OPINION - Tech & Science Daily: North Korea military tackle ‘explosive’ covid outbreak

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a pharmacy in Pyongyang (AP)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a pharmacy in Pyongyang (AP)

North Korea has drafted in its military to help deal with an outbreak of coronavirus.

Experts are warning it could devastate the country - which has no vaccine programme and limited medical supplies.

Military teams have been tasked with stabilising the supply of medicines in Pyongyang City.

A professor of environmental science says he thinks more ambitious targets will be set in the future, for conserving seas and oceans around the world.

Professor James Scourse from Exeter University told Tech & Science Daily by looking at sediments from the ocean floor, they can date changes in the ecosystem - and the information they collect could prompt more ambitious conservation targets for the marine environment.

Scientists say the eruption of a volcano in Tonga in January has been confirmed as the biggest atmospheric explosion ever recorded by modern instruments.

The volcano erupted at the start of the year, and sent atmospheric shock waves, sonic booms, and tsunami waves around the world.

Wildlife expert and environmentalist Chris Packham is urging us to take part in Greenpeace’s ‘Big Plastic Count’. Boost Mobile in the US is offering users the chance to lower their bill - by playing games and watching ads. Google and Samsung have joined forces to help users better sync their health data between devices. Plus, journalists at Polygon have managed to find Van Mai - the woman behind the Atari 2600 game ‘Wabbit’, and scientists have discovered a new species of salamander in a Panamanian forest.Listen here, or here:

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