Category Archives: CNN – World

Covid deaths may be double what we thought

Covid deaths may be double what we thought

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 3 million lives, an almost unfathomable human toll. Now, new figures suggest that the true global Covid-19 death toll has been grossly undercounted. Coronavirus has killed 6.9 million people, more than double the 3.2 million deaths that have been officially reported worldwide, according to analysis from the Institute…MORE

Wasps have a bad rap. This summer, let’s learn to love them

Wasps have a bad rap. This summer, let’s learn to love them

Before you swat a stinging wasp away from your next picnic, pause to consider the delicate and beautiful hammer orchid. The Australian flowers evolved to resemble the rear end of a female thynnine wasp. It’s a ruse to attract male thynnine wasps. When a passing wasp makes his move on the flower — tries to…MORE

The Milky Way — the ultimate wishing well

The Milky Way — the ultimate wishing well

One of my family’s favorite activities is sitting around the firepit under a clear night sky, equipped with blankets and all the fixings for s’mores, of course. The pandemic patio purchase has served us well on Saturday nights throughout the seasons as we look to the stars as our entertainment. We point out the constellations…MORE

This tiny dinosaur hunted in the dark and heard better than an owl

This tiny dinosaur hunted in the dark and heard better than an owl

With unusually large eyes and hair-trigger hearing, the tiny desert-dwelling dinosaur hunted its prey at night, offering more definitive evidence that dinosaurs weren’t only active in the daytime. It’s one of the findings of two ground-breaking studies published Thursday that examined and reconstructed the inner ears of ancient fossilized beasts and compared them with the…MORE

The US backs waiving vaccine patents. Now what?

The US backs waiving vaccine patents. Now what?

US President Joe Biden’s administration said Wednesday it would support the easing of patent rules on Covid-19 vaccines, potentially expanding global supplies, as a devastating wave envelops India and calls grow louder for rich countries to narrow the gap with the developing world. Biden had promised to support such waivers as a candidate ahead of…MORE

Rich nations urged to share vaccine knowledge as WTO debates waiving patents

Rich nations urged to share vaccine knowledge as WTO debates waiving patents

Members of the World Trade Organization are to discuss a proposal to waive intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines and treatments Wednesday amid growing international pressure for greater access for developing nations. Rights campaigners have also called for G7 foreign and development ministers who are meeting in London to consider the question of overriding pharmaceutical…MORE

‘Oddball supernova’ reveals star’s death throes before exploding

‘Oddball supernova’ reveals star’s death throes before exploding

Stars experience very violent lives that usually end in dazzling explosions, and scientists have tried for years to determine what happens to massive stars just before this bombastic finale. Now, an unusual supernova is helping researchers piece more of that stellar puzzle together. An international team of researchers used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to observe…MORE

There is no custom code to display.