Coronavirus: Childcare exemption added to new restrictions in England

Health News BBC - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 19:16
People in affected areas will be allowed to look after children from outside their households.
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Coronavirus: Ashworth on hospital and care home tests

Health News BBC - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 18:31
The health secretary is asked to use second lockdown “time wisely” by his Labour shadow.
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Coronavirus: Hancock on fines for self-isolations rule

Health News BBC - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 18:26
There will be a stepping of enforcement for those who break the virus restrictions, the health secretary announces.
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Botswana: Mystery elephant deaths caused by cyanobacteria

Scientific News BBC - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:50
Toxins made by algae in water holes caused 330 elephant deaths in Botswana earlier this year.
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Coronavirus vaccine: When will we have one?

Health News BBC - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 14:38
About 200 groups of medical researchers around the world are working on a vaccine for Covid-19.
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Dr Patrick Vallance: 'Epidemic is doubling every seven days'

Health News BBC - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:58
Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance says measures must be taken to stop the spread of Covid-19.
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Climate Week: World split on urgency of tackling rising temperatures, poll suggests

Scientific News BBC - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 07:07
Concern about climate change is growing, but there are big differences about the need for rapid action.
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Climate Week: Prince Charles calls for 'swift' action on climate change

Scientific News BBC - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 07:07
Covid-19 provides an opportunity to "reset" the economy for a more sustainable future, he says.
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Satellite achieves sharp-eyed view of methane

Scientific News BBC - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 03:19
A Canadian company debuts a powerful new capability to monitor the potent greenhouse gas.
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Egypt tomb: Sarcophagi buried for 2,500 years unearthed in Saqqara

Scientific News BBC - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 18:18
The 27 wooden coffins are said to have lain undisturbed inside a well at an ancient necropolis.
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How the oil industry made us doubt climate change

Scientific News BBC - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 02:16
Energy companies stand accused of trying to downplay their contribution to global warming.
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Coronavirus testing: Government claims on test centres and international comparisons fact-checked

Health News BBC - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 19:24
We examine government claims on testing capacity, international comparisons and the average distance travelled to a test centre.
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Siberia landscape scarred by climate change

Scientific News BBC - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 02:14
Scientists are warning about the consequences of vast swathes of ground thawing in Siberia.
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What maths is involved in stirring a cup of tea?

Scientific News BBC - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 02:05
A professor has won £2.3m for applying complex maths to simple situations - like stirring tea.
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'Total failure' on English river water quality

Scientific News BBC - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 01:07
Pollutants still blight all of England's rivers, lakes and streams, the Environment Agency says.
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Spider-like toxins found in Australia's stinging trees

Scientific News BBC - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 01:06
A team of scientists say this explains why those stung feel intense pain lasting for days or even weeks.
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Alligator on gas snaps up Ig Nobel prize

Scientific News BBC - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 01:02
The 2020 Ig Nobel prizes honour crocodilian vocalisations, narcissistic eyebrows and vibrating worms.
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Climate change: Earthquake 'hack' reveals scale of ocean warming

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 21:14
Using sound waves from underwater earthquakes, researchers can more accurately measure sea temperatures.
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Why forest fires in Siberia, Russia threaten us all

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:43
Scientists say wildfires in Siberia, Russia, have been releasing record amounts of greenhouse gases, contributing to global warming.
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Who can now get a test?

Health News BBC - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:09
What are the tests for coronavirus, who are they for and how do they work?
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