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Scientists develop AI that can turn brain activity into text

Researchers in US tracked the neural data from people while they were speakingReading minds has just come a step closer to reality: scientists have developed artificial intelligence that can turn brain activity into text.While the system currently works on neural patterns detected while someone is speaking aloud, experts say it could eventually aid communication for patients who are unable to speak or type, such as those with locked in syndrome. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain reaches 7,340 as Austria makes face masks compulsory for shoppers

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in self-isolation; Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first deathCoronavirus latest: at a glanceHungary passes law that critics say will let Orbán rule by decreeGlobal roundup: Moscow and Lagos in lockdownUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.15pm BST Who is most at risk from coronavirus, and why? The best thing to do when trying to understand a new virus like Covid-19 is to look at the data. 3.14pm B...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Israel, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Syria, Medical Research, Austria, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Moscow, Zimbabwe


Coronavirus live news: Spain wakes to more restrictive lockdown as New York state passes 1,000 deaths

Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first deathCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveTrump says keeping US deaths to 100,000 would be a ‘very good job’See all our coronavirus coverage 10.34am BST Another suspected casualty of Covid-19 in the British government has emerged, the prme minister’s senior adviser, Dominic Cummings.That’s according to the Daily Mail’s political editor.Dominic Cummings has developed symptom...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Syria, Medical Research, Hungary, Daily Mail, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: expert claims UK infection 'may be slowing' as New York state passes 1,000 deaths

Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first deathUK rate of infection may be slowing - expertCoronavirus latest: at a glanceAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.32am BST Britain’s prime minster, Boris Johnson, has made his second appearance since going into self isolation last week after testing positive for coronavirus, saying in a message posted on Twitter that some 20,000 former NHS staff have returned to help battle the virus.Thanks to e...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Science, China, UK News, World news, US news, Syria, Medical Research, Britain, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Moscow


Coronavirus live news: UK warned of six-month lockdown as New York state passes 1,000 deaths

US expert Dr Anthony Fauci says US could see 200,000 dead; Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first death. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSpain’s daily death toll rises again while Italy expects peak in a weekUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.25am BST Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has announced a AU$1,500 per fortnight “job keeper” payment to businesses. The payment, made...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Science, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Syria, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Moscow


Coronavirus live news: US deaths could reach 200,000 as UK warned of six-month lockdown

US expert Dr Anthony Fauci makes grim prediction; Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first death. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSpain’s daily death toll rises again while Italy expects peak in a weekUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.18am BST An update from Panama now, where Patrick Greenfield and Erin McCormick report that the covid-19 stricken Zaandam cruise liner and its sister s...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Syria, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Moscow, Anthony Fauci


Coronavirus live news: stricken cruise ship granted passage along Panama canal

Mali records first death ahead of election and Trump considers New York quarantine. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceDeaths in Italy pass 10,000Patients in UK intensive care have 50% survival rateSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.18pm GMT Britons stranded in New Zealand are facing costs of £40,000 to return home, my colleague Mark Townsend reported. Those stranded say they have been left without guidance or assistance after the UK embassy and consular services in New...
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Coronavirus live news: France death toll passes 2,000 while 90,000 cases confirmed in Italy

All non-essential workers in Spain ‘must stay at home’ and Trump considers New York quarantine. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceDeaths in Italy pass 10,000Patients in UK intensive care have 50% survival rateSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.18pm GMT Italian PM is approving new legislation to make €4.7bn available to cities in Italy affected by coronavirus, Sky News have just announced.Meanwhile, the Italian economic minister says Europe will need a package like that ...
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Coronavirus live news: Spanish authorities hope cases peaking as global number exceeds 600,000

China eases quarantine in Wuhan; police fire tear gas at commuters in Kenya; Japan announces giant economic package. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceWuhan eases quarantineLockdowns linked to rise in domestic violenceSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm GMT The European Union has granted Tunisia 250 million euros in aid to help it cope with the economic and social effects of the coronavirus outbreak, EU ambassador Patrice Bergamini said on Saturday in a tweet.Tunisi...
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Coronavirus live news: Spanish authorities hope cases peaking, as global numbers exceed 600,000

China eases quarantine in Wuhan; Police fire tear gas at commuters in Kenya; Japan announces giant economic package. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceWuhan eases quarantineLockdowns linked to rise in domestic violenceSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.06pm GMT More than 11 million people tuned in to watch Pope Francis deliver a blessing in an empty Saint Peter’s Square, Lorenzo Tondo reports television bosses as saying.The pope’s blessing, Urbi et Orbi - to the city an...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Science, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pope Francis, Kenya, Pope, Panama, Wuhan, Rotterdam


