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Scientists discover three new species of pterosaurs in the Sahara

Reptiles inhabited prehistoric Morocco 100m years agoScientists have discovered three new species of flying reptiles that lived in the Sahara 100m years ago.Prof David Martill, a palaeontologist at the University of Portsmouth, made the discovery with a team of researchers from Morocco and the US. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Morocco, Sahara, University of Portsmouth, David Martill


Coronavirus live news: Cases in Italy overtake China, US infections pass 100,000

Trump invokes Defence Protection Act; Syria introduces travel restrictions; The UK, Spain, Italy see biggest daily rise in deaths. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceItaly records 969 coronavirus deaths dashing hopes of turnaroundUS coronavirus – liveCovid-19 workers in Spain: ‘You can feel the fear in the air’See all our coronavirus coverage 12.34am GMT China’s National Health Commission said on Saturday that 54 new coronavirus cases were reported on the mainland on Fri...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Science, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Syria, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, China US, National Health Commission


At-Risk Kids Need Laptops to Learn, but Nonprofits Are Overloaded

With the majority of the US now at home, many of them working or attending school remotely, it’s not just critical that every household member who needs a computer and internet access has it—it’s a basic necessity. For many non-profits focusing on providing technological resources, that not only means providing…Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Laptops, Nonprofit, Covid 19


Is this the twilight of American culture?

The current pandemic is exposing deep-seated flaws in our health care and economic systems.Reinhold Niebuhr's 1952 book, The Irony of American History, claims our cultural arrogance works against us. Morris Berman's 2000 book, The Twilight of American Culture, focuses on America's social and economic collapse. A minority of public figures are currently pushing an agenda to "open" America for business as soon as possible. Though few in number, they have a relatively large soapbox, making their ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Europe, UK, Science, Mississippi, Government, China, US, America, Barack Obama, United States, Economic Inequality, Innovation, Philip Roth, Health Care


US autism rates up 10 percent in new CDC report

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as 1 in 54 among children aged 8 years in 2016 (or 1.85 percent).
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Female physicians drive unfunded research on pay disparity

Physician gender pay gaps continue to persist in the US despite an impressive body of research spanning more than 25 years. While men have a larger representation within academic medical leadership, a new study publish in JAMA Open has found that women are significantly overrepresented as the authors and disseminators of physician compensation studies and this research is largely unfunded.
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Less ice, more methane from northern lakes: A result from global warming

Shorter and warmer winters lead to an increase in emissions of methane from northern lakes, according to a new study by scientists in Finland and the US. Longer ice-free periods contribute to increased methane emissions. In Finland, emissions of methane from lakes could go up by as much as 60%.
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Spring-heeled: concept that could see Usain Bolt rocket to 50mph

Prototype of revolutionary running device being worked on by scientists at US universityA wearable spring-based contraption that attaches to the legs has the potential to boost human running speeds by 50%, according to researchers who hope to build the first prototype over the next year.Scientists came up with the concept after computer models showed that it was possible to dramatically increase the amount of energy people put into each running step by enabling them to do work when their feet ar...
Tags: Science, Technology, US, Sport, Life and style, World news, US news, Engineering, Running


Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain passes China, as global numbers approach 20,000

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealCoronavirus: latest developments at a glanceCoronavirus key questions: everything you need to knowDeath toll in Spain overtakes China as lockdowns extend around globeUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.14pm GMT The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has been giving a briefing on the virtual G7 foreign ministers meeting that began by videoconference at 7am (E...
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Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain passes China; Belgium hospital admissions rise by 50% in a day

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealCoronavirus: latest developments at a glanceWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – livePrince Charles tests positive for Covid-19See all our coronavirus coverage 1.35pm GMT Canadian banks on Tuesday followed US heavyweights in offering one-time bonuses and extra paid days off to customer-service employees who are required to work in branches and call...
Tags: Europe, Science, Senate, White House, China, India, Africa, US, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain overtakes China, and India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.05am GMT The head of the Netherlands’ public health institute has told the Dutch parliament that measures to control the spread of coronavirus appear to be working, Dutch News reports. Jaap van Dissel said the country...
Tags: Europe, Science, Senate, White House, China, India, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Coronavirus live news: EU leaders plan Europe-wide crisis management centre as India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; US risks becoming centre of pandemic, WHO warns; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.35am GMT A crack down on travel and an imposition of social distancing measures are to be introduced in Iran in the next 24 hours, Patrick Wintour, the Guardian’s diplomatic editor, reports. The country’s President ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Senate, White House, China, India, Africa, US, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran


