Can electric fields help plants grow? New claims met with caution

A study suggests that a small device powered by wind and rain can boost crop yield, but other researchers have cast doubt on the findings Life 13 January 2022 By Adam Vaughan Pea plants growing in a greenhouse Andreeshcheva Katerina/Shutterstock A team of researchers claims to have shown that a high-voltage electric field generated using … Read more

Covid-19 news: Chris Whitty urges caution as UK cases hit record level

By Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper, Jason Arunn Murugesu and Layal Liverpool Chris Whitty at a briefing on 15 December Tolga Akmen – WPA Pool/Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 11am on 16 December England’s chief medical officer suggests people should reduce social contacts … Read more