Heirloom plants: Saving the nation's seeds from extinction

The incredible history of the UK's heirloom plants and why they're set to make a comeback.

By Helen Briggs
March 28, 2020 | bbcnews

~7 mins   

Our free coronavirus symptom-tracking app has been used by two million people – here’s what we're learning

CovidRADAR was developed in less than a week.

Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London
March 27, 2020 | conversation

~6 mins   

Tags: coronavirus apps covid-19

Model could help replace nonsense online with real facts

A new model could shed light on how false information spreads through social networks online.

Matt Shipman-NC State
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs internet internet-of-things journalism social-lives social-media

4 challenges schools face in moving education online

With many schools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, students are getting more learning via the internet. But not everyone has equal internet access.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~10 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture computers covid-19 education internet mobile-devices parents rural-communities

Hoarding during stressful times isn’t all that strange

During times of crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic, hoarding isn't all that unusual. But you have to be sure you're doing it for the right reasons.

Jared Wadley-Michigan
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture anxiety covid-19 stress

How to prevent overwhelming hospitals and build immunity

Social distancing could allow a level of infection that can be handled by the health care system, but would build enough immunity to strangle the epidemic.

Alvin Powell
March 27, 2020 | harvard

~8 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell ashish-jha coronavirus covid-19 epidemic harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health sarah-fortune social-distancing yonatan-grad

Energy-harvesting design aims to turn Wi-Fi signals into usable power

Device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, other portable electronics.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
March 27, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research school-of-science physics wireless graphene materials-research-laboratory nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

Beware far-right arguments disguised as environmentalism

Extinction Rebellion impostors have called humans 'a disease'.

Marc Hudson, Researcher on Sociomaterial Transformations, Keele University
March 27, 2020 | conversation

~6 mins   

Tags: overpopulation coronavirus extinction-rebellion ecofascism

US Space Force launches first mission

The newest branch of the US military, established by President Trump, goes into orbit for the first time.

BBC Science News
March 27, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins   

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Coronavirus: Lockdowns continue to suppress European pollution

New data confirms the improvement in air quality over Europe - a by-product of the coronavirus crisis.

By Jonathan Amos
March 27, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins   

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

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