‘Compelling’ evidence air pollution worsens coronavirus – study

Exclusive: best analysis to date indicates significant increases in infections, hospital admissions and deaths | Continue reading


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Biosphere 2: A lockdown experiment that went horribly wrong

In the 1990s, a troupe of hippies spent two years sealed inside a dome called Biosphere 2. They ended up starving and gasping for breath. As a new documentary Spaceship Earth tells their story, we meet the ‘biospherians’ | Continue reading


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Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests

Exclusive: King’s College London team found steep drops in antibody levels three months after infection | Continue reading


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Robot dolphins: the cruelty-free £20m 'animal'

Creators say robot dolphins provide an alternative to keeping cetaceans in captivity and could be rolled out in Chinese aquariums | Continue reading


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'We are all Martians ': space explorers seek to solve the riddle of life on Mars

With the red planet’s launch window about to open, the US, China and the UAE are all sending craft to look for answers | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 19 hours ago

Scientists put forward plan to create universal species list

Single classification system could end centuries of disagreement and improve global efforts to tackle biodiversity loss | Continue reading


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UK gov's chief adviser pays AI firm lots of money for unknown reasons

Boris Johnson’s chief adviser declines to explain reason for payments to Faculty | Continue reading


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Okinawa demands answers from US after 61 marines contract coronavirus

US military tells officials two affected bases have been put into lockdown and those who tested positive are in isolation | Continue reading


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Wasteful, damaging and outmoded: is it time to stop building skyscrapers?

Tall buildings are still deemed desirable, even glamorous, but experts are drawing attention to the high environmental cost of building them | Continue reading


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The human and economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has transformed the political landscape and increased talk of a sinking ship | Continue reading


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'Too big to fail': why even a historic ad boycott won’t change Facebook

The company has survived previous seemingly existential crises with little damage to its monarchical structure | Continue reading


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Fake kelp walls to prevent shark attacks

As the brutality of drumlines and culling is exposed, ingenious new ideas are being trialled to protect humans from sharks – and vice versa | Continue reading


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Criminal justice officials urge California to release prisoners

San Francisco attorney general and lawmakers issue joint call as San Quentin prison has records 1,500 cases and seven deaths | Continue reading


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Cases make it ‘harder to imagine bringing our campus community back’ as planned, university says | Continue reading


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The 'Real Lord of the Flies'

Sione Filipe Totau, known as Mano, was one of six Tongan boys who spent 15 months marooned on a Pacific island. Suddenly the world wants to hear his story | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 3 days ago

The German village where coal is still king

Europe is going coal-free, but a vast lignite mine is expanding in eastern Germany and coronavirus has delayed new climate laws | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 4 days ago

Dell XPS 13 2020 review: a fantastic but flawed laptop

Latest top-of-the-line Dell is a brilliant machine with a great screen in a tiny body, but is let down badly by software problems | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 4 days ago

Patrick Stewart: the legacy of domestic violence (2009)

Stewart, David Challen and the Hart brothers know the devastation abuse can wreak – and are challenging the idea that it is a women’s issue | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 4 days ago

CO2 in Earth's atmosphere nearing levels of 15m years ago

Last time CO2 was at similar level temperatures were 3C to 4C hotter and sea levels were 20 metres higher | Continue reading


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Indigenous Americans had contact with Polynesians 800 years ago, DNA reveals

Study finds two groups crossed vast expanses of open ocean in about the year 1200, with proof of encounter discovered in DNA of present-day populations | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 4 days ago

Entire rare bird colony vanishes, baffling New Zealand scientists

Experts believe endangered shore plovers – known for their pluck and friendliness – might have flown away or been eaten by predators | Continue reading


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Hong Kong China's Great Firewall Descends on Hong Kong Internet Users

Residents rush to erase digital footprints as law gives police powers over online activity | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 5 days ago

Spreading rock dust on fields could remove vast amounts of CO2 from air

It may be best near-term way to remove CO2, say scientists, but cutting fossil fuel use remains critical | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 5 days ago

Rowling, Rushdie and Atwood warn against ‘intolerance’ in open letter

Harper’s letter asserts way to ‘defeat bad ideas is by exposure, argument, and persuasion’, but critics accuse authors of censorious mentality | Continue reading


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Warning of serious brain disorders in people with mild coronavirus symptoms

