US & World

Coronavirus: Nations heading in wrong direction with Covid-19, says WHO

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption WHO officials said it was “unrealistic” to expect a vaccine to be found any time soon The coronavirus pandemic will get “worse and worse” if governments fail to take more decisive action, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “too many countries [were] […]

Health

Coronavirus: More than 100 outbreaks tackled a week, says Matt Hancock

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Leicester was placed under local lockdown two weeks ago, following a rise in coronavirus cases “Targeted action” is being taken against more than 100 local outbreaks of coronavirus in England every week, the health secretary has said. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Matt Hancock said increased testing meant officials could now […]

Coronavirus: Llamas provide key to immune therapy

‘Breakthrough’ cancer study adds to Super Strong Sophie’s legacy

Coronavirus: South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19

Technology

New equation ‘could predict earthquakes better’ say Edinburgh experts

Image copyright EPAImage caption Earthquakes – such as this one in Croatia – can cause devastating damage Researchers in Edinburgh have produced a new mathematical model that could improve how earthquakes are predicted. The geoscientists are based at the Lyell Centre, a partnership between Heriot-Watt University and the British Geological Survey (BGS). They wanted to […]

Comet captured streaking across Stonehenge night sky

Saving one of the world’s rarest antelope

Coronavirus: Escaping to space in lockdown