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The Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak : Should You Be Worried?

Symptoms of a Covid-19 virus infection – other than breathlessness, very similar to other flu symptoms There’s never been such a massive response to any previous infectious outbreak as there has been to what was originally generically termed and described as a new type of coronavirus, and which has now been officially named as Covid-19.Is this massive response, all around the world, necessary, or is it a panicked over-reaction?  Is the outbreak now almost under control and the threat it origin...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Japan, UK, Science, California, China, Miscellaneous, US, Walmart, Iran, Canada, Current Affairs, Korea, Ikea


Before and after photos show how the coronavirus has left Asia's biggest tourist attractions looking like ghost towns

Parts of the Great Wall of China are shut entirely. As far away as Vietnam and Japan, markets are deserted. The few tourists present wear face masks.
Tags: Asia, Japan, Science, Vietnam, Great Wall Of China


'Bali's been through a lot': holiday island's tourism industry hit by coronavirus fears

Hotel bookings plummet by 40,000 in recent weeks as ban on incoming flights from China bites local businessesThe idyllic holiday island of Bali has been hit by the ripple effect of the coronavirus crisis, with tourism plummeting and suggestions it “does not have the capacity” to treat patients if they become sick.Indonesia, the largest country in south-east Asia, claims to have no cases of coronavirus, but according to the Bali’s tourism board, there have been around 40,000 cancellations of hote...
Tags: Asia, Science, Bali, Indonesia, China, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Antara, Coronavirus outbreak


China Enlists Tech Titans to Help It Track Coronavirus With Color-Based QR Codes: Report

In its latest dystopian stab at curbing the spread of COVID-19, the Chinese government has employed two of the biggest tech giants in Asia to help it roll out a nationwide color-based tracking system to keep tabs on those suffering from coronavirus symptoms, according to a new Reuters report.Read more...
Tags: Asia, Science, China, Alibaba, Tencent, World Health Organization, Reuters, Coronavirus, Covid 19, COVID


Americans evacuated from coronavirus-hit cruise ship return to US

Passengers flown from Japan after being stuck onboard now face 14 days in quarantineCoronavirus - live updatesTwo charter flights carrying cruise ship passengers from Japan have landed at military bases in California and Texas, with passengers now facing a quarantine period to ensure they do not have the Covid-19 virus that has been spreading in Asia.A plane carrying American passengers touched down at Travis air force base in northern California just before 11.30pm local time (0730 GMT) on Sund...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Texas, Science, California, US, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Travis, LACKLAND, Coronavirus outbreak


The First Death from Coronavirus Outside Asia Has Been Reported in France

France reported the first death due to coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19, outside Asia on Saturday. According to health authorities, the victim was an 80-year-old Chinese tourist from the Hubei province, the center of the outbreak, who arrived in France on Jan. 16. The man was hospitalized shortly after his…Read more...
Tags: Health, Asia, Europe, Science, France, Hubei, Coronavirus


5,200-year-old grains in the eastern Altai Mountains redate trans-Eurasian crop exchange

Cereals from the Fertile Crescent and broomcorn millet from northern China spread across the ancient world, integrating into complex farming systems that used crop-rotation cycles enabled by the different ecological regions of origin. The resulting productivity allowed for demographic expansions and imperial formation in Europe and Asia. In this study, an international, interdisciplinary team of scientists illustrate that people moved these crops across Eurasia earlier than previously realized, ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, China, Eurasia, Altai Mountains, Fertile Crescent


5200-year-old grains in the eastern Altai Mountains redate trans-Eurasian crop exchange

Cereals from the Fertile Crescent and broomcorn millet from northern China spread across the ancient world, integrating into complex farming systems that used crop-rotation cycles enabled by the different ecological regions of origin. The resulting productivity allowed for demographic expansions and imperial formation in Europe and Asia. In this study, an international, interdisciplinary team of scientists illustrate that people moved these crops across Eurasia earlier than previously realized, ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, China, Eurasia, Altai Mountains, Fertile Crescent


Climate change could trigger more landslides in High Mountain Asia

More frequent and intense rainfall events due to climate change could cause more landslides in the High Mountain Asia region of China, Tibet and Nepal, according to the first quantitative study of the link between precipitation and landslides in the region.
Tags: Asia, Science, Nepal, China Tibet


Rabies: New prophylactic and therapeutic avenues

Rabies is still responsible for approximately 60,000 human deaths per year mostly in Asia and Africa and affects especially underserved people. Prophylactic measures have significantly improved. They are now composed of the vaccine allied to purified human or equine rabies immunoglobulins. However, these immunoglobulins are expensive and not easy to reach in developing settings. Researchers have visualized one of the most potent and most broadly neutralizing human monoclonal antibody in interact...
Tags: Asia, Science, Africa


