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Rocket men: Bezos, Musk and Branson scramble for space supremacy

Experts say three billionaires have upended the traditional model for human spaceflight and are shaping a thriving new eraIt was a week in which two space-faring billionaires tussled again in their futuristic game of cosmic oneupmanship. And this time, for once, Elon Musk was not at the party.The declaration that Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and world’s richest man, was heading into space next month on the first crewed launch of his Blue Origin New Shepard rocket was followed quickly by an app...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, World news, US news, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Bezos Musk


Rapid Covid tests used in mass UK programme get scathing US report

Innova tests’ performance not proven and they should be returned to manufacturer or thrown in bin, says FDACoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) has raised significant concerns about the rapid Covid test on which the UK government has based its multibillion-pound mass testing programme.In a scathing review, the US health agency suggested the performance of the test had not been established, presenting a risk to health, and that the tests sh...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, California, US, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Public services policy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Innova, Coronavirus, US Food and Drug Agency FDA


US health agency gives lateral flow Covid tests scathing report

Innova rapid tests’ performance not proven and they should be returned to manufacturer or thrown in bin, says FDACoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) has raised significant concerns about the rapid Covid test on which the UK government has based its multibillion-pound mass-testing programme.In a scathing review, the US health agency suggested the performance of the test had not been established, presenting a risk to health, and that the te...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, California, US, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Public services policy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Innova, Coronavirus, US Food and Drug Agency FDA


Portugal delays Lisbon lockdown easing – as it happened

This blog is now closed. You can find the latest Covid stories here:See all our coronavirus coverage 12.05am BST This blog is now closed. You can find the latest Covid stories here: 11.19pm BST Boris Johnson and Joe Biden will draw comparisons with Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt by signing a new Atlantic charter in an attempt to show UK and US leadership can frame a post-Covid order in the same way the 1941 charter signed by the two leaders prefigured a new world order after...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, US, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, Winston Churchill, Portugal, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, Lisbon, US UK


Coronavirus live: Portugal delays Lisbon lockdown easing; highest daily cases in Russia since March

Capital and three other municipalities will remain under restrictions until at least 27 June due to rise in infections; Russia reports 10,407 new casesEuropeans’ confidence in EU hit by coronavirus responseLink between cases and deaths has been broken, says UK health bossSan Francisco could be first major US city to hit herd immunityEuro 2020 fans must have vaccine or test for Wembley games See all our coronavirus coverage 5.20pm BST Health experts in Haiti have said that low official pandem...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Russia, US, Eu, US news, Portugal, Wembley, Vaccines and immunisation, Haiti, Caribbean, Lisbon, Braga, Afp


Coronavirus live: UK facing ‘substantial third wave’; highest daily cases in Russia since March

Scale of third wave will depend on how effective vaccines are against new strains, says Prof Neil Ferguson; UK Office for National Statistics estimates eight in 10 have antibodies via infection of jabs; Russia reports 10,407 new casesEuropeans’ confidence in EU hit by coronavirus responseLink between cases and deaths has been broken, says UK health bossSan Francisco could be first major US city to hit herd immunityEuro 2020 fans must have vaccine or test for Wembley games See all our coronavirus...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Scotland, China, Germany, Russia, US, Eu, US news, Oxford, Wembley, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Office For National Statistics, David Hasselhoff


Coronavirus live: around 80% of UK adults likely to have antibodies; highest daily cases in Russia since March

UK Office for National Statistics estimates eight in 10 have antibodies via infection of jabs; Russia reports 10,407 new casesEuropeans’ confidence in EU hit by coronavirus responseLink between cases and deaths has been broken, says UK health bossSan Francisco could be first major US city to hit herd immunityEuro 2020 fans must have vaccine or test for Wembley games See all our coronavirus coverage 1.54pm BST A Nobel-winning US biologist has walked back his comments that helped fuel theories...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Russia, US, Eu, US news, Wembley, Vaccines and immunisation, Office For National Statistics, Baltimore, Wuhan, Merck Co, Peter Beaumont, David Baltimore


Coronavirus live: UK minister warns against making wedding plans; highest daily cases in Russia since March

