Health

Steve January 15, 2021

A city in northern China is building a 3,000-unit quarantine facility to deal with an anticipated overflow of patients as COVID-19 cases rise ahead of the Lunar New Year travel rush ByThe Associated Press January 15, 2021, 7:48 AM • 3 min read BEIJING — A city in northern China is building a 3,000-unit quarantine […]

Steve January 14, 2021

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots By JANIE HAR, JENNIFER PELTZ and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press January 15, 2021, 3:04 AM • 6 min read The rapid expansion of […]

Steve January 14, 2021

China says it is now treating more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 as numbers of cases continue to surge in the country’s north ByThe Associated Press January 15, 2021, 2:41 AM • 2 min read BEIJING — China says it is now treating more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 as numbers of cases continue to […]

Steve January 14, 2021

Plants produce toxic substances to defend themselves against herbivores. In a new study, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena and the University of Münster, Germany, were able to describe in detail the biosynthesis and exact mode of action of an important group of defensive substances, the diterpene glycosides, in wild […]

Steve January 14, 2021

Deep in the Brazilian Amazon River basin, scientists led by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History fish research associate C. David de Santana discovered a small, river-fed lake filled with more than 100 adult electric eels, many of which were upwards of 4 feet long. On its own, this was an intriguing discovery, electric […]

Steve January 14, 2021

Published duration6 hours ago image [email protected] image captionClaire Goodwin-Fee: “People are being pushed to the brink” Coronavirus has changed many people’s working lives for the worse. Many of us have been isolated from our colleagues; others have been made redundant by employers citing the costs of the pandemic. In the NHS and in care homes, […]

Steve January 14, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden says he knows his $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan “does not come cheaply” but he says America can’t afford to fail to pass the plan By The Associated Press January 15, 2021, 12:58 AM • 11 min read WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden says he knows his $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan “does […]

Steve January 14, 2021

Posidonia oceanica seagrass — an endemic marine phanerogam with an important ecological role in the marine environment — can take and remove plastic materials that have been left at the sea, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports. The article’s first author is the tenure-track 2 lecturer Anna Sànchez-Vidal, from the Research […]

Steve January 14, 2021

Roughly 8,200 years ago, the island of Yuzhniy Oleniy Ostrov in Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia, Russia, housed a large burial ground where men, women and children of varying ages were buried. Many of the graves contain an abundance of objects and red ochre, signifying the wish to ensure the comfort of the […]

Steve January 14, 2021

By Philippa RoxbyHealth reporter Published duration3 hours ago image copyrightGetty Images Nearly 46% of over-80s in England’s North East and Yorkshire region have been given their first dose of a Covid vaccine – more than any other area, official figures show. This compares with about 30% of over-80s in both London and the East of […]

Steve January 14, 2021

Jan. 14 (UPI) — The incoming Biden administration’s plan to release more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine won’t cause supply shortages, Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of the newly created COVID-19 advisory board said Thursday. Despite not officially taking charge of the nation’s pandemic response until next week, members of Biden’s board already have been […]

Steve January 14, 2021

As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get the shots By ALEXANDRA OLSON and DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writers January 15, 2021, 12:31 AM • 6 min read As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to […]