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CBS News
June 30, 2020 - 11:49 am
Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic, according to a study published Monday in the U.S. scientific journal PNAS. Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009.
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Peter Haskell
April 29, 2020 - 12:25 pm
The news is dominated by stories about virus immunity, antibodies and generally speaking — science. Do you have any coronavirus questions? You can now Skype with a scientist for free.
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AP News
March 15, 2020 - 12:41 pm
The government’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday he would like to see aggressive measures such as a 14-day national shutdown that would require Americans to hunker down even more to help slow spread of the coronavirus.
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A woman wearing mask walks past the Apple store in an empty mall district in Beijing, China on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The tech giant Apple has reopened some of its stores in China but says the viral outbreak is starting to disrupt its supplies. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
AP News
March 14, 2020 - 5:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Tech giant Apple is closing its stores outside of China for two weeks and will only sell online as part of efforts to fight the global viral pandemic. “In our workplaces and communities, we must do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” CEO Tim Cook tweeted Saturday. “Apple...
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Johnny Lopez
November 20, 2019 - 6:14 am
Apparently, one human year does not equal seven in dog years. While the common formula to convert your four-legged friend’s age into the canine equivalent has been to simply multiply it by seven, it has no scientific backing . There's a Better Way Calculate Your Dog's True Age in Dog Years,...
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Goran K Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, center, and academy members Peter Fredriksson, left, and Jakob Svensson announce the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday Oct. 14, 2019. The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty." (Karin Wesslen/TT via AP)
October 14, 2019 - 3:37 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 12:30 p.m. France's Esther Duflo says she is "incredibly humbled" to be the second woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Speaking by telephone to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the 46-year-old said...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 file photo, a bust of the Nobel Prize founder, Alfred Nobel on display at the Concert Hall during the Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm. Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science. The revamped panel at the Swedish Academy who will hand out the Nobel literature prizes Thursday Oct. 10, 2019, for both 2018 and 2019 would relish arguments about the winners, rather than intrigue about the #MeToo scandal that forced the institution to suspend the prize last year. (Henrik Montgomery/Pool Photo via AP, File)
October 14, 2019 - 12:18 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will announce the last Nobel winner later Monday, when it awards its prestigious economics prize. The prize — officially known as the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel — wasn't created by the prize founder, but...
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A view of a well-preserved fresco depicting fighting gladiators in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy, recently unearthed by archeologists. The new discovery -- located in the Regio V site, north of the archaeological park -- was unveiled on Friday and it's not open to the public yet. (Archeological Park of Pompeii via AP)
October 11, 2019 - 11:36 am
ROME (AP) — Archeologists excavating what may have been an ancient Roman drinking den in the ruined city of Pompeii said Friday they have unearthed a well-preserved wall painting of gladiators in action, complete with realistically gory wounds. The 3ft by 4.5ft fresco is located in the Regio V site...
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October 08, 2019 - 12:37 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics will be awarded Tuesday, a day after two Americans and one British scientist were awarded the award for Physiology or Medicine. This year, the Nobel week will include an award in chemistry — to be announced Wednesday — two literature laureates, the...
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Pope Francis walks towards an newly-planted oak tree during a tree-planting ceremony on the occasion of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, at the Vatican, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The ceremony takes place two days before a Synod of bishops on the Pan-Amazon region opens at the Vatican to address the ecological, social and spiritual needs of indigenous peoples in the Amazon. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 06, 2019 - 12:55 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is opening a divisive meeting on preserving the Amazon and ministering to its indigenous peoples, as he fends off attacks from conservatives who are opposed to his ecological agenda. Francis was to celebrate an opening Mass on Sunday with global attention newly...
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