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Sumatran forest people adapt ancient health rules for pandemic

Sumatran forest people adapt ancient health rules for pandemic

Jangat Pico, a member of the Orang Rimba indigenous people who live on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, was reluctant to say the name of the new coronavirus when he heard it for the first time.

Vaccine makers face biggest medical challenge in history

Vaccine makers face biggest medical challenge in history

Developing a Covid-19 vaccine in record time will be tough. Producing enough to end the pandemic will be the biggest medical manufacturing feat in history.

Social distancing remains vital to battle against virus

Social distancing remains vital to battle against virus

There has been much uncertainty surrounding how the coronavirus spreads.

Post-pandemic economic leadership begins in America

Post-pandemic economic leadership begins in America

What does the future hold for the global economy? As it stands, the most likely answer, unfortunately, is lower growth, worsening inequality, distorted markets, and rising financial risks. But this outcome is not preordained.

Suspending H-1B visas threatens next wave of innovation

Suspending H-1B visas threatens next wave of innovation

President Donald Trump’s order suspending H-1B visas threatens the next wave of tech innovation, raising the risk that the US will lose the immigrant leaders needed to help us sustain the country’s economy.

The Covid shock to the dollar

The Covid shock to the dollar

Pandemic time runs at warp speed. That’s true of the Covid-19 infection rate, as well as the unprecedented scientific efforts under way to find a vaccine. It is also true of transformational developments currently playing out in pandemic-affected economies.

Frigid dwarf planet Pluto may have started out its life as a hothead

Frigid dwarf planet Pluto may have started out its life as a hothead

Pluto, a frigid little world inhabiting the solar system’s outer reaches, may have been born as a warmer place sheltering a subsurface ocean that still exists today, researchers said on Monday.

Covid-19 to accelerate shifts in higher education

Covid-19 to accelerate shifts in higher education

In the backdrop of recent health pandemic, the social and conventional media has been contemplating the emergence of new world order and the likely shift of power from West to East.

The pandemic must transform global agriculture

The pandemic must transform global agriculture

The Covid-19 pandemic should spur us to redefine how we feed humanity. The world now has a unique opportunity to adopt long-term measures to promote healthier diets, encourage farmers to produce a wider range of food, and strengthen collaboration among the public-health, food, and agriculture sector

Here’s why tensions are running high on India and China’s border

Here’s why tensions are running high on India and China’s border

The Chinese assault on Indian troops near the Galwan Valley, along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that serves as an unofficial international frontier between the two countries, is, for India’s political elite, a reminder of an awkward reality.

Anti-racism protests turn spotlight on icons of US history

Anti-racism protests turn spotlight on icons of US history

As the wave of anti-racism protests rocking the United States brings down monuments to figures linked to the country’s history of slavery, the spotlight is shifting to historic characters long considered untouchable.

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