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37% of Britons think humans will inevitably have to live in space

More than a third of Britons believe humans will inevitably have to live in space due to the Earth becoming increasingly uninhabitable. While the public...

Global youth protests urge climate action

A wave of climate change protests has swept the globe, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders heading for...

Mars could become habitable by creating islands from ultralight material

Mars could be made habitable by the creation of small islands that mimic the Earth’s greenhouse effect, according to new research. A two-centimetre thick shield...

Mars ice age ended about 370,000 years ago, scientists say

Mars is in the process of emerging from an ice age that ended less than 400,000 years ago, scientists believe. Satellite observations show evidence of...

93% of the Great Barrier Reef has been damaged by coral bleaching

Just 7% of the Great Barrier Reef has avoided coral bleaching caused by climate change, scientists have revealed. Extensive aerial and underwater studies found 93%...

World’s population set to reach 11.2 billion by end of century

The world’s population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050 before hitting 11.2 billion people by the end...

Presenting Earth’s newly discovered ‘older cousin’ Kepler-452b

Spinning around a sun-like star 1,400 light years away is a planet scientists believe is not too distinct from ours. Its parent star is...

Earth temperatures soar to new records

Earth dialled up the heat last month, smashing temperature records for June and the first half of the year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

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England Covid-19 death toll revised down by more than 5,000

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has reduced the coronavirus death toll by more than 5,000 following a review of how figures...

Spain losing second round in coronavirus fight, experts warn

Spain’s hospitals are beginning to see patients struggling to breathe returning to their wards, less than two months after suppressing Covid-19. A military emergency brigade...

The Crown’s Josh O’Connor: Charles has no purpose until he becomes king

The Crown star Josh O’Connor has said he believes the Prince of Wales does not necessarily want power but that until the Queen’s death...

Bats caught in Thai countryside as researchers probe coronavirus origins

Researchers have been trekking though the Thai countryside to catch bats in their caves in an effort to trace the murky origins of coronavirus. Initial...

Low infection rates show children’s ‘limited role’ in pandemic – study

Children under the age of 16 accounted for 1% of coronavirus cases in the first peak of Covid-19 in England, a new study has...
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