UK neurologists publish details of mildly affected or recovering patients with serious or potentially fatal brain conditions | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 5 days ago

What a mass of rotting reindeer carcasses taught scientists

When 323 reindeer were killed by lightning on a remote Norwegian plateau, their bodies were left for nature to take its course | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 5 days ago

Uber to launch London commuter boat service with Thames Clippers

US firm will buy naming rights for fleet and piers, and users can book journeys on its app | Continue reading


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Over 5,600 fossil fuel companies have taken at least $3bn in US Covid-19 aid

Businesses include oil and gas drillers and coal mine operators, an analysis by Documented and the Guardian finds | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 5 days ago

The Guardian has obtained a copy of Too Much and Never Enough, in which author Mary Trump thanks president’s sister for ‘enlightening information’ | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 6 days ago

What GamerGate should have taught us about the 'alt-right' (2016)

The 2014 online hate-storm presaged the tactics of the Trump-loving far right movement. Prominent critics of the president elect should take note | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 6 days ago

On press tour for “Greyhound,” Star Tom Hanks “slams” Apple

The world’s most relatable megastar talks about his Covid-19 experience, his fears for the future, and whether he’s really just so gosh darned nice | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 7 days ago

Coronavirus: World treating symptoms, not cause of pandemics, says UN

Ongoing destruction of nature will result in stream of animal diseases jumping to humans, says report | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 7 days ago

Giant flywheel project in Scotland could prevent UK blackouts

Trailblazing system would help to stabilise the energy grid’s electrical frequency | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 7 days ago

Xu Zhangrun, outspoken critic of Xi Jinping, detained by police in Beijing

Professor had been under house arrest after writing an essay lambasting the president over his response to coronavirus | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 7 days ago

Algae turns Italian Alps pink, prompting concerns over melting

Pink snow observed on parts of the Presena glacier believed to be caused by plant that makes the ice darker, causing it to melt faster | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 7 days ago

Pandemic has exposed the uselessness of orthodox economics

Post Covid-19, our priority should be to build resilient systems explicitly designed to withstand worst-case scenarios, says Jonathan Aldred, an economist at Cambridge University | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 7 days ago

Facebook is out of control. If it were a country it would be North Korea

If the combined might of brands like Unilever and Coca-Cola don’t scare Mark Zuckerberg, who can hold the social media platform to account? | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 8 days ago

Osteocalcin, hormone produced in bone, may regulate metabolism

Osteocalcin, a hormone produced in the bones, could one day provide treatments for age-related issues such as muscle and memory loss | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 8 days ago

Hong Kong: books by pro-democracy activists disappear from library shelves

Move follows new security laws and include titles by Joshua Wong and lawmaker Tanya Chan | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 8 days ago

Social media backlash forces Trump to find new ways to spread his message

Twitter, Reddit and other platforms are taking action against the president’s rhetoric. The alternatives have far less reach | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 8 days ago

Online hate campaign targets Indian streaming stars

Netflix and Amazon Prime series such as Rasbhari highlight sexual violence, caste inequalities and Hindu nationalism | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 8 days ago

Jim Steyer: the man who took on Mark Zuckerberg

With 800 firms now joining the Facebook advertising boycott, the man whose idea it was explains how the company could easily clean up its act | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 8 days ago

Man offers to resign after showering during live video meeting

Bernardo Bustillo mistakenly left his video on while attempting to multi-task by showering while listening to an online meeting | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 9 days ago

'Cronk rules everything around me': lost beverage resurrected after 120 years

Odd ads for Dr Cronk’s Compound Sarsaparilla Beer, once wildly popular, went viral on Twitter. Now a Canadian brewer is bringing it back | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 9 days ago

Americans Need a Digital Bill of Rights

Tech companies’ entire business model depends on our data. We have the right to some measure of control | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 9 days ago

‘Our pastures have been taken’: Indians rue China’s Himalayan land grab

Exclusive: image obtained by Guardian shows substantial Chinese military structures erected despite agreements to disengage | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 10 days ago

Facebook says the good outweighs the bad. How many likes make up for the hate?

I don’t know what algorithm Facebook is using to calculate the positives that it brings to the world, but I know too well the harm it has done | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 11 days ago

Scots Gaelic could die out within a decade

Language is used routinely only by a diminishing number of elderly islanders | Continue reading


@theguardian.com | 11 days ago