Health

Coronavirus: When will we know the UK lockdown is working?

Image copyright Jeff Overs/BBC It’s two weeks since Boris Johnson announced the UK’s lockdown, and there are signs the rate of infection is starting to slow, though not deaths. While the number of people dying in hospital with coronavirus is doubling every few days, the figures for confirmed cases and hospitalisations are slowing down. The […]

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Technology

Whale sharks: Atomic tests solve age puzzle of world’s largest fish

Image copyright Wayne OsbornImage caption Researcher Mark Meekan diving with a whale shark Data from atomic bomb tests conducted during the Cold War have helped scientists accurately age the world’s biggest fish. Whale sharks are large, slow moving and docile creatures that mainly inhabit tropical waters. They are long-lived but scientists have struggled to work […]

Coronavirus: Tiger at Bronx Zoo tests positive for Covid-19

Coronavirus: Putting the spotlight on the global wildlife trade

10 years to save ‘world’s most threatened sea turtle’