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The Summit, a scientific supercomputer (Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Carlos Jones)

U.S. supercomputers take aim at coronavirus

Able to perform trillions of calculations per second, the most powerful supercomputers in the world are joining the fight against the new coronavirus.
Family sitting at table (© Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe/Getty Images)

Americans adapt to social distancing to fight coronavirus

As Americans keep their distance from one another to slow the spread of the 2019 coronavirus, they also reimagine and reinvent daily routines.
Overhead view of rows of people sitting at tables working (© CCTV/AP Video)

New reports find widespread forced labor in China

Two new reports show how the Chinese Communist Party is forcing Uighurs and other ethnic Muslims to work in factories across China.
Daren Tang in suit, smiling (©WIPO)

Singaporean to lead U.N. intellectual property agency

Daren Tang, from Singapore, was elected to become the new director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Graphic about steps universities take to protect sensitive research (AAU)

How universities protect sensitive research [infographic]

Universities around the world are taking steps to protect their sensitive research from attempts by the Chinese Communist Party or others to steal it.
Wrists tied with rope (© Shutterstock)

Fighting for justice in authoritarian regimes

As the world marks Social Justice Day on February 20, here's a look at injustices that regimes in China, Iran and Venezuela inflict on their own people.
Overhead view of three burning candles (© Shutterstock)

U.S. launches International Religious Freedom Alliance

Countries from around the world came together to pledge their support in fighting for religious freedom and ending the persecution of religious minorities.
People standing on a city street corner wearing masks (© Ben Margot/AP Images)

About that coronavirus ‘mask, no mask’ debate

Face masks can help prevent the spread of viruses, but you should know when to use them. The CDC does not recommend face masks for the general public.
Illustration of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (© Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/AP Images)

Tips to avoid getting sick [infographic]

Around the world people are concerned about the new coronavirus that started in Wuhan, China. Here are some tips to help you stay healthy.