Robert Jenrick says ‘clearly rising’ UK cases makes planning weddings a risk; Russia reports 10,407 new cases; Malaysian pandemic at ‘critical’ pointEuropeans’ confidence in EU hit by coronavirus responseLink between cases and deaths has been broken, says UK health bossSan Francisco could be first major US city to hit herd immunityEuro 2020 fans must have vaccine or test for Wembley games See all our coronavirus coverage 10.05am BST Three people were killed in a blaze that broke out at a Rus...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Russia, US, Eu, US news, Northern Ireland, Moscow, Wembley, Vaccines and immunisation, Brexit, Andrew Sparrow, Ryazan, Robert Jenrick


Coronavirus live: UK minister warns against making wedding plans as cases rise; Malaysia’s ICU beds ‘all full’

Robert Jenrick says ‘clearly rising’ UK cases makes planning weddings a risk; Malaysian pandemic is ‘critical’ after daily cases top 9,000Europeans’ confidence in EU hit by coronavirus responseSan Francisco may be first major US city to hit herd immunity, experts sayEuro 2020 fans must have vaccine or test for Wembley games What could delay in easing mean for Britain?See all our coronavirus coverage 8.23am BST There’s already been some pushback on that investigation by the CMA into the refun...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, US, Eu, US news, Malaysia, Ryanair, Wembley, Vaccines and immunisation, Francisco, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Ba, British Airways


Coronavirus live news: Malaysia’s intensive care beds ‘are all full’, says health chief

Malaysian pandemic is ‘critical’ after daily cases top 9,000; Guangzhou orders closure of cinemas, theatres and nightclubs; Melbourne lockdown lifted Euro 2020 fans must have vaccine or test for Wembley games Can the G7 vaccinate the world against Covid by the end of 2022?What could delay in easing mean for Britain?See all our coronavirus coverage 6.26am BST A US pharmacist has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to trying to spoil hundreds of doses of the Moderna vaccine beca...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, US, US news, Malaysia, Wembley, Wisconsin, Vaccines and immunisation, Melbourne, Guangzhou, Coronavirus


‘Birds are here for everyone’: how Black birdwatchers are finding a community

In a 2011 study by the Fish and Wildlife Service, 93% of birders surveyed were white while just 4% were Black“This is my form of therapy,” says Mariana Winnik, a third-grade teacher and avid birdwatcher from Brooklyn. Wearing a T-shirt with illustrations of birds and wielding a pair of binoculars and a trusty bird identification app, Winnik makes her way through north Central Park, on a mid-morning Saturday walk led by Christian Cooper.Cooper says he doesn’t usually lead bird walks because of th...
Tags: New York, Science, Animals, Environment, US news, Birds, Brooklyn, Wildlife, Black, Central Park, Wildlife Service, Winnik, Mariana Winnik, Christian Cooper Cooper


Knowledge of medicinal plants at risk as languages die out

Loss of linguistic diversity may lead to disappearance of age-old remedies unknown to science, study warnsKnowledge of medicinal plants is at risk of disappearing as human languages become extinct, a new study has warned. Indigenous languages contain vast amounts of knowledge about ecosystem services provided by the natural world around them. However, more than 30% of the 7,400 languages on the planet are expected to disappear by the end of the century, according to the UN. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Environment, Life and style, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Conservation, Alternative Medicine, Health & wellbeing, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Language, Plants, Amazon Rainforest, Indigenous Peoples


FDA approves first new Alzheimer’s drug in almost 20 years

Usefulness of aducanumab is disputed but US approval will trigger push to make it available globallyA controversial new drug for Alzheimer’s disease, the first in nearly 20 years, was approved in the US on Monday, triggering pressure to make it available worldwide in spite of mixed evidence over its efficacy.While doctors, patients and the organisations that support them are desperate for treatments that can slow mental deterioration, the usefulness of the new drug,aducanumab, is disputed by sc...
Tags: Health, Science, Drugs, US, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, Alzheimer's, Fda, Biogen


FDA to announce its decision on new Alzheimer’s drug

Usefulness of aducanumab is disputed but US approval will trigger push to make it available globallyA new drug for Alzheimer’s disease, the first in nearly 20 years, may be approved in the US on Monday, which would trigger pressure to make it available worldwide.Any decision is likely to be controversial. While doctors, patients and the organisations that support them are desperate for treatments that can slow mental deterioration, the usefulness of the new drug,aducanumab, is disputed by scien...
Tags: Health, Science, Drugs, US, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, Alzheimer's, Fda, Biogen


