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For Much Stronger Concrete, Just Add Waste
For Much Stronger Concrete, Just Add Waste

Sewage-enhanced steel slag could be an excellent aggregate, researchers say.

Flower power: How plants bounce back after crushing blows
Flower power: How plants bounce back after crushing blows

Some flowers have remarkable powers of resilience after injuries including being walked on by humans.

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft leaves space station and splashes down in Pacific amid virus outbreak
SpaceX Dragon cargo craft leaves space station and splashes down in Pacific amid virus outbreak

The International Space Station bid farewell to a robotic SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule, with measures being taken at mission control to protect against COVID-19 infection. The Dragon was set loose after spending a month hooked up to the space station, and brought two tons of equipment and experiments

China Ends Wuhan Lockdown, but Normal Life Is a Distant Dream
China Ends Wuhan Lockdown, but Normal Life Is a Distant Dream

China on Wednesday ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus first emerged and a potent symbol in a pandemic that has killed tens of thousands of people, shaken the global economy and thrown daily life into upheaval across the planet.But the city that has reopened after more than 10

Event Horizon Telescope: Black hole produces twisting jet
Event Horizon Telescope: Black hole produces twisting jet

The team behind the first image of a black hole reveals something else from that historic picture.

Climate change: UK forests
Climate change: UK forests 'could do more harm than good'

Mass tree planting could harm the environment if badly planned, a report warns.

Boeing to redo test flight of uncrewed Starliner spaceship
Boeing to redo test flight of uncrewed Starliner spaceship

Boeing will relaunch an uncrewed test flight of its Starliner spaceship, the company said Monday, after an earlier mission failed due to multiple glitches. The aim of Starliner is to take US astronauts to the International Space Station. "We have chosen to refly our Orbital Flight Test to demonstrate the quality of the Starliner system," Boeing said.

Allen Institute reorganizes brain science division, with added focus on neural computation
Allen Institute reorganizes brain science division, with added focus on neural computation

Seattle's Allen Institute is heading into a new phase of research into neuroscience - a phase that includes reorganizing its current activities as well as adding new ones. The Allen Institute for Brain Science, which is the largest division under the institute's umbrella, was established by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2003 and has continued on its mission since Allen's death in 2018. It's grown to more than 300 scientists and staff members who work in two broad research areas. One program, known as Cell Types, focuses on mapping out a "periodic table" of brain cells. The Allen Institute's new… Read More

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Boeing says it'll redo uncrewed flight test of Starliner space taxi to space station

Boeing says it will redo the uncrewed test flight of its Starliner space taxi to the International Space Station, after months of reviewing what went wrong during a flight that fell short of the mark. NASA said it supported Boeing's decision. Last December's Starliner tryout, known as the Orbital Flight Test, failed to rendezvous with the space station when the craft's onboard flight software misread a timing cue and couldn't execute a crucial thruster burn properly. The mission was cut short, and the spacecraft landed autonomously two days after launch. Additional software lapses came to light during and after the… Read More

Xplore wins award from Air Force to study navigational tools for moon missions
Xplore wins award from Air Force to study navigational tools for moon missions

Seattle-based Xplore says it's won an Air Force award to develop an architecture for keeping track of position, navigation and timing during missions between Earth and the moon. The Air Force project is aimed at developing systems for position, navigation and timing, or PNT, that would extend a GPS-like

Whale sharks: Atomic tests solve age puzzle of world
Whale sharks: Atomic tests solve age puzzle of world's largest fish

Data from Cold War nuclear bomb tests help scientists accurately age whale sharks for the first time.

NASA lays out its plans for building a long-term moon base
NASA lays out its plans for building a long-term moon base

The base could be used to research technologies for a mission to Mars

The inexact science involved in predicting the likely path of COVID-19
The inexact science involved in predicting the likely path of COVID-19

TORONTO - Data experts are cautioning already on-edge Canadians against taking Ontario's dire predictions about COVID-19 deaths literally, even as the revelation of stark data coincided with more physical distancing measures and impassioned pleas by government and health officials to stay home.In presenting the data Friday, the president and CEO of Public Health Ontario said staying home could be the difference between 6,000 deaths by April 30 or 1,600 deaths. Deaths could drop to 200 if further measures are brought in, said Dr. Peter Donnelly.Officials also offered a glimpse at what might happen over the length of the outbreak, which could stretch from 18 months to two years, but...

