Animation, Oscars, Warner Bros, Joaquin Phoenix, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Joker, Taika Waititi, Todd Phillips, Bong Joon Ho, Parasite, Jojo Rabbit, Avengers Endgame


Solar Orbiter launches on mission to reveal Sun's secrets

The US-European Solar Orbiter probe launched Sunday night from Florida on a voyage to deepen our understanding of the Sun and how it shapes the space weather that impacts technology back on Earth. The mission, a collaboration between ESA (the European Space Agency) and NASA, successfully blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral at 11:03 pm (0403 GMT Monday) and could last up to nine years or even beyond. Scientists say the craft is expected to provide unprecedented insights ...
Tags: Florida, Science, Nasa, European Space Agency, Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center, US European Solar Orbiter


Coronavirus live updates: China goes back to work as cases exceed 40,000 – latest news

Death toll inside China rises to 908 as the WHO dispatches a team of experts to Beijing 1.33am GMT Phillip Inman, economics editor of the Observer, has taken an in-depth look at the effect that coronavirus is having on the global economy.Among the gloomier possibilities is this:If the virus continues to spread and Chinese activity remains deeply disrupted for months, a contraction of the global economy is not impossible, particularly as central banks have little effective monetary ammunition...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Who, Sichuan, Reuters, Phillip Inman, Coronavirus outbreak


Nvidia is the First U.S. Company to Pull Out of Mobile World Congress Over Coronavirus Risks

The Mobile World Congress (MWC), the wireless industry’s premiere event of the year, has lost its first U.S. attendee. Nvidia has announced that it will not attend MWC in Barcelona, Spain due to concerns over coronavirus, making it the fourth exhibitor to withdraw or scale back its participation in the event.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Nvidia, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona Spain, Coronavirus, First U S Company


Everything we know about the pangolin — the scaly mammal that may have spread the coronavirus to humans

Pangolins are nocturnal mammals than are often poached for their scales. Their meat is also considered a delicacy in China and Vietnam.
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Solar Orbiter set to launch in mission to reveal Sun's secrets

The US-European Solar Orbiter probe launches Sunday night from Florida on a voyage to deepen our understanding of the Sun and how it shapes the space weather that impacts technology back on Earth. The mission, a collaboration between ESA (the European Space Agency) and NASA, is set to blast off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral at 11:03 pm (0403 GMT Monday) and could last up to nine years or even beyond. Scientists say the craft is expected to provide unprecedented insights into ...
Tags: Florida, Science, US, Nasa, European Space Agency, Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center


2 cruise ships have been quarantined over the coronavirus: 1 released its passengers, the other is seeing more people get sick

The World Dream allowed passengers to disembark on Sunday, while the Diamond Princess saw its number of infected passengers rise.
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Solar Orbiter: Sun mission primed for launch

The European probe will gather some of the most detailed ever pictures and movies of our star.
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Storm Ciara fast-tracks plane flying from JFK to Heathrow in under 5 hours, breaks record

There aren't many things that can ruin the day quicker than hearing a storm might affect your flight, that is until you find out it could actually speed it up. Storm Ciara made travel conditions tricky, if not dangerous, across northwest Europe, but the storm also helped a Boeing 747 beat the transatlantic flight record on Sunday.Typically storms delay flights, and Storm Ciara was no different, but the passenger plane traveling from New York to London made the trip in 4 hours and 56 minutes ...
Tags: Europe, England, New York, Science, London, France, Germany, Bbc, United Kingdom, Heathrow, Jfk, Boeing, Accuweather, British Airways, Ciara, Atlantic Ocean


Coronavirus Has Now Killed More People Than SARS Worldwide

The coronavirus outbreak has been compared to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic of 2002-2003 for obvious reasons. Both diseases originated in China, are caused by a similar virus and are believed to have originated in wild animal markets. However, new data released this weekend reveal that…Read more...
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Coronavirus Has Now Killed More People Than SARS

The coronavirus outbreak has been compared to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic of 2002-2003 for obvious reasons. Both diseases originated in China, are caused by a similar virus and are believed to have originated in wild animal markets. However, new data released this weekend reveal that…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Sars, Coronavirus


Orbiter set to launch in mission to reveal Sun's secrets

The European Space Agency is set to embark upon one of its most ambitious projects to date, with the launch late Sunday from Florida's Cape Canaveral of its Solar Orbiter probe bound for the Sun. The mission, due to blast off from the Kennedy Space Center at 11:03 pm (0403 GMT Monday), is set to last up to nine years. Scientists say the craft, developed in close cooperation with NASA, is expected to provide unprecedented insights into the Sun's atmosphere, its winds and its magnetic fields.
Tags: Florida, Science, Nasa, European Space Agency, Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center


