Saturday, March 21 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

12 GREAT READS FROM THIS WEEK'S TIMES SELECT CURATED FOR YOU

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No, coronavirus is not biological warfare, say genome boffins

Virus is so effective at hooking on to human cells it could only be a result of natural selection, scientists conclude

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read
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Virus may survive in air for three hours, on surfaces for three days

The latest findings are very bad news for medical staff on the frontline of the pandemic

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read
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How viruses and violence will change the way we deliver education

Teaching via online platforms is set to replace the face-to-face model entirely, for one simple – economic – reason

4 min read

Bookmarks: Read these and be immune to boredom while on quarantine

A fortnightly look at books, writers and reviews

By Andrew Donaldson
8 min read
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Bless you! Faith event’s novel approach dodges coronavirus

UN religious gathering will have delegates travel less, for the sake of their health and the planet’s

Tony Carnie
Journalist
2 min read
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Virtual classrooms become a reality in SA schools

Pupils will have to forget all the times they’ve been shouted at for using WhatsApp in class

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Migrating foreigners are words apart from splendidly decimated roots

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read
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This is the casting call for the real you – no masks allowed

The moment of self-revelation is at hand: how we behave now is who we are

4 min read
World FREE

In a crisis, Uncle Joe’s a better bet than Bernie for most Democrats

At least that’s what can be read from polls before the Florida, Illinois and Arizona Democratic primaries

By Chris Kahn
3 min read

A mash made in heaven: how to make the perfect comfort food

In times like these, we all need solace from our food, but if you’re going to do it you might as well do it right

By Andrea Burgener
3 min read

Suburban sanctuaries: the designer gardens where magic grows

Two of SA’s most talented landscapers share their favourite outdoor spaces

By Mila Crewe-Brown
4 min read
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Coronavirus gives English soccer bosses a Premier headache

If the pandemic doesn’t relent by June the ramifications will be bitter, complex and costly

By Reuters
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE

Today's cryptic crossword

It's time to put your brain to work

1 min read

Today’s quick crossword

How fast can you get it done?

1 min read