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Tom Bawden

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Recent articles by Tom:

An environmentally-friendly alternative to the plastic bag made from trees could hit the shops in January

The material mixes corn and trees with graphene, the layer of carbon atoms that is super strong → Read More

England lockdown restrictions: Tier 3 generally worked well, while Tier 1 was inadequate, study finds

The main problem with the tier system in England is that areas weren't put into the right tier at the beginning, study finds → Read More

Coronavirus latest: Vaccinating the UK population is a huge task, key developer says

Professor Sarah Gilbert, of Oxford University, says 'it's not vaccines that save lives, it's vaccinations' → Read More

Your food footprint: How switching key ingredients in your diet could reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The average person in the UK generates 6kg of greenhouse gases a day from the food they buy → Read More

Millions of homes could be powered by solar power beamed down from space by 2050

Government has commissioned a study to look into the economic and engineering feasibility of generating vast amounts of energy in space → Read More

Covid-19: Online misinformation campaigns could threaten herd immunity

A significant minority of the population is against inoculation or uncertain about the prospect because of them → Read More

Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough hailed as ‘great day for humanity’, but experts warn more tests needed

Experts are hopeful millions could be helped in months, but more results are needed to confirm → Read More

Covid vaccine: 50% chance all vulnerable Britons will be vaccinated by Easter, says head of vaccine taskforce

Vaccine Task Force chair Kate Bingham says good progress is being made on the vaccine — although there are no guarantees → Read More

Living with children does not increase the risk of severe coronavirus in adults, study finds

Study strengthens the case for keeping schools open over lockdown, but researchers caution that more research is needed → Read More

Scientists could make an organ from scratch within a decade after breakthrough in understanding of cells signs new partnership deal with the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences to help develop the project → Read More

Only three fishing boats have been suspended from English waters in six years

The low level of actions suggests the governing body is very underfunded, campaigners say → Read More

Scientists will start deliberately infecting healthy volunteers with coronavirus in January to test vaccine

Tests of coronavirus vaccines and treatments likely start in May in 'world-first' trial → Read More

Boiling a litre of water in a plastic kettle releases 10m microplastics into our tea and coffee, study finds

Study also finds that infant-feeding bottles release millions of tiny plastic particles during sterilisation and formula preparation → Read More

Coronavirus latest: NHS staff set up deliveries of Covid supplies, test kits and PPE by drone

The service aims to establish a network of secure air corridors for drones to navigate via GPS between hospitals in the UK → Read More

Giant ocean burping fit around Antarctica 15,000 years ago may have ended the ice age, study finds

Study finds changes in circulation of the ocean around Antarctica released vast quantities of planet-warming CO2 → Read More

Coronavirus latest: Scientific advisers urging ministers to carry out ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdowns across UK

The best time to have these would be around school holidays so that children didn't miss out on their education, they advise → Read More

Coronavirus latest: Quick and effective 5-minute Covid tests could be rolled out nationwide next year

Two promising new testing systems are separately announced on the same day → Read More

Covid vaccine: Up to 17% of UK population could refuse to be immunised if a vaccine was developed, study finds

Study by University College London found 14% were unsure while 3% definitely wouldn't use a vaccine → Read More

Long Covid can last at least seven months and come in four types that ‘hit brain and body’, study finds

Major study into lingering symptoms of coronavirus finds there is still a huge amount that is unknown about the disease → Read More

Covid-19 pandemic increased death toll in England and Wales by 37% during the first wave

Study of 21 industrialised countries finds England, Wales and Scotland among the very hardest hit → Read More