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A microscope Charles Darwin gave his son Leonard and which has remained in the family for nearly 200 years is headed for auction in December, and is expected to fetch up to $480,000. The instrument was designed by Charles Gould for the firm Cary around 1825 and is one of six surviving microscopes associated with the British naturalist, according to auction house Christie's. The date of its manufacture coincides with the time when Darwin was studying zoophytes, organisms such as coral and sea anemone.
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China and other major polluters have a “moral duty” to step up the battle against global warming, a Cabinet minister said on Friday as pressure grew on President Xi Jinping to attend COP26. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps warned that countries that snub the summit in Glasgow will be seen as “outliers”, with the “world watching” what action political leaders will take to stop floods, fires and other climate change disasters. It came as the Queen gave permission for Buckingham Palace to be lit up in green to send a signal around the world that Britain is embracing the fight against global warming.
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The UK has recorded a further 148 COVID-related deaths and 43,423 new cases in the latest 24-hour reporting period, government figures show.
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A New Mexico judge has denied a request by dozens of scientists and others at Los Alamos National Laboratory who sought to block a vaccine mandate
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Dr Prakash Kachhala said a receptionist was in tears at his surgery on Thursday morning.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan reacts to the death of Conservative MP Sir David Amess who was stabbed during a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday.
A New Zealand woman did her best Bruce Bogtrotter impression in Auckland, eating an entire three-tier Japanese cheesecake in under five minutes.Auckland-based competitive eater and model Nela Zisser can often be found making her way through outrageous food challenges.“It’s, like, so creamy,” Zisser says in the video as she eats the cheesecake, which she bought from Uncle Tetsu’s and decorated herself.She managed to scarf down the dessert in just four minutes and 55 seconds without the help of any liquids.Zisser’s YouTube account chronicles such food feats as wolfing down 10 Burger King Whoppers in 17 minutes, devouring a 1-kg burrito in just under 100 seconds, and consuming a 2.2-pound jar of Nutella in under four minutes. Credit: Nela Zisser via Storyful
The Brexit brawl has kicked into high gear, almost a year after a deal on a free trade agreement was supposed to have officially sealed the separation between the European Union and the United Kingdom
The former health secretary had been due to assist in helping African countries to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
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On a sleepy bend of the river Thames near Hampton Court Palace, something extraordinary is happening. A long-derelict Victorian pumping station built to pipe clean water into cholera-ravaged 1850s London has been refurbished and retooled to usher in the next healthcare revolution. Founded by ad man-turned-entrepreneur Jonny Ohlson in 2007, Touchlight has quietly grown to become one of the UK’s brightest biotech stars with 125 staff and a $1 billion valuation.
China, coal and COP26: can the world’s biggest emitter give up its dirty habit?Those who helped fuel China’s growth fear for livelihoods, while power shortages create transition dilemma for Xi Jinping Shanxi residents wear masks for protection as smoke billows from coal stacks in 2015. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Erling Haaland shows off accuracy with incredible three-ball penalty challenge
The Spanish Gallery review – would you like a scary fresco with your sherry and tapas?Bishop Auckland, County DurhamThis new museum has big dreams – but that old Spanish magic doesn’t hit you until you reach the frescoes. Great place for a tapas bar, though Detail from Portrait of a Young Boy holding a Lance by Juan van der Hamen y Léon, c 1627, in the Spanish Gallery, Bishop Auckland. Photograph: The Spanish Gallery, Bishop Auckland
Matt Hancock has lost his new job at the United Nations just four days after being appointed, following outrage from figures who condemned the “jaw dropping” decision to appoint him as a special envoy for Covid recovery in Africa.
An electric cargo drone designed to carry up to 200 kilograms (441 pounds) successfully completed its first public flight at the Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) World Congress 2021 in Hamburg, Germany, on October 12.This footage filmed by Volocopter GmbH shows the VoloDrone’s three-minute test flight. According to the company, the flight reached a maximum altitude of 22 meters (about 72 feet) while carrying a Euro-pallet-sized load in a box between the drone’s landing gear.The demonstration showed “how drone operations can extend the existing logistics infrastructure for land or sea transport to create entirely new supply chains and transport routes,” Volocopter said in a press release.The ITS World Congress, a convention centered on “smart mobility and the digitalization of transportation,” is being held in Hamburg from October 11 to 15. Credit: Volocopter GmbH via Storyful