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The Tories' call to 'protect the NHS' is a disgraceful hypocrisy | Simon Hattenstone

6 hours ago   |   The Guardian

This party has undermined, underfunded and sold off bits of the NHS. Coronavirus has not changed that simple fact • Coronavirus latest updates • See all our coronavirus...
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Coronavirus deaths of two nurses lead to calls for more protection

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

One nurse in north London resigns after being prevented from wearing mask she bought herself Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Demands for better...
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More Covid-19 patients needed for drug trials, says Matt Hancock

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Health secretary says trials are being set up with ‘breathtaking speed' to find treatments Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage More patients with...
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UK ministers struggle to keep promise of 100k coronavirus tests by end of April

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Frustrated NHS staff and scientists say they have labs ready but cannot get the materials Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The UK government's...
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Coronavirus is shining a light on the wretched universal credit system | Daniel Lavelle

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

A million people, myself included, have turned to UC in Britain's lockdown. Now we will see the ordeals claimants face • Coronavirus latest updates • See all our coronavirus...
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Coronavirus testing in UK: timeline of ministers' mixed messages

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

The government has been accused of over-promising and under-delivering on a variety of claims in the past few weeks Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus...
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Do face masks protect against coronavirus? Here's what scientists know so far | David Heymann

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Face masks are effective and vital in hospitals, but this doesn't mean they're useful for the general public We all want to protect ourselves from coronavirus - but we need to...
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When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Human trials will begin imminently - but even if they go well and a cure is found, there are many barriers before global immunisation is feasible Coronavirus - latest updates...
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From Aldous Huxley to the Beatles: how LSD has inspired art

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

As scientist David Nutt campaigns for drug rules to change, we look at artists who said yes to psychedelic culture While the neuropsychopharmacologist David Nutt and colleagues...
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Ease rules on use of psychedelic drugs in research, urges David Nutt

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

Ex-government adviser says substances such as psilocybin could have medicalvalue Restrictions on the use of psychedelic drugs in research should be relaxed to help find new...
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Herd immunity should be considered to end lockdown, PM's adviser says

Herd immunity should be considered to end lockdown, PM's adviser says

The government's chief epidemic modeller says an exit plan is needed from the lockdown A senior science adviser to the government has said the UK should consider letting... Read more ...

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31 free Harvard University classes you can take online through edX

31 free Harvard University classes you can take online through edX

Harvard University has over 140 of its classes publicly available online through online course provider edX. We put together a list of the 31 most interesting Harvard online... Read more ...

NASA news: Mars 2020 rover is fitted with wheels as NASA readies for July launch

NASA news: Mars 2020 rover is fitted with wheels as NASA readies for July launch

NASA'S Mars Perseverance rover is being readied for launch later this summer, with a new set of wheels fitted on the robotic explorer. Read more ...

Life on Mars breakthrough: 'GAME-CHANGER' after major study - shock report

Life on Mars breakthrough: 'GAME-CHANGER' after major study - shock report

A NEW study has dramatically boosted hopes of life on Mars - by proving the staggering abundance of organisms living in volcanic rocks on the sea floor. Read more ...

How rival science teams were born out of a sex smear that splintered the...

How rival science teams were born out of a sex smear that splintered the academic world

Rivalry between research teams at Oxford University, led by Professor Sunetra Gupta, and Imperial College may go back further than their conflicting coronavirus views from last... Read more ...

Photos: Astronauts train to ride a Dragon into space

Photos: Astronauts train to ride a Dragon into space

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, two veteran space shuttle fliers, are gearing up to fly a privately-developed SpaceX Dragon capsule into orbit this year. The two astronauts... Read more ...

ESA science missions back in action after coronavirus-related shutdown

ESA science missions back in action after coronavirus-related shutdown

Artist's concept of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab Four of the European Space Agency's robotic missions, including the agency's two Mars orbiters, are... Read more ...

Crew training continues for SpaceX's first launch with astronauts

Crew training continues for SpaceX's first launch with astronauts

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley inside the Crew Dragon spaceship they will ride into orbit as soon as mid-to-late May. Credit: SpaceX During a visit to Cape... Read more ...

Government's 100,000-a-day coronavirus tests pledge 'unachievable', fear experts

Government's 100,000-a-day coronavirus tests pledge 'unachievable', fear experts

The Institute of Biomedical Science says equipment shortages make it unlikely the government will achieve its goal of 100,000 coronavirus tests a day by the end of April Read more ...