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Hold on one more week Victoria – Daniel Andrews is correct to take a cautious approach | Tony Blakely and Jason Thompson

If in the next week daily Covid cases are fewer than five per day with few or no mystery cases, we will be the first to protest if there is no step 3 opening Victoria cases trend map; Full Australia statsMelbourne stage 4 restrictions; Vic stage 3 rulesSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailOn Sunday the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, announced some opening up of Covid...

Creating perfect edges in 2D-materials

Ultrathin materials such as graphene promise a revolution in nanoscience and technology. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have now made an important advance within the field. In a recent paper in Nature Communications they present a method for controlling the edges of two-dimensional materials using a 'magic' chemical.

New study shows how complex metabolism may have self-assembled from simple precursors

Life as we know uses energy to reproduce itself. Organisms build and break down larger molecules using a common set of reactive intermediate energy carrier molecules. These carrier molecules help chaperone the reactions which build life's biochemical complexity and help push metabolic reactions to drive cellular reproduction. New research suggests that such compounds can be made easily in the...

Coronavirus live news: global infections near 40m as US Covid cases rise in all but two states

Italy introduces new restrictions; Trump holds Nevada rally; South African health minister tests positive. Follow the latest updatesEurope’s Covid fight takes a turn for the worsePolice disperse drinkers protesting against tier 2 rules in LondonUS records highest daily coronavirus case total since JulyUS coronavirus cases surge in most statesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.40am BST Here’s...


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UN hopes meeting will raise $1 billion for key Sahel nations

The U.N. humanitarian chief is hoping a major ministerial meeting Tuesday will not only raise $1 billion for the three countries at the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region but also spur leaders to address the underlying causes, including increasing conflict and insecurity, weak governance and a lack of development. Undersecretary-General Mark Lowcock said in an interview...