Leading the charge: Land’s End to John o’Groats in an electric car

New petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the UK from 2030, and sales of electric vehicles are rising fast. But with drivers reliant on charging points how practical is the greener option? One writer finds out | Continue reading

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‘The unsung heroes of Australian fauna’: how quolls help us understand the world

For author Harry Saddler, a small Australian mammal has become the catalyst for larger questions about colonisation, parenthood and climate crisis | Continue reading

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Story of the cancer patient who didn’t have cancer

People deserve better than a never-ending stream of unproven practices dangled before them in the guise of hope | Continue reading

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Julian Assange stripped of citizenship by Ecuador

Authorities cite unpaid fees and problems in naturalisation papers relating to WikiLeaks founder | Continue reading

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UK government backs scheme for motorway cables to power trucks

E-highway study given £2m to draw up plans for overhead electric cables on motorway near Scunthorpe | Continue reading

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Sydney Covid lockdown could last months as daily cases reach record high

More than 170 daily cases reported, with block of flats sealed off by police, outbreaks affecting two hospitals and further delays to Novavax vaccine | Continue reading

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UK PM may block Chinese takeover of UK’s largest computer chip maker

Post-Brexit trade adviser Tony Abbott ‘heartened’ by review into takeover of Newport Wafer Fab | Continue reading

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Salmon nearly roasted alive in Pacific north-west heatwave captured on video

A conservation group recorded the video in a tributary of the Columbia River on a day when water temperatures breached 70F | Continue reading

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No ordinary spying. Our most intimate selves are now exposed

The Pegasus project shows we could all soon be ruled by states that know everything about us, says novelist and activist Arundhati Roy | Continue reading

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Spanish museum celebrates vaccine pioneer who used children as refrigerators

Exhibition details how Francisco Javier de Balmis used children to keep smallpox vaccine fresh on journey to Spain’s colonies in 1803 | Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2bn in exchange for moon mission contract

Billionaire lost out to Elon Musk’s SpaceX in lunar bid but says he will waive $2bn payments if agency will award Blue Origin a contract | Continue reading

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Who’s behind Australia’s anti-lockdown protests?

German-based Worldwide Demonstration helped coordinate rallies across Australia, with their message amplified by local anti-vaxx and ‘freedom’ influencers | Continue reading

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Tesla second-quarter profits top $1bn even as it struggles to handle demand

A global shortfall of semiconductors has affected the Tesla supply chain as well as car manufacturers across the world | Continue reading

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How we made Viz: 'We printed 150 copies for £42.52'

‘There were complaints that The Fat Slags stereotyped women as sex objects – but they were using their sexuality to get what they wanted, so it was quite the opposite’ | Continue reading

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Germany nuclear shutdown by 2022 may mean blackouts, Merkel warned (2011)

As chancellor mulls Germany's nuclear future, energy firms say solar and wind power may not make up shortfall in winter | Continue reading

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BBC Olympics coverage misses events after loss of TV rights

Viewers complain after rights-holder Discovery puts majority of events behind paywall | Continue reading

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Seville cathedral’s banquet set in stone

Painstaking research deciphers carvings of religious bounty dating back almost five centuries | Continue reading

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Dietary supplements causing severe liver injuries in Australians

Researchers say cases linked to products claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss are rising and more rigorous oversight is needed | Continue reading

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Growing pains: how the climate crisis is changing British gardens (2019)

Across Britain, gardeners are facing the challenges of an unstable climate: extreme weather, unpredictability and prospering pests – and trying a range of solutions to cope | Continue reading

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US set for punishing temperatures as ‘heat dome’ to settle over country

Heatwave to next week roast areas already gripped by severe drought, plunging reservoirs and wildfires | Continue reading

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‘Five years since a white person applied’: the immigrants milking America’s cows

A growing Latino population is slowly shifting the demographics of US dairyland – and keeping the industry going | Continue reading

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Roses out, olives in: the new English garden in a time of climate crisis

Oxford Botanic Garden is 400 years old, but the climate emergency is forcing a review of what seeds it sows for the future | Continue reading

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Yep, it’s bleak, says expert who tested 1970s end-of-the-world prediction

A controversial MIT study from 1972 forecast the collapse of civilization – and Gaya Herrington is here to deliver the bad news | Continue reading

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Tobacco firm Philip Morris calls for ban on cigarettes within decade

CEO Jacek Olczak says product should be treated like petrol cars, which will be outlawed from 2030 | Continue reading

