Vaccine diplomacy: China hopes its vaccine development and outreach to the developing world will refurbish its image

Vaccine diplomacy: China hopes its vaccine development and outreach to the developing world will refurbish its image

Brazil is among the countries worst hit by the pandemic, with over six million cases and nearly 170,000 deaths. China ...
Virtual reality sex might soon be a reality. What can we expect?

Virtual reality sex might soon be a reality. What can we expect?

VR sex simulation is not the same as porn. The term “VR porn” is therefore somewhat misleading. When viewing photos ...
IVF 14-day rule: Scientists and ethicists reconsidering how many days an embryo can be studied outside the womb

IVF 14-day rule: Scientists and ethicists reconsidering how many days an embryo can be studied outside the womb

As early as 1979, regulators responded to [in-vitro fertilization ethical] concerns by establishing the ‘14-day rule’. It soon became an internationally accepted ...
As wealthier countries prepare for mass COVID vaccine rollouts, 70 poorer countries must beg for shots

As wealthier countries prepare for mass COVID vaccine rollouts, 70 poorer countries must beg for shots

The [People’s Vaccine Alliance] says that nearly 70 poor countries will only be able to vaccinate one in 10 people ...
Viewpoint: Fears grow that Trump’s anti-science extremism could fuel rise in creationism

Viewpoint: Fears grow that Trump’s anti-science extremism could fuel rise in creationism

Loss and humiliation do not make bad ideas go away. Rather, they can take on wilder and more outrageous forms ...
'25 days in China that changed the world': How the country's COVID bungling helped accelerate a global disaster

’25 days in China that changed the world’: How the country’s COVID bungling helped accelerate a global disaster

[The January 23 Wuhan] lockdown was the first decisive step in saving China. But in a pandemic that has since ...
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We might be able to send GMOs to other planets. But is it a good idea?

We might be able to send GMOs to other planets. But is it a good idea?

First: Could we populate another planet with genetically modified organisms? Second: Should we? … Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Professor of Planetary Habitability and Astrobiology ...
COVID-19 vaccine tracker: What’s the status of all vaccines in development?

COVID-19 vaccine tracker: What’s the status of all vaccines in development?

Vaccines typically require years of research and testing before reaching the clinic, but in 2020, scientists embarked on a race ...
COVID-19 vaccine state-by-state availability tracker: When will you be able to get the shot?

COVID-19 vaccine state-by-state availability tracker: When will you be able to get the shot?

The Post is tracking how many doses are expected to be delivered in the first set of Pfizer’s newly authorized ...
COVID tests often yield false results, underscoring the limits of testing to control pandemics

COVID tests often yield false results, underscoring the limits of testing to control pandemics

National coronavirus test shortages have emphasized testing’s critical role in containing and mitigating the pandemic, but these inconvenient truths remain: ...
China attempting to develop ‘biologically enhanced super soldiers’, US spy chief claims

China attempting to develop ‘biologically enhanced super soldiers’, US spy chief claims

China has conducted "human testing" on members of the People's Liberation Army in hope of developing soldiers with "biologically enhanced ...
Ellume: 91%+ accurate at-home COVID test given first emergency authorization in the US

Ellume: 91%+ accurate at-home COVID test given first emergency authorization in the US

The Food and Drug Administration on [December 15] issued an emergency authorization for the country’s first coronavirus test that can run from ...
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Podcast: How do COVID vaccines work? CRISPR kills cancer; Danish study debunks mask mandates?

The leading COVID-19 vaccines are RNA-based immunizations and the first of their kind. How do they work, and are they ...
Facial recognition is growing with COVID – and sparking a burgeoning resistance movement

Facial recognition is growing with COVID – and sparking a burgeoning resistance movement

Facial-recognition technology (FRT) has long been in use at airport borders and on smartphones, and as a tool to help ...
How most of Europe has kept schools open safely during the current COVID surge

How most of Europe has kept schools open safely during the current COVID surge

Most of Europe kept schools open even during a worst-on-the-planet second wave of infections this fall. And still, schools appear to ...
Halal effect: Global Muslim communities face unique COVID challenges, including a religion-grounded hesitation to vaccines

Halal effect: Global Muslim communities face unique COVID challenges, including a religion-grounded hesitation to vaccines

COVID-19 has spared no ethnic, racial or religious group. It treats everyone with equal disdain. But that doesn’t mean that ...
Foreshadowing repeat of spring chaos, Trump Administration leaves vaccine distribution to individual states

Foreshadowing repeat of spring chaos, Trump Administration leaves vaccine distribution to individual states

Federal and state officials agree that the nation’s 21 million health care workers should be first in line [for a ...
Should you abort a fetus with Down syndrome as the Danish do almost universally?

Should you abort a fetus with Down syndrome as the Danish do almost universally?

[I]n 2004, Denmark became one of the first countries in the world to offer prenatal Down syndrome screening to every ...
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All leading COVID vaccines so far require two shots, making it even more challenging to contain the pandemic

As the nation gears up to vaccinate tens of millions of Americans against the novel coronavirus, public health officials… are ...
Epidemiologist who guided Sweden’s ‘no lockdown’ policy sidelined after surge overwhelms the country

Epidemiologist who guided Sweden’s ‘no lockdown’ policy sidelined after surge overwhelms the country

The high-profile epidemiologist who led Sweden's no lock-down strategy in the spring appears to be being sidelined by the government ...
Life without humans: What’s the ‘voluntary extinction movement’?

Life without humans: What’s the ‘voluntary extinction movement’?

Euthanasia is usually viewed as a personal experience. But there are movements and philosophers who believe that it would be ...
Cosmetics poised to be reformulated with lower toxic chemicals in the wake of new California law

Cosmetics poised to be reformulated with lower toxic chemicals in the wake of new California law

[A California ban of toxic chemicals in cosmetics], signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom at the end of September, covers 24 ...
Viewpoint: How Trump and Steve Bannon aided by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and Lou Dobbs promoted the ‘China created COVID in a lab’ conspiracy myth

Viewpoint: How Trump and Steve Bannon aided by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and Lou Dobbs promoted the ‘China created COVID in a lab’ conspiracy myth

[Chinese researcher Dr. Li-Meng Yan] appeared in the United States on Fox News making the unsubstantiated claim to millions that ...
Vaccine diplomacy: China poised to introduce first COVID shots to Latin America, increasing its regional influence

Vaccine diplomacy: China poised to introduce first COVID shots to Latin America, increasing its regional influence

China is actively making “deals to try to get the vaccine deployed and employed” around the globe to stop the ...
Level the playing field: Genetics makes us not only different but unequal. CRISPR could change that. Should we do it?

Level the playing field: Genetics makes us not only different but unequal. CRISPR could change that. Should we do it?

Over the past decade, economists, sociologists and psychologists have begun collaborating with geneticists to investigate how genomic differences among human ...
Sweden imposes mandatory COVID restrictions, ending its ‘voluntary’ distancing experiment

Sweden imposes mandatory COVID restrictions, ending its ‘voluntary’ distancing experiment

Like other Europeans, Swedes are now heading into the winter facing restrictions ranging from a ban on large gatherings to ...
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