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Dog coronavirus found in humans – why you shouldn’t worry

‘ Relax, humans! I’m not going to start the next pandemic. Firn/Shutterstock Sarah L Caddy, University of Cambridge Scientists have found a new canine coronavirus in a handful of people hospitalised with pneumonia. This may sound alarming, but once we unpack it, you will see that there’s no reason to lose any sleep. The discovery of the canine coronavirus in …

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Stress management: six lessons parents can take from pandemic homeschooling

Ana Aznar, University of Winchester Now that children in the UK are back to school, parents have the opportunity to reflect on what can be learned from lockdown homeschooling. Or as some rightly took to calling it, crisis schooling. New research we have conducted examines parents’ experiences of homeschooling – and what made their stress better or worse – during …

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Inside Mali’s coup within a coup

Boubacar Haidara, Université Bordeaux Montaigne On the afternoon of May 24, the Malian transitional president, Bah Ndaw, and his prime minister, Moctar Ouane, were arrested by members of the armed forces and taken to the Soundiata Keïta military facility in Kati, a camp that has been at the heart of every coup that has taken place in the country. Two days …

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How plant-based diets could help prevent the next COVID-19

Eating less animal proteins may help reduce the risk of future zoonotic viruses. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) Kurtis Boyer, University of Saskatchewan Viruses like COVID-19, SARS, bovine spongiform, swine flu and avian flu all have something in common: They all come from animals, described by scientists as zoonotic diseases. Yet, these diseases do not really “come from animals.” After all, it …

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Climate change: six priorities for pulling carbon out of the air

Dmitry Kovalchuk/Shutterstock Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford and Steve Smith, University of Oxford To reach net zero emissions by 2050, global emissions must be cut faster and deeper than the world has yet managed. But even then, some hard-to-treat sources of pollution – in aviation, agriculture and cement making – may linger for longer than we would like. It will …

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Rewilding: four tips to let nature thrive

Sophie Wynne-Jones, Bangor University; Ian Convery, University of Cumbria, and Steve Carver, University of Leeds What would rewilding mean for a country like the UK? Bringing back wolves and bears? Returning the land to how it looked in prehistoric times? How will people fit into this wild and unimaginably different place? Questions like these abound whenever rewilding is in the …

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Jerusalem: eyewitness account from a divided city

Traditional Ramadan meeting place: Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, after police removed barriers. Ade Ruished, Author provided Adel Ruished, Lancaster University Not long after the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas came into force on Friday May 21, members of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) entered the al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem, reportedly using teargas and stun grenades to disperse Muslims praying there. …

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Combinación de vacunas contra el SARS-CoV-2: ¿por qué el ensayo CombivacS?

Shutterstock / Marc Bruxelle Raquel Yotti, Instituto de Salud Carlos III La posibilidad de administrar de forma secuencial diferentes vacunas frente al coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, utilizando lo que se denominan pautas heterólogas –combinación de distintas vacunas–, se ha reconocido a nivel internacional como una oportunidad de flexibilización que puede contribuir a mantener la velocidad de vacunación ante fluctuaciones de suministro. Además, …

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