EU calls for independent probe of WHO's pandemic response  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The European Union is calling for an independent evaluation of the World Health Organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic “to review experience gained and lessons learned.” more
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Life is measured in heartbeats, so they say—and heartbeats may soon help measure the health of our eyes. If doctors can measure pulse in... more
The Latest: Public Masses to resume in Italy during pandemic  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
After an outcry from the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops, Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says he will allow the resumption of public Masses during the pandemic more
Ambitious EU climate efforts could increase emissions in the rest of the world  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The EU has an ambition of being climate neutral in 2050. It is hoped that this can be achieved through a green... more
The Latest: WHO chief pledges probe of virus response  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The head of the World Health Organization says he will begin an independent evaluation of the U_N_ health agency’s response to the coronavirus pandemic “at the earliest appropriate moment.” more
SARS-CoV-2 could spread through surface of the eyes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus could spread via ocular or eye surfaces. This is because the receptor... more
The Latest: China pledges $2 billion in pandemic response  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The Chinese president says his country will provide $2 billion over two years to help with the response to the coronavirus pandemic more
The Latest: Navarro: CDC's response ‘let the country down’  ABC NEWS · 1 week
One of President Donald Trump’s top economic advisers is criticizing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s early response to the coronavirus outbreak, saying it “let the country down” after... more
Study shows how our eyes recycle vitamin A  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Many of us will remember been told as kids when we refused to eat our vegetables that 'carrots are good for your eyes'. Although our parents may not have fully understood it... more
The Latest: WHO renews praise for China in response to virus  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
World Health Organization officials have renewed praise for China in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, citing its “openness” to the prospect of scientific inquiries involving foreign... more
The Latest: Pope calls for EU solidarity to deal with virus  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Pope Francis is calling on leaders of European Union countries to work together to deal with the social and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic more
The Latest: EU predicts 'recession of historic proportions'  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The European Union predicted Wednesday a recession of historic proportions this year due to the impact of the coronavirus more
The Latest: Britain OKs antibody test approved by US, EU  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
British health authorities have for the first time approved an antibody test that shows whether people have previously been exposed to the new coronavirus more
The Latest: Philippines prep for typhoon amid coronavirus  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A strong typhoon roared toward the Philippines as authorities work to evacuate tens of thousands of people while avoiding overcrowding in emergency shelters that could spread the coronavirus more
The Latest: Swedish agency says EU studying remdesivir  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A Swedish agency says the European Union is investigating on a rapid schedule whether the use of the drug remdesivir could be allowed for treating the coronavirus within the 27-nation bloc following... more
The Latest: EU monitoring removal of emergency powers  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
he European Union’s top rule of law official says the bloc is monitoring whether governments remove emergency powers enacted to combat the coronavirus, amid deep concern about measures in Hungary more
The Latest: EU's top diplomat warns against defense cuts  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The European Union’s top diplomat is warning member countries not to slash defense spending because the effects of the new coronavirus are likely to spark security challenges in coming years more
AP-NORC poll: Americans harbor strong fear of new infections  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A new poll finds that strong concerns about a second wave of coronavirus infections is reinforcing widespread opposition among Americans to reopening public places more
The Latest: EU agency: Virus plummeted asylum applications  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The European Union’s asylum agency says that the number of asylum applications in Europe plummeted by almost half last month as measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus kicked in more
SARS-CoV-2 readily infects human intestinal cells in a laboratory model  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new Dutch study available on bioRxiv uses differentiated human small intestinal organoids in vitro to demonstrate that intestinal epithelium supports the replication of severe acute respiratory syndrome... more
Applying the analogy method to improve the forecasting of strong convection  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Strong convective weather, including thunderstorms, severe winds, hail, tornados, and short-term heavy rainfall, is a type of weather phenomenon that is extremely difficult to predict owing... more
NASA's Perseverance rover will look at Mars through these eyes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When it launches this summer, NASA's Perseverance rover will have the most advanced pair of "eyes" ever sent to the Red Planet's surface: Its Mastcam-Z instrument packs a... more
The Latest: Typhoon hits Philippines during virus lockdown  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A strong typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines during a lockdown to try to contain the coronavirus more
New ultrafast camera takes 70 trillion pictures per second  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Just about everyone has had the experience of blinking while having their picture taken. The camera clicks, your eyes shut, and by the time they open again, the photo is... more
The Latest: US could extend period for border restrictions  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
U.S. officials say fewer illegal immigrants are trying to enter the country from Mexico amid new enforcement rules imposed in response to the coronavirus outbreak more
The EU not ready for the release of Gene drive organisms into the environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Gene drive organisms (GDOs) have been suggested as an approach to solve some of the most pressing environmental and public... more
The Latest: Swedish officials reflect on virus response  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A top Swedish official says lessons should be learned from tackling the coronavirus pandemic and Sweden could maybe have acted a little faster more
The Latest: EU gives millions of masks to healthcare workers  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The European Commission will start dispatching a stock of 10 million masks to healthcare workers across the 27-country bloc and in the UK more
‘Last responders’ seek to expand postmortem COVID testing in unexplained deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Examining dead bodies and probing for a cause of death is rarely seen as a heroic or glamorous job. Rather, as the coronavirus pandemic has unfolded,... more
Light-mediated strong coupling between a mechanical oscillator and atomic spins 1 meter apart  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Engineering strong interactions between quantum systems is essential for many phenomena of quantum physics and technology. Typically, strong coupling relies on short-range... more
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