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What do we know about Long Covid?

With millions of cases around the world, our understanding of the acute illness caused by Covid-19 has improved enormously. But it is now clear that…

Why we know vaccines work

Vaccines have helped to control many diseases that caused widespread suffering in the past and they are likely to be our hope of controlling the…

Perfect copy

Ellen Embleton admires the watercolours of Royal Society portraits created by copyist George Perfect Harding, and now housed in the Library's…

Mars attracts

The Mars Perseverance rover is the latest in a long line of attempts to map and understand the Red Planet. Rupert Baker finds some earlier examples in…

Off the charts

Frankie Chappell looks at the maps produced by explorers and whalers such as William Scoresby FRS, and compares them with the ways in which indigenous…

Wildlife trade

Keith Moore finds evidence in the Royal Society's archive and book collections for humankind’s inconsistent attitudes towards wildlife.

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