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Comet provides spectacular show as it streaks past Earth

A newly discovered comet is streaking past Earth, providing a stunning night-time show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail. Comet Neowise swept within...

Space agencies seek ideas on how 5G and technology could boost logistics

Companies are being asked to share ideas on how 5G terrestrial and space technology could be used to support the UK’s logistics businesses. The call...

Solar eclipse wows stargazers in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

Stargazers in Africa, Asia and parts of the Middle East looked to the skies this weekend to witness a partial solar eclipse. It was known...

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...

Covid-19 deaths in UK stayed above 1,000 a day for 22 consecutive days in April, analysis shows

At least 1,000 deaths involving Covid-19 took place in the UK for 22 days in a row in April, new analysis shows. Between April 2...

Zuckerberg-funded scientists criticise lack of action against Trump remarks

Dozens of scientists doing research funded by Mark Zuckerberg have said Facebook should not be letting Donald Trump use the social media platform to...

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...

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...

No evidence to back Trump claims Covid-19 originated from Wuhan lab, says expert

There is no evidence to support a conspiracy theory, backed by Donald Trump, which suggests coronavirus was created in a Chinese laboratory, an expert...

Boeing to repeat test of astronaut capsule following botched debut

Boeing said it will repeat a test flight of its astronaut capsule following last year’s botched demo, considered a perilous close call by Nasa. Boeing...

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Ghislaine Maxwell calls on judge to improve prison conditions

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell says Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide last year is to blame for the conditions she faces in jail while awaiting trial. Through her...

Cardi B calls out male rappers for not speaking up about Breonna Taylor death

Cardi B has called out male rappers for not speaking out about the death of Breonna Taylor. The rapper has said she wishes more men...

Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s running mate for US elections

Joe Biden has named California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, making history by selecting the first black woman to compete on a...

Activist’s arrest in Portland galvanises Black Lives Matter

The arrest during a protest in Portland, Oregon, of a black woman who became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she...

Lebanon marks one week since deadly Beirut explosion

Lebanon is marking a week since a massive explosion in Beirut flattened much of its capital’s port, damaged buildings and left thousands of people...
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