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Coronavirus live news: Africa passes 1 million confirmed cases

UK adds Belgium, Andorra and Bahamas to quarantine list ; Spain’s health ministry denies facing second wave; Dutch PM calls on tourists to avoid busy parts of AmsterdamAfrica passes 1m cases‘Serious concern’ in Ireland over infection rate riseGermany reports over 1,000 new infections for first time since MaySpanish town with 32,000 residents back in lockdownUS coronavirus updates – live 11.26pm BST New York City has opened new traveller checkpoints to register visitors and residents returnin...
Tags: UK, Science, White House, New York City, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Cnn, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, Bahamas


How interplanetary migration could impact human evolution

The future of human evolution in space will be driven by challenges both similar — and different — to those that have guided our development for countless generations. Since our species, Homo sapiens, first evolved in Africa roughly 315,000 years ago, we haven’t changed much when it comes to physical characteristics. Globally, our species seen a decrease in the overall body size and brain size, together with reductions in the proportions of our jaws and teeth. Regional populations also show diff...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Africa, Syndication


Malaria: Parasite resistance to artemisinin derivatives now affecting Africa

Resistance to artemisinin, the main component of the current antimalarial treatments recommended by WHO, is already widespread in South-East Asia, but it had not previously been described in Africa. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur recently detected the emergence and spread of malaria parasites capable of resisting artemisinin derivatives for the first time in Rwanda.
Tags: Science, Africa, South East Asia, Institut Pasteur


A Young Girl Becomes One With the Sea in This New South African Animated Series

Thousands of miles away from Hollywood, a new heroine is being born. Her name is Isaura. She’s from Mozambique, can breathe underwater and talk to turtles, and wants to save the planet.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Africa, Animation, Mozambique, Lucan, Isaura, Isaura She


A Young Girl Becomes One With the Sea in This New African Animated Series

Thousands of miles away from Hollywood, a new heroine is being born. Her name is Isaura. She’s from Mozambique, can breathe underwater and talk to turtles, and wants to save the planet.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Africa, Animation, Mozambique, Lucan, Isaura, Isaura She


Study calls for urgent plan to manage invasive weed which threatens livelihoods in Africa

Dr Arne Witt, lead author of the study published in the journal Bothalia, said that over half of farmers surveyed in the Karonga District of Malawi believe the weed, which more than 40 years ago had already been considered to be one of the 76 worst weeds in the world, believed the M. diplotricha to have reduced crop yields.
Tags: Science, Africa, Arne Witt, Bothalia, Karonga District of Malawi


Coronavirus live news: Victoria faces stage 4 lockdown as South Africa cases pass 500,000

Australian state braced for new announcement; South Africa accounts for more than half of Africa’s diagnosed Covid-19 infections; WHO anticipates “lengthy” pandemic. Follow the latest updatesVictoria to announce stage four coronavirus lockdown restrictions with federal backingVictoria and Melbourne coronavirus mapMelbourne’s stage 3 Covid-19 lockdown rules explainedThe week Covid-19 roared back in EuropeSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.25am BST The head of Mexico’s efforts to fight the cor...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ap, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Victoria, Melbourne, Greg Jericho, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Coronavirus live: South Africa cases reach 500,000, new cases double in Belgium

Crew onboard Norwegian cruise ship test positive for virus; Vietnamese tourist hotspot Da Nang to test entire city; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearAustralia death toll tops 200The week Covid-19 roared back in Europe 9.25pm BST South Africa’s confirmed cases of Covid-19 have crossed half a million, the health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million. Africa’s mo...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Senate, Africa, US, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, House Of Representatives, Arizona, Belgium, Boris Johnson, Da Nang, Reuters, BST South Africa


Coronavirus live news: US cases top 4m as WHO chief chides Pompeo for 'untrue' claims

US Secretary of State’s reported comments ‘untrue, unacceptable and without foundation’ says WHO; Trump cancels Jacksonville RNC; Bolsonaro not distancing despite positive test. Follow the latest updatesUS surpasses 4m Covid-19 cases as states dial back reopeningSouth Africa sees spike in excess deaths suggesting high Covid-19 tollSouth Korea goes into recession as Australia flags huge deficitUS daily coronavirus deaths surpass 1,000 for first time since June 1.12am BST Here is the full stor...
Tags: Science, Australia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Korea, Brazil, Who, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, State


New 23andMe Study Reveals the Genetic Legacy of Slavery in the Americas

New research looks to provide a fuller retelling of the tragic, brutal past that was the transatlantic slave trade. Based on genetic analysis of over 50,000 people, the study reaffirms other historical evidence of how different groups of people in Africa were forcibly taken from their homes, as well as how those…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dna, Africa, Americas, Genetics, Slavery, 23andMe, Ancestry, Genetic Legacy of Slavery


