Science in action

Science in action

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Waste not, want not

Although vaccines will go a long way to reducing the number of cases of Covid, there’s still a need for other...

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Weird weather

A paper in the BMJ shows that deaths from Covid 9 are being massively overlooked in Zambia. The new data come from...

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Perseverance approaches Mars

On 18th February the Perseverance rover should land on Mars. Katie Stack-Morgan of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab...

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Mixing Covid vaccines

A new trial is about to start in the UK, seeing if different vaccines can be mixed and matched in a two-dose...

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New Covid vaccine

Researchers at Imperial College have been working on a strategy that can make RNA vaccines stretch further. Anna...

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Covid transmission and masks

President Biden’s first executive order was what’s being called the hundred-day mask mandate. The day...

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Gravitational waves and black holes

After collecting data for more than twelve years the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves...

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New variants of SARS-Cov2

Mutant strains of SARS-Cov2 have been identified not only in the UK, where it was first identified, but also in at...

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Coping with Covid

This has been an incredible year for scientific advance and collaboration, epitomised by the roll out of vaccines...

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A year with Covid -19

It was the end of December 2019 when reports of a new flu like infection first came out of China. Within weeks...

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Covid -19 – Mutations are normal

This week the UK Health secretary raised concerns over a new variant of SARS- CoV-2 currently spreading across...

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The unchecked spread of Covid-19 in Manaus

Pictures of coffins and mass graves seen by satellites showed that Manaus has been badly affected by Covid- 19. Now...

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Freak weather getting even freakier

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has seen a new record for severe storms says Climatologist Michael Mann....

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Vaccines – the Covid confusion

While developing new treatments drug companies usually release little useful information on how the clinical trials...

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Covid- 19 – Good news on immunity

Tests on patients for up to 8 months following their infection with SARS- CoV-2 suggests an immune response can...

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Covid-19 defeats US Marines

The WHO is working with China to try and pinpoint the source of SARS- COV-2. Sian Griffiths, Emeritus Professor of...

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Coronavirus spreads from mink to humans

All the farmed mink in Denmark are to be killed. Around 17 million. This is because they have SARS COV-2 coronavirus...

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Osiris Rex stows asteroid material

Last week NASA’s Osiris-Rex mission successfully touched down on asteroid Bennu’s crumbly surface. But...

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NASA probe Osiris Rex lands on asteroid

Science in Action talks to NASA researcher Hannah Kaplan, who is part of the team for the space agency’s...

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Covid -19 mortality

Why is there such a range in the number of deaths from Covid -29 between countries? A study of the data across 21...

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