Sunday, March 22, 2020

Covid-19 restrictions disrupt astronauts' preparations for ISS

Traditions that spacefarers have observed for decades have fallen foul of efforts to rein in the coronavirus pandemic as astronauts and cosmonauts face...

Medical students take final exams online for first time, despite student concern

Medical students have taken unsupervised exams from home for what could be the first time, as universities move to new ways of assessing...

Coronavirus UK: how many confirmed cases are in your local area?

Please note: these are government figures on numbers of confirmed cases - some people who report symptoms are not being tested, and are...

Coronavirus in Australia: 26 infections from Ruby Princess contribute to largest daily rise in...

Backpacker parties in Bondi and the Ruby Princess cruise ship which docked in Circular Quay have been identified as key vectors in a...

‘Don’t make a drama’: a survival guide for parents during family isolation

It has been a busy week for adolescent therapist Alicia Drummond. As soon as the government announced schools were closing, parents and teachers...

From mere advice to full lockdown: the week when it all changed

On Friday evening, after one of the most extraordinary weeks in British history, a cabinet minister was among those trying to compute the...

UK military planners drafted in to help feed vulnerable in Covid-19 outbreak

Key military officials are to help ensure food and medicines reach vulnerable people isolated at home during the coronavirus crisis, as part of...

Coronavirus: how Asian countries acted while the west dithered

The first coronavirus cases in Taiwan and Italy came only 10 days apart. On Sunday Taiwan, which has deep cultural and economic ties...

Doctors warn coronavirus could overwhelm NHS ‘within weeks’

The numbers of coronavirus patients needing life-or-death care have been doubling every three days, a report by senior doctors has revealed. London is...

Vaccine scientist: ‘Everything is so new in dealing with this coronavirus’

Scientists took a major step last week in their attempt to develop a vaccine that could protect humanity from the effects of Covid-19....

Prisons ‘could see 800 deaths’ from coronavirus without protective measures

Failure to protect the most vulnerable inmates in the UK prison system from coronavirus could result in more than 800 deaths, experts have...

'Flatten the curve': why predicting coronavirus infections and deaths is so tricky

If there is a message that has united Australians since the Covid-19 epidemic began, it is that we must “flatten the curve”. It’s...

The coronavirus story is unfathomably large. We must get the reporting right | Lenore...

The news rolls in like waves. One unfathomably huge development crashing on another. President Donald Trump has shut US borders. Now Australia is...

Lay off those war metaphors, world leaders. You could be the next casualty… |...

It is always dangerous when facing a crisis to invoke war as an analogy. War is chaos. War, as Thomas Hobbes and those...

Smartphones could help us track the coronavirus – but at what cost? | John...

As we confront the pandemic, we’re flying blind, like pilots in 1930s aeroplanes flying through fog. That, at any rate, is what I...

What is coronavirus – and what is the mortality rate?

What do we know about the virus now? The Covid-19 virus is a member of the coronavirus family that made the jump from animals...

Can a face mask protect me from coronavirus? Covid-19 myths busted

Claim: ‘Face masks don’t work’ Wearing a face mask is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that you won’t get sick – viruses can also...

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Millennials rush to get eye bag removal surgery because more young people are staying...

Millennials rush to get eye bag removal surgery because more young...

Microsoft develops 'real time noise suppression' for conference calls to filter background noises

Microsoft unveils a 'real time noise suppression' tool for conference calls...

Australia coronavirus live updates: cabinet approves new restrictions as New Zealand cases increase

The novel coronavirus is something we need to take seriously but not panic or be complacent about. That said, we are at a...

Pentagon successfully launches tests hypersonic glide body that flies faster than the speed of...

The Pentagon has successfully tested a hypersonic glide body capable of flying five times faster than the speed of sound.The test was conducted...

Google cancels I/O conference, including online event, amid coronavirus pandemic

ALABAMAGov. Kay Ivey issued statewide shutdowns of all beaches, child care facilities, dine-in restaurants and other services effective 5pm March 19. All public schools...

A startup wants to map the spread of novel coronavirus by sampling human...

ALABAMAAlabama health officials on Tuesday ordered the closure of day cares, senior centers and on-site restaurant dining in six counties to contain the...

Newly-discovered comet Atlas could shine as bright as the MOON

A comet called Atlas, discovered in December, is on its way towards Earth and could appear as bright as a crescent moon -...

Researchers create AI that listens for coughs and sneezes to identify respiratory illnesses

Researchers create an AI microphone that listens for coughs and sneezes...

Online gamers urged to avoid playing during working hours

What is the coronavirus? A coronavirus is a type of virus which can cause illness in animals and people. Viruses break into cells inside...

Google alerts users to call a doctor if they search for medical-related locations for...

What is the coronavirus? A coronavirus is a type of virus which can cause illness in animals and people. Viruses break into cells inside...

Geologists find diamond-bearing rock fragment of 'ancient continent'

Diamond-encrusted rock samples that have been found on a Canadian island fill ‘a piece in the puzzle’ to reconstruct an ancient part of...

British experts are developing a ventilator made from off-the-shelf parts amid coronavirus shortage

What is the coronavirus? A coronavirus is a type of virus which can cause illness in animals and people. Viruses break into cells inside...