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It's Bedlam in the Mask Market, as Profiteers Out-Hustle Good Samaritans

Last month, Susan Houghtelling, a hospital supply-chain manager in upstate New York, was facing a shortfall of medical supplies when her inbox suddenly flooded with offers.There were advertisements for gallons of hand sanitizer, crates of isolation gowns and, most crucially, pallets of N95 masks -- perhaps the most sought-after product on the planet. All were for prices that were multiples higher than what she normally paid."All of these people are coming out of the woodwork, and all of them mysteriously now have access to an abundant supply," said Houghtelling, who works for three hospitals owned by Arnot Health, based in Elmira, New York. She forwarded dozens of messages to...

Scientists Explore Prehistoric Forest Entombed off the Coast of Alabama
Scientists Explore Prehistoric Forest Entombed off the Coast of Alabama

The ancient forest was preserved beneath the sea, undisturbed for millennia, until intensifying storms began to expose it.

10 years to save
10 years to save 'world's most threatened sea turtle'

The critically endangered Eastern Pacific leatherback's future looks "dire," say conservationists.

NASA goes back to the future and revives its formerly forbidden
NASA goes back to the future and revives its formerly forbidden 'worm' logo

NASA is restoring a squiggly graphic representation of its acronym, known as "the Worm," to a place of prominence, 28 years after it was consigned to the dustbin of space history. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine declared that "the worm is back" today in a tweet - and revealed that it's been painted on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that's due to launch NASA astronauts to the International Space Station as soon as next month. That demonstration mission will mark the first time U.S. astronauts have been launched to orbit from U.S. soil since the retirement of the space shuttle fleet in… Read More

Conifer is top tree in urban sound absorption test
Conifer is top tree in urban sound absorption test

Scientists say trees have a role to play in combating noise pollution in urban environments.

Three human-like species lived side-by-side in ancient Africa
Three human-like species lived side-by-side in ancient Africa

Two million years ago, Africa was home to three human-like species, new discoveries reveal.

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Amid 'rapidly evolving' COVID-19 outbreak, Blue Origin's launch plans spark debate

Discussions about future launch plans for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture have reportedly generated internal acrimony due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak - and that, in turn, has generated reassurances about safety. The acrimony is laid out in a report from The Verge, based on accounts from unnamed employees as well as an audio recording of a staff meeting at the company's headquarters in Kent, Wash. Employees reportedly worried that plans for a test flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital spaceflight could put them at risk, because the operation would involve traveling to the company's… Read More

'Dinosaurs walked through Antarctic rainforests'

Sediments drilled off the coast of the ice continent reveal a time of great warmth and plant growth.

Oceans can be successfully restored by 2050, say scientists
Oceans can be successfully restored by 2050, say scientists

Researchers say there are good reasons to be optimistic about the future of our oceans.

Hungry black hole may be cosmic
Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'

Astronomers say they have found the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole.

Japanese astronaut joins the crew for SpaceX Dragon mission to space station
Japanese astronaut joins the crew for SpaceX Dragon mission to space station

The first non-American to be added to the crew for a SpaceX Dragon flight to the International Space Station is Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi. Noguchi first visited the space station in 2005 during the first space shuttle flight following the 2003 Columbia shuttle tragedy, and rode a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a six-month orbital stay on the station in 2009-2010. For his next mission, Noguchi will be teaming up with NASA's Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover Jr. - plus Shannon Walker, who was also named today as a member of the first crew to begin a regular tour of duty… Read More

Climate change: Warming clips the nightingale
Climate change: Warming clips the nightingale's wings

Rising temperatures may be having a profound impact on one of the world's favourite songbirds.

