Trout and freshwater pearl mussels

It seems a bit late in the day, if not the whole Anthropocene, for humans to think of giving half the Earth back to nature. In America that project is(...)

Passengers at Barajas airport in Madrid on July 1st. Photograph: Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A coronavirus variant that originated in Spanish farm workers has spread rapidly through much of Europe since the summer, and now accounts for the maj(...)

Democratic candidate for Senate Jaime Harrison addresses supporters during a drive-in rally held at The Bend in North Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

The mist is rising over Lake Murray, a huge reservoir in the centre of South Carolina, on this grey mid-October morning. The lake is a popular amenity(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court, in Washington on October 1st. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

On a winter afternoon in 2018, Judge Amy Coney Barrett rose to speak in Notre Dame Law School’s wood-panelled courtroom and thanked the people gathere(...)

A laboratory technician handles vials as part of filling and packaging tests for the production and supply of the University of Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate, AZD1222, conducted on a high-performance aseptic vial filling line on September 11th, 2020 at the Italian biologics manufacturing facility of multinational corporation Catalent in Anagni, southeast of Rome. Photograph: Vincenzo PINTO / AFP

The morning after the world learned that a closely watched clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine – being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford Univers(...)

The UCD campus. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

University College Dublin president Prof Andrew Deeks was told last year by a professor who quit a gender equality group at the university that she sa(...)

A photo provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a colorised transmission electron microscope image of coronavirus. Photograph: NIAID via The New York Times

Scientists are beginning to untangle one of the most complex biological mysteries of the coronavirus pandemic: Why do some people get severely sick, w(...)

‘He is a rapist. Not rape-adjacent, or a bit rapey – he’s a rapist’: Arabella (Michaela Coel) in I May Destroy You

If you haven’t yet seen BBC drama I May Destroy You, I suggest getting on the case immediately. The series, lauded by critics and audiences alike, rea(...)

There is now cautious optimism that a coronavirus vaccine will be ready sometime next year. Photograph: iStock

In a medical research project nearly unrivalled in its ambition and scope, volunteers worldwide are rolling up their sleeves to receive experimental v(...)

A member of the US secret service wears a surgical mask as  President Donald Trump arrives for a news conference on the  coronavirus in the White House on Monday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

When the history is written of how the United States handled the global era’s first real pandemic, March 6th will leap out of the timeline. That was (...)

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