Sir David Attenborough will deliver a message to the leaders gathered in Cornwall as they consider how to protect the environment.
Sold! Bidder pays $28m for spare seat on space flight with Jeff Bezos. Bids in 10-minute auction started at $4.8m for 20 July trip on Blue Origin spacecraft with Bezos and his brother.
The Amazon founder's rocket company, Blue Origin, did not disclose the winner’s name following the live online auction. The identity will be revealed in a couple weeks — closer to the brief up-and-down flight from West Texas on July 20, the 52nd anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s moon landing. It will be the first launch of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket with people on board, kicking off the company’s space tourism business.
Scientists say the world is “getting warmer” in terms of finding the natural origins of the coronavirus pandemic, after a host of studies suggested the coronavirus did not escape from a lab but jumped from animals to humans. The papers, published in the last few weeks, have provided what experts described as “many smoking guns” for the theory that the Sars-CoV-2 virus spilled over from bats to humans via an as-yet-unidentified animal. Researchers are also believed to be heading back to caves whe
Time-lapse footage of Pine Island Glacier between 2017 and 2020 shows its ice shelf breaking into large pieces, threatening environmental disaster.
A study suggests sperm can survive on Mars for 200 years. The findings "are essential for mankind to progress into the space age," said its co-author.
David Eagleman: ‘The working of the brain resembles drug dealers in Albuquerque’The neuroscientist, broadcaster and author on the evolution of the brain, the mystery of consciousnesss, and why the next generation will be much smarter than us David Eagleman: ‘The brain is the most complex system we’ve ever come across in our universe.’ Photograph: Dan Winters
Big Brother is still watching you and he goes by the name FacebookThe social media giant’s offer of free internet access ensures that mobile users stay where it can keep an eye on them A Filipino woman uses her mobile phone to access the internet in Manila. Photograph: Alamy
Britain’s contact-tracing app is expected to be needed until spring 2022, according to the terms of a contract drawn up between the Health Secretary and its developers. The NHS Covid-19 App, which uses Bluetooth to detect “close contacts” between two smartphones, was launched in September last year as a way of speeding up manual contact-tracing of coronavirus cases. The contract is the clearest signal that the use of digital contact-tracing is set to continue long after the vast majority of the
"I don't believe in evolution," Greene said while in conversation with ex-Trump aide Steve Bannon. "I believe in God."
Turkey launched the biggest maritime cleanup operation in its history this week to tackle an unprecedented bloom of marine mucilage in the Sea of Marmara that experts say is an unsightly symptom of a much larger environmental problem. In recent weeks “sea snot” has blanketed much of the shoreline around Istanbul in the waterway between the Aegean and the Black Sea. Underneath the waves curtains of the sludge hang in sheets, with the blooms depleting oxygen levels in the ocean, choking aquatic li
Researchers in Wuhan collected samples of bat viruses closely related to the coronavirus prior to the pandemic.
New research shows the iron crystals that comprise Earth's inner core grow unevenly, with more iron forming under Indonesia, on the core's east side.
A 360-degree video captures the sound of Mars' windy atmosphere. Another panorama gives a look at the rover's tracks.
The US space agency wants to see more commercial spaceflights for private astronauts in an attempt to make space travel more accessible.
Rocket men: Bezos, Musk and Branson scramble for space supremacy. Experts say three billionaires have upended the traditional model for human spaceflight and are shaping a thriving new era
Companies like Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin are gearing up to send tourists to the edge of space - and eventually, beyond - as soon as 2022. But for ordinary citizens, zero gravity and long flights could wreak havoc on their bodies. Getting to space is a naturally challenging experience, especially for the human body. That's why the firms hoping to sell trips are taking a page from NASA's playbook and undertaking a rigorous training program for would-be travelers to mitigate things like muscle atrophy and bone loss that studies show can happen on trips outside the atmosphere.
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Seeking to protect its image as a guardian of personal privacy, Apple maintains it was blindsided and handcuffed by a Trump administration probe that resulted in the company handing over phone data from two Democratic congressmen. Apple delivered its version of events Friday in response to news reports detailing the U.S. Justice Department's aggressive attempts to use its legal power to identify leaks tied to an investigation into former President Donald Trump's ties to Russia. The Justice Department was able to persuade a federal grand jury to issue a subpoena that culminated in Apple turning over the metadata — information that can include general records of calls and texts — about House Intelligence Committee members Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, both California Democrats, during 2018.
Humans must think ‘more holistically’ about how we interact with nature to prevent future pandemics, Professor Peter Horby said.
The approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab in December came after experts worked at breakneck speed to turn the tide of the pandemic.