Palaeontology: Ancient African skull sheds light on American crocodile origins

The extinct African crocodile species Crocodylus checchiai may be closely related to American crocodile species alive today, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. The findings suggest that crocodiles may have migrated from Africa to America during the Late Miocene epoch (11-5 million years ago).
Tags: Science, Africa, America


Coronavirus live news: California sees record daily cases as global infections top 15m

California Covid-19 cases pass New York’s after record day; WHO emergencies chief says vaccinations unlikely before 2021; global cases pass 15m. Follow the latest updates US daily coronavirus deaths surpass 1,000 for first time since JuneCalifornia surpasses New York as state with most coronavirus cases after record dayNearly a quarter of people in Delhi have had coronavirus, study findsSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.16am BST Mexico’s Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 6,019 new confi...
Tags: New York, Science, California, Mexico, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Delhi


Coronavirus live news: WHO reports worrying infection trends in southern Europe and Balkans

WHO says Americas remain global hotspot but cases accelerating in southern Europe, Balkans and Africa; Trump urges people to wear masksNearly a quarter of people in Delhi have had coronavirus, study findsChina hackers sought to steal coronavirus vaccine research, says USCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?See all our coronavirus coverage 11.19am BST A poll of 7000 households in Germany concludes that working from home during the pandemic has been a positive experience ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, India, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Who, Delhi, Kashmir


A Young Soldier Proves Her Might in a First Glimpse at North Africa-Inspired Debut Fantasy The Unbroken

The destinies of two women—one, a soldier; the other, a princess—become intertwined in C.L. Clark’s debut, The Unbroken, a fantasy tale set in a desert kingdom inspired by North Africa. The novel won’t be out until March, but io9 has an exclusive look at the gorgeous cover and the reveal of the thrilling first chapter.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Africa, Exclusive, Authors, North Africa, Clark, The Unbroken, Cl Clark


Dr. Fauci Reads an Undergrad’s Entire Thesis, Then Follows Up with an Encouraging Letter

Photo via the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases  What are some qualities to look for in a leader? A thirst for knowledge A sense of duty The scruples to give credit where credit is due A calm, clear communication style Humility Dr. Anthony Fauci brings these qualities to bear as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Health. They’re also on display in his message to then-undergrad Luke Messac, now an emergency m...
Tags: Google, Politics, Science, College, Brown University, Africa, US, Current Affairs, Fda, Catholic, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Letters, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Richard Feynman, Cormac Mccarthy


Pacemaker need in Africa outpacing resources

The need for pacemakers in Africa will rise as life expectancy and associated cardiovascular diseases increase; however, the pacing field, including appropriate training, facilities and devices, are not sufficient to meet future need, according to an Africa Heart Rhythm Association (AFHRA) statement published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Tags: Science, Africa, Africa Heart Rhythm Association AFHRA


James Lovelock: 'The biosphere and I are both in the last 1% of our lives'

On the eve of his 101st birthday, the father of the Gaia theory discusses Covid-19, extreme weather… and freezing hamstersJames Lovelock is best known as the father of Gaia Theory, the revolutionary idea that life on Earth is a self-regulating community of organisms interacting with each other and their surroundings. An independent scientist who eschews the academic establishment, he has variously been described as a maverick, prophet of doom, environmental philosopher and Gandalf. This month, h...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Australia, Africa, Environment, World news, Earth, Siberia, South America, Arctic Circle, Extreme Weather, Lovelock, James Lovelock, Coronavirus outbreak


CVIA has just published a new issue, Volume 4 Issue 4

Beijing, 10 July 2020: the journal Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) has just published a new issue, Volume 4 Issue 4. This issue brings together important research papers from leading cardiologists in US, China, and Africa, including very important new research on identification of Novel TTN Mutations and discovery of digenic mutation.
Tags: Science, Africa, Beijing, US China, Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications CVIA, CVIA


The Lancet Global Health: Benefits of routine childhood vaccines far outweigh risks of additional COVID-19 transmission in Africa, modelling study suggests

The health benefits of maintaining routine childhood vaccination programmes in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic far outweigh the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission that might be associated with clinic visits, according to a modelling study published in The Lancet Global Health journal.
Tags: Science, Africa, Lancet Global Health


Coronavirus live news: Fauci says US must 'stop nonsense'; South Africa cases top 300,000

Dr Fauci predicts US will meet end-of-year vaccine target; Ireland advises against all travel; Canada approaches zero daily deaths. Follow the latest updatesSouth Africa cases pass 300,000Fauci stands ground as Trump works to undermine himCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?See all our coronavirus coverage 1.22am BST Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has again tested positive for coronavirus, he told reporters on Wednesday in Brasilia, suggesting he has yet to recover...
Tags: Science, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Canada, United States, Ireland, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Ottawa


Coronavirus live news: Mallorca closes Magaluf party strip; US sees another new record number of cases

