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Science

How are viruses and diseases classified, and what does this mean?

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An early misconception with COVID-19  was that it was just ‘like the flu’ virus. The symptoms are alike but as we now know the diseases are completely...

Are parallel universes actually real?

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You can usually find me talking about science-fiction films but recent news has seemingly made fiction a reality. So, let’s talk about it. Nasa scientists in the Antarctic have...

India cuts CO2 emissions for first time in decades

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Characterised by dust, smog and smoke, India’s bustling streets are known for its air pollution. But with a downturn in the demand for coal power in light of the pandemic,...

Do dogs offer us a solution to our detection dilemma?

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Durham University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have teamed up with the charity, Medical Detection Dogs, to investigate whether dogs can be used to...

UK drug manufacturing needs to be stepped up to combat future shortages

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The shortage of PPE and ventilators has provided a huge challenge in the response to the coronavirus in this country. However, the supplies of some over-the-counter medication and...

What does the government’s new coronavirus slogan actually mean?

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Seven weeks into lockdown, just as the nation was acclimatising, Boris Johnson skyrocketed the turbulence among society and the media. The nation’s slogan evaporated, as Boris...

The pandemic should teach governments the importance of science says Thunberg

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With Earth Day being held on 22ndApril, Greta Thunberg took it as an opportunity to tell people how the response to the climate crisis needs to change after the pandemic. ...

BepiColombo spacecraft passes Earth on its seven-year journey to Mercury

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18 months after its launch, Amy Harris discusses the news that the joint Euro-Japan space mission has passed Earth....

The global fight against Earth’s sixth mass extinction

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Given the biodiversity crisis faced by our planet, conservation has never been so important. Currently, we are undergoing biodiversity decline at a rate of tens to hundreds of...

Wales planning to ban all single-use plastics from 2021

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The Welsh Government revealed plans earlier this week to ban a wide range of single-use plastics, a proposal expected to be passed into legislation following an upcoming...