A schoolgirl wears a face mask in class during an open day at the Dairy Farm primary school in Agege district of Lagos, Nigeria. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye/EPA

Advanced economies face a significant hit to their economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic unless they help developing countries speed up thei(...)

“[Cartilage]must be able to sense the strains and slight damage from running and rebuild itself,” says Dr Ross Miller. Photograph: iStock

Could running be good for your knees? That idea is at the heart of a fascinating study of the differing effects of running and walking on the knee joi(...)

Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney: ‘The maker of a smartphone does not have the right to dictate the terms of our lives and our businesses.’ Photograph: Rachel Luna/Getty Images

By his own admission, Tim Sweeney is not a great Fortnite player. When the founder and chief of Epic Games, which created the blockbuster online shoo(...)

The president of University College Cork Professor Patrick O’Shea has announced that he will retire early at the end of this year for ‘personal reason’. Photograph: Tomás Tyner/UCC

The president of University College Cork Professor Patrick O’Shea has announced that he will retire early at the end of this year for “personal reason(...)

Maitland Ward performs in adult films that rely on a health-screening system that some experts say could be a model for a coronavirus screening database. Photograph: Albert L Ortega/Getty

As more states open up and people return to work, companies are looking for guidance on how to keep workers safe from infection. Some experts suggest (...)

Nurses protest over the lack of personal protection equipment amid the Covid-19 pandemic in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump vowed to halt all immigration into the United States temporarily to help protect American workers during the coronavirus pan(...)

The survey questions people on potential Covid-19 symptoms they may be experiencing, such as fevers, coughing, shortness of breath or loss of smell. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Facebook is rolling out a global survey on coronavirus symptoms that the company will use to help support researchers responding to the Covid-19 pande(...)

A mosquito consuming human blood. Photograph: Getty Images

A fungus genetically engineered to produce spider venom can quickly kill mosquitoes spreading malaria, a study suggests. Scientists from the Universi(...)

Dr Chloe Schwenke: I was fired from my job when I transitioned, and my marriage fell apart. Photograph: Mark Stedman

To look at her, you couldn’t guess Chloe Schwenke’s age accurately. Tall and slim, with straight shoulder-length hair and a strong face, she’s an eloq(...)

Julie Swetnick said she observed the future US supreme court nominee at parties where women were verbally abused, inappropriately touched. Photograph: Twitter

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was accused Wednesday by another woman of having engaged in sexual misconduct at parties while he was a student at Georgetown Pr(...)

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