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Lifting lockdown ‘illogical’ as virus cases rise in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has blasted the easing of coronavirus restrictions in parts of northern England as “completely illogical”. Measures were lifted overnight in Bolton, Stockport and Trafford despite concerns from some local councils. Mr Burnham said it meant boroughs with rising cases were restriction-free but others with lower numbers were not. He urged […]


A rise in nationalism could lead to an even deadlier pandemic, professor warns

A customer has their temperature checked by a security guard before entering an Apple Inc. store in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images If the coronavirus crisis leads to more inward-looking government policies, protectionism and nationalism, humanity could face an “even bigger” and “more deadly” […]

Food & Nutrition

Why Does Bread Dough Rise?

It’s not magic! Here’s the kitchen science behind why bread dough rises. Breads that use yeast are different from all other baked goods. It takes several steps to bake bread, and one step is to put the dough in a warm place and wait for it to rise. But why is that step so important—and […]


Coronavirus updates: South Korea cases rise as it tests thousands of contacts linked to club cluster

This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. Global cases: More than 4.2 million Global deaths: At least 291,366 Most cases reported: United States (1,369,314), Russia (232,243), Spain (228,030), United Kingdom (227,741), Italy (221,216)  The data above was compiled by Johns […]


WHO says ‘delayed epidemic’ takes hold in Eastern Europe as coronavirus cases in Russia rise

A delayed coronavirus epidemic has taken hold in Eastern Europe as cases and deaths rise in Russia while outbreaks in Western Europe begin to subside, World Health Officials said Friday.  “There are differences right now between Western Europe, which has been through that first big wave, and Eastern Europe, particularly Russian Federation, that is now […]