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· March, 2020

Stories about Science from March, 2020

29 March 2020

Kenyan star runner Eliud Kipchoge says 2020 Olympics postponement is ‘shocking but noble’

COVID-19

Olympic superstar Eliud Kipchoge was looking forward to competing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. But the postponement makes sense to him. "We live in a world of uncertainties," he...

27 March 2020

Musicians in East Africa rush to produce ‘corona’ songs — even as the industry falters

COVID-19

As COVID-19 sweeps through Africa, musicians have taken a hit with canceled concerts, festivals, tours and interrupted studio time. Yet, they have risen to the challenge by composing catchy tunes.

13 March 2020

‘Linguistics is in everything’ from astronomy to everyday life, says this linguist from Trinidad & Tobago

"Trinbagonians are connected through a shared linguocultural history and present — we don’t have to constantly define or explain or substitute our words in our conversations."

6 March 2020

A cancer treating yew tree is critically endangered in Nepal

The Taxus mairei plant is regarded as critically endangered in Nepal. Nepal needs concrete steps to conserve these trees and to introduce a sustainable system for collecting the leaves.

4 March 2020

France24 headline about COVID-19 in Africa irks netizens as racist

COVID-19

Having just a few COVID-19 cases in Africa has puzzled some experts, according to France24. Many netizens felt this news framing relied on stereotypical images of Africa as disease-prone.

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