A bird perches on an elephant in the Amboseli National Park in Kajiado County, Kenya, on April 4.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 12, 2024
Study shows elephants might call each other by name
In the study, researchers analyzed vocalizations made by more than 100 elephants in Amboseli National Park and Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.
The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Wednesday.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 6, 2024
Boeing carries NASA astronauts to orbit in ‘milestone’ Starliner flight
The long-awaited flight of the vehicle is the latest step in NASA’s efforts to rely more heavily on the private sector for its human spaceflight program.
Women at a water well as a sand storm passes by in Ethiopia
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 6, 2024
Climate disasters in Africa push women to sell sex, risking HIV progress
Hunger is pushing women and girls into sexual exploitation and increasing the risk of HIV, health experts and aid workers have warned.
Dr Yilai Shu examines a young patient at the Eye & ENT Hospital of Fudan University on April 17.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 6, 2024
New gene therapy offers way to hear for some deaf children
The new gene therapy is focused on people born with a mutation of the OTOF gene, or roughly 2% to 8% of those with inherited deafness.
The World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization said on Wednesday that a person in Mexico had died after contracting a strain of bird flu that hasn’t been confirmed in humans before.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 6, 2024
Mexico death linked to bird flu strain that is new to humans
The person died one week after developing a fever, shortness of breath and diarrhea.
The World Health Organization's headquarters in Geneva
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 2, 2024
WHO countries prolong talks on pandemic accord
Despite increasing momentum in recent months, only 17 of the draft agreement's articles had been fully approved by countries by the deadline.
Health officials are increasingly on guard for cases of H5N1, a bird virus that’s known to jump between species and can sometimes cause severe cases in people.
WORLD / Science & Health
May 23, 2024
Second U.S. human bird flu infection reported in Michigan
A farmworker in the state experienced mild symptoms in the eye after coming into contact with an infected cow and has since recovered.

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