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Coronavirus Live Updates: As Death Toll Rises, Mayor at Center of Outbreak Offers to Resign

Coronavirus Live Updates: As Death Toll Rises, Mayor at Center of Outbreak Offers to Resign

The coronavirus outbreak seemed to be a full-blown crisis by the time the first news reports emerged: Dozens of people…
Effects of Coronavirus Begin Echoing Far From Wuhan Epicenter

Effects of Coronavirus Begin Echoing Far From Wuhan Epicenter

WUHAN, China — The repercussions from a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds of people began reverberating far from its…
The Wuhan Coronavirus: Symptoms, Spread, and What Scientists Know

The Wuhan Coronavirus: Symptoms, Spread, and What Scientists Know

At least 24 of those who died were from Hubei, the Chinese province of which Wuhan is the capital. Of…
China Silences Critics Over Coronavirus Outbreak

China Silences Critics Over Coronavirus Outbreak

The SARS disaster was supposed to drag China into a new era of openness and responsibility. The deadly disease rippled…
Rejecting the Name My Parents Chose

Rejecting the Name My Parents Chose

My birth name provides a story, but it’s not the most important story. My original moniker embodied my parents’ dreams…
China Reports Jump in Deadly Virus Cases, Adding to Fears of Outbreak

China Reports Jump in Deadly Virus Cases, Adding to Fears of Outbreak

BEIJING — The authorities in China reported a third death from a mysterious virus and more than 130 new cases…
Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether the Trump administration may allow employers to limit women’s…
Japan and Thailand Confirm New Cases of Chinese Coronavirus

Japan and Thailand Confirm New Cases of Chinese Coronavirus

The woman is in good health now, according to Dr. Suthat Chottanapund, a senior official in the disease control department…
This Strange Microbe May Mark One of Life’s Great Leaps

This Strange Microbe May Mark One of Life’s Great Leaps

A bizarre tentacled microbe discovered on the floor of the Pacific Ocean may help explain the origins of complex life…
What the Road to Success Actually Looks Like

What the Road to Success Actually Looks Like

I’ve been chewing on this question in my mind for a while as I analyze my journey through life thus…
How Insects Cope When Blood Rushes to Their Heads

How Insects Cope When Blood Rushes to Their Heads

Then they realized that they hadn’t been paying attention to whether the grasshopper was head up or head down in…
Antibiotics May Raise the Risk of Allergies

Antibiotics May Raise the Risk of Allergies

Giving antibiotics to infants may increase their risk for developing allergies, a new study suggests. Researchers used records of 798,426…
16 Good Habits of Happy and Successful People

16 Good Habits of Happy and Successful People

I sat in the quiet, cold, white doctor’s office in Sydney, Australia. There was crinkly loud paper under my legs…
In Indonesia, Outlaw Gold Miners Poison Themselves to Survive

In Indonesia, Outlaw Gold Miners Poison Themselves to Survive

TALIWANG, Indonesia — The wildcat miner had something to prove: processing gold ore with liquid mercury was perfectly safe. So…
An Old Menstruation Taboo Killed Her. This Time, a Man Went to Jail.

An Old Menstruation Taboo Killed Her. This Time, a Man Went to Jail.

In Nepali language, chhaupadi means someone who bears an impurity. Menstruating women are considered polluted, even toxic, and from the…
5 Causes of Insecurities in a Relationship Not to Overlook

5 Causes of Insecurities in a Relationship Not to Overlook

As human beings, none of us are ever going to be truly confident and certain about every aspect of our…
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