At one time it was the world's worst Covid-19 outbreak outside China, now disease modellers are scouring data from the ship.
The government's ability to scale up and co-ordinate testing has faced criticism from scientists, including those directly involved with the work.
The spikes that cover the virus's surface are primed to infect us - but we are slowly learning which antibodies might be able to disrupt them.
An innovative project in Australia uses DNA sampling of beehives to find early signs of plant pathogens in the environment.
I reveal "NDAS" - an AI tool being developed by British police to help stop violent crime and modern day slavery.
Artificial intelligence for medical images is a hot research topic but I found a string of hospitals already using the tech to process patients' heart scans.
Scientists scouring the Amazon make a rare discovery - a new species of marmoset living in an isolated area.
A team of entrepreneurs plans to launch a strange new product - wine made by mixing compounds together in a lab.
After a dating site for people planning an affair is hacked and its data leaked, two women tell their stories.
Off the coast of Yemen lies a floating bomb - a rusting oil storage ship filled with more than a million barrels of crude.
Equipment flaws and computer bugs kill thousands of inpatients every year - but no-one knows exactly how many.
Evidence suggests that tiny particles in the air, a form of pollution, increase the frequency of lightning.
Governments want to be able to read encrypted messages on our smartphones - should they be given access?
Some US truckers are unhappy about the rise of new devices that record detailed data on their driving.
I visited Norway to meet ice patch archaeologists who resuce priceless artefacts from melting glaciers.
In Scotland I met Kerry, a mother of three who starved herself to feed her children. She now worries about their mental wellbeing.
Environmentalists are concerned that a planned Scottish golf course could harm local species - including a very rare fly.
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