Covid-19

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

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?

01 September 2020

The virus binds perfectly to human proteins. What's the explanation?

01 September 2020

Analysis of the very first SARS-CoV-2 samples shows they already looked evolved to infect us...

01 September 2020

Scientists tested people in rural China and found infections of a separate coronavirus...

01 September 2020

We can't rule out the possibility - but the evidence seems to point to a natural origin...

01 September 2020

In the live rodent trade, infections with a coronavirus go up the closer you get to the consumer...

01 September 2020

Based on the first gene sequences of the coronavirus, it may not have come from Wuhan at all...

01 September 2020

Scientists haven't found an animal carrying the coronavirus yet. Where is it? And is it a bat or not?

01 September 2020

The advance party has been and gone - and now an international team will travel to Wuhan to ask questions...

01 September 2020

We've unpacked the evidence - and the gaps in the evidence - surrounding the origin of the coronavirus...

25 August 2020

Scientists in Australia have been looking at Covid-19's metabolic signature...

25 August 2020

Scientists have been looking at how viruses can spread...

25 August 2020

How can gardeners garden sustainably as climate conditions change?

22 August 2020

What are the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic?

19 August 2020

The COVID crisis has shone an unflattering light on the way we run things. Change is needed but it’s easier said than...

18 August 2020

Have you been social smiling?

18 August 2020

We take a closer look at their findings

18 August 2020

How do we go about relating to another?

17 August 2020

What's happening when your arm or leg goes to sleep?

17 August 2020

The world is in the grip of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. What advances have we made against the threat?