Covid-19

Articles, podcasts, interviews and answers to questions about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, and the wider coronavirus family...

29 September 2020

A new test to detect coronavirus in record time

25 September 2020

Europe needs investment on a ‘wartime footing’

25 September 2020

Also,Covid outbreaks in Britain, and would a baby exposed to 5 languages from birth learn all of them...

22 September 2020

New coronavirus restrictions in England include a six-person limit on gatherings. What's the reasoning?

21 September 2020

AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine trial was temporarily halted recently. Why? And what does this mean for our chances of...

20 September 2020

And are some microbes immune? Also, life on Venus, and same-sex relationships in the animal world...

17 September 2020

The pandemic has shone a light on the structural inequality in food distribution and production

15 September 2020

Immunologist Clare Bryant joins Chris Smith to answer some of your Covid questions...

15 September 2020

Chris Smith speaks to climate scientist Ella Gilbert about climate science in the news this week...

15 September 2020

Psychiatrist Paul Blenkiron talks about mental health in the current Covid crisis...

15 September 2020

Harvard University human evolution expert Dan Lieberman tells Chris Smith about the origins of exercise...

15 September 2020

We're answering your questions, and picking apart the science behind the headlines...

14 September 2020

Some COVID patients don't have detectable antibodies - but they do produce immune cells called T cells...

13 September 2020

Why AstraZeneca halted their coronavirus vaccine trial, signs vapers are at 5 times the risk, and the role of...

13 September 2020

We discuss Covid-19 long haul symptoms, why we've locked down the world, and where new and emerging infections...

10 September 2020

AI can encode human biases, with implications for how we handle the pandemic

08 September 2020

How can you catch all the false negatives?

08 September 2020

Is it a big worry?

08 September 2020

The first cases of reinfection of coronavirus have emerged

08 September 2020

We take a look at the future of telescopes...

07 September 2020

And why does sugar get onion smells off my skin, and are aluminium cooking pots harmful to health...

05 September 2020

Llamas, new research has revealed, may be harbouring an immune trick that is a potent therapy for Covid-19...

04 September 2020

We discuss why some people with coronavirus have no symptoms, and answer queries about food additives and the edge of...

01 September 2020

The first cases were reported in people in the city of Wuhan. Where and how did bats get involved?