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China’s top legislative committee on Monday began deliberating a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the country’s deadly coronavirus outbreak.

China considers ‘complete ban’ on wildlife trade

China’s top legislative committee on Monday began deliberating a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the country’s deadly coronavirus outbreak.
“Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet,” Jeff Bezos wrote on Instagram on Monday.Credit...Emma Howells for The New York Times

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion fund to combat climate change

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pledged $10 billion to a new fund to tackle climate change but activists have urged the world’s richest man to first clean up the e-commerce giant’s own lacklustre environmental record.
Scientists believe that males could be more vulnerable to the coronavirus because they may have a weaker immune response to the disease, according to a column by The Financial Times.

Report: Men are more vulnerable to coronavirus

Scientists believe that males could be more vulnerable to the coronavirus because they may have a weaker immune response to the disease, according to a column by The Financial Times.
A mysterious new virus of completely unknown origin has emerged from a lake in Brazil leaving scientists puzzled. It has been named Yaravirus after Yara, a supernatural mermaid who lured soldiers underwater to live with her.

Mysterious new virus with unknown origin emerge in Brazil

A mysterious new virus of completely unknown origin has emerged from a lake in Brazil leaving scientists puzzled. It has been named Yaravirus after Yara, a supernatural mermaid who lured soldiers underwater to live with her.
The Press Officer, Embassy of China, Sun Saixiong, explained on Tuesday that the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian, only advised those who wished to travel to China “not to be in a rush if the trip was not urgent.”

Coronavirus: We have not stopped issuing visas to Nigerians – China Embassy

The Press Officer, Embassy of China, Sun Saixiong, explained on Tuesday that the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian, only advised those who wished to travel to China “not to be in a rush if the trip was not urgent.”
As the coronavirus epidemic infected about 11,000 people and killed 258, according to figures released Saturday, Singapore and Mongolia have imposed sweeping bans on arrivals by land, sea or air from China.

Scientists in Rome isolate coronavirus for study, containment

Italian scientists at the National Institute for Infectious Diseases have isolated the rapidly spreading coronavirus, Italian media reported on Sunday.
A claim by Chinese scientists that “Shuanghuanglian”, a liquid made with honeysuckle and flowering plants could help fight the deadly coronavirus has sparked frenzied buying of the traditional medicine, but doubts quickly emerged.

Coronavirus: Chinese scramble for herbal cure ‘Shuanghuanglian’

A claim by Chinese scientists that “Shuanghuanglian”, a liquid made with honeysuckle and flowering plants could help fight the deadly coronavirus has sparked frenzied buying of the traditional medicine, but doubts quickly emerged.
Britain on Sunday announced a new fast-track visa scheme for top scientists, researchers and mathematicians as it prepares a new immigration system for life outside the European Union.

Britain unveils new visa scheme

Britain on Sunday announced a new fast-track visa scheme for top scientists, researchers and mathematicians as it prepares a new immigration system for life outside the European Union.
The new ‘connectome’ maps some 25,000 neurons in a fruit fly’s brain, a portion of which are shown here. - Image- Google - FlyEM

Google publishes largest ever high-resolution map of brain connectivity

Scientists from Google and the Janelia Research Campus in Virginia have published the largest high-resolution map of brain connectivity in any animal, sharing a 3D model that traces 20 million synapses connecting some 25,000 neurons in the brain of a fruit fly.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

What you should know about the coronavirus

A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.
China has confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new SARS-like virus as the number of cases soared and authorities Tuesday said a fourth person had died.

China says raging virus contagious, records 4th death

China has confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new SARS-like virus as the number of cases soared and authorities Tuesday said a fourth person had died.
In this Oct. 17, 2019 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, biologist Jordan Richard pries open a pheasant shell mussel from the Clinch River near Wallen Bend, Tenn.

Widespread mussel die-offs worry scientists

Scientists are scrambling to understand why thousands of dead mussels are turning up in several rivers across the United States, including one of the world's biodiversity hotspots.
Australia's maximum average temperature broke records on Tuesday ( via REUTERS )

Australia experiences hottest day on record

Australia this week experienced its hottest day on record and the heatwave is expected to worsen, exacerbating an already unprecedented bushfire season, authorities said Wednesday.

Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic

Scientists said Wednesday they have come up with an environmentally-friendly method that uses artificial sunlight to transform plastic into power-generating chemicals, as countries worldwide battle to reduce waste.
Climate change threatens food supplies if extreme weather conditions hit more than one grain-producing region at a time, scientists warned Monday.

Climate change threatens food supplies

A team from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) based in Austria said climate change not only resulted in higher temperatures but is also producing more severe climatic events such as drought, heatwaves and floods.
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico's coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island's heritage that is still being discovered.

Scientists race to document Puerto Rico’s coastal heritage

A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico's coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island's heritage that is still being discovered.

Experts urge stakeholders to step up roles in preventing suicide

Some mental health experts have called for collaboration between parents, guardians, educators and the government in the prevention of suicide.

China launches five satellites with one rocket

Five new remote-sensing satellites were sent into planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China’s Shanxi Province on Wednesday.

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