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US records nearly 2,600 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

The figures came after President Donald Trump earlier in the evening said “the data suggests that nationwide we have passed the peak on new cases.”
The total number of US deaths has gone up to 28,326.(REUTERS)
The total number of US deaths has gone up to 28,326.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 16, 2020 06:47 AM IST
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Washington | By Agence France-Presse

Covid-19: US records highest one-day toll of 2,129, over 6 lakh Americans infected

New York has become the epicentre of the country’s outbreak with 2,03,020 confirmed cases and 10,842 deaths so far. In total, 25,981 Americans have died due to the deadly virus, Johns Hopkins University said.
Shoppers keep a social distance during the coronavirus disease outbreak as they wait in line on the sidewalk outside a grocery store in Washington.(Reuters Photo)
Shoppers keep a social distance during the coronavirus disease outbreak as they wait in line on the sidewalk outside a grocery store in Washington.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2020 09:06 AM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India

Covid-19 toll in US nears 2,000 for second day in a row, shows report

The record-breaking figure of 1,973 deaths (slightly higher than the previous day’s toll of 1,939) brings the total number of US fatalities to 14,695.
A healthcare worker in protective suits helps an elderly person to get off an ambulance at the Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center nursing home during the coronavirus epidemic.(Reuters Photo)
A healthcare worker in protective suits helps an elderly person to get off an ambulance at the Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center nursing home during the coronavirus epidemic.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2020 08:04 AM IST
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Washington | By Agence France-Presse

India will struggle to achieve 5% GDP growth in 2020, says US economist

India, which till recently was hailed as the world’s fastest-growing major economy, has seen growth rate decline to a six-year low of 4.5 per cent in the September quarter of 2019-20.
Indian laborers work at a wholesale vegetable market in Kolkata. Hanke opined that Modi government seems to have little interest in making tough and required economic reforms.(AP)
Indian laborers work at a wholesale vegetable market in Kolkata. Hanke opined that Modi government seems to have little interest in making tough and required economic reforms.(AP)
Published on Jan 01, 2020 05:10 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Mosquitoes flap wings not just to fly but also to ‘flirt’

Mosquitoes flap their wings not only to stay aloft but also to generate buzz that attracts potential mates, according to a study.
Mosquitoes flap wings not just to fly but also to ‘flirt’.(HT File Photo)
Mosquitoes flap wings not just to fly but also to ‘flirt’.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 02:20 PM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India

Academic Veena Das elected fellow of British Academy

The UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences on Friday announced the election of 76 new fellows, including John Chilcot, who chaired the public inquiry into Britain’s role into the Iraq war.
Veena Das is currently the professor of Anthropology at the Johns Hopkins University and has been elected a ‘corresponding fellow’ of the British Academy.(Photo:anthropology.jhu.edu)
Veena Das is currently the professor of Anthropology at the Johns Hopkins University and has been elected a ‘corresponding fellow’ of the British Academy.(Photo:anthropology.jhu.edu)
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 11:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

Scientists show off space snowman, Ultima Thule, in 3D

At a news conference Thursday, scientists and others put on 3D glasses to see the city-size, two-sphered cosmic body in stereo, revealing possible curvy ridges.
Ultima Thule, as it’s known, is still not showing any signs of craters, moons or rings.(Brian May)
Ultima Thule, as it’s known, is still not showing any signs of craters, moons or rings.(Brian May)
Updated on Jan 04, 2019 09:50 AM IST
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Planets with oxygen don’t necessarily have life: Study

Simulating in the lab the atmospheres of planets beyond the solar system, researchers successfully created both organic compounds and oxygen, absent of life.
In their search for life in solar systems near and far, researchers have often accepted the presence of oxygen in a planet’s atmosphere as the surest sign that life may be present there.(File Photo)
In their search for life in solar systems near and far, researchers have often accepted the presence of oxygen in a planet’s atmosphere as the surest sign that life may be present there.(File Photo)
Updated on Dec 18, 2018 01:57 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India

How many drinks do you have in a week? It can predict how soon you will die

A new study says that adults should drink no more than one alcoholic drink per day. Here’s why.
Earlier studies found that women are hit by the effects of alcohol at lower amounts than men.(Shutterstock)
Earlier studies found that women are hit by the effects of alcohol at lower amounts than men.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 10:08 AM IST
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Associated Press | By HT Correspondent

This diabetes drug may help you quit smoking without causing any withdrawal symptoms

A study, conducted on mice, found that metformin – a drug that helps in diabetes management – blocks symptoms of nicotine withdrawal and has ‘real potential’ as a smoking cessation aid.
The team exposed laboratory mice to a two-week regimen of nicotine and found that they displayed no withdrawal symptoms when given the diabetes drug.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The team exposed laboratory mice to a two-week regimen of nicotine and found that they displayed no withdrawal symptoms when given the diabetes drug.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 06:04 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service

Can you write the two types of g? Study finds most people can’t

A Johns Hopkins University research found that most people either can’t identify or don’t even know that two forms of the letter – one usually handwritten, the other typeset – exist.
This outlier “g” seems to demonstrate that our knowledge of letters can suffer when we do not write them.(istock/Shutterstock)
This outlier “g” seems to demonstrate that our knowledge of letters can suffer when we do not write them.(istock/Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 05:00 PM IST
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