UK coronavirus: Boris Johnson announces new lockdown in England from Thursday – live news
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Boris Johnson announces four-week national Covid lockdown in England
PM says unless action is taken now, capacity will be exceeded in hospitals and there will be thousands of deaths a day 10.52pm GMT At the risk of ruining everyone’s evening even further, this from the Telegraph’s Michael Deacon:Is it a bad time to mention that the original three-month lockdown was announced like this pic.twitter.com/3cTUbYsymL 10.45pm GMT The announcement of new nationwide...
Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline | Tom Griffiths
Restrictions in place from Thursday are needed to tackle coronavirus spread, PM saysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA second national lockdown will be imposed across England on Thursday with all nonessential shops, restaurants, pubs and leisure facilities to close for at least four weeks, Boris Johnson has said.The prime minister dramatically escalated the country’s...
The sole function of the clitoris is female orgasm. Is that why it’s ignored by medical science?
The bushfires and the plague are symptoms of something momentous unfolding on Earth – an acceleration of our impact on natureThis is part of a series of essays by Australian writers responding to the challenges of 2020What has been the most shocking event of 2020? Was it awakening on New Year’s Day to more news of terror in Australia’s southern forests, to the realisation that the future was...
Daylight-saving time ends on Sunday, November 1 — here's why we have it and why some countries and states have gotten rid of it
Medical textbooks are full of anatomical pictures of the penis, but the clitoris barely rates a mention. Many medical professionals are uncomfortable even talking about itProfessor Caroline de Costa is awaiting feedback. Several months ago the editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology requested an editorial from a world-renowned Melbourne urologist to address...
Add vitamin D to bread and milk to help fight Covid, urge scientists
At 2 a.m. ET on November 1, Americans will "fall back" by moving their clocks an hour earlier to end seven months of daylight-saving...
US Congress hopeful Nancy Goroff: 'We need more scientists in public office'
Widespread deficiency shows that current government guidance on supplements is failingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists are calling for ministers to add vitamin D to common foods such as bread and milk to help the fight against Covid-19.Up to half the UK population has a vitamin D deficiency, and government guidance that people should take supplements is not...
A new CDC study suggests roughly 50% of people living with someone who has COVID-19 get it — usually in less than 5 days
The research scientist and Democratic candidate on the Green New Deal, the importance of facts and why Trump’s stance on masks is ‘unconscionable’Nancy Goroff will be the first female research scientist to serve in the US Congress if she is elected this November. The Democratic candidate is running for one of Long Island’s seats in the House of Representatives against incumbent Republican,...
Once in a blue moon: rare phenomenon expected in Saturday night sky
The study highlights how quick and easy it is to get the coronavirus from someone else, especially if you share many hours together...
In troubled times, a ritual walk can clear the mind and soothe the soul
Blue moons – the second full moon in a month – occur only every few years, and the name is misleadingOn Saturday night, Democrats yearning for a blue wave on election day may choose to look to the skies for an omen: a blue moon.Blue moons, typically defined as the second full moon in one month, are rare, arriving every two to three years. According to Earthsky.org, the last was on 31 March...
Octopuses can taste with their arms — here's how their tentacles distinguish food from toxic prey
A pilgrimage is healing because it encourages you to savour the momentCome autumn, as a way of defying the back-to-school doldrums brought on by a rapid shortening of the days, and to mark what feels like the true start of a year, I go on a pilgrimage. This year, more than ever, I crave the slow and steady rhythm of a walking pace, big skies, and cleansing wind and rain to shake off the cobwebs of...
Here's why we need more African archaeologists | Sada Mire
Special receptors on their tentacles help octopuses taste objects just by touching them, a new study...
Coronavirus live news: US sets world record for daily cases as Europe passes 10m Covid infections
The form that archaeology has taken in Europe doesn’t apply everywhere. Better knowledge of local cultures is vitalCultural heritage is a basic human need. Yes – humans don’t only need food and shelter, culture is required for them to survive and thrive. Our cultural values glue us to one another and help us create security and a community. I believe that cultural and archaeological sites...
The International Space Station has housed people for 20 years. From elusive air leaks to 3,000 experiments, here's how the $150 billion project has evolved.
England lockdown expected early next week; US passes 9m infections; Melbourne records no new cases or deaths. Follow the latest:Belgium facing new lockdown as Germany takes in patientsEuropeans seek ways to ride out Covid winter‘An operational tsunami’: preparing for a winter surge See all our coronavirus coverage 11.44am GMT The first minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has urged her...