Watch two rocket launches live, including a Space Station supply flight and a mission to study the Sun

There are two – that’s right two – launches happening this Sunday, and both are set to broadcast live on NASA’s official stream above. The first is a NASA International Space Station resupply mission, with a Norhtrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft launching aboard an Antares rocket from Wallops Island in Virginia at 5:39 PM EST (2:39 PM PST). The second is the launch of the Solar Orbiter spacecraft, a joint scientific mission by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) that’s set to take off ab...
Tags: Travel, TC, Space, Florida, Science, Virginia, Nasa, Esa, Sun, European Space Agency, Astronaut, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Venus, Spacecraft, Space Station


Coronavirus death toll overtakes Sars as Britons return from Wuhan

Further deaths confirmed in China’s Hubei province take global total to at least 800The number of people killed by the coronavirus outbreak has overtaken the global death toll of the Sars epidemic, with at least 800 deaths now confirmed.With 89 more deaths in China on Saturday, the toll is now higher than the 774 killed worldwide by severe acute respiratory syndrome. The majority of people who have been killed, 780, are from the province. They include a doctor, Li Wenliang, who died last week an...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak, Li Wenliang


Doctor who exposed Sars cover-up under house arrest in China, family confirms

Dr Jiang Yangyong’s movements restricted after he wrote to authorities about 1989 Tiananmen Square protestsThe Chinese military surgeon who exposed the government’s cover-up of the the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) epidemic in 2003 has been placed under de facto house arrest since last year, according to his friends and family.The fate of 88-year-old Dr Jiang Yanyong, a retired general in the People’s Liberation Army, has been brought under the spotlight after a whistleblower doctor, ...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Doctors, Tiananmen Square protests 1989, Sars, Tiananmen Square, People 's Liberation Army, Coronavirus outbreak, Li Wenliang, Jiang Yangyong, Jiang Yanyong


Britons arrive from Wuhan as coronavirus kills more than Sars

Further 81 deaths confirmed in China’s Hubei province, taking global total to at least 800A plane carrying British citizens evacuated from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan has landed in Oxfordshire.The flight, with more than 200 people on board including some foreign nationals, arrived at RAF Brize Norton shortly before 7.30am on Sunday. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Oxfordshire, Hubei Province, RAF Brize Norton, Coronavirus outbreak


Research uncovers new path for melanoma detection and treatment

A new way to spot melanoma cells circulating in the blood has the potential to significantly improve the monitoring of cancer patients and guide future treatment. Edith Cowan University's Melanoma Research Group, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and clinicians at Western Australian hospitals, has pioneered a new technique to detect circulating tumour cells (CTCs) that could provide a new avenue for cancer diagnosis and therapies.
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New research shows that El Niño contributes to insect collapse in the Amazon

Hotter and drier El Niño events are having an alarming effect on biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest and further add to a disturbing global insect collapse, scientists show.A new study focusing on the humble, but ecologically key, dung beetle has revealed for the first time that intense droughts and wildfires during the last El Niño climate phenomenon, combined with human disturbance, led to beetle numbers falling by more than half -- with effects lasting for at least two years.
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Place-based tax incentives stimulate employment in remote regions

A place-based payroll tax incentive can be effective in stimulating employment in remote and underdeveloped regions, helping to address regional inequalities, according to a new UCL and University of Oslo study.
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New treatment discovered for rare eye disease may prevent blindness

Patients with thyroid eye disease who used the minimally invasive insulin-like growth factor I blocking antibody, teprotumumab, experienced improvement in their symptoms, appearance and quality of life, according to a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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'Rule breaking' plants may be climate change survivors

Plants that break some of the 'rules' of ecology by adapting in unconventional ways may have a higher chance of surviving climate change, according to researchers from the University of Queensland and Trinity College Dublin.Dr Annabel Smith, from UQ's School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, and Professor Yvonne Buckley, from UQ's School of Biological Sciences and Trinity College Dublin Ireland, studied the humble plantain (Plantago lanceolate) to see how it became one of the world's most succes...
Tags: Science, University Of Queensland, Trinity College, DUBLIN Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, UQ s School of Biological Sciences, Annabel Smith, UQ s School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Yvonne Buckley



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