The global ripple effects of the coronavirus outbreak

January 30, 2020

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An empty street is seen in Wuhan, China, in this picture obtained from social media, Jan. 25, 2020.

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People in China would normally be getting back to work, or school, now that the Lunar New Year holiday is coming to an end. But the coronavirus outbreak means that things are far from normal in the country right now. And, at midnight on Friday night after years of debate and turmoil, Britain will leave the European Union. What will that mean for foreign workers from EU countries who currently live and work in Britain? Plus, a scientist in Sydney, Australia, been researching how cows communicate their emotions to each other.

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The emotional lives of cows

Cows are social creatures, and can become distressed when they are separated from their herd, or when they are taken away from their mothers too young. That’s why having individual voices may be particularly useful.