Not finding life on Venus would be disappointing. But it’s good science at work.
Twenty years after Expedition 1 arrived on the International Space Station, here are some crew members' favorite moments and biggest...
New evidence our neighborhood in space is stuffed with hydrogen
Last month’s report that there may be phosphine gas in the Venusian clouds came with a stunning implication: extraterrestrial life. On Earth, phosphine is a chemical produced by some kinds of bacteria that live in oxygen-poor conditions. Its presence on Venus, announced by a team led by Cardiff University’s Jane Greaves, raised the possibility that there could be life in what has long...
Philippines evacuates nearly 1 million as Typhoon Goni nears
Only the two Voyager spacecraft have ever been there, and it took than more than 30 years of supersonic travel. It lies well past the orbit of Pluto, through the rocky Kuiper belt, and on for four times that distance. This realm, marked only by an invisible magnetic boundary, is where Sun-dominated space ends: the closest reaches of interstellar space.
Sri Lanka returns illegal waste to Britain after court order
Nearly a million people in the Philippines were evacuated from their homes Saturday as the most powerful typhoon of the year so far barrelled towards the country, with authorities warning of "destructive" winds and flooding.
Experts see substantial danger to democratic stability around 2020 election
Sri Lanka has started shipping 242 containers of hazardous waste, including body parts from mortuaries, back to Britain after a two year court battle by an environment watchdog, officials said Saturday.
Without learning to think statistically, we'll never know when people are bending the truth | Paul Goodwin
On the eve of the November 3 election, Bright Line Watch—the political science research project of faculty at the University of Rochester, the University of Chicago, and Dartmouth College—finds that experts are concerned about substantial risks to the legitimacy of the election, including potential problems in the casting and counting of votes, the Electoral College, and in the resolution of...
What's the germiest surface in a supermarket? You might be surprised
Some simple checks can help separate an honest statistic from a falsehoodSchool spending hits record levels in England, claims a minister, while some schools close on Friday afternoons because of a lack of funds. China is the biggest environmental polluter in the world, Donald Trump once tweeted. But, per capita, Saudi Arabia emitted the largest tonnage of CO2 in 2018 and China was in 13th...
Why our immune system might be better at fighting COVID-19 than we think
In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Canada's biggest grocery store chains have increased their cleaning and disinfecting measures. But how well is that...
Climate change: You've got cheap data, how about cheap power too?
Experts say there’s a lot more to consider before we can definitively say coronavirus antibodies don’t last long enough to protect...
Rare 'blue moon' to enchant Halloween stargazers
The iPhone transformed mobile phones in just 10 years. Could green energy see a similar...
NSW reports four new coronavirus cases as Victoria police arrest anti-mask protesters
A full moon at Halloween is a rare event but this year it is a blue moon which is even more unusual.
American Medical Association slams Trump's claim that doctors are making money from listing COVID-19 as cause of death, as cases continue to climb
Victoria records another ‘donut day’ after case reclassified while NSW reports four new cases and Western Australia oneVictorian authorities have indicated that Melburnians could soon be returning to offices as the state recorded no new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday.However, there were four new coronavirus cases announced in New South Wales on Saturday, one of which was locally transmitted,...
US again shatters record number of daily new COVID-19 cases with 97,080 — as case numbers continue to grow much faster than testing, despite Trump's claims
Trump said doctors are citing COVID-19 as a cause of death for monetary gain, a charge the AMA called "malicious, outrageous, and completely...
CDC officials are considering a plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable first — including people of color
The president says the case surge is due to increased testing, but The COVID Tracking Project data, and his own testing czar, contradict...
Criss-crossing viruses give rise to peculiar hybrid variants
Experts said they would set aside the limited supply for this group since that have been disproportionately impacted by the...
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New research reveals risky sexual behavior and STIs are rising despite COVID-19 pandemic
In new research appearing in the journal mBio, Arvind Varsani and his colleagues investigate a recently discovered class of viruses that have taken the characteristic versatility of the viral world to new heights.Referred to as cruciviruses, these minute forms reveal a fusion of components from both RNA and DNA viruses, proving that these previously distinct genomic domains can, under proper...
