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Bhuma Shrivastava
Images of French scientist Jean-Michel Claverie and work by his research team from Information Genomique et Structurale at Aix-Marseille University, France
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 10, 2023
Probing the permafrost that could release 50,000-year-old viruses
Discoveries by virologist Jean-Michel Claverie shine a light on a little-known risk of global warming as it thaws ground frozen for millenniums
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 27, 2023
India’s June heat wave deaths are a harbinger of worse to come
The numerous anecdotal reports of a spike in deaths among the most vulnerable in society have heightened concerns about both central and local government preparations.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 28, 2023
Record heat waves push India closer to limit of human survival
The national weather office has forecast rising temperatures in the coming weeks after India experienced its hottest February since 1901.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 2, 2021
Forecaster who predicted India’s COVID-19 peak sees new wave coming
Experts are concerned about complacency setting in as people resume social and business activity in the face of waning infections.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 8, 2021
Gangrene and hearing loss show delta variant may be more severe
In England and Scotland, early evidence suggests the strain — which is now dominant there — carries a higher risk of hospitalization.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 6, 2021
Vaccines work on this India variant. Experts fret about the next.
As infections surge by more than 300,000 cases for 14 straight days, India's limited ability to track new mutations emerging from its outbreak is a growing concern for scientists.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 28, 2021
As India reels, vaccine hoarding could backfire on rich nations
There is a growing realization that vaccine nationalism has the potential to ultimately prolong the pandemic.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 19, 2021
There’s a new COVID-19 variant in India. How worried should we be?
Health experts worry that a new — possibly more virulent — coronavirus variant could be racing through the crowded nation of more than 1.3 billion people.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 17, 2021
Two of India’s richest men caught in crossfire over farming
The fight between the government and the farmers has revived the debate on what Modi's critics call the cozy nexus between the magnates and the popular leader.

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