Self-isolation proves a boon to rainfall project
Self-isolation proves a boon to rainfall project

Scientists have been amazed at the public's response to help digitise the UK's old rainfall records.

Univ. of Washington studies antimalarial drug
Univ. of Washington studies antimalarial drug's use to head off COVID-19, with Gates Foundation's aid

University of Washington researchers are among the leaders of a newly announced clinical trial investigating whether hydroxychloroquine, a drug that's commonly used to counter malaria and autoimmune disease, can prevent COVID-19. The multi-site trial, managed by UW in collaboration with New York

Peacock spiders show more of their colours
Peacock spiders show more of their colours

A new batch of these ostentatiously coloured and popular arachnids is described in Australia.

Machine translates brainwaves into sentences
Machine translates brainwaves into sentences

Scientists have taken a step forward in their ability to decode what a person is saying just by looking at their brainwaves when they speak.

Rock found in Mississippi proves to be fossilized tooth from prehistoric
Rock found in Mississippi proves to be fossilized tooth from prehistoric 'hell pig'

There were the size of a hippo and mean.

National parks like the Grand Canyon remain open and free to the public despite calls from frustrated and scared workers to close them
National parks like the Grand Canyon remain open and free to the public despite calls from frustrated and scared workers to close them

One Grand Canyon National Park staffer said he had 600 "close contacts" with people at the park in one day.

Relief for COVID-19 stress inside? It
Relief for COVID-19 stress inside? It's outside.

Mecklenburg County's "stay at home" order allows us to exercise outside, and though playgrounds and nature centers are closed, trails remain open, so long as people stay well apart.

SpaceX wins NASA moon program contract
SpaceX wins NASA moon program contract

SpaceX's Dragon XL cargo ships will support NASA's Artemis moonwalkers and allow extended research.

Heirloom plants: Saving the nation
Heirloom plants: Saving the nation's seeds from extinction

The incredible history of the UK's heirloom plants and why they're set to make a comeback.

SpaceX wins NASA contract to send cargo to lunar Gateway with new Dragon XL craft
SpaceX wins NASA contract to send cargo to lunar Gateway with new Dragon XL craft

NASA has tapped a type of SpaceX cargo craft that hasn't yet been built to deliver supplies to a moon-orbiting outpost that hasn't yet been launched. SpaceX's robotic Dragon XL, a cylindrical, supersized version of its workhorse Dragon spacecraft, will handle shipments to the Gateway space platform as the first commercial provider to receive a Gateway Logistics Services contract from NASA. The contract is similar to NASA's existing Commercial Resupply Services contracts with SpaceX, Northrop Grumman and Sierra Nevada Corp. for cargo shipments to the International Space Station. NASA's Artemis program calls for the first elements of the Gateway to… Read More

Neanderthals didn
Neanderthals didn't just hunt mammoths. They actually knew how to fish, researchers discover.

A new study suggests that Neanderthals were skilled fishermen and that seafood was a key ingredient in their diets.

A trio of studies suggest pregnant women could transfer the coronavirus in utero, contradicting prior research
A trio of studies suggest pregnant women could transfer the coronavirus in utero, contradicting prior research

Earlier research found it's very unlikely for pregnant women with COVID-19 to infect their fetuses in utero. New reports question that conclusion.

Sweden under fire for
Sweden under fire for 'relaxed' coronavirus approach - here's the science behind it

Swedish authorities estimate that there are more people with COVID-19 who don't show symptoms than those in other countries.

Our last-chance miracle baby was due just as the coronavirus wave began to hit hospitals
Our last-chance miracle baby was due just as the coronavirus wave began to hit hospitals

Coronavirus haunted the hospital, but the maternity ward felt like a sanctuary from the outside world constricting to save itself from a plague.

Your brain evolved to hoard supplies and shame others for doing the same
Your brain evolved to hoard supplies and shame others for doing the same

The media is replete with COVID-19 stories about people clearing supermarket shelves - and the backlash against them. Have people gone mad? How can one individual be overfilling his own cart, while shaming others who are doing the same?As a behavioral neuroscientist who has studied hoarding behavior for 25 years, I can tell you that this is all normal and expected. People are acting the way evolution has wired them. Stockpiling provisionsThe word "hoarding" might bring to mind relatives or neighbors whose houses are overfilled with junk. A small percentage of people do suffer from what psychologists call "hoarding disorder," keeping excessive goods to the point of distress and...

Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers
Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers

Scientists find out more about the threats of plastic to thousands of fish, whales and other aquatic life.

Climate change:
Climate change: 'Gob-smacking' vision for future UK transport

Public transport and active travel will be the "natural first choice", the Transport Secretary says.

Xplore
Xplore's Xcraft space probe lands in Xtronaut 2.0 board game - and STEM students are the winners

Seattle-based Xplore isn't due to launch its first Xcraft space probe until late 2021, but it's already landed in an educational board game. Xtronaut 2.0, a multiplayer game devised by planetary scientist Dante Lauretta and Xtronaut Enterprises CEO Michael Lyon, will feature Xcraft as one of the deck's playing cards. Players can combine the cards to create their own game-board missions to deep space. The arrangement is part of a sponsorship deal for Xtronaut 2.0's Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. "We are proud to have the Xcraft featured in Xtronaut 2.0, and are delighted that our sponsorship enables us to give 120… Read More

Help needed to rescue UK
Help needed to rescue UK's old rainfall records

Pre-1960s handwritten rain gauge data can inform drought and flood planning, but only if digitised.

Calling all kids: Send Blue Origin a space postcard while you
Calling all kids: Send Blue Origin a space postcard while you're stuck at home

Are you looking for educational activities to occupy the kids while you're cooped up due to the coronavirus outbreak? One option is to make space postcards for the Club for the Future, an educational campaign created by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture. Last year, Blue Origin collected thousands of student-decorated cards, and sent them to space and back on its New Shepard suborbital craft. After the flight, the cards were stamped "Flown in Space" (in some cases, by Bezos himself) and then mailed back to their senders. Now Blue Origin is inviting students, educators and parents to… Read More

Climate change: Green energy plant threat to wilderness areas
Climate change: Green energy plant threat to wilderness areas

Solar, wind and hydro electric installations are often built in conservation areas.

How are you doing during the COVID-19 crisis? Scientists want to hear your story
How are you doing during the COVID-19 crisis? Scientists want to hear your story

Researchers at the University of Washington are launching a study aimed at answering the question that's on a lot of people's minds as the coronavirus epidemic spreads through the Seattle area: How are you holding up? The King County COVID-19 Community Study, a.k.a. KC3S, is recruiting King County residents to tell their stories. The study is scheduled to collect data through April 19. "We want to start collecting this information now - as the COVID-19 pandemic is unfolding - about how families and communities are being impacted, and how they are adapting," Nicole Errett, a lecturer in the UW Department… Read More

An ER doctor who survived Ebola shares the harrowing reality of the coronavirus pandemic and levels a stark warning
An ER doctor who survived Ebola shares the harrowing reality of the coronavirus pandemic and levels a stark warning

Dr. Craig Spencer, who's cared for Ebola patients and survived the disease himself, works at an ER in NYC. He explains why he fears the COVID-19 virus.

There is hope: All the reasons to be optimistic about the end of the coronavirus crisis
There is hope: All the reasons to be optimistic about the end of the coronavirus crisis

These are the worst of times. And yet, there is hope. This is temporary. It will end. There are reasons to be optimistic.

The coronavirus is preventing medical students from getting hands-on training in hospitals. Frustrated future doctors are looking for new ways to help.
The coronavirus is preventing medical students from getting hands-on training in hospitals. Frustrated future doctors are looking for new ways to help.

Medical schools around the US have pulled students off clinical rotations amid the spread of the coronavirus.


Covid-19: We can ward off some of the negative impacts on children

Children will face many hidden negative effects from the new coronavirus, but it's not too late to avert them, says Paul Ramchandani

Rare herb devastated by Australian bush fires saved by seed bank

One of the largely unnoticed victims of the Australian bushfires earlier this year was clover glycine (Glycine latrobeana), a rare pea endemic to South Australia that has now been restored thanks to seeds kept at Kew Gardens

Australia seems to be keeping a lid on covid-19 – how is it doing it?