HIV after Covid: Anthony Fauci and an army of researchers seek to regain momentum

In the summer of 1981, public health professionals faced a terrifying crisis. Their work helped shape victories against the current pandemic – but some fear hard-won ground is lostAs Anthony Fauci marks 40 years since HIV emerged, he regrets how the extraordinary disruptions that Covid-19 have wreaked upon society have hampered efforts to tackle the major pandemic that preceded it. Related: 'Brand-new disease, no treatment, no cure': how Anthony Fauci's fight against Aids prepared him to tackl...
Tags: Science, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, US domestic policy, Aids and HIV, Anthony Fauci, Coronavirus


SpaceX rocket heads to ISS with a supply of squid, toothpaste and avocados

Rocket due to reach the International Space Station this weekend is loaded with 7,300lb of fresh food and supplies for an orbiting lab SpaceX has launched a supply mission bound for the International Space Station on Thursday, carrying with it thousands of tiny sea creatures along with a plaque-fighting toothpaste experiment and powerful solar panels.The 7,300lb (3,300kg) shipment – which also includes fresh lemons, onions, avocados and cherry tomatoes for the station’s seven astronauts – should...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, US news, International Space Station


Coronavirus live: UK reports 5,274 new cases in highest daily total since March; Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s

UK also reports 18 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test; After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adultsDelta variant may increase hospital admission, early data suggestsCovid variants: how much protection do vaccines give us?‘Exponential’ rise in Covid cases in Kinshasa, says WHOBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’See all our coronavirus coverage 7.22pm BST France’s seven-day moving average of daily Covid-19 deaths fell below 100 for the first ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, France, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Office For National Statistics, Reuters, KINSHASA, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: India orders 300m doses of unapproved Covid vaccine Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s; over 2bn Covid jabs given worldwide

After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adults; Johns Hopkins figures show Israel remains most vaccinated countryCovid variants: how much protection do vaccines give us?‘Exponential’ rise in Covid cases in Kinshasa, says WHOTokyo Games will go ahead, says Olympics chief, after concern raisedBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’See all our coronavirus coverage 5.23pm BST A cruise ship arrived today in Venice, Italy, for the first time in 17 months, signall...
Tags: Japan, Science, France, India, Israel, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Johns Hopkins, Venice Italy, KINSHASA, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s; over 2bn Covid jabs given worldwide

After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adults; Johns Hopkins figures show Israel remains most vaccinated country‘So many revolutions to lead’: generation Z on post-Covid futureBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’Australian toddler taken to hospital after positive test See all our coronavirus coverage 4.07pm BST In Greece, the government is to target tens of thousands of undocumented migrants living in government-run camps in the next phase of its vacci...
Tags: Japan, Science, Greece, China, Israel, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Middle East, Brazil, Associated Press, Bahrain, Johns Hopkins, Johnson Johnson, Health Ministry, Samos


Coronavirus live news: Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s; Bulgaria to share doses with Balkan neighbours

After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adults; Bulgaria says it has secured enough doses to share‘So many revolutions to lead’: generation Z on post-Covid futureBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’Australian toddler taken to hospital after positive test See all our coronavirus coverage 1.21pm BST Reuters has this dispatch from San Marino, the micro-state surrounded by northern Italy which is banking on a new way to attract visitors - vaccine tourism.Eu...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Sweden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Bulgaria, Vatican City, Monaco, San Marino, Reuters, Balkan, BST Reuters, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong to vaccinate over-12s; Bulgaria to share doses with Balkan neighbours

Hong Kong opens up vaccines to children over 12; Bulgaria says it has secured enough doses to share; Brazilian street protests erupt as Bolsonaro addresses nation‘So many revolutions to lead’: generation Z on post-Covid futureBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’Australian toddler taken to hospital after positive test See all our coronavirus coverage 10.09am BST Infection rates in Germany continue to drop as the country slowly emerges from eight months of lockdown, b...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, Germany, Russia, India, US news, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Delta, Brazil, Bulgaria, Balkan, Lauterbach, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Brazil anger as death toll mounts; Olympics will go ahead – Tokyo chief

