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Fauci: No scientific evidence the coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab

Anthony “Tony” Fauci has become the scientific face of America’s COVID-19 response, and he says the best evidence shows the virus behind the pandemic was not made in a lab in China. Fauci, the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, shot down the discussion that has been raging among politicians…

Nsikan Akpan

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Amazing animal moms

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China’s greatest naval explorer sailed his treasure fleets as far as East Africa

Perhaps it is odd that China’s greatest seafarer was raised in the mountains. The future admiral Zheng He was born around 1371 to a family of prosperous Muslims. Then known as Ma He, he spent his childhood in Mongol-controlled, landlocked Yunnan Province, located several months’ journey from the closest port. When Ma He was about…

A virtual Congress? America’s founders would have approved

Tens of millions of Americans are working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Not Congress. The House of Representatives recently abandoned a plan to allow lawmakers to cast votes remotely, and on April 28 decided not to return to Washington because of fears for the health of lawmakers. “We had no choice,” House Speaker Nancy…

Sweden still hasn’t locked down. But normal life is a luxury for only a few

In April, just as Sweden was beginning to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, I photographed a benefit concert at my favorite music hall, Pustervik, in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city. Band after band played to a virtually empty theater as the performance was livestreamed via a local newspaper’s website to audiences across the world. Everyone followed…

A closer look at lion evolution offers hope for saving the big cats

Thirty-thousand years ago, different types of lions prowled the globe, hunting prey on four continents. One of the most prolific, the cave lion, roamed from Spain all the way through Eurasia and into modern-day Alaska and the Yukon and was widely depicted in prehistoric cave art. Meanwhile, the American lion, which was even larger than…

Trains, caves, and forests: How to take amazing no-travel trips

Travel may have taken a vacation, but global exploration continues to forge ahead full speed. As virtual experiences become the new norm, the world has opened its doors digitally, offering travelers surprising perspectives on both iconic destinations and under-the-radar secrets. You don’t have to be Ansel Adams to appreciate the picturesque vistas on California’s Yosemite…