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Analysis suggests UK still not doing enough to prevent covid-19 deaths

Ma, 17/03/2020 - 19:05
To really reduce the potential coronavirus death toll, modelling suggests that the UK needs to bring in stricter social distancing and perhaps close schools

Analysis suggests UK still not doing enough to prevent covid-19 deaths

Ma, 17/03/2020 - 19:05
To really reduce the potential coronavirus death toll, modelling suggests that the UK needs to bring in stricter social distancing and perhaps close schools

Doom Eternal review: A welcome adrenaline-inducing distraction

Ma, 17/03/2020 - 16:00
Doom Eternal does contain gratuitous violence, but the evidence suggests violence in video games doesn't affect people's behaviour in the real world, says Jacob Aron

Coronavirus: What is social distancing and how do you do it?

Ma, 17/03/2020 - 15:22
In response to the covid-19 pandemic, many governments are now recommending social distancing. Here's a guide to what it means for you

‘Bonehenge’: Stone Age structure of mammoth bones discovered in Russia

Ma, 17/03/2020 - 02:01
People living in Russia about 20,000 years ago built a "bonehenge" – a circular structure made of mammoth bones that could have been used to store food

Coronavirus: People in the UK must avoid unnecessary social contact

Lu, 16/03/2020 - 20:16
The UK dramatically ramped up its response to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak today, with prime minister Boris Johnson calling on the country to stop all non-essential contact with other people

AI pollution monitor could forecast harmful particles in the air

Lu, 16/03/2020 - 19:50
Most air pollution forecasts are based on maps of annual emissions and models of chemical reactions, but an AI could help predict more specific forecasts.

AI can pick out specific odours from a combination of smells

Lu, 16/03/2020 - 19:22
An AI can detect the presence of smells and even distinguish between scents like ammonia or carbon monoxide, which could be useful for detecting hazardous odours

We have to respect the coronavirus – and learn as the disease evolves

Lu, 16/03/2020 - 18:35
China, South Korea, Singapore and Canada show just how important testing and quarantine are for tackling the coronavirus, says the WHO's Bruce Aylward

WHO expert: We need more testing to beat coronavirus

Lu, 16/03/2020 - 18:35
The WHO’s assistant director general Bruce Aylward says effective quarantine is essential for tackling the coronavirus, but this cannot happen without extensive testing for covid-19

All the reasons why organic food doesn’t deserve such bad press

Lu, 16/03/2020 - 18:00
Negative headlines about organic farming’s carbon footprint are missing the bigger picture about its environmental benefits, say Christel Cederberg and Hayo van der Werf

Coronavirus: What we know so far about risks to pregnancy and babies

Lu, 16/03/2020 - 06:00
Pregnant people don’t seem to be at greater risk of experiencing severe covid-19, and the virus doesn’t seem to pass to fetuses, but there’s still a lot we don’t know

Type 1 diabetes may be two conditions that need different treatments

Lu, 16/03/2020 - 02:05
There may be two different categories of type 1 diabetes that are more common at different ages. Understanding the differences could lead to new treatments

Why is the UK approach to coronavirus so different to other countries?

Ve, 13/03/2020 - 18:58
The UK’s stance, to try to manage the spread of immunity among people while protecting those most at risk, appears at odds with the World Health Organization's call for urgent action

Mars may once have had right conditions for RNA to develop into life

Ve, 13/03/2020 - 17:59
When Mars was young, parts of the planet may have been able to sustain RNA, a molecule that probably played a key role in the beginnings of life on Earth

Amazon deforestation looks set to hit a record high in 2020

Ve, 13/03/2020 - 16:53
Deforestation of the Amazon has continued at record levels this year, leading observers to warn the rainforest is disappearing faster than ever before

Our ancestors may have run a million years earlier than we thought

Ve, 13/03/2020 - 16:52
We thought hominins evolved to run around 2 million years ago – but a study of the famous Lucy's species, Australopithecus afarensis, suggests she could run too

Pi Day: How to calculate pi using a cardboard tube and a load of balls

Ve, 13/03/2020 - 16:46
This Pi Day, try calculating everyone’s favourite mathematical constant using balls and a cardboard tube, thanks to a mathematical trick involving the balls’ masses