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Coronavirus live news: US deaths could reach 240,000 as UN says world faces worst crisis since WW2 | World news

Fact check: “Nobody knew” “Nobody knew how contagious this was,” Trump said. “I don’t think any doctor new it at the time. People have not seen anything like this.” In fact, as the disease spread through China, public health experts were warning for weeks that the coronavirus threat could grow into a pandemic. Moreover, epidemiologists […]

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Coronavirus live updates: Italy-wide lockdown comes into force

UK and US had worst days trading since 2008 GFC; Global cases near 110,000; Grand Princess passengers disembark. Follow the latest news. Cruise ship carrying at least 21 with coronavirus docks in California US pledges more testing as Trump hints at aid for workers Quarantined US congressman flew with Trump on Air Force One Global […]

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bringing ideas to life at Science Hack Day

Have you an idea of something to make, but to do it you would need a free weekend, a group of helpers, a few electrical sockets and a bit of food? If so, then Science Hack Day Dublin on March 7th and 8th could answer the call. An almost annual event since 2012, the free, […]

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Millions of Chinese ordered back to work but infection risk remains high | World news

The Chinese authorities are trying to usher the country back to work, a month after announcing the unprecedented quarantine of millions of people. But they face a difficult balancing act between containing the virus and supporting a faltering economy. Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak, have been the focus of disease […]

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Coronavirus: China death toll climbs to 106 with first fatality in Beijing – live updates | Science

5.39am GMT05:39 One of the curious thing to come out of the Australian news conference about school advice with regards to coronavirus, is that speakers reiterated that there hasn’t been person-to-person transmission of the virus in Australia. “There is no evidence,” said the NSW chief health officer, Kerry Chant. Yesterday the federal health minister also […]

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Asteroid warning: Expert predicts ‘serious impact’ is coming and we need better defences | Science | News

ESA’s Hera will blast off in 2024 to a pair of asteroids known as Didymos. The duo of space rocks comprises of a 2,560-wide (780m) rock orbited by a smaller, 524ft-wide (160m) moon. The goal of NASA’s DART is to slam a spacecraft into the binary system and shift its orbital trajectory. The goal of […]

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