Back Science & Nature Sunday, April 5, 2020
Search Sections 5 Apr
Close
Advertisement
Scottish fruit farmers recruit thousands of locals to save harvest27m Scottish fruit farmers recruit thousands of locals to save harvest
Students and laid-off bar and restaurant workers given jobs as pickers after urgent appeal Scottish fruit farmers have solved a recruitment crisis which could have resulted in this year’s harvest of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries being destroyed. Several thousand people, including students and restaurant and bar workers laid off due the coronavirus outbreak, have taken low-paid fruit-picking jobs in Tayside and Fife normally done by seasonal workers from Bulgaria and Romania.
 Like Reply

Most Popular

Currencies in USD
GBP 1,23 -1,221%
EUR 1,08 -1,112%
CHF 1,02 -1,075%
Coronavirus Live Updates: New U.S. Hot Spots Emerge; Trump Predicts ‘a Lot of Death’43m Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: New U.S. Hot Spots Emerge; Trump Predicts ‘a Lot of Death’
The president appeared to suggest that the government was stockpiling an anti-malarial drug in the hope of treating the virus. In Finland, decades of stocking up on protective gear has given the country an advantage.
 Like Reply
Smarty plants: are our vegetable cousins more intelligent than we realise?50m Smarty plants: are our vegetable cousins more intelligent than we realise?
Plants can learn, memorise information and communicate. Perhaps we humans are not as special as we would like to think
 Like Reply
A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low2h Updated A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low
The pandemic has hit Germany hard, with more than 92,000 people infected. But the percentage of fatal cases has been remarkably low compared to those in many neighboring countries.
 Like Reply
Coronavirus Live Updates: New U.S. Hot Spots Emerge; Trump Warns of ‘a Lot of Death’2h Coronavirus Live Updates: New U.S. Hot Spots Emerge; Trump Warns of ‘a Lot of Death’
The president veered from grim warnings to baseless assurances in a news conference, predicting a surging death toll in what may be “the toughest week” of the pandemic.
 Like Reply
The Rising Heroes of the Coronavirus Era? Nations’ Top Scientists3h The Rising Heroes of the Coronavirus Era? Nations’ Top Scientists
Scientists in Europe are becoming household names, fulfilling societies’ emotional and practical need for the truth.
 Like Reply
Coronavirus Live Updates: New Hot Spots Emerge; Trump Warns of ‘a Lot of Death’3h Coronavirus Live Updates: New Hot Spots Emerge; Trump Warns of ‘a Lot of Death’
The president veered from grim warnings to baseless assurances in a news conference, predicting a surging death toll in what may be “the toughest week” of the pandemic.
 Like Reply
In Italy, Going Back to Work May Depend on Having the Right Antibodies3h Updated In Italy, Going Back to Work May Depend on Having the Right Antibodies
Weighing an idea that might once have been relegated to science fiction, Italy once again finds itself in the unfortunate vanguard of Western democracies grappling with the coronavirus.
 Like Reply
Coronavirus Live Updates: New Virus Hot Spots Emerge; Trump Warns of ‘a Lot of Death’4h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: New Virus Hot Spots Emerge; Trump Warns of ‘a Lot of Death’
The president veered from grim warnings to baseless assurances in a news conference, predicting a surging death toll in what may be “the toughest week” of the pandemic.
 Like Reply
Big Oil is using the coronavirus pandemic to push through the Keystone XL pipeline | Bill McKibben4h Big Oil is using the coronavirus pandemic to push through the Keystone XL pipeline | Bill McKibben
The oil industry saw its opening and moved with breathtaking speed to take advantage of this moment I’m going to tell you the single worst story I’ve heard in these past few horrid months, a story that combines naked greed, political influence peddling, a willingness to endanger innocent human beings, utter blindness to one of the greatest calamities in human history and a complete disregard for the next crisis aiming for our planet. I’m going to try to stay calm enough to tell it properly, but I confess it’s hard. The background: a decade ago, beginning with indigenous activists in Canada and farmers and ranchers in the American west and midwest, opposition began to something called the Keystone XL pipeline, designed to carry filthy tar sands oil from the Canadian province of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. It quickly became a flashpoint for the fast-growing climate movement, especially after Nasa scientist James Hansen explained that draining those tar sands deposits would be “game over” for the climate system. And so thousands went to jail and millions rallied and eventually Barack Obama bent to that pressure and blocked the pipeline. Donald Trump, days after taking office, reversed that decision, but the pipeline has never been built, both because its builder, TC Energy, has had trouble arranging the
 Like Reply
Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Warns of ‘a Lot of Death’ and New Virus Hot Spots6h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Warns of ‘a Lot of Death’ and New Virus Hot Spots
The president veered from grim warnings to baseless assurances in a single news conference as he predicted a surging death toll in what may be “the toughest week” of the coronavirus pandemic.
 Like Reply
The Rising Heroes of the Coronavirus Era? Nations’ Top Nerds7h Updated The Rising Heroes of the Coronavirus Era? Nations’ Top Nerds
Scientists in Europe are becoming household names, fulfilling societies’ emotional and practical need for the truth.
 Like Reply
Can an Old Vaccine Stop the New Coronavirus?9h Updated Can an Old Vaccine Stop the New Coronavirus?
A tuberculosis vaccine invented a century ago is cheap and safe, and seems to bolster the body’s immune system.
