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Operation Moonshot aims to carry out millions of covid-19 tests in the UK each day. Heres what it would take to achieve this wildly optimistic plan

24 Sep 2020

People infected with covid-19 but who show no symptoms appear to have similar levels of viral RNA in their noses and throats to those with mild symptoms

24 Sep 2020

With almost 100,000 new daily coronavirus cases, India is fast overtaking the US and the true number is likely to be much higher

24 Sep 2020

Your walk is as unique as your fingerprint and harder to hide than your face. Now governments and companies are waking up to the power of gait analysis

23 Sep 2020

Hollywood movie studios invest significant time and money editing out unwanted objects from video footage a new AI tool can do the same job at a fraction of the cost

23 Sep 2020

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

23 Sep 2020

The UK faces a very difficult problem of rising covid-19 deaths and cases if it does not change course, chief medical officer for England Chris Whitty has warned

23 Sep 2020

The world is on track to soon exceed a million deaths from covid-19. It is a number we shouldnt become blas about

23 Sep 2020

Severe peanut allergies in children jump 85 per cent on Halloween and 60 per cent on Easter, and other nut allergies follow the same trend, possibly due to social gatherings where sweets are shared

23 Sep 2020

Sleep in babies seems to mainly help develop new brain connections, but at the age of around two-and-a-half there is an abrupt shift to brain repair

23 Sep 2020

Flames reveal their secret workings when freed from the effects of gravity, so burning things in space may help us get more energy from less fuel back on Earth

23 Sep 2020

The success of a cashless bus payment system in Rwanda has prompted calls from other countries for the service to be replicated there. AC Group, the company behind the system says it is gearing up to

23 Sep 2020