A scientific mission to China proposed further study for a number of topics. Critics and the director of the W.H.O. have weighed in as well.
Infected rodents pose no immediate danger to humans, but the research suggests that mutations are helping the coronavirus expand its range of potential hosts.
Far more work is needed to understand how the pandemic began, the report says, but it is not clear that Beijing will cooperate. “We may never find the true origins,” an expert said.
Barrington Court, a grand estate in England that was a filming site for “Wolf Hall,” has been shut to visitors for much of the last year — human visitors, that is.
An oily, 100-nanometer-wide bubble of genes has killed more than two million people and reshaped the world. Scientists don’t quite know what to make of it.
An interview with Peter Daszak, an animal disease specialist, just after his return from an investigative research mission to Wuhan, the site of the original Covid outbreak, and surrounding areas.
A cave complex at a temple in Thailand has long drawn tourists, pilgrims and guano collectors. Now, scientists have arrived, looking for any potential links to the coronavirus.
Scientists hope the rare discovery could be a catalyst for conserving the region’s biodiversity.
They probably spread the virus that’s killing humans. We almost certainly spread the fungus that’s killing them.
Wrinkle-faced bats incorporate whistles, wing flaps and furry masks into their mating rituals, researchers have found.
*Just not in the United States.
The immune systems of bats are weird, but we don’t know how weird, how they got that way or enough about other animals.
The career of the coronavirus so far is, in Darwinian terms, a great success story.
“Bats are like people: They panic and can’t calm down,” a researcher said. Here’s how you can help safely evict your unexpected visitor.
Federal agencies suggest caution in U.S. bat research to avoid transmitting the novel coronavirus to wildlife.
When these mammals are ill, they have fewer interactions with family and friends, new study suggests. “It’s like us,” said one researcher.
DNA tests show an increase in the number of animals with positive tests for some coronaviruses from the time they are trapped until they arrive on someone’s dinner plate.
What do Covid-19, Ebola, Lyme and AIDS have in common? They jumped to humans from animals after we started destroying habitats and ruining ecosystems.
Wang Linfa has researched bats and their diseases for decades, usually drawing little public attention. Now a world wracked by the coronavirus is relying on the work of scientists like him.
“Ultrasonic,” Stuart Hyatt’s eighth recording as Field Works, turns their high-frequency sounds into haunting music.
Researchers whose canceled U.S. grant caused an outcry from other scientists urge preventive monitoring of viruses in southwestern China.