Coronavirus live news: US Senate leaders and White House reach stimulus deal as India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; US risks becoming centre of the pandemic, WHO warns; EU urged to evacuate refugees from Greek camps. Follow the latest updates.Why the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisAustralia coronavirus live blogCalifornia scrambles to avoid Covid-19’s worst-case scenarioNo 10 criticised after unclear lockdown advice confuses publicSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 6.34am GMT The Guardian’s Sa...
Tags: Europe, Science, White House, China, India, Africa, US, Eu, Spain, Barcelona, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


New dataset reveals trends in social scientists' congressional testimony

From 1946 to 2016, testimony from economists accounted for more than two thirds of all instances of US congressional testimony delivered by social scientists. Thomas Maher of Purdue University, Indiana, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on March 25, 2020.
Tags: Science, US, Indiana, Purdue University, Thomas Maher


Heat takes its toll on mental health

Hot days increase the probability that an average adult in the US will report bad mental health, according to a study published March 25, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mengyao Li of the University of Georgia, and colleagues.
Tags: Science, US, University Of Georgia, Mengyao Li


Survey data confirm increases in anxiety, depression, suicidal thinking among US adolescents seeking mental health care

Nationwide survey data on more than 230,000 US adolescents over the period 2005 to 2018 suggest that anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and other 'internalizing' problems account for an increasing share of the adolescent mental health burden, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Columbia University.
Tags: Science, US, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Coronavirus live news: India locks down population of 1.3bn as Hubei eases restrictions

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; WHO warns US risks could become the centre of the pandemic; EU urged to evacuate refugees from greek camps. Why the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisCalifornia scrambles to avoid Covid-19’s worst-case scenarioNo 10 criticised after unclear lockdown advice confuses publicSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 1.29am GMT New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has meanwhile addressed t...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, India, Africa, US, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus news: India announces 21-day lockdown as global confirmed cases top 400,000

WHO says US could be next virus hotspot; EU urged to evacuate Greek refugee camps; Greta Thunberg says she believes she had Covid-19 6.24pm GMT At a time when good news appears to be thin on the ground, here is video of applause ringing out at the emergency field hospital at the Ifema exhibition centre in Madrid when nurses said farewell to the first coronavirus patient to be given the all-clear at the facility. The temporary healthcare facility, which is still under construction, will be ab...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, India, Africa, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Boris Johnson


Coronavirus news: India announces 21-day lockdown; Tokyo Olympics moved to 2021

WHO says US could be next Covid-19 hotspot; EU urged to evacuate Greek refugee camps; deaths jump in Spain; France tightens lockdown 3.23pm GMT Cuomo goes on to take aim at Donald Trump’s tweet that the “cure must not be worse than the problem itself.”It’s all very well, the New York governor says, “But if you ask the American people to choose between public health and the economy then it’s no contest.” 3.19pm GMT New York is “the canary in the coalmine” and will be “going first” in term...
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Coronavirus news: Tokyo Olympics moved to 2021 as WHO warns US could be next Covid-19 hotspot

Deaths jump in Spain; France tightens lockdown; Afghanistan appeals for help amid new cases; South Africa prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest updates 1.23pm GMT The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics will come as a blow to the host country, which has spent more than $12bn on the event, while huge sums are also at stake for sponsors and broadcasters.Goldman Sachs estimated this month that Japan would lose $4.5bn (550bn yen) in inbound and domestic consumption in 2020 if the Olympics did ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Politics, Science, France, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus news: Tokyo Olympics to be postponed as WHO warns US could be next Covid-19 hotspot

