Coronavirus: Steroid dexamethasone can help save worst-hit patients
A cheap, widely available steroid was shown to help severely ill coronavirus patients, Oxford University researchers said. The UK is making the drug, dexamethasone, standard for treating COVID-19.
Coronavirus: How technology is helping contain the outbreak
As the new coronavirus continues to spread and claim victims, we tell you how technology is helping halt the outbreak. Researchers worldwide are racing to come up with a vaccine. If all goes well, they may run the first tests in three months. Our in-house expert Dhananjay Khadilkar tells us how it works and what kind of challenges biologists face in the process.
At least 45,000 Android devices infected with un-removable malware
Researchers at cybersecurity firms Malwarebytes and Symantec have uncovered an Android trojan called xHelper that is able to reinstall itself even after users have uninstalled it.
Universe might be 2 billion years younger: study
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have said the cosmos is expanding faster than previously believed, leading them to believe the universe is significantly younger. But some are skeptical of the findings.
upReach CEO on boosting social mobility, equal opportunities, U.K. workforce
It is no doubt that the job market is tough but if you're from a working-class background it's even tougher. Researchers have found highly qualified employees in the City of London and elite professions were paid less according to their social background. On Bloomberg Equality, we spoke to upReach Chief Executive Officer John Craven, a former BAML trader who gave up the city to set up a charity to help students from less-advantaged backgrounds.
Why residents abandon homes in Ogoni communities
The Genesis Deluxe Cinema in Abuja’s Central Business District is remarkably busy. At 5 pm, a crowd of political and traditional leaders, researchers, civil society advocates, journalists, among a range of others flock to Ceddi Plaza’s second floor. Minutes later, one of the theatres is crammed, with the aisle and entrance also occupied by those who don’t mind standing.
German cockroach gaining rapid resistance to insecticides
Researchers say the findings mean it will become impossible to exterminate the common cockroach with chemicals alone. Female cockroaches have dozens of offspring in a three-month reproductive cycle.
Chinese scientists add human brain genes into monkeys
Researchers from China have inserted human brain genes into monkeys, according to a new study published in the National Science Review.
Facebook user data records found on Amazon Cloud
Researchers at UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, found troves of user information hiding in plain sight, inadvertently posted publicly on Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing servers.