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Scientists captured video of a rare squid with tentacles as long as a human
Scientists captured video of a rare squid with tentacles as long as a human

A bigfin squid's body is only 6 inches long, but its tentacles stretch another 6 feet. Scientists spotted this rare squid in Australian waters.

Inverted cables doom European Vega rocket
Inverted cables doom European Vega rocket

Improperly installed wiring caused the rocket, with its satellite payloads, to veer off course.

'Dueling dinosaurs' fossils donated to North Carolina museum

The fossil skeletons of two dinosaurs intertwined in what looks like a final death match have been donated to a North Carolina museum. The nonprofit organization Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences said in a statement Tuesday that it acquired the fossilized animals with private

Orcas Ram Yacht For 2 Hours In Unexplained String Of Attacks
Orcas Ram Yacht For 2 Hours In Unexplained String Of Attacks

Scientists speculated the killer whales are "playing" off the Iberian coast, but the games are getting increasingly dangerous.

Ohio senator joins COVID-19 vaccine study to set example
Ohio senator joins COVID-19 vaccine study to set example

A U.S. senator is participating in a COVID-19 vaccine study, hoping to encourage others to volunteer to take part in testing. Ohio Republican Rob Portman told The Associated Press that he wanted to do what he could to help "explain the great potential for these vaccines" and the need for volunteers.

These Researchers Tested Positive. But the Virus Wasn
These Researchers Tested Positive. But the Virus Wasn't the Cause.

In mid-June, Timothy Wannier tested positive for the coronavirus. Within 48 hours of receiving his jarring result, he felt almost certain there had been a mistake."The evidence was overwhelmingly obvious," said Wannier, a geneticist at Harvard University. At the time, case numbers were down

Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines?
Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines?

No decision has been made, but the consensus among many experts in the U.S. and globally is that health care workers should be first, said Sema Sgaier of the Surgo Foundation, a nonprofit group working on vaccine allocation issues. An expert panel advising the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHO takes aim at cervical cancer to reduce cases, deaths
WHO takes aim at cervical cancer to reduce cases, deaths

Vaccinating nine in 10 girls under 15 against cervical cancer, and improved screening and treatment of women could reduce infections by 40% and save 5 million lives by 2050, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Cervical cancer, the fourth most common cancer among women globally, is a

SpaceX capsule, carrying four astronauts, docks with International Space Station
SpaceX capsule, carrying four astronauts, docks with International Space Station

Four astronauts riding a newly designed spacecraft from Elon Musk's SpaceX docked with the International Space Station Monday night, in the first crewed mission on a privately built space capsule purchased by NASA. SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience by its crew of three Americans and

Nearly 40% of Americans planned in-person Thanksgiving events with at least 10 people, flouting public health recommendations to keep celebrations virtual amid the pandemic, survey says
Nearly 40% of Americans planned in-person Thanksgiving events with at least 10 people, flouting public health recommendations to keep celebrations virtual amid the pandemic, survey says

The survey also revealed that a third will not ask guests to wear mask, though the majority of respondents said they would put precautions in place.

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SpaceX's 'Resilience' spaceship autonomously docked to the space station with 4 astronauts inside, kicking off a historic mission for NASA

Now that it's connected to the ISS, SpaceX's first "operational" commercial mission is now poised to break a US record for longest human spaceflight.

Nasa SpaceX mission: Dragon capsule docks with space station
Nasa SpaceX mission: Dragon capsule docks with space station

The four astronauts who left Earth on Monday have arrived at the 410-km orbiting outpost.

How to stay safe at work during the COVID-19 pandemic
How to stay safe at work during the COVID-19 pandemic

Some are not so lucky to have the ability to work from home. Dr. Eric Cioe-Pena, an emergency physician, gave us some tips for staying safe at work.

Breakthrough COVID vaccine tech could help defeat other diseases
Breakthrough COVID vaccine tech could help defeat other diseases

Breakthrough technology that transforms the body into a virus-zapping vaccine factory is poised to revolutionise the fight against COVID-19 but future pandemics and even cancer could be next, scientists say. The initial success of so-called messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccines in late-stage trials by Moderna as well as Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech is the first proof the concept works. Both experimental vaccines had efficacy rates above 90% based on interim findings, which was far higher than expected and well above the 50% threshold U.S. regulators insist upon for vaccines.

