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Coronavirus: How bad will winter really be?

July 27, 2020 - 1:14am
Could we be heading for a double whammy of flu and coronavirus?
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Nasa Mars rover: Meteorite to head home to Red Planet

July 26, 2020 - 1:15am
The Perseverance robot will take Martian rock with it when it launches from Earth on Thursday.
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Rosalind Franklin centenary: 'She would have been totally amazed'

July 25, 2020 - 9:44am
The sister of Rosalind Franklin says she would be surprised to be a "feminist icon" 100 years on.
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Genetic impact of colonial-era slave trade revealed in DNA study

July 24, 2020 - 3:20pm
The consequences of rape, maltreatment, disease and racism are revealed by the findings.
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Coronavirus: Vietnam bans wildlife trade over pandemic risk

July 24, 2020 - 11:17am
The ban covers the import of wildlife and wildlife products as well as markets, including online sales.
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Nasa Mars rover: How Perseverance will hunt for signs of past life

July 24, 2020 - 12:18am
If there was life on Mars, how will the US space agency's next robot rover recognise it?
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Coronavirus lockdowns reduced human 'rumble'

July 24, 2020 - 12:09am
Ground vibrations produced by human activity took a big dive when Covid restrictions were in force.
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Coronavirus: Will lockdown easing see more of us using rivers?

July 23, 2020 - 10:18pm
There has been a surge in people visiting waterways after the lockdown was eased, outdoor groups say.
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Plastic pollution to weigh 1.3 billion tonnes by 2040

July 23, 2020 - 9:31pm
An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic is destined for the environment by 2040 unless global action is taken, scientists say.
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UK and US say Russia fired a satellite weapon in space

July 23, 2020 - 9:22pm
The UK says the Russian satellite launched "a projectile with the characteristics of a weapon".
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Conservation: Reef sharks are in major decline worldwide

July 23, 2020 - 1:28pm
The crash in shark numbers, caused largely by over-fishing, could have dire consequences for corals.
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China's Tianwen-1 Mars rover rockets away from Earth

July 23, 2020 - 5:54am
The Asian country's first surface mission to the Red Planet heads out on a Long March 5 rocket.
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How long does it take to get to Mars - and why is it so difficult?

July 23, 2020 - 12:07am
Summer 2020 is a popular time for missions to Mars because of the way the planets align - but how long does it take to get there?
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OneWeb: Minister overrode warning about £400m investment

July 22, 2020 - 9:39pm
MPs will probe a £400m investment in the satellite firm after a top civil servant warned of financial risk.
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Earliest evidence for humans in the Americas

July 22, 2020 - 4:10pm
Humans settled in the Americas much earlier than previously thought, according to new finds from Mexico.
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Coronavirus: Cracking the secrets of how bats survive viruses

July 22, 2020 - 4:09pm
Bats' codes of life contain genetic clues to their "exceptional immunity", which protects them from viruses.
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Student files climate change lawsuit against Australian government

July 22, 2020 - 1:04pm
Katta O'Donnell is accusing Canberra of failing to disclose risks from climate change to its bonds.
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Mexico archaeology: Pre-Hispanic ruins found on mountaintop

July 22, 2020 - 12:18pm
Experts think the site, estimated to be 1,500 years old, was dedicated to the god of the underworld.
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Home insulation scheme must guarantee high-quality work, say campaigners

July 22, 2020 - 6:01am
Homeowners using a energy efficiency grant must be protected from bad quality work, campaigners say.
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Moon bears: Korean campaigners call for farm closures

July 22, 2020 - 12:17am
Animal rights campaigners are calling for the closure of hundreds of moon bear farms.
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