The coronavirus is really just an inanimate packet of genetic material.
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Thinking of SARS-CoV-2 as an invisible enemy with an evil personality and humanlike motivations is a natural offshoot of the way people evolved to anthropomorphize so as not to overlook threats.
Disc golf can be played outdoors and at a distance.
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Long after a crisis recedes, residual anxiety can remain and become calcified in cultures, customs and institutions.
Ford employees assemble ventilators.
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Ford is assembling ventilators, LVMH is making hand sanitizer, and Chanel is making masks. Here's why these and dozens of other companies are doing it.
#WFH? It seems a lot of people have quickly become used to it.
For Germans, this is not a battle, it's a 'long distance run'.
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The decision to authorise a WHO investigation into the origins of the coronavirus is only a partial vindication for nations keen to hold China to account. But it will help strengthen global health measures.
States should only open their borders once they have eliminated coronavirus – and should only open them to states which have similarly achieved disease elimination.
You're heading to your first post-COVID-19 dinner party. How many guests is too many? Are hugging and handshakes OK now? And most importantly, should you bring your own cutlery?
Michelle Grattan joins Professor Paddy Nixon to discuss the week in politics.
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Don't spit, change out of your kit at home and clean match balls. These are just some of the ways sport is changing as restrictions ease.
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has been one of the targets of misinformation during the pandemic and was falsely accused of helping spread the COVID-19 virus to sell a vaccine.
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The World Health Organization says the abundance of misinformation swirling around COVID-19 is as dangerous as the virus itself. There are ways to fight this, however.
Under Xi Jinping, China has tied its national rejuvenation to an aggressive diplomatic stance toward the world. This may come at a cost economically, but politics is paramount in Xi's new China.
Rest homes have been hit hard by COVID-19 deaths and inquiries are looking at possible changes to care. The elephant in the room is that quality care depends on more staff.
‘The Scream,’ by Edvard Munch, hand-coloured lithograph version from 1895.
Artist Edvard Munch depicted despair provoked by disease in turn-of-the-century works. In these coronavirus times, his iconic image speaks to our anxieties about illness and societal collapse.
The view from the porch of a cabin in Yoho National Park in British Columbia.
Conflicts between seasonal property owners and year-round rural residents are highlighting the fault-lines between the "right to be rural" and "disaster gentrification."
Shannon Rose, left, joined other demonstrators calling for Gov. Gavin Newsom to end the stay-at-home orders during a protest at the state capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on May 9, 2020.
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From political ideologies, conspiracy theories or “reopen” protests, when faced with uncertainty, we seek reassurance in the face of mortality through efforts at containment.
A brisk 30-minute walk three times a week is enough to prevent stress-induced depression.
Physical activity can help people manage the stress of COVID-19, but closures and distancing have made it even harder to exercise. These researchers are developing a free toolkit to help us all cope.
The inequalities in South Africa's education are systematically being exposed at a scale not experienced before.
A researcher performs a CRISPR/Cas9 process at the Max-Delbrueck-Centre for Molecular Medicine in Germany .
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One of the methods researchers are exploring to combat COVID-19 is gene editing: altering the genome of the virus to make it harmless.
Since the demise of the gold standard in the early 1970s, the precious metal has gone through four distinct phases.