Breakthrough COVID vaccine tech could help defeat other diseases
Breakthrough COVID vaccine tech could help defeat other diseases

Breakthrough technology that transforms the body into a virus-zapping vaccine factory is poised to revolutionise the fight against COVID-19 but future pandemics and even cancer could be next, scientists say. The initial success of so-called messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccines in late-stage trials

Bill Gates says he doesn
Bill Gates says he doesn't understand anti-maskers: 'What are these, like nudists?'

On their new podcast, Bill Gates said to Rashida Jones: "We ask you to wear pants... Very few Americans say that that's like some terrible thing."

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Climate 'bomb' Iota weakens slightly off Central America

A slightly weakened Hurricane Iota began whipping a remote coastal area of Nicaragua with catastrophic winds and storm surges on Monday, as the region's leaders blamed climate change for destructive weather pushing millions closer to hunger. Iota was due to crash through northeastern Nicaragua'

Summit aims for clean-up of shipping industry
Summit aims for clean-up of shipping industry

Governments from around the world try to reach agreement on a deal to clean up shipping.

The CEO of Moderna says every American will likely have access to a COVID-19 vaccine by June 2021
The CEO of Moderna says every American will likely have access to a COVID-19 vaccine by June 2021

The next few months will be more challenging, because doses of the shots will be very limited, and coronavirus cases are surging.

Scientists sound warning about UK PM Johnson
Scientists sound warning about UK PM Johnson's mass-testing moonshot'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plans for mass COVID-19 testing that might re-open large parts of the economy, known as "Operation Moonshot", are likely to be ineffective and expensive, scientists concerned about the scheme said on Monday. The scientists said that the priority should

A blaze in a Romanian hospital COVID unit that killed 10 patients shows the heightened fire risk hospitals face in treating coronavirus
A blaze in a Romanian hospital COVID unit that killed 10 patients shows the heightened fire risk hospitals face in treating coronavirus

The blaze at Piatra Neamt hospital in Romania killed 10 people and injured four medics. Such fires have killed at least 36 people this year.

Astronauts brought a Baby Yoda toy on board SpaceX
Astronauts brought a Baby Yoda toy on board SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship before it launched into orbit

After four Crew-1 astronauts launched into space aboard a SpaceX ship, they revealed a secret fifth crew member: baby Yoda from "The Mandalorian."

Platypuses Glow Under Blacklight. We Have No Idea Why.
Platypuses Glow Under Blacklight. We Have No Idea Why.

When last we checked on the platypus, it was confounding our expectations of mammals with its webbed feet, duck-like bill and laying of eggs. More than that, it was producing venom.Now it turns out that even its drab-seeming coat has been hiding a secret -- when you turn on the blacklights, it starts to glow.Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York TimesAs noted last month in the journal Mammalia, shining an ultraviolet light on a platypus makes the animal's fur fluoresce with a greenish-blue tint. They're one of the few mammals known to exhibit this trait. And we're still in the dark about why they do it -- if there is a reason at all.For most humans, ultraviolet light exists...

Cable failures endanger renowned Puerto Rico radio telescope
Cable failures endanger renowned Puerto Rico radio telescope

Giant, aging cables that support one of the world's largest single-dish radio telescopes are slowly unraveling in this U.S. territory, pushing an observatory renowned for its key role in astronomical discoveries to the brink of collapse. The Arecibo Observatory, which is tethered above a sinkhole in Puerto Rico's lush mountain region, boasts a 1,000-foot-wide (305-meter-wide) dish featured in the Jodie Foster film "Contact" and the James Bond movie "GoldenEye." The dish and a dome suspended above it have been used to track asteroids headed to Earth, conduct research that led to a Nobel Prize and helped scientists trying to determine if a planet is habitable.

Fauci predicts the US can return to
Fauci predicts the US can return to 'relative normal' in 2021 if majority of people take a vaccine

Fauci warned that a successful vaccine does not mean Americans should abandon other measures like mask-wearing or practicing social distancing.

Elon Musk says he
Elon Musk says he 'most likely' has a moderate case of COVID-19 but still questions the accuracy of the tests

Elon Musk tweeted that his symptoms are "just like a regular cold" but said that he "most likely" has a mild case of COVID-19.

