Biology

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Henry Glassie: Field Work review – hypnotic glimpses of folk art in the making
This documentary about the celebrated folklorist also takes a leisurely look at the working methods of the artists he reveres

Andrew Pulver

13, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Global Covid vaccine rollout threatened by shortage of vital components
Pharmaceutical firms warn of delays to items such as the large bags in which vaccine cells are grown

James Tapper

10, Apr, 2021 @2:44 PM

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A bug’s life: how a volunteer army is putting Britain’s wildlife on the record
Amateur nature recorders are providing vital data on beetles, soldierflies and a host of lesser-known insects

Isabella Kaminski

10, Apr, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Brazilian Covid variant: what do we know about P1?
What threat does variant that is causing devastation in Brazil pose, and how is it different?

Sarah Boseley Health editor

08, Apr, 2021 @2:14 PM

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James Mcallister was a much-loved family man. Did the Christmas mixing confusion cause his death?
In the run-up to Christmas, the government dithered and made last-minute rule changes that left many people baffled. A surge in coronavirus cases soon followed

Sirin Kale

06, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK's Covid traffic light travel plan too simplistic, say scientists
Idea raises concerns among some scientists who say it could fail to stop new variants entering country

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

04, Apr, 2021 @2:39 PM

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The 'elite controllers' who can naturally suppress HIV
Research into how some HIV-positive people keep the virus at bay promises to yield new treatment possibilities, from vaccines to gene therapies

David Cox

04, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Brazil records 70,238 new cases; Netherlands halts AstraZeneca jab for under 60s - as it happened
Country has registered more than 12.9 million cases; 10,000 appointments scrapped, reports Dutch news agency citing Netherlands health ministry

Nadeem Badshah (now); Yohannes Lowe; Rhi Storer and Jedidajah Otte (earlier)

03, Apr, 2021 @3:46 PM

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‘Has everyone in Kent gone to an illegal rave?': on the variant trail with the Covid detectives
At the end of last year, a crack team of British scientists discovered a new coronavirus strain that would spread across the world. As new variants emerge, can they keep them at bay?

Sarah Boseley

03, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Crystal brains and witches' butter: discover the fabulous world of fungi
The UK’s woods are full of strange specimens. But they aren’t easy to identify – even for the experts

Phoebe Weston

30, Mar, 2021 @5:24 AM

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Coronavirus: April will be 'second dose month', says UK vaccines minister
Nadhim Zahawi hails milestone of 30m first doses and says UK still on track to protect all adults by July

Dan Sabbagh and Andrew Sparrow

28, Mar, 2021 @7:13 PM

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Shanna Swan: 'Most couples may have to use assisted reproduction by 2045'
The professor of environmental medicine explains how chemicals in plastics are causing our fertility to decline – and what we can do about it

Zoë Corbyn

28, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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