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U.S. to authorize COVID-19 vaccines in coming days

President Trump says the United States will soon begin authorizing vaccines against COVID-19 after an unprecedented push to end the global pandemic quickly.
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NASA launches U.S.-European satellite mission to monitor global sea levels

A U.S.-European mission sent a satellite into space to collect information about rising sea levels that will help scientists and first responders.
Man harvesting eggplants (© Cornell Alliance for Science)

Engineered crops improve Bangladeshi farmers’ income, health

A new study finds that engineered brinjal (eggplant) provides big benefits to farmers. It increases yields, lowers costs and is better for the environment.
Woman drawing blood from man at medical facility (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano)

Donations from U.S. COVID-19 survivors support future treatments

The U.S. military has collected more than 10,000 units of blood plasma from U.S. donors who survived COVID-19 to support future treatments.
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On World AIDS Day, looking to finish the fight

World AIDS Day is a time to redouble efforts to eradicate the disease and HIV. Learn how the U.S. is attacking them on multiple fronts.
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How vaccine trials work

Vaccine trials involve many steps to ensure the final products are safe and effective. Learn more about the effort to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.
Screen image of ZephAir app with wind symbol and mountains in distance (State Dept.)

New U.S. air-quality app helps users avoid pollution

A new U.S. air-quality app provides users around the world with information to reduce their exposure to harmful air pollution.
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Could a teenager’s discovery help treat COVID-19 patients?

A Texas teenager's science project may offer a blueprint for a future treatment for COVID-19. Learn more about the aspiring researcher's discovery.
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China’s officials step up online attacks

Chinese Communist Party officials are spreading misinformation online to evade blame for the regime's coronavirus response and human rights abuses.