Coronavirus live news: Cases in Italy overtake China, US infections pass 100,000

Trump invokes Defence Protection Act; Syria introduces travel restrictions; The UK, Spain, Italy see biggest daily rise in deaths. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceItaly records 969 coronavirus deaths dashing hopes of turnaroundUS coronavirus – liveCovid-19 workers in Spain: ‘You can feel the fear in the air’See all our coronavirus coverage 12.34am GMT China’s National Health Commission said on Saturday that 54 new coronavirus cases were reported on the mainland on Fri...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Science, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Syria, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, China US, National Health Commission


Spain overtakes China as second worst-hit country by Covid-19 – as it happened

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus deal. This blog is now closedFollow the latest coronavirus blog for live news and updates 12.25am GMT That’s it from this blog for today. We’ve launched a new one at the link below, where I’ll be taking you through the most important new developments in this unprecedented crisis: Related: Coronavirus live news: Third of world population under lockdown as global deaths pass 21,000 12.08...
Tags: Europe, Science, Senate, White House, China, India, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


Spring-heeled: concept that could see Usain Bolt rocket to 50mph

Prototype of revolutionary running device being worked on by scientists at US universityA wearable spring-based contraption that attaches to the legs has the potential to boost human running speeds by 50%, according to researchers who hope to build the first prototype over the next year.Scientists came up with the concept after computer models showed that it was possible to dramatically increase the amount of energy people put into each running step by enabling them to do work when their feet ar...
Tags: Science, Technology, US, Sport, Life and style, World news, US news, Engineering, Running


Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 20,000, as Spain overtakes China as second worst-hit country

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealCoronavirus key questions: everything you need to knowDeath toll in Spain overtakes China as lockdowns extend around globeUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.24pm GMT Brazil gangs have imposed strict curfews to slow coronavirus spread, write Caio Barretto Briso and Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro. Drug traffickers in one of Rio de ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Senate, White House, China, India, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Middle East and North Africa


Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain passes China, as global numbers approach 20,000

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealCoronavirus: latest developments at a glanceCoronavirus key questions: everything you need to knowDeath toll in Spain overtakes China as lockdowns extend around globeUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.14pm GMT The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has been giving a briefing on the virtual G7 foreign ministers meeting that began by videoconference at 7am (E...
Tags: Europe, Science, Senate, White House, China, India, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain passes China; Belgium hospital admissions rise by 50% in a day

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealCoronavirus: latest developments at a glanceWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – livePrince Charles tests positive for Covid-19See all our coronavirus coverage 1.35pm GMT Canadian banks on Tuesday followed US heavyweights in offering one-time bonuses and extra paid days off to customer-service employees who are required to work in branches and call...
Tags: Europe, Science, Senate, White House, China, India, Africa, US, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain overtakes China, and India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.05am GMT The head of the Netherlands’ public health institute has told the Dutch parliament that measures to control the spread of coronavirus appear to be working, Dutch News reports. Jaap van Dissel said the country...
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Coronavirus live news: EU leaders plan Europe-wide crisis management centre as India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; US risks becoming centre of pandemic, WHO warns; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.35am GMT A crack down on travel and an imposition of social distancing measures are to be introduced in Iran in the next 24 hours, Patrick Wintour, the Guardian’s diplomatic editor, reports. The country’s President ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Senate, White House, China, India, Africa, US, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran


Coronavirus live news: US Senate leaders and White House reach stimulus deal as India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; US risks becoming centre of the pandemic, WHO warns; EU urged to evacuate refugees from Greek camps. Follow the latest updates.Why the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisAustralia coronavirus live blogCalifornia scrambles to avoid Covid-19’s worst-case scenarioNo 10 criticised after unclear lockdown advice confuses publicSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 6.34am GMT The Guardian’s Sa...
Tags: Europe, Science, White House, China, India, Africa, US, Eu, Spain, Barcelona, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


Coronavirus live news: India locks down population of 1.3bn as Hubei eases restrictions

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; WHO warns US risks could become the centre of the pandemic; EU urged to evacuate refugees from greek camps. Why the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisCalifornia scrambles to avoid Covid-19’s worst-case scenarioNo 10 criticised after unclear lockdown advice confuses publicSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 1.29am GMT New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has meanwhile addressed t...
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Coronavirus news: India announces 21-day lockdown as global confirmed cases top 400,000

