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

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First lockdown's effect on air pollution was overstated, our study reveals

Exaggerating how much lockdown improved air quality could allow us to underestimate the scale of the air pollution problem.

William Bloss, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Birmingham • conversation
Jan. 13, 2021 ~7 min

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Five ways to manage your screen time in a lockdown, according to tech experts

During lockdowns, we live our lives through our screens. Here, tech experts share their tips on when - and how - to switch off.

Raian Ali, Professor, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~8 min

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Why living in the future, rather than the past, is key to coping with lockdowns – new research

Being nostalgic about the past can lead to a sense of loss in tough times.

Amelia Dennis, PhD Researcher in Psychology, University of Surrey • conversation
Dec. 11, 2020 ~6 min

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Coronavirus dreams: how anger, sadness and fear crept in during lockdown – new research

The level of anger and sadness in our dreams may be related to how much we suffer mentally with social isolation.

Mark Blagrove, Professor of Psychology, Swansea University • conversation
Nov. 30, 2020 ~7 min

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Fur industry faces uncertain future due to Covid

Denmark's mass mink cull after a coronavirus outbreak at farms leaves the industry in the spotlight.

Nov. 23, 2020 ~7 min

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Covid: Car use down as second lockdown takes effect

But the roads are much busier than during the first lockdown, new government figures show.

Nov. 12, 2020 ~3 min

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Four energy-saving lessons from the first lockdown which may help us through the winter

Spreading electricity demand throughout the day is much better for the environment.

Philipp Grünewald, EPSRC Fellow, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford • conversation
Nov. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Why lockdown had little to no effect on global temperatures

Some atmospheric pollutants actually help cool the planet, but the sudden shutdown of heavy industry threatened to purge them.

James Weber, PhD Candidate in Atmospheric Chemistry, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge • conversation
Oct. 22, 2020 ~7 min

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You're not done with banana bread - a psychologist reveals all

Banana bread had all the psychological ingredients for lockdown success.

Stephanie Baines, Lecturer in Psychology, Bangor University • conversation
Oct. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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