Covid-19: What can astronauts teach us about coping in lockdown? from The Guardian's Science Weekly

From The Guardian's Science Weekly - As we head into yet another month of lockdown in the UK, with hospitals overwhelmed, how do we cope with the monotony, isolation, boredom and stress? Science Weekly gets inspiration from the people who choose to put themselves through extreme situations - including astronauts, arctic research scientists and submariners. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sciencepod">theguardian.com/sciencepod</a>
Covid-19: What can astronauts teach us about coping in lockdown?
2021-01-28 02:20:01
As we head into yet another month of lockdown in the UK, with hospitals overwhelmed, how do we cope with the monotony, isolation, boredom and stress? Science Weekly gets inspiration from the people who choose to put themselves through extreme situations - including astronauts, arctic research scientists and submariners. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sciencepod">theguardian.com/sciencepod</a>

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