An average of 1,100 Americans are dying every day from COVID-19 as the death rate quickly climbs, heading towards summer and spring levels
An average of 1,100 Americans are dying every day from COVID-19 as the death rate quickly climbs, heading towards summer and spring levels

Cases and hospitalizations continue to rise rapidly as well, breaking records most days and outpacing the rise in the number of tests being conducted.

Elon Musk says
Elon Musk says 'most likely' has a moderate case of COVID-19

Musk said on Thursday that rapid antigen test results from the same machine and the same test showed he tested positive twice and then negative twice all on the same day. Musk's presence at the weekend launch of four NASA astronauts into orbit aboard his SpaceX company's spacecraft had been thrown into question due to COVID-19.

Trump administration
Trump administration's removal of gray wolf protections challenged

The administration ended longstanding federal safeguards for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states except for a small population of Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest.

What is the SpaceX Crew Dragon?
What is the SpaceX Crew Dragon?

A guide to SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle, which carries astronauts to the space station.

Why Elon Musk
Why Elon Musk's SpaceX is launching astronauts for Nasa

Why is SpaceX carrying astronauts to the space station and back for Nasa?

Scientists Destroyed a Nest of Murder Hornets. Here
Scientists Destroyed a Nest of Murder Hornets. Here's What They Learned.

Asian giant hornets -- better known as murder hornets -- inspired menacing headlines throughout the summer amid warnings that the invasive insects could decimate American honeybee populations. Last month, after various sightings across the Pacific Northwest, officials in Washington state discovered and removed the first known murder hornet nest in the United States.As officials continue to seek out other nests for destruction in hopes of eradicating the hornets from the country, entomologists are revealing what they have learned from the first nest removal."It really seems like we got there in the nick of time," Sven-Erik Spichiger, managing entomologist at the Washington State...

Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog's new film, 'Fireball,' explores the power and mystery of meteorites

Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer directed the film, which premiered Friday on Apple TV+. Herzog spoke to Business Insider ahead of its release.

An interactive tool will let you calculate the chance that someone at your Thanksgiving dinner may have COVID-19
An interactive tool will let you calculate the chance that someone at your Thanksgiving dinner may have COVID-19

Your chance of encountering someone sick varies based on your location in the US and the size of a gathering. This tool calculates that risk.

'Fireball' shows the awesome power of meteorites, asteroids hitting Earth: Top 5 danger moments

"Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds" explores the wonders - and sometime dangers - of space debris coming to Earth. We focused on the danger.

Meet the 4 astronauts about to launch on SpaceX
Meet the 4 astronauts about to launch on SpaceX's first operational human mission for NASA

As the crew's only female member, NASA astronaut Shannon Walker is set to become the first woman to fly in a commercial spacecraft.

SpaceX launch of crew on first
SpaceX launch of crew on first 'operational' mission delayed by weather

NASA and high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX announced on Friday a 24-hour weather delay of their planned launch of four astronauts into orbit for NASA's first full-fledged human mission using a privately owned spacecraft. The liftoff time slipped from Saturday to Sunday evening due to forecasts of gusty, onshore winds over Florida - remnants of Tropical Storm Eta - that would have made a return landing for the Falcon 9 rocket's reusable booster stage difficult, NASA officials said. SpaceX's newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed "Resilience" by its crew, was rescheduled for launch atop the Falcon 9 at 7:27 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday (0027 GMT on Monday) from...

SpaceX launch of crew on first
SpaceX launch of crew on first 'operational' mission delayed by weather

NASA and high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX announced on Friday a 24-hour weather delay of their planned launch of four astronauts into orbit for NASA's first full-fledged human mission using a privately owned spacecraft. The liftoff time slipped from Saturday to Sunday evening due to forecasts of gusty, onshore winds over Florida - remnants of Tropical Storm Eta - that would have made a return landing for the Falcon 9 rocket's reusable booster stage difficult, NASA officials said. SpaceX's newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed "Resilience" by its crew, was rescheduled for launch atop the Falcon 9 at 7:27 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday (0027 GMT on Monday) from...

