Foot-and-mouth outbreak's parallels with Covid pandemic

Twenty years on from the start of the foot-and-mouth crisis, the Covid parallels appear stark.

Feb. 19, 2021 ~8 min

AI used to 'predict the next coronavirus'

Scientists use AI to tackle the puzzle of where a new coronavirus could emerge.

Feb. 16, 2021 ~4 min

Computer says go: Taking orders from an AI boss

As artificial intelligence systems get more prevalent, some of us already have computers as managers.

Feb. 15, 2021 ~7 min

Solving Covid easy compared with climate - Bill Gates

Solving global warming would be “the most amazing thing humanity has done”, says the billionaire.

Feb. 15, 2021 ~7 min

Covid-19: UK 'not learning lessons of Australia quarantine'

Hotel quarantine rules for people coming from "red list" countries seem less strict than those in Australia.

Feb. 12, 2021 ~5 min

Coronavirus: Bat virus hunters find new evidence

Experts say coronaviruses related to Sars-CoV-2 may be found in bats across many parts of Asia.

Feb. 9, 2021 ~2 min

HS2: Could the pandemic kill off the rail project?

Covid-19 has intensified the debate among environmental groups about the benefits of the project.

Jan. 30, 2021 ~7 min

Covid-19: Five days that shaped the outbreak

Before Wuhan was locked down in January 2020 officials said the outbreak was under control - but the virus had spread inside and outside the city.

Jan. 26, 2021 ~16 min

Past Covid-19 infection may provide 'months of immunity'

But researchers warn there is still a risk of catching and passing the virus on to others again.

Jan. 14, 2021 ~3 min

Climate change: US emissions in 2020 in biggest fall since WWII

US greenhouse gas emissions tumbled below their 1990 level last year, because of Covid-19 shutdowns.

Jan. 12, 2021 ~3 min