Covid-19

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

13 October 2020

An intensive care doctor explains Trump's COVID treatments, and the current best practice...

13 October 2020

This gene cluster is linked to more severe COVID-19 infections, and perfectly matches Neanderthal DNA...

13 October 2020

The world is going online, and the economy is changing drastically. How will education and training adapt?

13 October 2020

Chris is joined by palaeoanthropologist Lee Berger and BMJ editor Theo Bloom to dissect the latest science...

12 October 2020

Do weight changes affect our bones, Also, why take a whale carcass to landfill?

08 October 2020

As coronavirus cases surge again, we review the latest Covid-19 news...

06 October 2020

What exactly is a period? And why, in 2020, is period poverty such a problem?

02 October 2020

15,000 students are arriving for the new academic year at Cambridge University: what experience awaits them?

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