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Swapping cars for walking

Published
Thursday 17th March, 2022
Categories
Environment
Coronavirus

People are now routinely using their cars less and walking more since the first COVID-19 lockdown, according to new research.

A crowded street, with many people walking to work

Low risk of COVID-19 spread on Underground rail

Published
Tuesday 8th February, 2022
Categories
Coronavirus
Health
Technology
Science
Working with business

People travelling on the London Underground and similar rail systems were at a low risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, according to computer simulations.

Woman, wearing a mask, on an Underground platform, waiting for a train

Crisis-hit UK cultural sector ‘at a crossroads’

Published
Thursday 3rd February, 2022
Categories
Arts & Culture
Coronavirus
Working with business

New research has revealed the profound impact of COVID-19 on the UK cultural sector’s organisations, workforce and audiences.

The Lowry in lockdown, showing a closed sign in the window.

Reducing COVID-19 risk during dentist appointments

Published
Friday 28th January, 2022
Categories
Coronavirus
Health
Science

Dentists could significantly increase the number of patients they see during the pandemic by switching the drills they use, according to new research.

Dental students practising techniques on a dummy head

Unintended consequences of mask mandates

Published
Monday 10th January, 2022
Categories
Global
Coronavirus
Science

Governments need to be careful about the messaging around compulsory mask wearing to ensure the policy is fully effective, say researchers.

The skyline over Dhaka, Bangladesh

COVID-19 ‘has reshaped science forever’

Published
Monday 20th December, 2021
Categories
Health
Coronavirus
Science

Following in a long line of eminent scientists and engineers, Professor Cath Noakes will stand in the Royal Institution’s iconic auditorium and explain the big ideas reshaping society.

Professor Cath Noakes with a member of the audience  doing an experiment

Inequalities blighting children's lives in the North

Published
Tuesday 7th December, 2021
Categories
Health
Coronavirus
Working with our region
Society & Politics

Children growing up in the North of England face greater poverty and are more likely to die before reaching their first birthday than children in other parts of England, according to a new report.

Street sign which says 'Playground'

Visualising your COVID-19 risk

Published
Tuesday 30th November, 2021
Categories
Health
Science
Coronavirus

A new interactive graphic developed by UK researchers and published by The BMJ will help people decide what to do in everyday situations to protect themselves, and others, from COVID-19.

A graphic showing the  virus responsible for COVID-19