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The science of social distancing
Why staying home is the best defence against Covid -19
Covid 19 – The fightback in Africa begins
As cases spread in Nigeria, can lessons from Ebola counter covid 19?
Covid 19 - the threat to refugees
The impossibility of social distancing and even handwashing in crowded refugee camps
Italy, getting Covid-19 under control
Tentative steps to relax the lockdown
Presidents and pandemics
Why they don’t mix
Ebola drug offers hope for Covid-19
Early trials suggest Remdesivir can aid recovery
Covid -19 new hope from blood tests
Research from New York shows how our own immune response is responding to Covid 19
Understanding which situations pose the highest risk for virus transmission is key.
More than a hundred vaccines are in development to fight the virus
Brazil’s Covid chaos
The number of cases and deaths may be much higher than official figures show
The medical complexity of Covid -19
Understanding viral damage to the brain and heart
Food security, locusts and Covid -19
Efforts to eradicate locust swarms and save harvests continue despite the pandemic
Covid -19 hope for severe cases
A readily available drug prevents some deaths, and others may also be useful
Record high temperatures – in the Arctic
Siberia has seen 38 degrees Celsius, 100 degrees Fahrenheit
Covid -19 and Children
Why a minority become gravely ill is still a mystery
Rwanda’s game changing coronavirus test
African scientists have developed a reliable, quicker and cheaper mass testing method
How long do Covid-19 antibodies last?
New research on how long our defences against the coronavirus last.
Making a Covid-19 vaccine for two billion people
The challenge of making two billion Covid-19 vaccine doses within the year.
NASA rover heads for Mars ancient lake
NASA 2020 rover launched on fresh search for life on Mars
Counting the heat health threat from climate change
Huge death toll from rising temperatures projected for century’s end.
Putin’s Covid-19 vaccine
Despite widespread alarm, Russia is not about to roll out an untested vaccine.
Trouble in Greenland
Has the loss from Greenland’s vast ice sheet reached a tipping point?
Covid-19 therapy controversy
Is convalescent plasma really a ‘tremendous’ treatment for Covid-19?
Nyiragongo - is Goma under threat?
More than 2 million people live around this volcano, which has become more active
Covid -19 science versus politics
Are the politicians finally coming round to the scientist’s views on the way forward?
Malaria resistance breakthrough
Discovered in East Africa, the finding holds promise for completely new treatments.
Why Covid -19 vaccines may not stop transmission
They are only designed to prevent disease developing, none have been tested against spread
Are children the biggest Covid-19 spreaders?
The world’s largest study of Covid-19 transmission shows children have a major role.
Do Covid–19 mutations matter?
Results from the most detailed investigation to date into SARS –CoV-2 virus mutations
Why is there such a range in the number of deaths from Covid -19 between countries?
Nasa probe Osiris Rex lands on asteroid
Osiris Rex probe touches asteroid Bennu to sample secrets of the early solar system
Osiris Rex stows asteroid material
Successful closure of lid on Osiris Rex spacecraft
Coronavirus spreads from mink to humans
What does transmission of coronavirus from mink to humans mean for the future vaccine?
Covid-19 defeats US Marines
The virus spread amongst recruits despite a range of thorough precautions
Covid- 19 – Good news on immunity
After infection or vaccination immunity to the virus may be long lasting
Vaccines – the Covid confusion
The problems with incomplete or contradictory trial data published by press release.
Freak weather getting even freakier
This year has seen record-breaking Atlantic hurricanes, and now an Australian heatwave
The unchecked spread of Covid-19 in Manaus
Around three-quarters of the Brazilian city’s population are thought to have been infected
Covid -19 – Mutations are normal
Viral mutations happen all the time but we still need to be wary of their impact.
A year with Covid -19
Looking back on how the virus emerged and the scientific response
Coping with Covid
Making sense of a year of confusion
New variants of SARS-Cov2
SARS-Cov2: UK and South African new variants
Gravitational waves and black holes
Gravitational waves from colliding supermassive black holes
Saving the Northern White Rhino
Bringing back the Northern White Rhino from extinction
New Covid vaccine
Next-generation of RNA vaccine
Mixing Covid vaccines
Can Covid vaccines be mixed?
Perseverance approaches Mars
How Perseverance will land on Mars
Why is there snow in Texas?
Waste not, want not
Novel recycling to make new products
Uncovering history with Little Foot's skull
Neanderthal hearing, CO2 emissions in 2020, the Brazilian variant and scanning Little Foot
A shooting star parked on your driveway
A rare type of meteorite lands next to a rural UK house, and is now in professional hands
International science at sea
International research collaborations feel the pinch of UK cap on development spending
Science on the side of a new volcano
Fagradalsfjall, hints of leptoquark, and the 2020 rise of the preprint
Post-Covid outcomes after release from hospital
A third of people hospitalised for covid are readmitted sometime after discharge.
On the trail of rare blood clots
Scientists in the EU and the UK are looking out for rare blood clots in vaccinated people.
Rolling out the vaccines faster
Can more money speed up rollout?
Exponential increase in Indian covid cases
What’s behind the soaring numbers?
Melting glaciers, warming coffee and a Dragonfly on Titan
Melting glaciers, warming coffee and a Dragonfly on Titan.
Africa’s oldest burial
A fossilised child reveals an ancient caring society
Covid and clean air
How improving indoor air quality can prevent illness from many viruses