Deaths jump in Spain; France tightens lockdown; Afghanistan appeals for help amid new cases; South Africa prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest updates 12.22pm GMT Japan Olympics to be delayed for one yearFollowing a conference call between Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike and IOC president Thomas Bach, the Olympics have been postponed for 12 months. 12.16pm GMT Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, will propose a one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olymp...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Politics, Science, France, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Afghanistan, Shinzo Abe, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


UN: 85% of new infections, deaths coming from Europe and US

By DAVID RISING and CHRIS BLAKE BERLIN — Infections and deaths globally from the coronavirus are expected to increase “considerably” when global figures are published later Tuesday, the World Health Organization said. Overnight reporting showed 85% of the new cases are being reported in Europe and the United States, said Dr. Margaret Harris, a WHO spokeswoman. On Monday, WHO counted more than 334,000 total cases globally. Harris said “but in fact the outbreak is accelerating very rapidly and the...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, Business, Japan, New York, Science, London, News, California, Washington, France, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin


Coronavirus news: US could be next Covid-19 hotspot amid 'large acceleration' of cases, says WHO - live updates

Deaths jump in Spain; France tightens lockdown; Afghanistan appeals for help amid new cases; South Africa prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest updates 11.02am GMT Belgian public health officials have chided people for treating the coronavirus lockdown like “an alternative holiday” and getting in their cars to go to the beach or the countryside, reports my colleague Jennifer Rankin in Brussels. Belgium’s crisis centre announced on Tuesday that 526 people had tested positive for coronaviru...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, France, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


What the 2009 swine flu pandemic can tell us about the future of COVID-19

The first documented case of COVID-19 is thought to have appeared on December 1 2019 in Wuhan, China. Four months later, the world is in the middle of a pandemic with little idea of what comes next. Yet this is not the first pandemic to occur in recent years. On March 17 2009, the first case of a novel H1N1 influenza virus infection, also known as swine flu, was documented in Mexico. It rapidly spread throughout Mexico and the US and was declared a full pandemic by the WHO on June 11 2009. Swine...
Tags: Startups, Science, Mexico, US, Who, Wuhan China, Syndication, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in cases; Trump insists US will 'reopen' in weeks

Vietnam closes Ho Chi Minh restaurants; Olympic torch relay scaled down; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans. Follow the latest updates 9.20am GMT Dozens of young Irish doctors and nurses have quit their jobs in Australia to return home to fight the pandemic but cannot get flights, leaving them in limbo, reports my colleague Rory Carroll in Dublin. Several airlines have suspended flights from Australia to Ireland and other routes are closed because of bans on transit thro...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Politics, Science, Greece, Indonesia, Australia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ireland, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Coronavirus live news: UK wakes up to lockdown as Trump insists US will 'reopen' in weeks

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 6.23am GMT 6.23am GMT In UK news from simpler times, which I hope will allow you to slow down for two minutes: fewer potholes are being repaired in England and Wales. Although it’s not exactly a great development, it is strangely calming to read about. Related: Fewer potholes being repaired in England and Wales ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Science, Wales, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy


National study finds diets remain poor for most American children; disparities persist

A study of national dietary trends over 18 years finds some improvements in the diets of US children, but the majority still have a poor-quality diet. Disparities persisted or even worsened, finds the study published in JAMA and led by researchers at Tufts.
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Diet quality of young people in US

This observational study used national survey data from young people up to age 19 to estimate the overall diet quality of children and teens in the United States and to explore how diet quality has changed from 1999 to 2016.
Tags: Science, US, United States


Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists US will 'reopen' soon

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 3.33am GMT Hawaii has become the latest US state to issue a stay at home order. Governor David Ige issued an order that will go into effect on Wednesday, March 25. Here are the details of that order, which is enforceable with fines or jail time. Notably, it does not include schools: To ensure that the state continues to ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Hawaii, Italy, Who


Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will 'reopen' soon

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 2.34am GMT In Australia, the north-eastern state of Queensland has said it will close to people not travelling for work, medical appointments or carrying freight at midnight on Wednesday. Police will carry out checks at the border. 2.19am GMT The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday confirmed 39 new cases of the cor...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Australia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Queensland



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