Covid-19 news: UK will see large wave of omicron, scientist says

By Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper, Jason Arunn Murugesu and Layal Liverpool Commuters make their way across London Bridge on 9 December, 2021 in London, England Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 11am on 10 December Omicron variant may be spreading faster … Read more

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ECOLOGY Hippo gut microbes make a splash A study of hippo pools in Africa suggests the microscopic gut residents of these massive animals have an unexpected influence outside their bodies. Like almost all animals, hippos (Hippopotamus amphibius) host beneficial gut microbes, such as bacteria that aid digestion. But when hippos defecate into the large pools … Read more