The rate of new coronavirus cases is dropping in Australia, largely due to strict travel restrictions, but complacency could cause the virus to get out of hand

Software recreates a 3D model of your face from a smartphone video

A program that combines artificial intelligence and geometrical modelling can create an accurate 3D model of your face from a single 20-second video

Coronavirus latest: Lockdown in Wuhan, China is lifted

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Urine test can predict how much a baby will grow in six months’ time

Metabolites from urine or blood samples can be used to predict how much a baby will grow six months ahead of time, which could improve interventions for chronic malnutrition

Rockets armed with talcum powder could stop deadly space junk

Thousands of dead satellites and chunks of debris in orbit are a threat to active satellites, but rockets that launch clouds of talcum powder may prevent a disastrous collision

The Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most widespread bleaching yet

Australia's record-breaking heatwave early this year bleached 60 per cent of the Great Barrier Reef, affecting all three of its regions for the first time

Coronavirus latest: No new deaths in China and hopes of plateau in NYC

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Coronavirus exit strategies: How do we get out of lockdown?

There are three main strategies for leaving coronavirus lockdown, but each risks a dangerous second wave and further lockdowns if things don't go as planned

Does the ACE2 protein explain covid-19 risk for underlying conditions?

Does a cell surface protein explain why the coronavirus is more likely to kill people with diabetes or heart disease? Researchers are trying to find out

Stress early in life can make a child’s brain more like an adult's

Stress in childhood is linked to developing adult-like brain networks and cells that age slowly, and children with early life stress progress slowly through puberty

Baffling 500-page ABC maths proof to be published after eight-year row

In 2012 mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki produced a proof claiming to solve the long-standing ABC conjecture, but no one understood it. Most mathematicians still don't, but it will now be published in a journal

Deepmind AI can understand the unusual atomic structure of glass

Glass has an unusual atomic structure that resembles a liquid frozen in place, making it hard to predict how it will behave. DeepMind has developed an AI capable of doing so, which may also be able to predict traffic jams

Soil gets its smell from bacteria trying to attract invertebrates

Soil’s earthy smell comes from chemicals produced by bacteria called Streptomyces, which use the odour to attract springtails to help disperse their spores

An asteroid strike may have popped the surface of Mars

An unusually round and symmetrical deposit on Mars may be the result of an impact that popped the surface of the planet, causing a volcanic eruption less than 200,000 years ago

Coronavirus latest: US braces for 'peak death week'

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Whale sharks can live for a least 50 years – and probably longer

The age of a whale shark can be determined by carbon dating the rings of growth in their cartilage, a method that has confirmed that these animals can live for at least 50 years

Experimental diabetes device works by killing gut cells with hot water

A device that carries hot water down a tube into the gut may help manage diabetes by killing overgrown gut cells that release hormones key to metabolising food

Coronavirus will play out very differently in world's poorest nations

Cases of covid-19 have been slow to appear in developing economies, but now they are ramping up. Slums and refugee camps could be particularly vulnerable

Coronavirus latest: US hospitals come under increasing strain

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There probably isn’t as much fake news in the media as we think

An analysis of the media consumption habits of people in the US shows that fake news makes up a tiny fraction of what they watch or read every day

Why we still don't know what the death rate is for covid-19

Despite data pouring in many countries, estimates of how many of those infected with covid-19 die still vary widely

Supermassive stars may have formed by repeatedly eating their siblings

Some black holes are way bigger than we can explain, and they may have come from supermassive stars that formed by devouring the other stars around them

Diet and exercise will keep your brain young – depending on your genes

Following a healthy diet or exercising could impact how your brain ages, but the effects on cognitive skills later in life depend on specific gene variants that not everyone has

Coronavirus: China wildlife trade ban could become law within months

China’s ban on eating and trading wildlife due to the coronavirus crisis could become law within the next three months, according to conservationists

