A pandemic on the other hand refers to a worldwide epidemic, which could have started off as outbreak, escalated to the level of an epidemic and eventually spread to a number of countries across continents.
When we compared our vampire bat DNA sequences with those obtained from goats, pigs, cows, dogs, chickens and humans, we found that Diphylla had consumed blood from chickens and humans.
In 2012, Dr Franz Messerli published a short article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine that took a good hard look at the cognitive benefits of chocolate consumption. As chocolate contains flavanols, thought to facilitate brain cell connections and boost thinking skills, such a study seems to make sense.
Face masks help reduce coronavirus transmission, which has prompted mandates and expert recommendations for their use where social distancing is difficult. As the world emerges from shutdowns, wearing face masks for extended periods of time in settings such as offices will increase.
While cats may seem mysterious, their behaviour can help us to understand how they are feeling. The position of a cat’s body, head, ears and tail are all telltale hints.
COVID-19 causes similar symptoms to the flu. Fever is the most common symptom, occurring in almost 88% of cases, while a dry cough is the next most common.
Researchers used photosynthetic cyanobacteria to help grow a structural building material – and they managed to keep it alive.
The fossil find could represent an important shift in the simple narrative that all early species of human ancestry are East African.
Micius is the world’s first quantum communications satellite and has, for several years, been at the forefront of quantum encryption.
Professor Luc Montagnier, a French Nobel Prize winner, said in an interview that the Covid-19 virus is partially lab grown. His research showed that it contains small sequences from HIV, the AIDS virus.
Did you ever wonder what causes that earthy smell that rises after a light summer rain? That mysterious scent has been called “petrichor”.
Face masks in public are not perfect shields against Covid-19. However, they do offer a basic level of protection, which is better than nothing.
The French Health Minister, Olivier Veran, said that anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Ibuprofen and Cortisone may worsen coronavirus infection.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new COVID-19 test that is able to provide results in three and half hours, which is about ten times faster than usual.
NASA announced in a press conference that the name of its 2020 Mars rover is going to be Perseverance. This name was proposed by Alex Mather, a 13-year-old from Virginia.