Weather station in Antarctica records high of 65, the continent's hottest temperature ever

Esperanza base is a permanent, all-year-round Argentine research station in Hope Bay, Trinity Peninsula, Antarctica. (Gerald Corsi / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Antarctica set an all-time record Friday when a weather station recorded the highest recorded temperature on the continent at 65 degrees Fahrenheit.The new high was recorded in a research station in Argentine - a sector of the continent claimed by Argentina - at the Esperanza base. The previous record was 63.5 F, which was recorded on...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Australia, Washington Post, Russia, Nasa, Earth, Antarctica, New Zealand, Argentina, South America, Esperanza, The Washington Post, Accuweather, Antarctic


Coronavirus: public buying protective suits causing shortages for emergency services – latest news

Total infections pass 30,000 as Wuhan whistleblower doctor dies and Singapore reports three new casesDoctor who blew whistle over virus dies‘Some idiot moaned about breakfast’: life in coronavirus quarantineShare your stories 4.29pm GMT There is growing concern that the new coronavirus may be going undetected in Indonesia, where officials have not confirmed a single case of infection among the 272 million-strong population despite the country’s close links to China, reports Rebecca Ratcliffe...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Hong Kong, Science, Indonesia, China, Singapore, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Foxconn, Wuhan, Rob Davies, Rebecca Ratcliffe, Coronavirus outbreak


What to do if you have booked a trip to China from the UK

The FCO has updated advice on travel to China in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. Here’s what you need to know – about flights, insurance, cancelling or booking alternativesThe Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised against all-but-essential travel to China and is urging UK citizens to leave the country, while several airlines have suspended flights and tour operators are cancelling trips. Here’s what UK travellers on current trips, or booked on future trips, need to know. Continue ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, UK, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, China Holidays, Fco, Commonwealth Office FCO, Coronavirus outbreak


1,400 pounds of shark fins worth about $1 million were seized in a Miami port

Officials believe the shipment was on its way from South America to Asia, where shark fins are used for cooking and traditional medicine.
Tags: Asia, Science, Miami, South America


OU study finds the fingerprint of paddy rice in atmospheric methane concentration dynamics

A University of Oklahoma-led study shows that paddy rice (both area and plant growth) is significantly related to the spatial-temporal dynamics of atmospheric methane concentration in monsoon Asia, where 87% of paddy rice fields are situated in the world.
Tags: Asia, Science, OU, University of Oklahoma


Global firms halt China travel as coronavirus spooks markets

Fears grow over global economic fallout with airline shares hit and commodity prices tumblingCoronavirus outbreak: live updatesBusinesses are stopping staff travel to China and urging workers inside the country to stay out of the office as concerns grow about the continued spread of the coronavirus from the central city of Wuhan to the rest of China and beyond.HSBC, which has the biggest presence of foreign banks in China, has banned all staff travel to Hong Kong for two weeks and to mainland Ch...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Business, Japan, Science, China, International Trade, Economics, Travel & leisure, World news, Commodities, Banking, Stock Markets, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases


Major Asia gene study to help doctors battle disease

'Under-representation of Asian populations in genetic studies has meant that medical relevance for more than half of the human population is reduced,' one researcher said.
Tags: Asia, Science


Second Disney Park Closes As Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 81 With Over 2,800 Sick

Hong Kong Disneyland closed indefinitely on Sunday, becoming the second Disney theme park in Asia to shutter its gates in response to a SARS-like virus, which has killed 81 people and sickened roughly 3,000 worldwide.Read more...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Science, China, Doctors, Outbreak, Disneyland, Wuhan, Pneumonia, Hong Kong Disneyland, Health Care Workers, 2019 Ncov, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Liang Wudong, Jiang Jianjun


Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English

Wikipedia has surpassed a notable milestone today: The English version of the world’s largest online encyclopedia now has over six million articles. The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of “what humans can do together,” said Ryan Merkley, Chief of Staff at Wikimedia, the non-profit organization that operates the omnipresent online encyclopedia. The 6 millionth article is about Maria Elise Turner Lauder, a 19th-century Canadian school teacher, tr...
Tags: Social, Apps, Asia, Science, Education, Wikipedia, Tech, Wikimedia, Jimmy Wales, Marie, Wikipedia Wikipedia, Lauder, Ryan Merkley, Maria Elise Turner Lauder, Rosie Stephenson, SimilarWeb Wikipedia


Coronavirus: airports around the world carry out screenings

More countries are carrying out health checks after the virus was detected outside ChinaCountries in Asia and elsewhere are checking the body temperatures of arriving airline passengers and adopting precautionary quarantine procedures in response to a new coronavirus that has sickened nearly 300 people in China. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Sars, Global Health


