Social distancing is a privilege of the middle class. For India's slum dwellers, it will be impossible
on March 31, 2020 at 1:00 AM
Fresh out of medical school, young Italian doctors are being fast-tracked to the coronavirus frontline
on March 30, 2020 at 6:04 AM
Medical student Chiara Bonini, 26, had barely finished her final exam, before the young doctor was headed for the front line of Italy's coronavirus pandemic.
See doctor's novel solution to deal with mask shortage
on March 30, 2020 at 8:12 PM
With global shortages of protective equipment endangering lives every day, a Spanish doctor has found a novel solution.
Ken Shimura, famed Japanese comedian, dead at 70 after contracting coronavirus
on March 30, 2020 at 10:12 AM
Famed Japanese comedian Ken Shimura has died after contracting novel coronavirus, according to his representatives.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus squad give up $100 million in wages amid coronavirus outbreak
on March 29, 2020 at 11:39 AM
With football on hold across the world, Juventus' first-team squad and coach Maurizio Sarri have agreed to give up four months' wages to help the club manage the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
McDonald's and other brands make 'social distancing' logos
on March 26, 2020 at 7:28 PM
It's not just people that are social distancing. Brands are doing it too.
From the brink of bankruptcy to a 1,300% stock gain: How this CEO turned around her company
on March 27, 2020 at 8:10 PM
Five years ago, chip maker AMD was bleeding money, laden with debt and staring down a potential bankruptcy. Then, Lisa Su took the helm.
James Dyson designed a new ventilator in 10 days
on March 27, 2020 at 11:37 AM
Dyson has received an order from the UK government for 10,000 ventilators to support efforts by the country's National Health Service to treat coronavirus patients.
Startups were already going through a 'capital winter.' Then the coronavirus hit
on March 27, 2020 at 3:55 AM
China's startups had a rough time last year because of an economic slowdown and giant flops that scared away investors. Now they're having to dig deep and get creative to survive the coronavirus crisis that threatens to freeze activity during one of the most important funding periods of the year.
Tiny islands become unlikely pioneer in hydrogen power
on March 27, 2020 at 5:06 PM
Too much clean energy. It's an unusual problem to have, and one that's spurred a group of islands off the northern coast of Scotland to become an unlikely pioneer in hydrogen power.
US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters
on September 18, 2019 at 4:44 PM
If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.
Miami's Little Haiti wasn't a target for developers. Until the seas started to rise
on July 12, 2019 at 3:14 PM
How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis
on July 12, 2019 at 9:20 AM
Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.
The desexualization of the Asian American male
on March 3, 2020 at 9:19 PM
I always knew that, as an Asian American man growing up in the United States, I wasn't as desirable or "American" as my peers.
Archaeology student makes 'unbelievable' discovery at a Venetian monastery
on March 25, 2020 at 8:16 PM
Italian archaeologist Vittoria Dall'Armellina was a PhD student at Ca' Foscari University in 2017 when she visited the Saint Lazarus monastery.
Designing an end to a toxic American obsession: The Lawn
on March 30, 2020 at 9:13 PM
Lawns are an American obsession. Since the mass proliferation of suburbs in the 1950s and '60s, these pristine carpets of green turf have been meticulously maintained by suburbanites, with grass length and other aesthetic considerations enforced with bylaws and by homeowner associations.
The art I love: MACAAL president Othman Lazraq's tour of his museum's formidable African art collection
on March 26, 2020 at 6:40 PM
My dad Alami Lazraq, founder of real estate firm Groupe Alliances, started collecting art from Morocco 40 years ago and then, gradually, began collecting pieces from the rest of Africa as well. He transmitted this passion to me, and now I am helping to evolve the collection as director of the Fondation Alliances and president of our Museum of Contemporary African Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) in Marrakech.
These designers are reshaping the sex tech industry
on March 13, 2020 at 8:30 PM
There's long been a dearth of innovative design in the sex tech industry: In the words of Lora Haddock DiCarlo, founder of CES-award winning sex toy company Lora DiCarlo, the field's output throughout 20th century amounted to little more than "the vibrator, over and over again. The same thing in different shades of pink."