Orangutans and other great apes under threat from covid-19 pandemic

Many great ape species are already in a precarious situation because of their dwindling numbers. Now they may also be at risk from the coronavirus pandemic

Hunt for George Clooney's face explains how stress affects decisions

Being stressed changes the way we make decisions, an experiment that sees people hunt for George Clooney's face while experiencing electric shocks could help explain why

Delaying the COP26 climate talks could have a silver lining

Crucial climate talks due to be held this November have been postponed, but a short delay could give countries time to get better organised - and see Donald Trump replaced with someone who supports a climate deal

Venus may have an underground magma ocean spanning the whole planet

When Earth and Venus formed, they both had global magma oceans deep underground. Earth’s has turned solid by now, but Venus’s may still remain hidden

Estimates of the predicted coronavirus death toll have little meaning

With all the unknowns about covid-19, any numbers you hear about death tolls or how long restrictions will last should be taken not just with a pinch of salt but with a sack of it

Our approach to covid-19 can also help tackle climate change

We can't lose sight of the climate emergency when dealing with the covid-19 pandemic, say Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

Coronavirus latest: New York hospitals and morgues overwhelmed

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How to get the health benefits of nature when you’re stuck inside

Going out into the natural world is good for your health and mind, and you can still get some of the same benefits even when stuck inside, says Graham Lawton

Diets do help you lose weight - but the benefits usually don't last

Atkins, Paleo or Zone – whichever diet you follow, you’ll probably only lose a bit of weight, and improvements to your cholesterol may disappear within a year

Coronavirus latest: US estimates between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths

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Europe’s cave bears may have died out because of their large sinuses

Plant-eating cave bears vanished when ice spread across Europe – maybe because their large sinuses prevented them chewing meat to adapt to the new conditions

We may now know what our common ancestor with Neanderthals looked like

A prehistoric human species that lived in Europe 1.2 million to 800,000 years ago is emerging as a contender to be our last common ancestor with Neanderthals

Will the spread of covid-19 be affected by changing seasons?

The factors that cause flu to decline in spring might apply to covid-19 too. But we don’t know yet if warm weather can curb the spread of the coronavirus

Microrobots made from pollen help remove toxic mercury from wastewater

Pollen has a natural tendency to adsorb mercury and forms the basis of a new class of tiny robots that speed through toxic water to purify it

Tiny bird-like dinosaur discovered in amber might actually be a lizard

A 99-million-year-old skull recently discovered in amber might actually belong to a lizard, rather than a tiny bird-like dinosaur as first thought

The hunt for patient zero: Where did the coronavirus outbreak start?

Growing evidence suggests the covid-19 outbreak may not have started at Wuhan’s Huanan Seafood Market in December after all. Finding its origins may help us stop it happening again

Male bottlenose dolphins synchronise their calls to attract females

Bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia form alliances and coordinate the timing of their clicking noises to attract females and deter other males

We now know what causes wine ‘legs’ to drip down inside a glass

Wine tears – the drops that form inside a glass after wine is swirled in a glass – are caused by the formation of an unstable shock wave

Covid-19 has caused a drop in emissions – but it’s not a climate fix

The new coronavirus has led to a drastic reduction in air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, but no credible environmentalists say the response to the pandemic is a solution to climate change

World’s most essential open-source code to be stored in Arctic vault

Inside a mountain in the Arctic, Microsoft is building a backup of open-source software that it says will keep the code safe for 1000 years

Sharks are easier to catch in cooler waters, and we have no idea why

Tropical seas are ecological hotspots where predators should be active and easy to catch – but 50 years of data shows sharks are easier to catch in cooler seas

Rock peeling off continents may have triggered biggest mass extinction

The Permian extinction, which wiped out almost all complex life, may have been caused by the undersides of continents slipping off into Earth’s interior

New York City’s coronavirus outbreak is already overwhelming hospitals

New York City is the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the US and hospitals are already struggling to treat everyone with covid-19, though the outbreak may not peak for three weeks

Coronavirus latest: British Airways suspends all flights at Gatwick

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