Advances in space-based lightning mapping have allowed scientists to measure flash extent and duration over broader ranges. The development has led to the discovery of 'megaflashes' – vast electrical surges that discharge over long distances and durations
The impacts of deforestation are wide ranging. But while some are well-known, a link with malaria is only just coming to light. Could appetites for deforestation-implicated products, such as coffee and timber, be driving malaria risk in vulnerable countries?
Genome sequencing has become one of the main methods for tracking how coronavirus is moving through communities. The technique identifies subtle differences called mutations that a virus picks up over time. Despite facing criticism for its handling of the pandemic, the UK is leading the charge on genome sequencing. Efforts are starting to gain insights on how the UK's epidemic was seeded with imports from other countries