Since the novel coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) was declared a pandemic last March, there have been mixed opinions about whether or not face masks can effectively slow the spread of the virus.
The world’s plastic pollution problem is much worse than imagined, according to a new analysis published on 18 August in Nature Communications (1). Compared to previous estimates of around 17
A new spate of studies has hinted at the possibility of “strong, lasting immunity” to the novel coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) even after a mild COVID-19 infection. Powerful responses were observed in
From snowfall on remote mountaintops from the Arctic to the European Alps to the deepest depths of the ocean, microplastics have been documented in virtually every corner of the world.
Over the past six months, widespread lockdown measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus have led to notable declines in greenhouse gas emissions. But short-term gains are unlikely to
People who test positive for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) but never develop symptoms may carry as much of the virus in their nose, throat, and lungs – and for nearly
A new experimental blood test can detect cancer up to four years before symptoms appear, according to a study published last month in Nature Communications (1). The results have increased
Declining wild bee populations translate directly into decreased crop yields, according to a new study published last month in Proceedings of the Royal Society B (1). Five of the seven
The cost of preventing future pandemics is a mere modicum of the amount Covid-19 is expected to cost the global economy, according to a new analysis published on 24 July
Two German studies published on 27 July in JAMA Cardiology have increased concerns about the potential negative impacts of COVID-19 on the heart, even in patients without underlying heart conditions.