UK plans to further ease lockdown as new case rate remains high
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UK plans to further ease lockdown as new case rate remains high

By Penny Sarchet Police community support officers patrol Brighton beach on the bank holiday weekendPeter MacDiarmid/ShutterstockDeclines in hospital admissions, the number of people in intensive care and deaths…

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Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs hit just right for maximum damage
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Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs hit just right for maximum damage

By Leah Crane The dinosaur-killing asteroid hit the Yucatan Peninsula in MexicoScience Photo Library / AlamyThe trajectory of the asteroid thought to have killed the dinosaurs 66 million…

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The sun may have formed because a small galaxy passed by the Milky Way
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The sun may have formed because a small galaxy passed by the Milky Way

By Leah Crane Hubble Space Telescope image of the Sagittarius dwarf galaxyNASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURAA small galaxy called Sagittarius has been shaping the Milky…

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Behavioural science advisers express concern over Cummings crisis
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Behavioural science advisers express concern over Cummings crisis

By Penny Sarchet Dominic Cumming leaves 10 Downing Street on 24 MayChris J Ratcliffe/Getty ImagesMembers of a government behavioural science advisory group have expressed concern that the revelations…

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Our five appetites mean our hunger is far more complex than we thought
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Our five appetites mean our hunger is far more complex than we thought

It is crucial to understand your five-appetite system and how ultraprocessed foods have crashed this set-up – especially as they are so popular in lockdown Health | Leader…

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A blood test could reveal how quickly or slowly you are ageing
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A blood test could reveal how quickly or slowly you are ageing

Health 25 May 2020 By Jessica Hamzelou A speedometer blood test could tell how fast you’re ageingBLACKDAY / AlamyAge affects us all eventually, but a lucky few seem to stave…

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All five of Earth’s largest mass extinctions linked to global warming
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All five of Earth’s largest mass extinctions linked to global warming

By Colin Barras Ancient marine life may have been wiped out by volcanic activityPhil Degginger/Carnegie Museum / Alamy The second-most severe mass extinction in Earth’s history may have…

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Independent scientists urge UK government to delay reopening schools
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Independent scientists urge UK government to delay reopening schools

By Sam Wong , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Head teacher Charlotte Beyazian prepares a classroom for the return of teachers and students, at La…

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Fake news gets shared more when it is angry and anxiety-inducing
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Fake news gets shared more when it is angry and anxiety-inducing

Technology 22 May 2020 By Donna Lu Fake news spreads when it is angryAtilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/GetFake news may go viral more quickly when it uses words associated with…

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Which animals are benefitting from coronavirus lockdowns?
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Which animals are benefitting from coronavirus lockdowns?

By Michael Marshall Humpback whales may benefit from a lack of cruise shipsDave Fleetham/Zuma Press/PA ImagesOverall, the pandemic poses many threats to wildlife worldwide, as conservation programmes struggle…

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