 Like Reply
Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Warns of ‘a Lot of Death’ While Also Revisiting Easter Sunday Services9h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Warns of ‘a Lot of Death’ While Also Revisiting Easter Sunday Services
President Trump warns of what could be “the toughest week,” while also saying he would like to consider relaxing social distancing rules for Easter services.
 Like Reply
Live Coronavirus News Updates12h Updated Live Coronavirus News Updates
President Trump warns of what could be “the toughest week,” while also saying he would like to consider relaxing social distancing rules for Easter services.
 Like Reply
Coronavirus in Brooklyn: An I.C.U. Fights for Each Life14h Updated Coronavirus in Brooklyn: An I.C.U. Fights for Each Life
Nearly every patient was on a ventilator. Some were in their 80s, some in their 30s. Medical workers were falling fast and had to be resourceful — “the alternative,” one said, “is death.”
 Like Reply
Uber Eats will add donate button for supporting restaurants struggling during coronavirus shutdowns16h Updated Uber Eats will add donate button for supporting restaurants struggling during coronavirus shutdowns
The button will be in-app and will feature several different suggested donations, including a baseline $2 option. All of the donated amount will go directly to the restaurant, Uber says.
 Like Reply
Rescuing the Great Barrier Reef: how much can be saved, and how can we do it?17h Rescuing the Great Barrier Reef: how much can be saved, and how can we do it?
As global heating makes coral bleaching a regular event, scientists are urgently seeking ways to help the world’s biggest reef survive When coral scientist Zoe Richards left the Great Barrier Reef’s Lizard Island in late January, she was feeling optimistic. Richards is a taxonomist. Since 2011 she has recorded and monitored 245 coral species at 14 locations around the island’s research station, about 270km north of Cairns.
 Like Reply
Fears for wildlife recovery after bushfires as coronavirus crisis stymies scientists’ fieldwork17h Fears for wildlife recovery after bushfires as coronavirus crisis stymies scientists’ fieldwork
Monitoring work suspended due to restrictions on travel and physical contact, in a blow for research into threatened species Scientists are being forced to shut down or scale back fieldwork to assess the impact of last summer’s devastating bushfires on threatened species amid the coronavirus crisis, prompting concerns it could affect wildlife recovery. Several universities have shut down fieldwork to comply with restrictions on travel and physical contact and government agencies working on the recovery have had to scale back some of their operations.
 Like Reply
‘Code Blue’: A Brooklyn I.C.U. Fights for Each Life in a Coronavirus Surge17h ‘Code Blue’: A Brooklyn I.C.U. Fights for Each Life in a Coronavirus Surge
Nearly every patient was on a ventilator. Some were in their 80s, some in their 30s. Medical workers were falling fast and had to be resourceful — “the alternative,” one said, “is death.”
 Like Reply
Telemedicine Arrives in the U.K.: ‘10 Years of Change in One Week’20h Telemedicine Arrives in the U.K.: ‘10 Years of Change in One Week’
With the coronavirus pandemic turning doctors’ offices into no-go zones, family physicians are now doing much of their consultations online or by telephone.
 Like Reply
Coronavirus Live Updates: C.D.C. Recommends Wearing Masks20h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: C.D.C. Recommends Wearing Masks
All Americans should wear masks, the C.D.C. said, but President Trump says he won’t. Despite his travel restrictions, about 40,000 people have flown to the U.S. from China. Researchers in Pittsburgh have a new idea for a vaccine.
 Like Reply
24h Coronavirus and Sex: Questions and Answers
Some of us are mating in actual captivity. Some of us not at all. The pandemic raises lots of issues around safe intimate physical contact, and what it may look like in the future.
 Like Reply
Crossbreeding corals: the hunt for ways to heal the Great Barrier Reef28h Crossbreeding corals: the hunt for ways to heal the Great Barrier Reef
Scientists, farmers and volunteers are looking for ways to lessen the impact of climate change as experts warn a third mass bleaching has taken place
 Like Reply
Monopoly houses, toy soldiers and Lego: the museum of plastic lost at sea29h Monopoly houses, toy soldiers and Lego: the museum of plastic lost at sea
The waste washing up on British beaches is a shocking but fascinating catalogue of our times Tracey Williams has been a beachcomber for most of her life. It started with school holidays to north Cornwall in the 1960s, searching for shells, sea glass and
 Like Reply
Stinkbug invasion in Turkey threatens world hazelnut supplies29h Stinkbug invasion in Turkey threatens world hazelnut supplies
Scientists race to halt spread of pungent insect species after it sweeps eight cities The world’s hazelnut supplies could be threatened by a stinkbug that has recently invaded Turkey, scientists have warned. The brown marmorated stinkbug, which is native to north-east Asia, has been spreading across the world in shipping containers, breeding freely thanks to warmer temperatures and a lack of natural predators.
 Like Reply
Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Says He Won’t Wear a Mask, Despite C.D.C.’s Recommendation33h Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Says He Won’t Wear a Mask, Despite C.D.C.’s Recommendation
The president affirmed that U.S. elections would take place as scheduled on Nov. 3, and he said he would appoint an inspector general to oversee the $500 billion bailout fund.
 Like Reply
On the top

Date settings

Today is Sunday, April 5, 2020

+ 1 -
+ 1 -
+ 2016 -

Close

By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookie policy.

Accept