Australia forecasts prolonged wildfire seasons, more droughts from climate change
Australia forecasts prolonged wildfire seasons, more droughts from climate change

Australia's climate will continue to warm, resulting in prolonged wildfire seasons and less rain in the southeast and southwest that will lead to more frequent droughts, the country's weather bureau said on Friday. Australia's changing climate patterns can be attributed to an increase in greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere triggering more extreme weather events, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said in its biennial climate report. Australia's climate has warmed on average by 1.44 degrees Celsius since 1910 and this will result in more wild fires, droughts, and marine heat waves, the report said.

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Pfizer's vaccine relies on a 'cold chain' that keeps the shots colder than a freezer. Here's how it works.

The vaccine needs to be kept so cold that regular freezers won't cut it. Pfizer built a special vaccine briefcase that can be outfitted with dry ice.

Cytokinetics heart failure drug succeeds but slightly higher death rate seen - study
Cytokinetics heart failure drug succeeds but slightly higher death rate seen - study

Details presented at annual meeting of the American Heart Association (AHA) held virtually this year follow the release in October of initial results for the 8,256-patient trial. The benefit, while deemed statistically significant, was not dramatic, with those events occurring in 37% of trial patients treated with the medicine versus 39.1% of the placebo group. Patients in the study were considered to be at risk of hospitalization and death, despite being well treated with standard therapy.

New Sentinel satellites to check the pulse of Earth
New Sentinel satellites to check the pulse of Earth

More satellites are ordered for the EU project that monitors the state of the planet.

What is Nasa
What is Nasa's giant SLS rocket?

Nasa's huge next-generation rocket is undergoing tests ahead of its maiden flight in 2021.

Fauci said the US has
Fauci said the US has 'no appetite' for lockdowns but mask wearing and distancing could be enough, the day after a Biden advisor called for a weeks-long lockdown

Dr. Anthony Fauci told "Good Morning America" that taking steps like mask wearing and social distancing means that a lockdown might not be needed.

Nasa
Nasa's new 'megarocket' set for critical tests

The agency's Moon rocket is entering the final stages of testing ahead of its maiden flight in 2021.

Japan Nobel laureate Koshiba who found neutrinos dies at 94
Japan Nobel laureate Koshiba who found neutrinos dies at 94

Japanese astrophysicist Masatoshi Koshiba, a co-winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in physics for confirming the existence of elementary particles called neutrinos, has died. Koshiba, a distinguished professor at the University of Tokyo, died at a Tokyo hospital on Thursday, the university announced Friday. Koshiba devised the construction of giant underground chambers to detect neutrinos, elusive particles that stream from the sun.

Special report - The woman who fell from the sky: the pandemic crashes into Russia
Special report - The woman who fell from the sky: the pandemic crashes into Russia's space city

The Star City Closed Administrative Territorial Unit is barely an hour's drive northeast of the Kremlin, but for decades the town never appeared on any maps. Star City's medical clinic stands in a wooded area just past a monument to Yuri Gagarin, who became the first man in space in 1961, and a soaring symbol of Cold War-era glory. For around a decade, physician Natalya Lebedeva worked out of the Star City clinic as a paramedic.

A record number of people in the US are currently hospitalized with COVID-19
A record number of people in the US are currently hospitalized with COVID-19

The number of new coronavirus cases in the United States is increasing at the fastest rate since the pandemic began.

Australia forecasts prolonged wildfire seasons, more droughts from climate change
Australia forecasts prolonged wildfire seasons, more droughts from climate change

Australia's climate will continue to warm, resulting in prolonged wildfire seasons and less rain in the southeast and southwest that will lead to more frequent droughts, the country's weather bureau said on Friday. Australia's changing climate patterns can be attributed to an increase in greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere triggering more extreme weather events, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said in its biennial climate report. Australia's climate has warmed on average by 1.44 degrees Celsius since 1910 and this will result in more wild fires, droughts, and marine heat waves, the report said.

COVID-19 fatality rate down 30% since April, study finds
COVID-19 fatality rate down 30% since April, study finds

In the United States, COVID-19 now kills about 0.6% of people infected with the virus, compared with around 0.9% early in the pandemic, IHME Director Dr. Christopher Murray told Reuters. Experts have struggled to accurately measure a crucial metric in the pandemic: the fatality rate, or percentage of people infected with the pathogen who are likely to die. IHME said it had been using an infection-fatality rate (IFR) derived from surveys after accounting for age.


