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What four coronaviruses from history can tell us about covid-19

What four coronaviruses from history can tell us about covid-19

Covid-19 news: Global CO2 emissions could fall 8 per cent in 2020

How coronavirus is affecting your dreams – and what to do about it

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Microplastic ocean

Ocean currents are sweeping microplastics into the deep sea

The sun

The sun is too quiet, which may mean dangerous solar storms in future

NASA has selected three lunar landers to bring humans to the moon

NASA has selected three lunar landers to bring humans to the moon

People put on ventilators for covid-19 may need lengthy rehabilitation

People put on ventilators for covid-19 may need lengthy rehabilitation

Vampire bats practice social distancing when they feel ill

Vampire bats practice social distancing when they feel ill

The psychiatry department of a hospital in San Sebastian, Spain

Most people’s mental health conditions morph into others over time

Skull and test tubes

Transatlantic slavery introduced infectious diseases to the Americas

large consignment of amazon deliveries left on doorstep of house during coronavirus covid-19 lockdown in the uk

We can’t rely on rampant consumerism to get us out of this mess

People looking at smartphones

I help people who are addicted to the internet wean themselves off

IN DEPTH

Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

The science of how ‘wok hei’ makes stir-fried food taste so good

We must act quickly to avoid a pandemic-related mental health crisis

We must act quickly to avoid a pandemic-related mental health crisis

Devs

Devs: Here’s the real science behind the quantum computing TV show

Is the universe conscious? It seems impossible until you do the maths

Is the universe conscious? It seems impossible until you do the maths

Correlation or causation? Mathematics can finally give us an answer

Correlation or causation? Mathematics can finally give us an answer

Dingoes are both pest and icon. Now there's a new reason to love them

Dingoes are both pest and icon. Now there’s a new reason to love them

EDITOR’S CHOICE

Breathing exercises can help shift mucus but a covid-19 cough is normally dry

Can breathing exercises really help protect you from covid-19?

Patrick Vallance (centre) is the UK's chief scientific adviser

UK’s coronavirus science advice won’t be published until pandemic ends

Watch New Scientist Live talks for free on YouTube

Watch New Scientist Live talks for free on YouTube

The hunt for patient zero: Where did the coronavirus outbreak start?

The hunt for patient zero: Where did the coronavirus outbreak start?

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