Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective

U.S. firm Moderna said that Phase 3 stage analysis suggested its coronavirus vaccine could prevent COVID-19. The news comes a week after Pfizer and German drug-maker BioNTech announced a vaccine of their own.

COVID-19's massive impact on global emissions

An international team of researchers has found that in the first six months of this year, 8.8 percent less carbon dioxide was emitted than in the same period in 2019 - a total decrease of 1551 million tonnes.

COVID-19 could become a seasonal virus

A new rsearch uggests that COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, will likely follow suit and become seasonal in countries with temperate climates, but only when herd immunity is attained.

COVID-19 vaccine innovation

A U.S. scientific team has successfully redesigned a key protein from the coronavirus, and the modification could enable much faster and more stable production of vaccines worldwide.

First human trial of COVID-19 vaccine finds it is safe

The first COVID-19 vaccine to reach phase 1 clinical trial has been found to be safe, well-tolerated, and able to generate an immune response against SARS-CoV-2 in humans, according to new research.

Discarded face masks now threatening wildlife habitats

The masks are made of the plastic polypropylene, which is not easily biodegradable. The accumulation of discarded face masks litters the environment and poses serious risks to the equilibrium of habitats and the health of wildlife.

People are realizing how badly they need nature

Coronavirus is forcing people to reevaluate natural outdoor spaces for the first time in decades. Ideally, this pandemic experience will lead planners in urban areas to redesign for more natural green spaces.

Too much food is being destroyed due to coronavirus

Many farmers around the world are having to destroy the crops they've worked hard to grow because wholesale markets have dried up completely. These horrific reports of waste raise the questions of distribution.

Iceland recommends hugging trees instead of people

The Icelandic Forestry Service released a statement where it is encouraging people to cuddle up to a tree. It is highly recommended that people get outdoors during the pandemic.

The Pope endorsed Universal Basic Income

Pope Francis suggests countries should consider a universal basic wage to help combat the economic disruption caused by COVID-19. 

Tesla's ventilator made out of car parts

Tesla has released a new video about the progress it is making in its effort to produce ventilators out of car parts. Hospitals around the world are finding themselves in need of ventilators to help save patients.

Thoughts on coping with isolation

Advises from people who know a lot about living in solitary, confined spaces - a monk, a submariner, a round-the-world solo sailor, an Antarctic researcher, and someone who lives on a remote island.

Architecture after the coronavirus

Will homes need to adapt to better accommodate work? Will pavements widen so we can keep our distance? Will we no longer want to live so densely packed together, working in open-plan offices ?

16 Ways Coronavirus May Change Us

This brutal challenge to our existing systems may open new windows of opportunity for long-awaited change. Here’s a list of 16 positive changes to the collective mindset this era of emergency may bring.

COVID-19 Pandemic Caused Unprecedented Fall Of CO2

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, scientists have predicted that global carbon dioxide emissions may drop by more than 5 percent in 2020—in what would be the largest fall since the end of the Second World War.