Climate change has revealed a huge haul of ancient arrows in Norway

An extraordinary number of arrows dating from the Stone Age to the medieval period have melted out of a single ice patch on a Norwegian mountainside in recent years because of climate change

Mosquitoes carry more malaria parasites depending on when they bite

When a malaria-infected bird is bitten by mosquitoes over the course of 3 hours, the first insects to feed end up carrying fewer malaria parasites than those that bite later

The meat of protected African animals is being sold in Belgium

The meat of several protected species, including the red-tailed and De Brazza’s monkeys, is being illegally sold in Belgium

Reading Facebook comments on news articles can make you a toxic person

People who read comments on Facebook posts by news outlets are more likely to use toxic language when making comments themselves, researchers have claimed

Covid-19 news: Russia says Sputnik V vaccine is 95 per cent effective

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Bottlenose dolphins may control their heart rates to avoid the bends

Bottlenose dolphins may consciously vary their heart rates depending on how far they want to dive, in an effort to avoid decompression sickness

China has launched its most advanced mission to the moon yet

The robotic Chang'e 5 mission will land on the moon, gather rock samples and then blast off back to Earth - the first such mission in over 40 years. It could be a rehearsal for landing humans on the moon

Oxford/AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine may be up to 90 per cent effective

A covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford may be up to 90 per cent effective when given first as a half dose and then a full dose, and it does not need to be kept at very low temperatures

Tiny worm squirts milk out of its vulva to feed its offspring

The nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans has been used by biologists for decades, but it has been hiding a secret the whole time: it makes milk

Covid-19 news: UK on track to start vaccine roll-out in December

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Earless moths have acoustic camouflage that protects them from bats

Earless moths have a special pattern on their wings for absorbing sound. It acts as protection from bats, which use echolocation to find their prey

Honeybees can fly sideways to fit through tight gaps

Bees tasked with flying through a narrow gap will turn sideways to avoid touching the edges, showing that they are aware of how big they are

Earth had a minimoon for nearly three years before it drifted away

Astronomers spotted a minimoon orbiting Earth in February and have confirmed it was there for nearly three years before drifting away. We should be able to find many more like it in the future

Meat-free diets linked with greater risk of breaking bones

Vegetarians, vegans and pescetarians are more likely to break their hips than those who eat meat, possibly due to lack of calcium and protein in their diet

Microplastic pollution discovered near the top of Mount Everest

Tiny pieces of plastic called microplastics have have been found on Mount Everest. They have previously been detected in the Mariana trench so are now present at both the highest and deepest points on Earth

Covid-19 news: NHS drafts plan to vaccinate adults in England by April

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What are the odds of dying if you're infected by the coronavirus?

During the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the infection fatality rate – how many infected people die – may have been 1 per cent for high-income countries with older populations

Ancient parasites in a titanosaur’s bones made it look like a zombie

The first discovery of parasites in a dinosaur bone reveals some of the oldest evidence of bone disease, which left a titanosaur with open wounds

Computer vision can estimate calorie content of food at a glance

A neural network fed with 300,000 photographs of meals and information from 70,000 recipes can now estimate the calorie content of food from a photo

Plate tectonics may have begun a billion years earlier than thought

Plate tectonics may have begun 4 billion years ago, almost a billion years earlier than thought, according to a new analysis of ancient rocks

Covid-19 news: Socialising at Christmas poses ‘substantial risks’

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Ebola outbreak in the DRC ended thanks to vaccine distribution efforts

The 11th outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has ended after six months. Ultra-cold devices for vaccine distribution played a key role, and could help with the coronavirus pandemic

Potent new antifungal discovered in the microbiome of marine animals

A new antifungal compound that is effective against multidrug-resistant fungi has been isolated from bacteria living in filter-feeding marine animals called sea squirts

Capuchin monkeys spotted eating infant in rare act of cannibalism

Cannibalism is extremely rare among the primates living in the Americas – but some capuchin monkeys have now been spotted eating a dead infant

Your eyes can reveal your decisions before you've even made them

Deciding whether to complete a task that requires physical effort can trigger a change in your pupil size and brain activity, and these signals can reveal your ultimate choice

Very hangry caterpillars could help reveal genetic basis of aggression

Monarch caterpillars get more aggressive when they are hungry, resulting in them headbutting and lunging at other caterpillars in an attempt to secure food

California's latest erosion of gig worker rights could be going global

A measure passed in California removes many employment rights for gig workers. Similar rules could soon come to a place near you, writes Annalee Newitz

Our supposed earliest human relative may have walked on four legs

The femur of Sahelanthropus tchadensis, generally regarded as the oldest known hominin, has finally been scientifically examined. The results suggest it walked on four legs, so may not actually be a close human relative at all

What are mRNA vaccines and how useful will they be?

