No, the new coronavirus wasn’t created in a lab, scientists say

One of the most persistent and widespread pieces of disinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the conspiracy theory that the novel coronavirus that causes the disease was created in a lab —... Read more »

COVID-19 and social media: Limit the spread of fear by changing online behaviour

Public health authorities worldwide have asked people to change their habits in order to slow the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic. They implore citizens to wash their hands more frequently, to avoid... Read more »

Fallout from coronavirus outbreak triggers 25% decrease in China’s carbon emissions

In the midst of China’s COVID-19 epidemic, the conditions for an unprecedented climate experiment have emerged. Climate researchers can measure in real time what happens to carbon emissions when one of the world’s... Read more »

Misinformation may make disease outbreaks worse, researchers say

Public health researchers in the U.K. say that the spread of misinformation during a disease outbreak may make the outbreak more severe, and that reducing the amount of harmful advice circulating by... Read more »

Dinosaur found with signs of tumour-causing disease that afflicts humans today

Fossils from a hapless hadrosaur from Alberta show telltale signs of a disease that causes tumours in human children, showing the affliction has been around since at least the Age of Dinosaurs,... Read more »