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Scientists looking for volunteers for Covid-19 vaccine trial

A scientist heading the human trials for a possible Covid-19 vaccine has said volunteers are “critically important” to their research. Speaking on the BBC’s Radio4...

New method to measure neutron lifetime ‘could shed light on universe formation’

Scientists have found a way to measure the lifetime of a neutron, a subatomic particle with a neutral charge, from space for the first...

Vladimir Putin lambasts billionaire over oil spill in Arctic region

Russian President Vladimir Putin chastised the billionaire owner of a nickel giant for negligence over a massive fuel oil spill that has inflicted huge...

SpaceX: Nasa astronauts arrive at space station after 19-hour journey

Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have reached the International Space Station (ISS), nearly 19 hours after lift-off. The pair began their journey on...

Elon Musk ‘overcome with emotion’ as SpaceX launches humans into space

SpaceX founder Elon Musk said he was “overcome with emotion” after Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley launched into space on Saturday. The pair...

Nasa puts SpaceX in control for first Cape Canaveral astronaut launch since 2011

With the weather looking up, SpaceX and Nasa officials say crew safety is the top priority for the nation’s first astronaut launch to orbit...

David Attenborough warns climate change ‘swept off front pages’ by Covid-19

David Attenborough has said the coronavirus pandemic has swept the problem of climate change from the front pages. The broadcaster and naturalist, who celebrated his...

Tesla prepares to launch its astronauts

The first astronauts launched by SpaceX are breaking new ground for style with hip spacesuits, gull-wing Teslas and a sleek rocketship, all of it...

Astronauts arrive for Nasa’s first home launch in decade

The two astronauts who will end a nine-year launch drought for Nasa have flown to Kennedy Space Centre, exactly one week before their historic...

Climate change is turning parts of Antarctica green

Global warming is causing parts of Antarctica to turn green, scientists have said. New research suggests warming temperatures due to climate change are causing summer...

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Johnson: People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’

People should not be “bullied” into “taking the knee” in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Boris Johnson has said. The British Prime Minister...

Angela Merkel wears mask at appearance before German politicians

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has started making official appearances wearing a mask. She had been criticised for never having been pictured wearing one despite it...

Prince Andrew subjecting Epstein victims to torture test – US lawyer

Prince Andrew is subjecting victims of Jeffrey Epstein to a “torture test” by not telling prosecutors what he knows, a US lawyer has said. Gloria...

Botswana investigating deaths of hundreds of elephants

Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation...

UK grants asylum to former Hong Kong consulate worker

An ex-employee at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been granted political asylum in what he believes is the first successful case of...
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