231 articles from MONDAY 6.7.2020

Why it's no last orders for the Tequila bat

Scientists studying the 'near threatened' tequila bat, best known for its role in pollinating the Blue Agave plant from which the drink of the same name is made from, have analysed its DNA to help inform conservationists on managing their populations. The findings are published in Global Ecology and Conservation.

Yellow pond-lily prefers cyclic flowers to spiral ones

Biologists from Lomonosov Moscow State University and HSE University have studied the patterns of flower development in yellow water-lily (Nuphar lutea). They found out that all the floral organs are arranged in cycles (whorls) rather than inserted sequentially in a spiral, as is the case in some other basal angiosperms.

Coronavirus live news: India sees record new cases as Texas warns of overwhelmed hospitals

Iran sees highest daily deaths; UK government injects £1.57bn into arts and heritage; Spain puts part of Galicia back into lockdown. Follow the latest updatesIndia confirms record new casesTexas mayors warn of ‘serious trouble’ as cases surge across USGlobal report: second local lockdown in Spain; second wave in IsraelSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.22am BST In Australia, the ABC is...

Woman whose NHS cancer trial was halted seeks to buy drug privately

Psychologist was due to get life-saving NHS cancer treatment until coronavirus struck Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA psychologist denied access to a potentially life-saving cancer drug trial because NHS services were suspended due to Covid-19 is trying to raise £240,000 to buy the medicine privately.Wendy Peake said it was “shocking, absolutely shocking” that...