The wealthy are forging ahead with (slightly altered) travel plans
on March 28, 2020 at 9:36 PM
While many hotels around the world are shuttering, a growing number are transitioning into medical facilities or making themselves available as temporary housing for nurses and doctors on the front lines of the coronavirus.
Will it be safe -- and acceptable -- to travel by July?
on March 25, 2020 at 7:10 AM
Spring break, save for some determined spring breakers in Florida and tourists heading to Hawaii, was largely canceled, but what about summer vacation?
Coronavirus: Trump says US in good shape to meet 'peak'
on March 31, 2020 at 1:18 AM
The US president says he is confident American hospitals will have enough ventilators to cope.
Coronavirus: US death rates v China, Italy and South Korea
on March 31, 2020 at 1:12 AM
The US has seen its cases spike dramatically in recent days and these graphs show what could be in store.
Coronavirus: Italy extends lockdown amid hopes of turning corner
on March 30, 2020 at 11:27 PM
The number of new daily coronavirus infections is 1,648, down from 3,815 on Sunday.
Coronavirus: Protecting yourself in a migrant camp
on March 30, 2020 at 11:24 PM
The often unsanitary conditions in refugee and migrant camps, like this one on Lesbos, pose a challenge for residents trying to avoid coronavirus.
Trump: More than a million Americans tested for Covid-19
on March 30, 2020 at 10:59 PM
The President says millions of masks, face shields, surgical gowns and gloves have been distributed
Coronavirus: Amazon workers threaten strikes over virus protection
on March 30, 2020 at 8:08 PM
Some US workers at Amazon and Instacart are threatening to strike over inadequate coronavirus protections.
Coronavirus: Syria reports first death amid warning of spread
on March 30, 2020 at 7:57 PM
The government says nine other people tested positive, but medics suspect there are many more cases.
Coronavirus: US senator probed for alleged insider trading - reports
on March 30, 2020 at 6:22 PM
Scrutiny falls on the Republican intelligence committee chair for selling shares before a market crash.
Singapore gay sex ban: Court rejects appeals to overturn law
on March 30, 2020 at 3:54 PM
A judge rejects three appeals, saying the law “remains important in reflecting public sentiment”.
Coronavirus: Trump extends US guidelines beyond Easter
on March 30, 2020 at 3:35 PM
The US president extends social distancing rules after a warning that 200,000 Americans could die.
Van Gogh painting Spring Garden stolen from Dutch museum
on March 30, 2020 at 3:07 PM
Thieves broke into a museum that is shut because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics: New dates confirmed for 2021
on March 30, 2020 at 2:34 PM
The Tokyo Olympic Games will start on 23 July, 2021 and finish 8 August, with the Paralympics following from 24 August to 5 September.
Hungary government gets sweeping powers
on March 30, 2020 at 1:35 PM
Critics accuse Prime Minister Viktor Orban of exploiting the coronavirus crisis to silence opposition.
Why Taiwan has become a problem for WHO
on March 30, 2020 at 12:51 PM
Taiwan is effectively locked out of the World Health Organization - and tensions are rising.
Coronavirus: Start-ups use Zoom app to lay off staff
on March 30, 2020 at 12:51 PM
Two California-based start-ups confirm they have used the conference-call app to lay off staff.
Coronavirus: Spain's coronavirus outbreak 'slowing'
on March 30, 2020 at 12:24 PM
Spain is the worst-affected country behind Italy, but ministers are hopeful the curve is flattening.
Coronavirus: Field hospitals treating patients around world
on March 30, 2020 at 11:13 AM
As the number of cases globally soars, many countries build temporary hospitals for patients.
Alan Merrill: I Love Rock 'N' Roll songwriter dies of coronavirus
on March 30, 2020 at 9:18 AM
Alan Merrill co-wrote and sang the glam rock classic before Joan Jett made it famous.
Virus lessons from president who led Ebola fight
on March 30, 2020 at 3:02 AM
Liberia's ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the world must conquer fear to deal with coronavirus.
A place that makes you ask the questions that really matter
on March 30, 2020 at 12:20 AM
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt found a visit to Antarctica made him emotional, and ultimately hopeful.