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WE MUST START PUBLISHING ETHNICITY DATA FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

The race to vaccinate as many people as possible against covid-19 is under way, but unless countries track who receives the vaccine...

 
 
 

DINOSAUR FOUND IN ARGENTINA MAY BE LARGEST LAND ANIMAL EVER

Fossils of a gigantic dinosaur are emerging from the Earth in Argentina after 98 million years - and the animal may be the largest...

QUANTUM INTERNET SIGNALS BEAMED BETWEEN DRONES A KILOMETRE APART

Entangled photons have been beamed between drones and to a ground station, creating technology that could form part of an unhackable...

 
 
 

THE SUPERCONDUCTOR BREAKTHROUGH THAT COULD MEAN AN ENERGY REVOLUTION

We've finally made a room-temperature superconductor, so materials that transport electricity without wasting any of it are within...

DON'T MISS: CERN'S ALICE DETECTOR ONLINE AHEAD OF V&A ALICE SHOW

New Scientist's weekly round-up of the best books, films, TV series, games and more that you shouldn't miss

 
 
 

STUNNING PHOTO SHOWS VIRGO UPGRADE READY TO HUNT GRAVITATIONAL WAVES

This dazzling image shows the upgraded and more sensitive Advanced Virgo+ detector, which hunts for clues about the universe that are...

PODCAST GOES BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE BATTLE TO MITIGATE WILDFIRES

The podcast Life with Fire explores the wildfires a warming world will create - and why we need to involve everyone if we are going...

 
 
 

A PERFECT PLANET REVIEW: ATTENBOROUGH'S NEW SHOW IS ONE OF HIS BEST

David Attenborough documentary A Perfect Planet blends earth science with dazzling images of flamingos, finches and frogs to reveal...

EMBRYOS SET TO BE IMPLANTED IN THE LAST TWO NORTHERN WHITE RHINOS

Fertilised eggs are set to be implanted in the two remaining northern white rhinos this year, with the hope of producing offspring

 
 
 

SEABIRDS RAISE FEWER CHICKS AS THE PANDEMIC KEEPS TOURISTS AWAY

With fewer tourists flocking to see guillemot breeding sites in Sweden, white-tailed eagles have taken up residence nearby - spooking...

LUSH MEADOWS OF UNDERWATER SEAGRASS ARE REMOVING PLASTIC FROM THE SEA

A seagrass that forms lush underwater meadows can naturally trap plastic items in ball-shaped tangles and remove them from the seawater

 
 
 

HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD BE HOPEFUL ABOUT CLIMATE ACTION IN 2021

We have been in many last chance saloons with climate change, but there are now reasons to believe we might finally go out and take...

CRISPR GENE-EDITING URGENTLY NEEDS AN OFF-SWITCH - NOW WE HAVE ONE

Making changes to genes with CRISPR has the potential to cure diseases and feed the world, if we can learn to control it. Now it looks...

 
 
 

A SERIES OF JOKES THAT WORK BEST OUT OF ORDER

Reading magazines back to front, plus where do all the teaspoons go and whether pyjamas affect productivity, in Feedback's weird weekly...

WIND FARM CONSTRUCTION CREATES NOISE THAT MAY HARM SQUID FISHERIES

The noisy construction of offshore wind turbines can discourage squid from hunting, which could lead to decreased squid populations...

 
 
 

SECOND SPRING REVIEW: A BRAVE FILM ABOUT AGENCY AND COGNITIVE DECLINE

In Second Spring, an archaeologist who has developed a lesser-known form of dementia that alters her personality, unmasks her new life...

AN EARTH-LIKE PLANET MIGHT ORBIT OUR CLOSEST SINGLE SUN-LIKE STAR

Tau Ceti is a star just 12 light years away - and it could host a planet called PXP-4 that sits as close to the star as Earth does...

 
 
 

TROPICAL RAINFORESTS MAY BEGIN PUMPING OUT CARBON DIOXIDE BY 2050

Rising temperatures over the next 30 years could cause Earth's tropical and temperate forests to switch from being carbon sinks to...

WORLD'S OLDEST PAINTING OF ANIMALS DISCOVERED IN AN INDONESIAN CAVE

A painting showing three pigs has been discovered in an Indonesian cave. At more than 45,000 years old, it is the oldest known painting...

 
 
 



Chinese lawyer who represented Hong Kong activist stripped of licence

Chinese lawyer who represented Hong Kong activist stripped of licence

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Meghan and Harry's royal exit left 'a lot of hurt feelings on all sides'

Meghan and Harry's royal exit left 'a lot of hurt feelings on all sides'

ITV news anchor and friend of the royals Tom Bradby says Megxit was 'painful all round' and that their departure from royal life has not been an 'easy or comfortable situation' Read more ...

Jordyn Woods' NBA star boyfriend Karl-Anthony Towns has tested positive for...

Jordyn Woods' NBA star boyfriend Karl-Anthony Towns has tested positive for COVID-19

The NBA player was particularly crestfallen about his diagnosis as his mother, 59-year-old Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, passed away from complications of COVID-19 on April 13. Read more ...

Highlights: Lazio 3-0 Roma

Highlights: Lazio 3-0 Roma

Lazio were simply in a completely different gear to Roma, dominating the Derby della Capitale by making the most of defensive errors. Read more ...

Covid vaccine expansion with five million more Brits eligible 'from next week'

Covid vaccine expansion with five million more Brits eligible 'from next week'

Government insiders are reportedly poised to give the thumbs up for people over the age of 70 to be vaccinated, with nine out of ten over-80s already receiving their jabs in... Read more ...

Ethan Hawke set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the villain in Moon...

Ethan Hawke set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the villain in Moon Knight with Oscar Isaac

Ethan Hawke will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe On Friday, it was reported by The Hollywood Reporter that the 50-year-old actor had signed for a role in Moon Knight. Read more ...

Dr Dre ‘discharged from hospital following brain aneurysm but still getting...

Dr Dre ‘discharged from hospital following brain aneurysm but still getting 24-hour care'

Dr Dre has left hospital to continue his recovery at home Dr Dre has reportedly been discharged from hospital where he was being treated for a brain aneurysm but will still be... Read more ...

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury offered Oleksandr Usyk solution by Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury offered Oleksandr Usyk solution by Eddie Hearn

Fans are hoping that a fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will finally take place this year. Read more ...

Apple reportedly developing foldable iPhone displays and in-screen Touch ID

Apple reportedly developing foldable iPhone displays and in-screen Touch ID

Apple has reportedly started working on a foldable iPhone and is even testing an in-display version of Touch ID. According to Bloomberg , the Cupertino-based company is years... Read more ...

New UK travel rules to curb coronavirus spread and how they affect passengers

New UK travel rules to curb coronavirus spread and how they affect passengers

The travel corridors exempted those arriving back into the UK from having to complete the isolation period. They are all set to be scrapped from 4am on Monday Read more ...