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Moderna vaccine 94.5% effective in second breakthrough
by Issam Ahmed - November 16, 2020 - 9:06pm
Moderna released early results from a clinical trial with more than 30,000 participants, after US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech last week said their vaccine was 90% effective.&nb...
SpaceX launches four astronauts to ISS
by Issam Ahmed - November 16, 2020 - 1:00pm
Three Americans — Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker — and Japan's Soichi Noguchi blasted off at 7:27 pm (0027 GMT Monday) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, thus ending almost a...
US formally quits Paris agreement as election hangs in balance
by Issam Ahmed - November 4, 2020 - 4:52pm
It may prove to be a temporary blip before Democrat Joe Biden's administration rejoins the agreement. Otherwise, the global effort to rein in the Earth's warming will have to proceed without the government of...
Donald Trump biggest driver of COVID-19 misinformation: study
by Issam Ahmed - October 2, 2020 - 7:50am
US President Donald Trump has been the world's biggest driver of COVID-19 misinformation during the pandemic, a study from Cornell University said Thursday.
US closes in on 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election
by Issam Ahmed - September 22, 2020 - 7:29am
According to a rolling tally by Johns Hopkins University, 199,743 Americans have died and 6.8 million have been confirmed infected.
As wildfires rage, US voters still divided on climate
by Issam Ahmed - September 13, 2020 - 8:38am
So why isn't the threat of global warming dominating the election contest between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden?
Convalescent plasma: What you need to know
by Issam Ahmed - August 25, 2020 - 7:34am
Is it safe and effective? Has President Donald Trump's administration put political considerations ahead of the science? Here's what you need to know.
SpaceX brings NASA astronauts home safe in milestone mission
by Issam Ahmed - August 3, 2020 - 7:38am
America's first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station in nearly a decade returned safely to Earth on Sunday, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mystery solved: Scientists trace source of Stonehenge boulders
by Issam Ahmed - July 30, 2020 - 7:46am
Stonehenge, a Neolithic wonder in southern England, has vexed historians and archaeologists for centuries with its many mysteries: How was it built? What purpose did it serve? Where did its towering sandstone boulders...
US notches 4 million virus cases, Europe tops 3 million amid fresh outbreaks
by Issam Ahmed - July 24, 2020 - 8:06am
The European continent now accounts for a fifth of the world's more than 15 million cases and remains the hardest hit in terms of deaths, with 206,633 out of 627,307 worldwide.
Millions worldwide back in virus confinement, but hope on US vaccine
by Issam Ahmed - July 15, 2020 - 9:35am
Millions of people went into new lockdowns Tuesday as novel coronavirus cases surged, but in one sign of hope, a US firm said it would soon start final-stage human trials for a possible COVID-19 vacci...
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine enters final stage trial this month
by Issam Ahmed - July 15, 2020 - 7:41am
The Phase 3 trial will recruit 30,000 participants in the US, with half to receive the vaccine at 100 microgram dose levels, and the other half to receive a placebo.
A dog's life: Scientists find new formula for canine age
by Issam Ahmed - July 11, 2020 - 1:50pm
A well-known "rule of paw" holds that you can tell how old your pooch is in human terms by multiplying its age in years by seven.
Global experts warn of COVID-19 airborne threat
by Issam Ahmed - July 7, 2020 - 7:23am
As countries ease their lockdowns, authorities need to recognize the coronavirus can spread through the air far beyond the two meters (six feet) urged in social distancing guidelines, an international group of 239...
US, Europe battle fresh virus surges
by Issam Ahmed - June 26, 2020 - 7:56am
The reminder that the pandemic — which has claimed more than 480,000 lives around the world -—is far from over came amid more grim news for the world's airlines.
US astronauts enter space station in milestone mission
by Issam Ahmed - June 1, 2020 - 8:09am
NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade, a triumph for SpaceX and private enterprise.
Top US virus expert warns of premature exit from lockdown
by Issam Ahmed - May 13, 2020 - 7:45am
Government immunologist Anthony Fauci's stark words fed concerns that even a cautious exit from the world's unprecedented economic shutdown could trigger a second wave of the highly contagious virus.
US issues emergency approval for remdesivir for COVID-19 patients
by Issam Ahmed - May 2, 2020 - 10:29am
The experimental drug remdesivir has been authorized by US regulators for emergency use against COVID-19, President Donald Trump announced Friday.
Remdesivir: The COVID-19 drug helping patients recover faster
by Issam Ahmed - May 1, 2020 - 8:47am
Remdesivir has been shown to speed up recovery times for patients with COVID-19 in a major US-led trial, becoming the first drug with proven benefit against the disease.
Rare inflammatory syndrome seen in children with COVID-19
by Issam Ahmed - April 30, 2020 - 8:15am
Children have largely been spared the worst of COVID-19, but there may be a rare complication — an inflammatory syndrome that one doctor described as causing patients to feel like "every blood vessel in the...
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