A bad UK winter could cause 120,000 covid-19 deaths in hospitals
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A bad UK winter could cause 120,000 covid-19 deaths in hospitals

By Jessica Hamzelou Ambulance crews treat a patient with possible COVID-19 symptoms. As the list of recognised Covid-19 symptoms grows, paramedics are forced to treat every patient as…

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How the covid-19 pandemic is making malaria and HIV more deadly
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How the covid-19 pandemic is making malaria and HIV more deadly

By Adam Vaughan Sanitary workers prepare to perform a fumigation in an area in Aden, Yemen, to help prevent insect-borne diseases such as malaria amid the covid-19 pandemicSALEH…

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Sketch a heart sensor with pencil drawings that become electrodes
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Sketch a heart sensor with pencil drawings that become electrodes

By Donna Lu Squiggly pencil lines on paper make inexpensive electrodes that can sense heart rate or skin temperatureYadong XuPencil sketches on paper can be configured into sensors…

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Lab-grown sperm could let infertile men have gene-edited children
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Lab-grown sperm could let infertile men have gene-edited children

By Michael Le Page The site of sperm production, as shown in a coloured scanning electron micrograph imageSTEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYThe first reliable way of isolating…

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Covid-19 news: Face coverings may become mandatory in shops in England
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Covid-19 news: Face coverings may become mandatory in shops in England

By Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool UK prime minister Boris Johnson walking with a paramedic during a visit to…

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Coronavirus: Llamas provide key to immune therapy
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Coronavirus: Llamas provide key to immune therapy

Image copyright University of Reading Image caption Llamas and alpacas have evolved antibodies that scientists ‘re-engineer’ in the lab As Fifi the llama munches on grass on a…

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New equation ‘could predict earthquakes better’ say Edinburgh experts
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New equation ‘could predict earthquakes better’ say Edinburgh experts

Image copyright EPA Image caption Earthquakes – such as this one in Croatia – can cause devastating damage Researchers in Edinburgh have produced a new mathematical model that…

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Don’t miss: Charlize Theron tries to avoid CCTV in The Old Guard
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Don’t miss: Charlize Theron tries to avoid CCTV in The Old Guard

New Scientist's weekly round-up of the best books, films, TV series, games and more that you shouldn't miss Humans 8 July 2020 Read Aimee Spinks/NETFLIXWatch The Old Guard…

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Is there another planet in the universe just like Earth?
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Is there another planet in the universe just like Earth?

Audible podcast Exoplanets explores the hunt to find planets like our own outside our solar system. There are potentially millions of them out there, and more are found…

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Comet captured streaking across Stonehenge night sky
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Comet captured streaking across Stonehenge night sky

Image copyright Jeff Overs Image caption The comet will pass closest to Earth on 23 July A comet has been captured on camera streaking across the skies over…

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