How important is speech in transmitting coronavirus?
- 20/4/3 22:27
New temperature sensing mechanism in plants
Normal speech by individuals who are asymptomatic but infected with coronavirus may produce enough aerosolized particles to transmit the infection, according to aerosol scientists. Although it's not yet known how important this is to the spread of COVID-19, it underscores the need for strict social distancing measures -- and for virologists, epidemiologists and engineers who study aerosols and...
- 20/4/3 22:26
Gabon bans eating of pangolin and bats amid pandemic
Cell biologists reveal the phytochrome B molecule has unexpected dynamics activated by temperature, and behaves differently depending on the temperature and type of light. As climate change warms the world, crop growth patterns and flowering times will change. A better understanding of how phytochromes regulate the seasonal rhythms of plant growth will help scientists develop crops for optimal...
Australian news: stories you may have missed during the coronavirus crisis
Gabon's government on Friday banned the sale and eating of bats and pangolins, which are suspected of sparking the novel coronavirus in China where they are highly prized in traditional medicine.
New laser technique will allow more powerful—and smaller—particle accelerators
High court to hand down George Pell verdict, water flows into the Menindee Lakes and Victoria renews loggingAs Australia’s coronavirus outbreak continues – but with the cautious optimism of a slowing rate of infection – a lot of important news has slipped under the radar.Here are the stories you may have missed over the past week. Continue...
What's Up - April 2020
By observing electrons that have been accelerated to extremely high energies, scientists are able to unlock clues about the particles that make up our universe.
NASA-NOAA satellite catches Tropical Cyclone Harold develop near Solomon Islands
What are some astronomy highlights in the sky in April 2020? This month, Venus visits the Pleiades; Mars, Jupiter and Saturn begin their breakup; and we ask, "What is the Moon illusion?"
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NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Irondro developing an eye
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean and provided forecasters with a visible image of newly formed Tropical Cyclone Harold. Harold formed near the Solomon Islands and now threatens Vanuatu, which has already issued some warnings.
Unsustainable food systems: Can we reverse current trends?
As Tropical Cyclone Irondro continues to move through the Southern Indian Ocean, NASA's Terra satellite saw the storm developing an eye as it continued to intensify.
The Guardian view on immunity passports: an idea whose time has not come | Editorial
As rural masses migrate to urban areas, populations grow, and people work toward better living standards, global food system sustainability is jeopardized, according to a new analysis spanning low- to high-income countries. The study, which was published April 3 in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, shows that only one major global driver—the increase in international trade flows—appears to have...
Coronavirus deaths of two nurses lead to calls for more protection
A phone app seems better than a passport as a way out of the lockdown. This system will need to be temporary, installed at users’ discretion and have privacy at its coreCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIf ministers think immunity passports or wristbands are the answer to resolving the immediate coronavirus crisis, they are asking the wrong question. Such a system, if...
Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle
One nurse in north London resigns after being prevented from wearing mask she bought herselfCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDemands for better protection for healthcare workers are growing following the death of two nurses in their 30s, while another frontline worker quit her job after being forbidden from wearing a face mask.Areema Nasreen, 36, died shortly after...
- 20/4/3 19:23
Wearing surgical masks in public could help slow COVID-19 pandemic's advance
Researchers have called for more research to determine the best ways to keep SARS-CoV-19 out of the water cycle. They also suggest that developed nations should finance water treatment systems in the developing world to help prevent future COVID-19 pandemics.
- 20/4/3 19:23
More Covid-19 patients needed for drug trials, says Matt Hancock
Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, according to new research. In laboratory experiments, the masks significantly reduced the amounts of various airborne viruses coming from infected patients, measured using the breath-capturing 'Gesundheit II machine.'
People tune out facts and trust their guts in medical emergencies
Health secretary says trials are being set up with ‘breathtaking speed’ to find treatmentsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore patients with Covid-19 are needed to take part in clinical trials to find licensed drugs that could be effective in treating the virus, the health secretary has said, welcoming “the breathtaking speed” with which the experiments were...
- 20/4/3 19:12
A new study shows that people are more likely to base decisions on anecdotal information instead of facts when they feel anxious and vulnerable.