Covid-19

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

05 August 2020

Before the COVID crisis, many of us took certain freedoms for granted. Now we’re not so sure...

04 August 2020

What exactly is the UK goverment's new obesity strategy?

04 August 2020

A pet cat in the UK has been diagnosed with Covid...

02 August 2020

And are aeroplanes Covid-19 safe. Plus space tourism, flight paths and goose bumps...

27 July 2020

Evidence for Russian Covid-19 vaccine espionage, and what constitutes an infectious coronavirus dose...

20 July 2020

Over half of patients in hospital with COVID show signs of heart damage

19 July 2020

What the hell does the longest word in the English dictionary mean?

14 July 2020

Why is the number needed so high?

14 July 2020

Hunting everywhere for COVID-19

14 July 2020

Investigating the airborne spread of COVID-19

14 July 2020

We're taking a closer look at our celestial neighbours.

13 July 2020

The UK government has provided more than a billion items of PPE - why so much?

13 July 2020

Lockdowns, masks, long-term immunity, and the prospect of a Covid comeback...

12 July 2020

We're always going forward because we can't find the reverse! But could we go backwards in time?

10 July 2020

While global food supplies have been stable so far, an upcoming recession might be one blow too many...

07 July 2020

We're unpicking the science of covid testing, monitoring and tracing this week...

07 July 2020

How do Covid antibody tests work?

01 July 2020

And if something could move faster than light, how would we detect its speed?

30 June 2020

What ideas for a green recovery might be effective, and what are less promising?

30 June 2020

Global carbon emissions dropped by 17% at the peak of the lockdown - but are going right back up again...

30 June 2020

Listener Alice has already been infected with the coronavirus. What happens if she is exposed to it again?

30 June 2020

The NHS contact tracing app has failed to materialise. What's the delay, and why are Apple now involved?

30 June 2020

How do you cut emissions, kill the coronavirus, and rescue the economy all at the same time?

24 June 2020

Does a mirror multiply light, and is climate change down to us, or natural temperature cycles?