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Corporate activism is too often cynical. In Ben and Jerry’s case, it offers hope

The company’s stand against illegal Israeli settlements is a small but welcome contribution, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik | Continue reading

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I was sick, tired and had lost myself – until I began lifting weights at 71

Joan Macdonald faced growing health problems before she began lifting weights, shattering preconceptions about what’s possible in your eighth decade | Continue reading

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Cryptocurrencies could lead to ‘limitless’ losses for UK government

Experts warn of danger of untraceable funds if companies accepting payments in cryptos go bust | Continue reading

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The mafia made a killing from the destruction of Italy’s south

The south of the country bears the scars of how bosses enriched their clans with illegal, brutalist buildings and gaudy, now decaying, villas | Continue reading

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Officials who are US allies among targets of NSO malware, says WhatsApp chief

Will Cathcart claims government officials around the world among 1,400 WhatsApp users targeted in 2019 | Continue reading

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Vegan activists are saving Spain’s farm animals

Spain may be famous for its love of meat – but sanctuaries across the country are coming to the rescue of its doomed cows, bulls, pigs, sheep and geese | Continue reading

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‘It’s too late’: US doctor says dying patients begging for Covid vaccine

At least 99% of those in US who died of Covid in the last six months had not been vaccinated, says CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky | Continue reading

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‘I’ve seen 40 on one dive’: invasive lionfish threatens ecosystems in Med

A removal project aims to reduce numbers of the unwelcome arrival that has quickly become prevalent | Continue reading

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All that glitters: why lab-made gems might not be an ethical alternative

Switching to synthetic gems may have environmental upsides but it could harm the very communities consumers worry about | Continue reading

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‘Honeybees are voracious’: is it time to put the brakes on beekeeping?

The number of beehives in Britain’s cities is growing rapidly, putting pressure on native bees ‘that really need our help’, say scientists and experienced beekeepers | Continue reading

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Get Covid and live longer? No, it doesn’t work like that

Boris Johnson’s alleged comparison was inappropriate, mixes different averages and ignores rising life expectancy | Continue reading

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‘The bear came out of nowhere’: Alaska prospector on terrifying grizzly attack

Richard Jessee, who was searching for gold, said: ‘There was no doubt about it: the bear was trying to get into my cabin’ | Continue reading

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Facebook forced to limit misinformation spread via WhatsApp amid Sydney lockdown

Claims that supermarkets will close amid Covid outbreak prompt NSW Health to urge people to use ‘trusted and credible sources’ | Continue reading

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Marble Arch Mound – London's new landmark

Dreamed up to drag shoppers back to Oxford Street, the £2m artificial hill is already suffering in the heat. Will it provide Instagram moments – or a discussion about global heating? | Continue reading

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Stonehenge may be next UK site to lose world heritage status

Britain is eroding global reputation for conserving its historic assets, culture bodies are warning | Continue reading

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Marijuana farmers blamed for water theft as drought grips American west

California official says ‘Water stealing has never been more severe’ as water taken from hydrants, homes, rivers and wells | Continue reading

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Winnie-the-Pooh goes to Harrods in new authorised AA Milne prequel

Once There Was a Bear by Jane Riordan and Mark Burgess will channel the original books’ voice and pictorial style using details from Christopher Robin’s real life | Continue reading

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Burner phones, fake sources, ‘evil twin’ attacks: journalism in surveillance age

When I heard my number was on a leaked data list, I wasn’t surprised. Reporters have never been more vulnerable, says investigative journalist Bradley Hope | Continue reading

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Man who endured weeklong attacks by grizzly bear rescued after SOS spotted

Alaska man injured by bear that kept returning to his isolated hut in the wilderness | Continue reading

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Tech firm (Kaseya) hit by giant ransomware hack gets key to unlock victims’ data

Kaseya’s universal key can free the files of hundreds of organizations, ending the worst of the attack’s fallout | Continue reading

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AI firm DeepMind puts database of the building blocks of life online

AlphaFold program’s prediction of nearly 20,000 human protein structures now free for researchers | Continue reading

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Online banking and gaming services hit by internet outage

HSBC, PlayStation and others affected on Thursday in issue possibly related to Akamai Edge DNS | Continue reading

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Merkel: Germany has not done enough to hit Paris climate targets

Chancellor says record on reducing carbon emissions ‘not sufficient’ as she reflects on 16-year leadership | Continue reading

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Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination

Clapton says he won’t perform for a ‘discriminated audience’ after vaccination passports made mandatory for clubs and venues this autumn | Continue reading

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