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  • vaccine May 22

    UK to Start Huge Vaccine Test; China Reports Promising Hints

    British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot works

  • coronavirus vaccine May 14

    Oxford University Study Shows Promising Results for Coronavirus Vaccine

    Oxford University released data on their coronavirus vaccine research that shows a reduction in instances of coronavirus and pneumonia in exposed monkeys.

  • San Francisco Oct 20, 2019

    As the Lab-Grown Meat Industry Grows, Scientists Debate If It Could Exacerbate Climate Change

    Companies across the world are moving quickly to bring to the market hamburgers and other meat products that are grown from animal cells in a lab. This month, Israeli-based company Future Meat Technologies raised $14 million to build a production plant for its cultured meat products, joining several dozen other start-ups poised to launch their first commercial products within the...

  • King Oct 13, 2019

    Pope Canonizes John Henry Newman, 19th-Century Theologian

    With Prince Charles looking on, Pope Francis on Sunday canonized Cardinal John Henry Newman, praising the 19th-century Anglican convert who became an influential, unifying figure in both the Anglican and Catholic churches. Francis quoted from one of Newman’s most famous hymns, “Lead, Kindly Lights,” as he presided over Mass on Sunday before an estimated 50,000 people in a sun-drenched St....

  • Norway Oct 9, 2019

    3 Win Nobel in Chemistry for Work on Lithium-Ion Batteries

    If you’re reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank this year’s three winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries. The batteries developed by the British, American and Japanese winners are far more revolutionary than just for on-the-go computing and calling. The breakthroughs they achieved also made storing energy from renewable...

  • bank Oct 7, 2019

    Harvard Doctor Among Winners of Nobel Medicine Prize

    Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body’s cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold for developing new treatments for anemia, cancer and other diseases. Drs. William G. Kaelin Jr. of Harvard University, Gregg L. Semenza of Johns Hopkins University and Peter J. Ratcliffe at...

  • Reporter Sep 15, 2019

    British Prime Minister’s Aide Divides, But Will He Conquer?

    To some, he’s a strategic genius. Others call him a mayhem-loving anarchist. Everyone seems to have an opinion about Dominic Cummings. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s most powerful aide — dubbed “Boris’ brain” by some — is an enigmatic backstage operator who shuns media attention, yet has been played onscreen by “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch. Since taking office two months...

  • Prince May 1, 2019

    Japan’s Naruhito in 1st Speech Vows to Stay Close to People

    Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito inherited Imperial regalia and seals as proof of his succession and pledged in his first public address Wednesday to follow his father’s example in devoting himself to peace and staying close to the people. Naruhito succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne at midnight after Akihito abdicated. In his address to the people, Naruhito formally announced his succession...

  • Associated Press Jun 26, 2018

    Migrant Kids Could End Up in Already Strained Foster System, Advocates Say

    Foster care advocates say the government won’t likely be able to reunite thousands of children separated from parents who crossed the border illegally, and some will end up in an American foster care system that is stacked against Latinos and other minorities. With few Spanish-speaking caseworkers, it’s a challenge tracking down family members of the children who live south of...

  • RADIATION Mar 14, 2018

    Stephen Hawking, Best-Known Physicist of His Time, Dies at 76

    Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died early Wednesday, a University of Cambridge spokesman said. He was 76 years old. Hawking died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England. The best-known theoretical physicist of his time, Hawking wrote so lucidly of the mysteries of space, time and black holes...

  • United Kingdom Dec 15, 2017

    The Kids Are All Right: ‘Youthquake’ Is Oxford Word of 2017

    Oxford Dictionaries recognized the power of the millennial generation Friday with its 2017 word of the year : youthquake. Oxford lexicographers say there was a fivefold increase in use of the term between 2016 and 2017. It is defined as “a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.” The word, coined almost...

  • Suzanne Ciechalski Apr 13, 2017

    Researchers Name Loud Shrimp After Pink Floyd

    A newly discovered species of shrimp that uses a bright pink claw to create a sound loud enough to kill small fish has been named for Pink Floyd. The shrimp found on Panama’s Pacific coast has been dubbed Synalpheus pinkfloydi in the peer-reviewed journal Zootaxa. Oxford University Museum of Natural History researcher Sammy De Grave is one of three researchers...

  • European Union Mar 19, 2017

    EU Citizens in UK Anxiously Seek Security Before Brexit

    Sam Schwarzkopf, a German neuroscientist at University College London, was startled to receive a letter from the British government telling him that his application for permanent residence had been rejected and he should prepare to leave the U.K....
    As a European Union citizen, he is legally entitled to live in Britain, and last year’s decision by U.K. voters to leave the...

  • Pennsylvania Mar 9, 2017

    ‘This Is Us’ Season Finale Focus is Ill-Fated Jack, Rebecca

    “This is Us” creator Dan Fogelman helpfully explains his time-twisting family drama’s ambitious theme: A vision of shared humanity, without end. “There’s no dying. There’s no you, or me, or them. It’s just us,” character Kevin says in a fifth-episode scene singled out by Fogelman as key.

  • Donald Trump Feb 9, 2017

    A Look at The Judges Who Will Rule on Trump’s Travel Ban

    Three judges on the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide as soon as Thursday whether to immediately reinstate President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which temporarily suspended the nation’s refugee program and immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries that have raised terrorism concerns.

  • Donald Trump Nov 16, 2016

    ‘Post-Truth’ Chosen as Oxford Dictionaries Word of Year

    Oxford dictionary editors have chosen their word of the year: “post-truth,” a term sometimes used to describe the current political climate. Oxford Dictionaries said Wednesday that use of the term rose 2,000 percent between 2015 and 2016, often in discussions of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and the campaign of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. It’s often used in...

  • Cancer Jun 15, 2016

    UN: Coffee No Longer Considered Possible Carcinogen

    The World Health Organization’s research arm has downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen, declaring there isn’t enough proof to show a link to cancer. But the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC, also announced in a report published on Wednesday that drinking “very hot” beverages of any kind could potentially raise the cancer risk, and...

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