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Many of the words we're using during the COVID-19 pandemic such as 'social distancing' or 'quarantine', were actually formed during earlier outbreaks.
There is more to the news agenda than coronavirus. From Eurovision’s voting tactics to overlooked pollinators, here are some of the stories you might have missed.
Research shows that music has a powerful effect on people going through hard times and can help them to remember who they are.
Confined to their homes by the COVID-19 pandemic, children are drawing and painting the things that they miss – as well as the things that scare them.
From Dubai to Pompeii, our ancient ancestors may have been more into recycling than we previously thought.
It killed more people than the Great War, but 20th Century's worst pandemic is rarely remembered. Author Laura Spinney tells us what we should learn from history.
There are growing fears that COVID-19 may wreak havoc in the Amazon. Finding a way to help indigenous communities is hard, as each tribe is different and therefore needs a different respo...
With schools closed and families at home, World Book Day reminds us we need the joy and inspiration of reading more than ever.
From a pink supermoon to a plastic-eating enzyme, here are news stories that may have slipped down your news feed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has affected 1.5 billion students worldwide. To calm nerves and raise money for kids in need, authors and celebrities are reading books online.
A scientist has created a musical composition that represents the structure of a coronavirus protein. The haunting music could help us understand and fight back against COVID-19.
As lockdowns continue worldwide, to curtail the spread of COVID-19, we're consuming more media than ever before. Here's how it differs by each generation.
The conductor Marin Alsop on the messages of creativity and resilience in Symphony No. 9, which culminates in the Ode to Joy.
Technology is providing a lifeline to artists during the coronavirus pandemic – and to their audiences stuck at home.
The author of The Handmaid's Tale took to Twitter to offer book recommendations for the pandemic, including detective novels, romances and comic books.