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Most coronavirus infections are mild, says Chinese study

Most coronavirus infections are mild, says Chinese study

Most people infected by the new coronavirus in China have mild symptoms, with older patients and those with underlying conditions most at risk from the disease, according to a study by Chinese researchers.The disease has now killed nearly 1,900 people and infe

Antarctica registers record temperature of over 20 C

Antarctica registers record temperature of over 20 C

Scientists in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius (69.35 Fahrenheit), breaking the barrier of 20 degrees for the first time on the continent, a researcher said Thursday."We'd never seen a temperature this high in Antarc

UK team tests China virus vaccine on mice

UK team tests China virus vaccine on mice

A team of UK scientists believe they are among the first to start animal testing of a vaccine for the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people and spread around the world.Researchers at Imperial College London said their ultimate goal wa

Italy calls on Egypt to release young researcher, activist

Italy calls on Egypt to release young researcher, activist

Italy on Sunday called on Egypt to release a young Egyptian researcher and activist based at Bologna University, saying it had reason to believe the security forces had tortured him.The incident has revived painful memories of the 2016 disappearance and murder