A masked worker checks pigs in a hog pen in Suining, Sichuan province, China. Photograph: EPA

A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential “pandemic vi(...)

With any vaccine still in early development, the best way to mitigate the pandemic is social distancing, experts say. Photograph: iStock

As many as 25 per cent of people infected with the new coronavirus may not show symptoms, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi(...)

 Dr Anthony Fauci,  director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, rubs his forehead after a President Donald Trump referred to the “Deep State Department” during a White House briefing on March 20th. Photograph:  Erin Schaff/The New York Times

At a White House briefing on coronavirus on March 20th, President Donald Trump called the state department the “Deep State Department”. Behind him, Dr(...)

Which Face Is Real is a game that shows people how good these neural networks are at generating fictional human faces

There’s fake news, fake Nigerian princes, fake weather, even deep fakes of celebrities … but if you see a picture of someone on the internet, whether (...)