WHO says US could be next virus hotspot; EU urged to evacuate Greek refugee camps; Greta Thunberg says she believes she had Covid-19 6.24pm GMT At a time when good news appears to be thin on the ground, here is video of applause ringing out at the emergency field hospital at the Ifema exhibition centre in Madrid when nurses said farewell to the first coronavirus patient to be given the all-clear at the facility. The temporary healthcare facility, which is still under construction, will be ab...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, India, Africa, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Boris Johnson


Coronavirus news: India announces 21-day lockdown; Tokyo Olympics moved to 2021

WHO says US could be next Covid-19 hotspot; EU urged to evacuate Greek refugee camps; deaths jump in Spain; France tightens lockdown 3.23pm GMT Cuomo goes on to take aim at Donald Trump’s tweet that the “cure must not be worse than the problem itself.”It’s all very well, the New York governor says, “But if you ask the American people to choose between public health and the economy then it’s no contest.” 3.19pm GMT New York is “the canary in the coalmine” and will be “going first” in term...
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Coronavirus news: Tokyo Olympics moved to 2021 as WHO warns US could be next Covid-19 hotspot

Deaths jump in Spain; France tightens lockdown; Afghanistan appeals for help amid new cases; South Africa prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest updates 1.23pm GMT The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics will come as a blow to the host country, which has spent more than $12bn on the event, while huge sums are also at stake for sponsors and broadcasters.Goldman Sachs estimated this month that Japan would lose $4.5bn (550bn yen) in inbound and domestic consumption in 2020 if the Olympics did ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Politics, Science, France, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus news: Tokyo Olympics to be postponed as WHO warns US could be next Covid-19 hotspot

Deaths jump in Spain; France tightens lockdown; Afghanistan appeals for help amid new cases; South Africa prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest updates 12.22pm GMT Japan Olympics to be delayed for one yearFollowing a conference call between Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike and IOC president Thomas Bach, the Olympics have been postponed for 12 months. 12.16pm GMT Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, will propose a one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olymp...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Politics, Science, France, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Afghanistan, Shinzo Abe, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Coronavirus news: US could be next Covid-19 hotspot amid 'large acceleration' of cases, says WHO - live updates

Deaths jump in Spain; France tightens lockdown; Afghanistan appeals for help amid new cases; South Africa prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest updates 11.02am GMT Belgian public health officials have chided people for treating the coronavirus lockdown like “an alternative holiday” and getting in their cars to go to the beach or the countryside, reports my colleague Jennifer Rankin in Brussels. Belgium’s crisis centre announced on Tuesday that 526 people had tested positive for coronaviru...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, France, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus news: France tightens lockdown rules as Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in cases - live updates

Afghanistan appeals for help amid new cases; Vietnam closes Ho Chi Minh restaurants; South Africa prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest updates 10.18am GMT The Dutch government has strengthened its measures to halt the spread of coronavirus by imposing what prime minister Mark Rutte called an “intelligent lockdown”, writes my colleague Jennifer Rankin in Brussels. All public gatherings regardless of size are now banned until 1 June, in a tightening of earlier restrictions that had banned ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, Indonesia, France, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Taliban, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in cases; Trump insists US will 'reopen' in weeks

Vietnam closes Ho Chi Minh restaurants; Olympic torch relay scaled down; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans. Follow the latest updates 9.20am GMT Dozens of young Irish doctors and nurses have quit their jobs in Australia to return home to fight the pandemic but cannot get flights, leaving them in limbo, reports my colleague Rory Carroll in Dublin. Several airlines have suspended flights from Australia to Ireland and other routes are closed because of bans on transit thro...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Politics, Science, Greece, Indonesia, Australia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ireland, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Coronavirus live news: UK wakes up to lockdown as Trump insists US will 'reopen' in weeks

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 6.23am GMT 6.23am GMT In UK news from simpler times, which I hope will allow you to slow down for two minutes: fewer potholes are being repaired in England and Wales. Although it’s not exactly a great development, it is strangely calming to read about. Related: Fewer potholes being repaired in England and Wales ...
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Trump's push to shorten the coronavirus shutdown proves the captain is flying blind | David Smith

To watch Trump is to witness the awesome and terrifying power of the American president over life and death – a burden he is unqualified to bearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDue to social distancing, there were only two dozen or so reporters in the White House press briefing room on Monday, making it feel like a flight with numerous empty seats and lots of legroom.But when Donald Trump let rip for nearly two hours, it was as if the captain had announced a sudden whi...
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Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists US will 'reopen' soon

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 3.33am GMT Hawaii has become the latest US state to issue a stay at home order. Governor David Ige issued an order that will go into effect on Wednesday, March 25. Here are the details of that order, which is enforceable with fines or jail time. Notably, it does not include schools: To ensure that the state continues to ...
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