Coronavirus vaccines being developed by Pfizer and Moderna could be the first mRNA vaccines to get approval. Here's how these vaccines work and how might they change the world

Is Boris Johnson's climate plan enough for the UK to hit net zero?

The UK’s new 10-point climate plan is the first big step towards meeting a target of net zero emissions by 2050, but it doesn’t have the funding to make new climate policies a reality

We can't be certain the coronavirus vaccines will stop the pandemic

Headlines about safe and effective covid-19 vaccines seem simple, but the truth is that the trials tell us far less than we assume about who will benefit from a vaccine

Covid-19 news: Pfizer coronavirus vaccine is 95 per cent effective

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Warehouse robots upgraded to make packing decisions 350 times faster

Robotic arms for packing boxes in warehouses work out which path to take more than 350 times faster when using a neural network that predicts how quickly they can safely transport items

AI that can diagnose tinnitus from brain scans may improve treatment

Tinnitus is usually diagnosed by a hearing test, by self-reporting or based on a subjective questionnaire, but now an AI can make a more objective assessment from brain scans

Magnetic spray turns objects into mini robots that can deliver drugs

A glue-like magnetic spray can turn objects, such as pills, into mini robots that can be controlled by magnets and navigated through the body

Toads on tropical islands are rapidly shrinking as they evolve

Toads that were introduced to two tropical islands in the 1920s are now a third smaller than their mainland peers, possibly a sign of remarkably rapid evolution

We’ve seen a planet being born while its star is still forming

Astronomers may have seen a Jupiter-like planet begin to form while its host star is still growing, proving a long-held theory about planet formation

The sale of an amazing dinosaur fossil could be bad news for science

The Duelling Dinosaurs are a fossil hunter's dream. After a decade-long saga, a museum has now purchased the specimen but that may do palaeontology more harm than good, says Riley Black

Covid-19 news: Coronavirus deaths keep rising in England and Wales

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UK 10-point climate plan bans new petrol and diesel car sales by 2030

The UK will ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, ten years earlier than planned, under prime minister Boris Johnson’s ten-point plan for more ambitious action on climate change

Three-metre-long dinosaur may have swum across a wide ocean

A fossil duck-billed dinosaur has been found in Africa for the first time, suggesting these dinosaurs could cross expanses of ocean to reach new lands

Your own sweat could be used to produce a natural antiperspirant

Minerals found naturally in sweat may be able to act as an antiperspirant by clogging your sweat ducts

Heidi Larson interview: How to stop covid-19 vaccine hesitancy

Heidi Larson at the Vaccine Confidence Project explains how we can tackle public hesitancy around the first covid-19 vaccines

Repeated radio bursts from nearby star suggest such signals are common

The first source of fast radio bursts inside our galaxy is also producing much weaker signals, suggesting FRBs could be common throughout the universe

Moderna coronavirus vaccine trial produces best results yet

Early results suggest the Moderna vaccine is even more effective than the Pfizer vaccine, including in older people, boosting hopes that we might end up with several vaccines against covid-19

Covid-19 news: UK government in talks to pre-order the Moderna vaccine

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Satellites with flashing LEDs could help avoid catastrophic collisions

It’s difficult to keep track of satellites in Earth’s orbit and avoid collisions – making them flash dimly should help, without interfering with astronomical work

Living electrodes for linking brains to computers tested in rats

Neurons genetically modified to respond to light have been successfully implanted into rats, and could provide a better and longer-lasting way to link brains with computers

We need to be more careful when talking about suicide and the pandemic

Worries that the pandemic would lead to a rise in suicides haven’t come true. We must now avoid creating a self-fulfilling prophecy, says Clare Wilson

Covid-19 news: One in four patients not getting life-saving treatment

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