Category Archives: Science

Quebec drops section of assisted-death bill to ensure it gets adopted quickly

QUEBEC — The Quebec government is removing a section of its end-of-life care bill that would have allowed quadriplegics and people with cerebral palsy to receive an assisted death. Health Minister Christian Dubé told reporters today he is making the ch...

WHO: COVID-19 cases mostly drop, except for the Americas

LONDON (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths are still falling globally after peaking in January, the World Health Organization said. In its latest

Spain vows legal reforms in wake of spying allegations

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government will tighten judicial control over the country’s intelligence agency, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Thursday, weeks after the agency admitted it had spied on several pro-independence supporters in the region of ...

US making COVID antiviral drug more available at test sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday announced more steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible across the U.S. as it projects COVID-19 infections will continue to spread over the summer travel season.

Germany: G-7 nations can lead the way on ending coal use

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's energy and climate minister said Thursday that the Group of Seven wealthy nations can lead the way on ending the use of coal, a heavily polluting fossil fuel that's responsible for a large chunk of global

Oklahoma governor signs the nation’s strictest abortion ban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law the nation’s strictest abortion ban, making the state the first in the nation to effectively end availability of the procedure.

Twitter to pay $150M penalty over privacy of users’ data

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter will pay a $150 million penalty and put in new safeguards to settle federal regulators’ allegations that the social platform failed to protect the privacy of users’ data over a six-year span.

Jill Biden, Murthy welcome 2nd mass delivery of baby formula

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Jill Biden and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy welcomed the delivery Wednesday of a second shipment of tens of thousands of pounds of baby formula that the Biden administration is importing from Europe to ease critical supply

B.C. launches Canada’s first lung cancer screening program for high-risk residents

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has launched the country's first provincewide lung cancer screening program for residents who are at high risk of getting the disease. Health Minister Adrian Dix says the innovative program will both save lives and improve ...

Police suspect arson in fire at Wyoming abortion clinic site

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An abortion clinic set to open next month in conservative Wyoming was damaged in a fire early Wednesday that police believe was deliberately set — possibly by someone seen running away from the building carrying what