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A total of 533 employees at a fish processing factory located in the coastal city of Tema, 25 kilometers (15 miles) east of Ghana's capital, Accra, have contracted the coronavirus in their workplace, according to President Nana Akufo-Addo. The...
British Health Minister Matt Hancock has announced that the UK will begin human trials of a coronavirus vaccine on Thursday. He did so during the British government's daily press conference on COVID-19, where he said that developing a vaccine...
As millions eagerly await Pope Francis' first visit to the United States, an anatomy professor at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and former orthopedic surgeon offers insight into the likely reason for the familiar papal blessing hand gesture used...
The coronavirus can also affect cells in the kidneys, heart and brain, according to a study by Hamburg Eppendorf University Hospital. After about 30 autopsies, it has been shown that the virus does not only attack the lungs of...
The public prosecutor's office of the city of Bergamo, epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy, will investigate members of the government for the management of the coronavirus health crisis. Giuseppe Conte, the country's Prime Minister, will be one...
A new food web highlights which birds, fish, insects, and other animals affected by the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010 should receive top priority for conservation, protection, and research. Until now scientists didn’t know which kinds of animals the spill affect...
Researchers have uncovered 300,000-year-old fossil bones of Homo sapiens—the oldest reliably dated fossil evidence of our species. The unearthing, reported in two papers in the journal Nature (one, two), significantly pushes back the origins of our species: the find is...
No matter what anyone says, Pluto is a planet, according to Kirby Runyon. Europa, commonly known as a moon of Jupiter, is, too. So are the Earth’s moon and more than 100 other celestial bodies in our solar system denied...
Even though the English language hasn’t been subject to regulation or governing over the centuries, it has organized itself, say researchers. A study on the history and spelling of English suffixes demonstrates that the spelling of English words is more...
When scientists focused the full intensity of the world’s most powerful X-ray laser on a small molecule, they got a surprise: A single laser pulse stripped all but a few electrons out of the molecule’s biggest atom from the...