Robotic dogs and laughter therapy could help with loneliness

Robotic dogs, laughter therapy and mindfulness are some of the ways that might help people - particularly the elderly - cope with loneliness and social isolation while social distancing, say UK researchers.

CO2 levels in atmosphere rising despite pandemic

The industrial slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has not curbed record levels of CO2. Carbon dioxide levels saw another growth spurt last year past 410 parts per million on average.

Loneliness hits elderly hardest during pandemic

Since the start of the pandemic, studies from the United Kingdom, the US, Austria and the Netherlands have shown that older adults are suffering from higher levels of loneliness. 

New study outlines ways to prevent future pandemics

COVID-19 has devastated our world, but another pandemic could make things worse. Scientists outline ways to prevent pandemics, including ending wildlife trade.

The post-lockdown could determine Earth's future

Governments will spend about $9 trillion globally over the next few months to bail out their floundering economies. Exactly how that money is spent can make or break the planet’s future.

Cities are transforming as electric bike sales skyrocket

Bicycles are the ideal mode of transportation as cities emerge from quarantine. Returning to a car-dominated city after the pandemic lockdown is ‘out of the question’.