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India has stopped using Covid-19 rapid test kits after some were found to be faulty

In this September 9, 2019 file photo, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt speaks in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP...

90% of the world’s students are under lockdown. It’s going to hit poor kids much harder than rich ones

“It’s really stressful,” she told CNN of the year she spent revising for now what seems like nothing. “I wanted to prove to myself and...

How long can we live under lockdown?

The first thing you notice when you awake in American suburbia is what’s missing — the music of modern life. There’s no crunch from the...

What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, April 21

Campaigners have been warning for weeks that the Trump administration is using the coronavirus pandemic to push its aggressive immigration agenda: Refugee resettlement has been...

Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz reach agreement on emergency government for Israel

The announcement, which includes a timeline for potential annexation of parts of the West Bank over the summer, appears to bring to an end more...

What you need to know about coronavirus on Sunday, April 19

So what went wrong? It seems likely that authorities overlooked clusters of cases among migrant workers living in cramped dorms, James Griffiths writes. Once the...

Johnson missed 5 key coronavirus meetings, but UK government defends his leadership

A senior UK government figure has defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic, following a wide-ranging critique in the Sunday Times newspaper....

The week in 47 photos

Health-care workers cry Friday, April 10, during a memorial for Esteban, a nurse they worked with at the Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes, Spain. Esteban...

Forget ‘social distancing.’ The WHO prefers we call it ‘physical distancing’ because social connections are more important than ever

The reason? The term “social distancing” can imply a sense of disconnection from loved ones. And at a time when being physically isolated from others...

The mystery of the ‘blue monkeys’ in ancient Grecien frescoes, solved

These monkeys can be found in ancient Grecian frescoes. And the details are so accurate that researchers were able to identify them as vervet monkeys...

Astronomers saw a star dancing around a black hole. And it proves Einstein’s theory was right

This rosette pattern is the orbit of a star, called S2, around the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. This...

Arctic ozone layer hole is biggest ever recorded, scientists say

Ozone levels in the area have dropped steeply since then. That’s unusual for a few reasons. While holes in the ozone layer are reported every...

Coronavirus live updates: Cases top 2 million globally

The United States government continues to investigate whether the coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory, not a wet market, according to multiple sources familiar with...

Emmanuel Macron backs ‘world truce’ and will speak to Vladimir Putin about it

Speaking on French radio, Macron said he had secured the agreement of several of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council to...

What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, April 14

With 23,000 Americans now dead and millions more without a paycheck, Trump seemed intent on conveying he was in absolute control, claiming powers never envisioned...

Moscow rolls out digital tracking system to enforce coronavirus lockdown

The capital is the epicenter of Russia’s coronavirus outbreak, recording 11,513 of the country’s official toll of 18,328 cases of Covid-19. “If previously we had...

Coronavirus live updates: Cases top 1.9 million globally

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news briefing in Rancho Cordova, California on April 9. Rich Pedroncelli/Pool/AP A group of Southern California pastors is...

What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, April 13

The administration, which doesn’t seem anywhere near ready to reopen the country safely, finds itself torn between corporate interests eager to return to business as...

Why everyone is baking bread

Bread dough is on the rise in homes across the West, as quarantined home bakers exorcise their cabin fever with furious kneading and punching. Manufacturers...

Health care workers are dancing on social media to cheer up the quarantined and relieve stress

Medical professionals across the country are participating in dance challenges on social media. It’s helping them share smiles and blow off steam during the demanding...

People around the world are dressing up to take their trash out in the midst of self-isolation

Just scroll down the Bin Isolation Outing Facebook group to see. Originally begun as a joke between friends, the page now has half a million...

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, April 10

New York state now has more cases than any country in the world except the United States, but there is a glimmer of hope: the...

Astronomers clock extremely high winds on an object outside of our solar system

This is an artist’s illustration of a brown dwarf, or a “failed star” object, and its magnetic field. The brown dwarf’s atmosphere and magnetic field...

Prehistoric monkeys rafted across the Atlantic to South America

It’s believed the prehistoric Ucayalipithecus monkeys made the more than 900-mile trip across the Atlantic (a narrower ocean at the time) on floating islands of...

World’s oldest yarn fragment shows Neanderthals were smarter than we thought

Archeologists have found the oldest string of yarn at a prehistoric site in southern France. This photograph, taken by digital microscopy, shows that of the...