How the pandemic may damage children's social intelligence

Children's brain development rely on interaction with other kids. sutadimages/Shutterstock Do you remember the excitement and anticipation of your first day at school? Perhaps you were looking forward to making new friends. Or maybe you were shy and anxious. Research shows that such excitement and stress are the two mostContinue Reading

Q&A with Sharon Peacock, head of UK effort to sequence SARS-CoV-2

Sharon Peacock, Author provided The UK is a world leader in sequencing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of all the coronavirus genomes that have been sequenced in the world, nearly half have been sequenced by COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (Cog-UK). The consortium began life on March 4 when SharonContinue Reading

The science behind why hobbies can improve our mental health

For some, having a hobby may even prevent depression. Diego Cervo/ Shutterstock The pandemic has taken its toll on many peoples’ mental health. Given the fear of the virus and the government restrictions on movement many may understandably be feeling more lonely, anxious, and depressed than usual. The World HealthContinue Reading