Health

Steve April 16, 2021

Louisiana is making a full-court press to get shots in arms, with sometimes creative outreach to make it as easy as possible to get vaccinated By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press April 16, 2021, 6:20 AM • 6 min read BATON ROUGE, La. — Brass bands playing at a 24-hour drive-thru coronavirus vaccine event. Doses delivered […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Australian pineapple, Danish trout, and Midwestern U.S. corn farmers are not often lumped together under the same agricultural umbrella. But they and many others who raise crops and animals face a common problem: excess nitrogen in drainage water. Whether it flows out to the Great Barrier Reef or the Gulf of Mexico, the nutrient contributes […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Reliance on petroleum fuels and raging wildfires: Two separate, large-scale challenges that could be addressed by one scientific breakthrough. Teams from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Sandia National Laboratories have collaborated to develop a streamlined and efficient process for converting woody plant matter like forest overgrowth and agricultural waste — material that is […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom says nearly half of Californians eligible for vaccination have received at least one shot against the coronavirus By The Associated Press April 16, 2021, 2:13 AM • 13 min read SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom says nearly half of Californians eligible for vaccination have received at least one shot against the […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Iran has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine By AMIR VAHDAT Associated Press April 16, 2021, 12:33 AM • 2 min read TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the state-run IRNA news […]

Steve April 15, 2021

image copyrightReutersimage captionBilly Caldwell, pictured with his mother Charlotte in 2018, needs medicinal cannabis for his rare form of epilepsy MPs and peers are calling for funding for families forced to buy medicinal cannabis for their children privately. The treatment was made legal with a prescription in 2018 for those with an “exceptional clinical need”. […]

Steve April 15, 2021

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has signed a bill to introduce more stringent requirements to needle exchange programs that critics say will make it harder to get clean needles amid a spike in HIV cases in the state By JOHN RABY Associated Press April 15, 2021, 10:23 PM • 3 min read CHARLESTON, W.Va. — […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Investigators in China and the United States have injected human stem cells into primate embryos and were able to grow chimeric embryos for a significant period of time — up to 20 days. The research, despite its ethical concerns, has the potential to provide new insights into developmental biology and evolution. It also has implications […]

Steve April 15, 2021

That’s a question Charles Marshall pestered his paleontologist colleagues with for years until he finally teamed up with his students to find an answer. What the team found, to be published this week in the journal Science, is that about 20,000 adult T. rexes probably lived at any one time, give or take a factor […]

Steve April 15, 2021

By The Visual and Data Journalism TeamBBC News image copyrightPress Associationimage captionChildren visit the penguins at London Zoo, which was allowed to reopen this week There have been almost 4.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and more than 127,000 people have died, government figures show. However, these figures include only people who […]

Steve April 15, 2021

The United States is opening more distance between itself and much of the rest of the world in the race against the coronavirus By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press April 15, 2021, 9:50 PM • 5 min read The United States opened more distance between itself and much of the rest of the world Thursday, nearing […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Pope Francis is offering Brazilians a message of hope and consolation amid soaring coronavirus deaths and infections in the country By The Associated Press April 15, 2021, 4:56 PM • 14 min read ROME — Pope Francis is offering Brazilians a message of hope and consolation amid soaring coronavirus deaths and infections in the country […]