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Vitamin B3 protects skin cells from the effects of UV exposure, new research finds
New research launched at the 29th EADV Congress, EADV Virtual, has found that despite the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) lockdown restrictions, diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including gonorrhoea, secondary syphilis and mycoplasma genitalium (MG), have increased.
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A rare blue moon will fall on Halloween this year — here's how to see it
Research presented today at EADV's 29th Congress, EADV Virtual, shows hope that a form of vitamin B3 could protect skin cells from the effects of ultraviolet (UV) exposure: the main risk factor for non-melanoma skin cancers.
Great Fox-Spider rediscovered on MoD land in Surrey
A blue moon only happens on Halloween approximately every 19 years, according to...
Climate change: You've got cheap data, how about cheap power too?
The Great Fox-Spider had not been seen since the early 1990s and was feared extinct in the UK.
The iPhone transformed mobile phones in just 10 years. Could green energy see a similar revolution?
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Five Supreme Court rulings that signal what to expect next
How remora 'sucker fish' use physics to surf on their whale hosts
Things usually move pretty slowly for the US Supreme Court, with cases sometimes taking years to make their way through to a ruling. But these days it’s moving so quickly that the newest justice didn’t even have time to participate in the first two crucial voting-related rulings after her confirmation. The breakneck pace reveals that the nation’s highest court is already shaping the 2020...
Forget fake vampires and ghouls; here's a real life zombie story from nature
Researchers discover how remoras are able to stay close to their host without being swept off by fast flowing...
U.S. nursing homes still face COVID-19 test delays; you can wash Halloween candy
The emerald jewel wasp turns the American cockroach into a zombie so it can be manipulated into providing a living meal for its...
Quake strikes Turkish coast and Greek island, killing 14
Most U.S. nursing homes still cannot get prompt results of COVID-19 tests of staff and residents, researchers reported on Friday in JAMA Internal Medicine. This was true "even among homes in hotspot counties supplied with rapid testing machines from the federal government, which implies that these machines are not helping nursing homes with the rapid turnaround they need," he...
Asteroid's scars tell stories of its past
A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 14 people and injuring over 500 amid collapsed buildings and flooding, officials said.
China's most important trees are hiding in plain sight
By studying impact marks on the surface of asteroid Bennu—the target of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission—a team of researchers led by the University of Arizona has uncovered the asteroid's past and revealed that despite forming hundreds of millions of years ago, Bennu wandered into Earth's neighborhood only very recently.
First Australian night bees recorded foraging in darkness
In ecosystems around the globe, the danger of being a common or widespread species is the tendency to be overlooked by conservation efforts that prioritize rarity.
Canada's COVID-19 Alert app updated to include more precise exposure information
Australian bees are known for pollinating plants on beautiful sunny days, but a new study has identified two species that have adapted their vision for night-time conditions for the first time.
Novel adoptive cell transfer method shortens timeline for T-cell manufacture
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the COVID Alert app can now provide more precise information to people who are exposed to the...
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New drone technology improves ability to forecast volcanic eruptions
Researchers find a new way to generate T-cells faster, making immediate treatment with this therapy possible.
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Earth Keeps Pulsating Every 26 Seconds. No One Knows Why.
Specially-adapted drones have been gathering data from never-before-explored volcanoes that will enable local communities to better forecast future eruptions. The cutting-edge research at Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea is improving scientists' understanding of how volcanoes contribute to the global carbon cycle, key to sustaining life on Earth.
Bed Bath & Beyond is slashing the coupons that have long been synonymous with the brand after an internal study found they were partially 'ineffective'
Maybe you can solve this strange seismic...
To survive asteroid impact, algae learned to hunt
Bed Bath & Beyond's famous coupons will be more limited in the future, but won't completely disappear, executives told investors on...
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Water on ancient Mars
Tiny, seemingly harmless ocean plants survived the darkness of the asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs by learning a ghoulish behavior -- eating other living creatures.
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New study reveals United States a top source of plastic pollution in coastal environments
A meteorite that originated on Mars billions of years ago reveals details of ancient impact events on the red planet. Certain minerals from the Martian crust in the meteorite are oxidized, suggesting the presence of water during the impact that created the meteorite. The finding helps to fill some gaps in knowledge about the role of water in planet formation.
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The United States ranks as high as third among countries contributing to coastal plastic pollution when taking into account its scrap plastic exports as well as the latest figures on illegal dumping and littering in the country.