160,000 Catalans back into lockdown; Florida records new daily death toll high; India Covid-19 cases top 900,000Italy’s call for urgent help ignored as virus swept through EuropeFauci stands ground as Trump works to undermine himCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?UK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 4.24pm BST Day one of direct flights from the UK to Greece has got off to what some are calling an inauspicious start. No sooner had the first air li...
Tags: Florida, UK, Science, Greece, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Britain, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, West Africa, Mallorca, Magaluf


What UAE’s first Mars mission means for the Middle East and Africa

On July 14, a new Mars-bound spacecraft will launch from Japan. While several Mars missions are planned to launch over the next month, what makes this different is who’s launching it: the United Arab Emirates. Though new to space exploration, the UAE has set high goals for the probe, named Hope. The mission aims to further study the climate of Mars, but Omran Sharaf, mission lead, also says, “It’s a means for a bigger goal: to expedite the development in our educational sector, academic sector.”...
Tags: Startups, Space, Japan, Science, Africa, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Mars, Uae, Syndication, United States Russia China, Omran Sharaf


The plight of the Kalahari San

San (Bushmen) communities in southern Africa continue to call upon their governments and international organizations to recognize their human rights and protect their welfare. They have lived in southern Africa for 20,000 to 40,000 years, yet they remain politically and economically marginalized in relation to other social groups.
Tags: Science, Africa, Kalahari San, San Bushmen


Colombia faces calls to put capital into total lockdown – as it happened

Cases rise by over 230,000 worldwide in 24 hours; EU summit ‘may not agree Covid-19 recovery fund’; 130m ‘may go hungry in 2020 because of virus’. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here‘Compelling’ evidence air pollution worsens coronavirus – studyGerman study finds low Covid-19 infection rate in schoolsFauci sidelined as Trump’s White House steps up briefing campaignBereaved urge EU chief to supervise Italian coronavirus inquiry 12.04am BST We’ve launched...
Tags: Science, Africa, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Colombia, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Who, Johns Hopkins University, Trump 's White House, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live: Colombia faces calls to put capital into total lockdown

Cases rise by over 230,000 worldwide in 24 hours; EU summit ‘may not agree Covid-19 recovery fund’; 130m ‘may go hungry in 2020 because of virus’ ‘Compelling’ evidence air pollution worsens coronavirus – studyGerman study finds low Covid-19 infection rate in schoolsFauci sidelined as Trump’s White House steps up briefing campaignBereaved urge EU chief to supervise Italian coronavirus inquiry 8.13pm BST In Colombia, 14 medical associations have called for complete lockdown across the capital ...
Tags: Science, Africa, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Colombia, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Fauci, Trump 's White House


Coronavirus live: 'no return to normal for foreseeable future,' says WHO; Latin America deaths pass US and Canada

Cases rise by over 230,000 worldwide in 24 hours; 250,000 people in Manila to return to lockdown; Brazil cases near 2m‘Compelling’ evidence air pollution worsens coronavirus – studyGerman study finds low Covid-19 infection rate in schools30-year-old dies after attending ‘Covid party’ in TexasUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 4.21pm BST Michael Ryan’s forceful remarks that a return to school must be based on the local picture and whether there is broader risk of trans...
Tags: New York, Science, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Canada, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Latin America, Manila, Michael Ryan, Betsy DeVos


Coronavirus live news: deaths in Latin America pass US and Canada; 250,000 in Manila to return to lockdown

Cases rise by over 230,000 worldwide in 24 hours; Florida cases increase by record total for a US state; Brazil cases near 2mGlobal report: WHO reveals fresh record rise in cases worldwideImmunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests30-year-old dies after attending ‘Covid party’ in TexasUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 12.27pm BST With cases surging in Latin America, the continent on Monday had officially declared a total of 144,758 deaths, passing...
Tags: Europe, Florida, UK, England, Science, Scotland, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Canada, United States, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record global cases; 250,000 in Manila to return to lockdown

Cases rise by over 230,000 worldwide in 24 hours; Florida cases increase by record total for a US state; Brazil cases near 2mGlobal report: WHO reveals fresh record rise in cases worldwideImmunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests30-year-old dies after attending ‘Covid party’ in TexasUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 11.21am BST There have been just 11 recorded coronavirus deaths in Sri Lanka - but one week after schools in the country reopened, ...
Tags: Florida, UK, Science, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Army, Brazil, Who, Sri Lanka


Examine narratives to end policy deadlock, boost agricultural development in Africa, economists say

Impasse over dominant and counter approaches-- state-led or market-led policy-- to promote agricultural development in Africa could be solved by analyzing the one-sided narratives that shape this dichotomy.
Tags: Science, Africa


Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record global cases as South Africa reinstates alcohol ban

Cases rise by over 230,000 worldwide in 24 hours; Florida cases increase by record total for a US state; Brazil cases near 2m. Follow the latest updatesImmunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggestsIndonesia is failing to control coronavirus outbreak, say expertsSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.24am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name is Helen Sullivan and I’ll be bringing you the latest news from around the world for the ne...
Tags: Florida, UK, Science, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Who, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak



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