Cornelia Schroeder obituary
25 articles from SUNDAY 20.11.2022
COP27: Climate costs deal struck but no fossil fuel progress
My mother, Cornelia Schroeder, who has died aged 73, was a virologist specialising in influenza and also the editor of her mother’s memoir.Cornelia spent the early years of her career in her native East Germany, but after its collapse, she went to work at the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill, London. From 1990 to 1993, she was Wellcome research fellow at the institute’s...
Cold comfort: the science of staying warm in the energy crisis
Rich nations will pay climate damages, but the final deal does not cut fossil fuels further.
Will we ever set up an outpost on another planet?
Bills will cause many to think twice about turning on the heating this winter. How does the body adapt to cold – and will wearing a hat really help?We, along with other mammals and birds, are endotherms. We use thermoregulation to maintain a consistent internal body temperature – between 37C and 37.5C. When the external environment changes, “A range of physiological responses is initiated,...
Astronauts to live and work on the moon by 2030, Nasa official says
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical conceptsWill we ever set up an outpost on another planet? Finnley Clarkson, SheffieldPost your answers (and new questions) below or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. A selection will be published next Sunday. Continue...
They said we would ‘build back better’ after Covid. What breathtaking deceit | John Harris
Head of Orion lunar programme says Artemis 1 mission is ‘first step to long-term deep-space exploration’Astronauts are on course to be living and working on the moon before the end of the decade, according to a Nasa official.Howard Hu, the head of the US agency’s Orion lunar spacecraft programme, said humans could be active on the moon for “durations” before 2030, with habitats to live...
COP27 summit strikes historic deal to fund climate damages
Instead of rewarding us for our suffering, Jeremy Hunt and Rishi Sunak are offering nothing but more hardshipThe Covid-19 era is not yet over. The worst might have long since receded – though deaths linked to the virus go on – and for most of us, infection now means nothing more serious than a few days in bed. But the pandemic’s grim and complex legacy is becoming clearer, in continuing...
Symbol of reunion with China, panda Tuan Tuan dies in Taipei
A fraught UN climate summit wrapped up Sunday with a landmark deal on funding to help vulnerable countries cope with devastating impacts of global warming—but also anger over a failure to push further ambition on cutting emissions.
Climate change: Five key takeaways from COP27
Tuan Tuan, one of two giant pandas gifted to Taiwan from China, died Saturday after a brief illness, the Taipei Zoo said.
Butter chicken has helped me at every stage of my life – and has always united my family
The biggest win on climate since the Paris Agreement in 2015... or the biggest loss?
From Apollo to Artemis: 50 years on, is it time to go back to the moon?
I grew up eating this comforting, warming dish and it remains just as important to me todayI remember my first taste of butter chicken. I must have been about 10 years old. My dad’s cousins used to marinate a whole chicken from their farm in yoghurt, spices, ginger, garlic and chilli, before cooking it over an open fire: not everyone owned a tandoor.Everything they used was from their own land:...
Climate damage fund for poor nations approved at COP27
Last week’s Nasa launch is the first in a flurry of successors to the Apollo programme, reopening the debate on the value of sending humans into spaceIn a few weeks, Nasa will celebrate a remarkable anniversary. Fifty years ago the last astronauts to visit the moon returned to Earth, leaving behind the final tell-tale signs that our species had once visited another world. For three days in...
The Ethiopian scientist on the search for water on the moon
Negotiators early Sunday approved a historic deal that would create a fund for compensating poor nations that are victims of extreme weather worsened by rich countries' carbon pollution, but an overall larger agreement was still up in the air because of a fight over emission reduction...
Nasa research engineer Berhanu Bulcha is working on locating the vital liquid under the lunar surface.