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Report: Brazil’s indigenous people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19

Report: Brazil’s indigenous people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19

Far from hospitals and often lacking basic infrastructure, Brazil’s indigenous people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19 with little help in sight. The mortality rate is double that of the rest of Brazil’s population, according to advocacy group Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) which tracks the number of cases and deaths…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Saturday, May 23

It’s not just that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t help Covid-19 patients. The drug makes them sicker. A comprehensive study published yesterday in the medical journal The Lancet found that seriously ill Covid-19 patients who were treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine were more likely to die or develop irregular heart rhythms. “Our data has very convincingly shown that…MORE

Astronomers find the Wolfe Disk, an unlikely galaxy, in the distant universe

Astronomers find the Wolfe Disk, an unlikely galaxy, in the distant universe

Astronomers have spotted a massive disk galaxy, not unlike our own, that formed 12.5 billion years ago when our 13.8 billion-year-old universe was only a tenth of its current age. But according to what scientists know about galaxy formation, this one has no business being in the distant universe. This discovery is challenging how astronomers…MORE

Glowing coral reefs are striving to recover from bleaching, study says

Glowing coral reefs are striving to recover from bleaching, study says

As oceans warm due to climate change, some coral reefs have been devastated in recent years by bleaching events that cause them to die and damage the biodiversity that depends on them. Multiple studies are underway to understand more about these bleaching events and if corals can bounce back. While bleaching is associated with the…MORE

Snow is turning green in Antarctica — and climate change will make it worse

Snow is turning green in Antarctica — and climate change will make it worse

Green snow created by blooming algae in the Antarctic Peninsula is likely to spread as temperatures increase as a result of climate change, researchers have said, after creating the first large-scale map of the organisms and their movements. Satellite data gathered between 2017 and 2019, combined with on-the-ground measurements over two summers in Antarctica, allowed…MORE

Trump can’t stop giving the finger to his own government

US President Donald Trump can’t stop giving the finger to his own government. Everyone should wear a mask in public, say US medical authorities hoping to control the coronavirus — but don’t expect the President to set an example. Instead, Trump hopes to ward off Covid-19 by dosing on hydroxychloroquine — an unproven drug that…MORE

Coronavirus set global school enrollment back four decades, says UN agency

Coronavirus set global school enrollment back four decades, says UN agency

The coronavirus has set global school enrollment back four decades, as closures and recessions in many countries have hit education, according to a new report by a United Nations agency. Tracking global changes since 2019, researchers at the UN Development Programme have found that education, health and income measures sharply dropped after the coronavirus emerged…MORE