This map shows where China's mysterious, deadly Wuhan virus has spread across Asia, as a 6th death is confirmed

As well as mainland China, the virus has now been reported in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand, with suspected cases in other nations.
Tags: Asia, Science, China, Thailand, Wuhan, Taiwan Japan South Korea


A mysterious and deadly virus from China could have infected 35 times more people than official totals, scientists warn

Airports in the US and parts of Asia have started screening travellers from Wuhan, central China, in the hope of stopping the disease from spreading.
Tags: Asia, Science, China, US, Wuhan


New archaeology findings are redefining human history faster than ever

In 1924, a 3-year-old child’s skull found in South Africa forever changed how people think about human origins. The Taung Child, our first encounter with an ancient group of proto-humans or hominins called australopithecines, was a turning point in the study of human evolution. This discovery shifted the focus of human origins research from Europe and Asia onto Africa, setting the stage for the last century of research on the continent and into its “Cradles of Humankind.” Few people back then wo...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Europe, Science, Africa, South Africa, Syndication


An Extinct Human Species May Not Have Evolved in Asia After All, New Research Suggests

New research suggests Homo erectus—the most successful hominin prior to the emergence of modern humans—reached southeast Asia later than is conventionally assumed. It’s a significant finding, as it casts doubt on a theory that points to an Asian birthplace for this now-extinct species.Read more...
Tags: Asia, Science, Anthropology, Java, Homo, Homo erectus, Human Migrations, Human Origins


Despite effective therapy, US rate of breast conservation lower than other countries

Patients treated in Europe or Asia were 2.6 times as likely to undergo breast conserving therapy rather than a mastectomy compared to those treated in North America when adjusted for clinically significant factors.
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, US, North America


Asia's hardest year for dengue fever – in pictures

More than a million cases were reported in south-east Asia last year with poorer households most at riskThe global toll of dengue fever is becoming well known, with rising temperatures contributing to severe outbreaks that made 2019 the worst year on record for the disease.In 1970 only nine countries faced severe dengue outbreaks. But the disease, which is spread by mosquitoes that can only survive in warm temperatures, is now seen in more than 100 countries. There are thought to be 390m infect...
Tags: Asia, Science, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Global Health


Genetically modifying mosquitoes to prevent disease carries unknown risks

Every year, around one million people die of mosquito-borne diseases according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is why mosquitoes are considered one of the deadliest living creatures on the planet — not because they are lethal themselves, but because many of the viruses and parasites they transmit are. Consider, for example, dengue fever. This mosquito-borne virus is a leading cause of hospitalization and death among children and adults in several countries in Asia and Latin America....
Tags: Startups, Asia, Science, Who, World Health Organization, Latin America, Syndication


The sixth mass extinction has already claimed its first victims: Humans

Nine human species walked the Earth 300,000 years ago. Now there is just one. The Neanderthals, Homo neanderthalensis, were stocky hunters adapted to Europe’s cold steppes. The related Denisovans inhabited Asia, while the more primitive Homo erectus lived in Indonesia and Homo rhodesiensis in central Africa. Several short, small-brained species survived alongside them: Homo naledi in South Africa, Homo luzonensis in the Philippines, Homo floresiensis (“hobbits”) in Indonesia, and the mysterious ...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Europe, Science, Indonesia, Earth, World, Homo, Syndication, Homo rhodesiensis, South Africa Homo, Philippines Homo, Red Deer Cave People in China Given


How to Watch Mercury Transit the Sun

On Monday, you can witness Mercury in motion as the tiny planet waltzes across the face of the sun. This celestial dance, known as the transit of Mercury, last occurred in 2016 and will not happen again until 2032. North American skywatchers will have to wait until 2049 for an encore."This is a poetic moment to me where you're seeing Mercury doing this amazing thing: crossing in front of this gigantic ball of nuclear burning that is our sun," said Jackie Faherty, an astrophysicist at the Ame...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Australia, Washington, France, New York City, Africa, Los Angeles, Nasa, Earth, United States, New York Times, South America, American Museum of Natural History, West Coast


Study triples number of people threatened by coastal flooding

Sea level rise caused by climate change threatens millions of people worldwide.A new study suggests that previous estimates of the threats of coastal flooding were based on incorrect measurements of land elevation.Coastal regions in Asia are especially vulnerable. None The number of people threatened by climate change-related flooding is three times higher than previously thought, according to new research. A study published by Climate Central in Nature Communications suggests that 300 million...
Tags: Asia, Science, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Disaster, Nasa, Thailand, Innovation, Climate Central, Climate Central in Nature Communications, SRTM, Mainland China Bangladesh India Vietnam Indonesia



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