Lockdowns also affect socioeconomic groups differently, and should be combined with income support to protect mental health.
At Jordan's Zaatari Refugee Camp, small bushes of tumbleweed grow everywhere, and seeds have been planted in hope of growing tiny Persian cucumbers.
The success of the virtual road race shows how quickly esports are moving into the mainstream.
If it's escapism you're looking for, watch Schitt's Creek or The Good Place. But if you want a dirty dive that makes the real world look good by comparison, try It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Measuring seismic noice could show whether people are following future lockdown measures.
When lockdowns went into effect earlier this year, interest in massive online open courses, or MOOCs, began to surge. An expert expects the interest to continue.
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Coronavirus infections in prisons are a public health problem for everyone, not just prisoners and sfaff.
Too many people are going out with COVID-19 symptoms or while awaiting a test result, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has said, after the state hit a bleak new record of 484 new cases.
A network of sensitive instruments in schools around Australia is recording the eerie silence of the coronavirus pandemic — and tiny earthquakes that would otherwise be undetectable.
The trick is for the chattering classes to stop telling each other what the solution is, and instead to ask those who haven't been heard.
The urban poor in Bangladesh's small cities already faced food insecurity before COVID-19 – but the lockdown made affording food much harder.
As Melburnians are encouraged to wear masks in public, shops and cafes around Australia can already make mask-wearing a condition of entry.
Melbourne isn't the only place suffering under a second lockdown. It's happening across the world as the virus surges in countries that were initially successful in flattening the curve.
The taxi industry carries 75% of commuters daily, yet, unlike bus and train operators, does not benefit from government subsidies.
'Nostalgic consumption' has been on the rise throughout lockdown bringing us the comfort and certainty of better times. But can we use it to build a more sustainable future?
Much of the focus - and the blame - for the lockdown has been placed on the city’s immigrant and ethnic minority population.
How Kazakhstan failed to deal with COVID-19 and became the first country to enter a second national lockdown.
Pandemic is once in a generation opportunity to help homeless people stay off the streets for good – we must not waste this.
Many people are already struggling amid the stress and uncertainty of the pandemic. For Melbourne residents, a second lockdown is likely to place an even bigger strain on their mental health.