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Coronavirus lockdown: Can nature help improve our mood?

Sun, 05/03/2020 - 00:12
How the outside world can be good for body and mind - with expert tips on making the most of it.

Coronavirus: US authorises use of anti-viral drug Remdesivir

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 07:54
The Food and Drug Administration authorises emergency use of the experimental anti-viral drug.

Forests 'can take cover to resist alien invaders'

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 23:42
Native woodlands can resist the spread of invasive species if they block light reaching the ground.

Coronavirus lockdown reduces UK ground motions

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 23:34
Science instruments sense a big dip in seismic noise as the population stays at home.

Coronavirus: Animals in zoos 'lonely' without visitors

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 17:41
Birds, elephants and primates are among those missing guests, zoos around the world say.

High microplastic concentration found on ocean floor

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 23:00
Mediterranean sediments are shown to have up to 1.9 million tiny plastic pieces per square metre.

Nasa names companies to build Moon landers for human missions

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 19:30
The space agency announces the companies that will develop landers to return astronauts to the Moon.

Nasa space lasers track melting of Earth's ice sheets

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 18:10
US space agency satellites follow the melting trends in Antarctica and Greenland over 16 years.

Antarctic meteorites yield global bombardment rate

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 05:17
UK scientists provide a new estimate for the amount of space rock falling to Earth each year.

Coronavirus R0: Is this the crucial number?

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 00:08
The number at the heart of the decision whether to lift lockdown.

'Crazy beast' lived among last of dinosaurs

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 17:53
The discovery that the badger-like animal lived alongside dinosaurs challenges ideas about mammals.

Coronavirus: Outcry as Spanish beach sprayed with bleach

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 12:15
Environmentalists say a misguided attempt to protect residents has damaged a sensitive ecosystem.

Coronavirus: Fears for future of endangered chimps in Nigeria

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 11:36
Devastated by hunting and logging, the chimps now face threats from coronavirus, says conservationist.

Dancing gargantuan black holes perform on cue

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 05:19
Scientists predict the explosive behaviour of two supermassive black holes almost to the hour.

Coronavirus: Scottish government suggests covering face in shops

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 13:12
Nicola Sturgeon says there may be "some benefit" in wearing a cloth face covering in enclosed areas.

Coronavirus immunity: Can you catch it twice?

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 23:16
Immunity is the crucial question and understanding it will tell us how the pandemic will end.

Coronavirus: Cummings attended meetings of key scientific group

Sat, 04/25/2020 - 07:39
Downing Street confirms the PM's chief adviser attended Sage meetings but denies he is a member.

Virus recovery plan 'must tackle climate change'

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 23:41
Tackling climate change must be woven into post-Covid economic solutions, UK ministers say.

Coronavirus: Has Sweden got its science right?

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 23:28
The strategy devised by scientists was to keep large parts of society open but not everyone is convinced.

Coronavirus: Transport usage will change after lockdown

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 23:03
Public transport usage won't recover to pre-Covid19 levels once the lockdown ends, a survey suggests.