Brazilian street protests erupt as Bolsonaro addresses nation; Tokyo Games organiser rejects doubters; pandemic pushes 100m into poverty says UN‘So many revolutions to lead’: generation Z on post-Covid futureBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’Australian toddler taken to hospital after positive test See all our coronavirus coverage 6.14am BST Reuters:Pot-banging protests erupted across several cities in Brazil last night, as President Jair Bolsonaro addressed the na...
Tags: Japan, Science, Supreme Court, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Un, Tokyo, Reuters, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus


Nasa plans return to Venus with two missions by 2030

Nasa sets aside $1bn for two ventures, which will be first US exploration of the planet since 1989Nasa is returning to Venus for the first time in more than three decades to gain a better understanding of the history of what scientists believe could have been the first habitable planet in the solar system.Plans for two separate and ambitious deep space missions to Earth’s nearest neighbour were announced on Wednesday by the head of the US space agency, Bill Nelson. Launches were targeted for a 2...
Tags: Space, Science, US, World news, US news, Nasa, Earth, Venus, Bill Nelson


‘Scary stuff’: International Space Station robotic arm struck by space junk

‘Lucky strike’ did not endanger seven astronauts on boardNot known what debris struck station or when it occurredThe sudden appearance of a small hole in a robotic arm aboard the international space station (ISS) has brought renewed attention to the danger posed by space junk. Related: Chinese cargo craft docks with future space station in orbit Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, World news, US news, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss


Did Covid come from a Wuhan lab? What we know so far

To China’s fury, Joe Biden has ordered a review of rival theories about lab leaks and animal hostsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePresident Joe Biden has ordered US intelligence agencies to conduct a 90-day review of what is known about the origins of Covid-19 and whether it could have escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan. So what does this mean for the lab leak theory? Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, China, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Cia, Wuhan, Coronavirus


China rejects Biden’s call to examine Covid origin theories

Spokesman says US president’s order to intelligence agencies is attempt to stigmatise Chinese government Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina has hit out against Joe Biden’s calls for a fuller US investigation into how Covid-19 was first transmitted to humans, questioning Washington’s motives and railing against the “dark history” of US intelligence in the lead-up to the 2003 war in Iraq.The US president said on Wednesday that he had ordered the US intelligence commu...
Tags: Science, Washington, China, Iraq, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Cia, Biden, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


How a ranger stumbled upon one of the largest fossil finds in California history

While on a routine patrol, Greg Francek came across bone fragments from prehistoric animals that existed millions of years before humansImagine a California with volcanoes erupting to the east and Los Angeles buried under the Pacific Ocean. Giant camels, rhinoceros and four-tusked miniature elephants graze on a lush landscape, only to be preyed upon by bone-crushing dogs.This is the prehistoric scene conjured up by a trove of new fossils discovered in California’s Sierra foothills – a hugely sig...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, US news, Fossils, Sierra, Pacific Ocean Giant, Greg Francek


US joins calls for transparent, science-based investigation into Covid origins

Several countries tell the WHO annual meeting that a new inquiry with new terms of reference must be launched The United States and other countries have called for a more in-depth investigation of the pandemic origins, after an international mission to China earlier this year proved inconclusive.Addressing the World Health Organization’s main annual meeting of member states in Geneva, representatives from several countries stressed the continued need to solve the mystery of how Covid-19 first be...
Tags: Science, China, US, World news, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Geneva, Coronavirus


Super blood moon 2021: total lunar eclipse will bring cosmic show across Pacific on Wednesday

Hawaii will have the best view of May’s full supermoon, followed by California, the Pacific north-west, New Zealand and Australia Here’s how to take a good picture of the full supermoon The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.This super “blood” moon will be visible on Wednesday across the Pacific – offering the best viewing – as well as the western half of North America, the bottom of South America and eastern Asia. Contin...
Tags: Asia, Space, Science, Australia, World news, US news, Hawaii, South America, The moon, North America, Pacific, California the Pacific north west New Zealand


‘Super blood moon’: total lunar eclipse will bring cosmic show across Pacific

Hawaii will have the best view, followed by California, the Pacific north-west, New Zealand and Australia The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.This super “blood” moon will be visible on Wednesday across the Pacific – offering the best viewing – as well as the western half of North America, the bottom of South America and eastern Asia. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Space, Science, Australia, World news, US news, Hawaii, South America, The moon, North America, Pacific, California the Pacific north west New Zealand



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