Apple shares slide 5% as coronavirus warning spooks markets – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news Latest: Apple’s share slide 5% in Frankfurt $70bn could be wiped off Apple’s value when Wall Street opens Tech stocks hit by revenue warning Apple: coronavirus will hurt iPhone sales South Korea: it’s an economic emergency…

Senior Wuhan doctor dies from coronavirus as authorities start to ’round up’ patients

Global development Officials go door to door in city of 11 million, with threat of punishment for delays in reporting symptoms Coronavirus outbreak – live updates The citywide coronavirus inspection campaign indicates an escalation of the situation in Wuhan. It came as a senior doctor…

Long-term offenders have different brain structure, study says

Medical research Study found differences compared with those who did not offend or who only transgressed as adolescents The researchers say the findings underscore prior studies suggesting there are different types of young offenders. Photograph: Alamy Parents should not worry about their teenagers’ delinquent behaviour…

No 10 furore is latest chapter in long, dark history of racist science

Science Idea that members of one race are intellectually superior has had to be confronted regularly James Watson, who co-discovered the structure of DNA, apologised for remarks made about Africans in 2007 but later appeared to reassert them. Photograph: Tiago Petinga/EPA The notion that members…

Bees may struggle in winds caused by global warming, study finds

Bees Experiment revealed increased wind speeds reduced the efficiency of their foraging With no wind bees took nectar from 5.45 flowers during 90 seconds, this fell to an average of 3.73 flowers when wind speed was increased. Photograph: Inti Ocón/Getty A hardworking honey bee might…

Renewables barely feature in building programme for 500 schools

Schools Solar panels, heat pumps and sustainable designs bypassed – but now one Somerset school is taking a stand Only one school in England, Hackbridge primary, is zero carbon. Its new building was subsidised by the London borough of Sutton. Photograph: Linda Nylind/The Guardian It…

World leaders urged to ‘step back from precipice’ of ecological ruin

The age of extinction Environment As governments prepare to negotiate a Paris-style UN agreement on nature, 23 former foreign ministers have issued a call for urgent action Forest fires in the Amazon occured on an unprecedented scale in 2019. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/AFP/Getty Images Humanity’s ongoing…

HQ Trivia hosts final drunken quiz after investors pull plug: ‘My dogs are going to starve!’

Apps The app sensation has drawn millions of players and awarded $6m in prize money The final question of HQ Trivia’s quiz app was worth $5 – pulled from host Matt Richards’ pocket – and split between 523 contestants. Photograph: YouTube Online quiz app HQ…

Higher alcohol taxes to fund NHS would benefit poor – study

Alcohol Research appears to upend idea alcohol taxes are regressive and prompts call for rise in budget Cuts to alcohol duty will cost the public purse £1.2bn this year. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Raising alcohol taxes does not disproportionately affect poorer households, once the effects…