The cyclone, which made landfall on Vanuatu's largest island, Espiritu Santo, in the morning, brought winds of up to 235 kph (145 mph) as it headed for the country's second-largest town, Luganville, home to 16,500 people. Local media have reported that the council building in the town has already been knocked down by the storm. … [Read more...] about Cyclone Harold in Vanuatu threatens disaster on several fronts
Breheny said the zoo had received several inquiries as to the testing process and whether it may have taken away from human testing in New York City, the hardest-hit area in the US with more than 3,000 people dead due to complications from the virus. … [Read more...] about Tiger tests positive for coronavirus at New York zoo
"Plastic does not inherently make something clean and safe," said Ivy Schlegel, a research specialist for Greenpeace USA, in a recent report from the environmental group. Schlegel pointed out that a number of studies, including one published March 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that "the virus will persist on plastic longer than almost any material examined [up to three days in laboratory conditions — editor's note], which could call into question the safety of the majority of plastic-packaged items in supermarkets." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Can we still live sustainably?
"In Europe, there's a trend among people to eat more healthy stuff and to understand where our food comes from, in general, to become more aware of what we eat," Ferrer tells DW. "Young people tend to buy more plants to make their homes greener. So we offer an innovative way for people to not only decorate their homes but actually to eat what they grow." … [Read more...] about Homebound gardening amid coronavirus: When green dreams grow on windowsills
From the fingerprint to biometric data Clearing the innocent It's not just criminals who get identified. Many innocent people can be cleared of criminal charges through good identification. For some, technology has saved their lives. Kirk Bloodsworth spent almost nine years on death row. The US Innocence Project has proved the false incarceration of more than 100 people using DNA evidence. … [Read more...] about Craig Venter: 20 years of decoding the human genome