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Chimp Sanctuaries Restrict Visits Over Concerns About the Coronavirus 24 Mar 7:39pm Chimp Sanctuaries Restrict Visits Over Concerns About the Coronavirus
There’s a possibility chimpanzees could be susceptible to Covid-19, so sanctuaries are taking precautions.
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Some Doctors Stockpile Trial Coronavirus Drugs for Themselves, States Say 24 Mar 6:41pm Some Doctors Stockpile Trial Coronavirus Drugs for Themselves, States Say
The stockpiling has become so worrisome that pharmacy boards in many states have issued emergency restrictions on how the drugs can be dispensed.
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Welcome to the Virosphere 24 Mar 6:36pm Updated Welcome to the Virosphere
SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the pandemic, belongs to one of 6,828 named species of virus. Hundreds of thousands more species are known, with perhaps trillions waiting to be found.
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Specieswatch: cuttlefish – clever, colourful and now at risk 24 Mar 5:30pm Specieswatch: cuttlefish – clever, colourful and now at risk
Creatures are intelligent and patient but have been declared an endangered species along south coast Most of us are familiar with the remains of cuttlefish,
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iPhone maker Foxconn says it has hired enough workers to meet seasonal demand following shutdown 24 Mar 5:13pm iPhone maker Foxconn says it has hired enough workers to meet seasonal demand following shutdown
Apple's largest iPhone maker Foxconn reveals it has hired enough staff to meet the seasonal demand of the iPhone 12 after only 10% of the staff returned to work following the shutdown last month.
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The Unseen Survivors of Thalidomide Want to Be Heard 24 Mar 4:01pm Updated The Unseen Survivors of Thalidomide Want to Be Heard
The U.S. was supposed to have escaped the devastation of a drug that caused birth defects in babies overseas. This is the almost forgotten story of its toll in America.
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24 Mar 3:57pm The Story of Thalidomide in the U.S., Told Through Documents
A trove of archival records shows how in the early 1960s the Food and Drug Administration investigated the use of a drug that caused severe birth defects.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: As India Imposes 21-Day Lockdown, Trump Calls for U.S. to Be Open ‘by Easter’ 24 Mar 3:51pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: As India Imposes 21-Day Lockdown, Trump Calls for U.S. to Be Open ‘by Easter’
The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed. New York, now the center of the outbreak in America, braces for a flood of patients.
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States Say Some Doctors Stockpile Trial Coronavirus Drugs, for Themselves 24 Mar 3:14pm Updated States Say Some Doctors Stockpile Trial Coronavirus Drugs, for Themselves
The stockpiling has become so worrisome that pharmacy boards in many states have issued emergency restrictions on how the drugs can be dispensed.
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Forget foldable, Apple could be working on a rollable iPhone to solve the problem of a broken hinge  24 Mar 3:04pm Forget foldable, Apple could be working on a rollable iPhone to solve the problem of a broken hinge 
A new patent suggest Apple could release a rollable iPhone with a flexible screen that wraps around rollers. The new design addresses the breaking hinges of a foldable handset.
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Greta Thunberg Says It’s ‘Extremely Likely’ That She Had Coronavirus 24 Mar 2:54pm Greta Thunberg Says It’s ‘Extremely Likely’ That She Had Coronavirus
The Swedish climate activist, 17, announced on Tuesday that she and her father were recovering from symptoms of Covid-19.
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Winners of the Nature TTL photo contest announced, capturing STUNNING images of nature 24 Mar 2:37pm Winners of the Nature TTL photo contest announced, capturing STUNNING images of nature
Nature TTL has announced the winners of its annual nature photography contest, which drew more than 7,000 entries from 117 countries around the world. 
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Speech recognition systems from five tech companies are bias towards people of color, study reveals  24 Mar 2:31pm Speech recognition systems from five tech companies are bias towards people of color, study reveals 
A study found AI-powered voice recognition systems from Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft make twice as many errors when interpreting speech from black people than words spoken by whites.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Wants U.S. Open ‘by Easter.’ India Imposes a 21-Day Lockdown. 24 Mar 1:59pm Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Wants U.S. Open ‘by Easter.’ India Imposes a 21-Day Lockdown.
The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed. India announced a countrywide lockdown. New York, now the center of the outbreak in America, braces for a flood of patients.
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Coronavirus poses lethal threat to great apes, experts warn 24 Mar 1:51pm Coronavirus poses lethal threat to great apes, experts warn
Many of our closest living relatives are already at risk of extinction and susceptible to human disease, warn scientists
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Coronavirus Live Updates: India Imposes a Lockdown; Trump Wants U.S. Open ‘by Easter.’ 24 Mar 1:46pm Coronavirus Live Updates: India Imposes a Lockdown; Trump Wants U.S. Open ‘by Easter.’
The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed. India announced a countrywide lockdown. New York, now the center of the outbreak in America, braces for a flood of patients.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: India Imposes a Lockdown; Trump Says No Such Move Is Under Consideration for U.S. 24 Mar 1:33pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: India Imposes a Lockdown; Trump Says No Such Move Is Under Consideration for U.S.
The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed. India announced a countrywide lockdown. New York, now the center of the outbreak in America, braces for a flood of patients.
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Stunning image of the Moon shows it looking like the giant ringed planet Saturn  24 Mar 1:10pm Stunning image of the Moon shows it looking like the giant ringed planet Saturn 
The image of the Moon surrounded by clouds was taken by photographer Francisco Sojuel after a six mile hike to the base camp of volcano Acetenango in Guatemala.
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Geese May Not Inspire You, but They Certainly Take Your Mind Off the Virus 24 Mar 12:54pm Updated Geese May Not Inspire You, but They Certainly Take Your Mind Off the Virus
Watching birds that do not practice social distancing is a nice break from washing your hands and disinfecting friends.
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NHS workers and patients can park for FREE close to hospitals using JustPark 24 Mar 12:54pm NHS workers and patients can park for FREE close to hospitals using JustPark
Currently, 1,500 spaces have been listed for free and 250 workers have benefited from the car spaces in the past 48 hours, scattered around 150 different hospitals around the UK.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: India Imposes a Lockdown; Pence Says No Such Move Is Under Consideration for U.S. 24 Mar 12:53pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: India Imposes a Lockdown; Pence Says No Such Move Is Under Consideration for U.S.
The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed. India announced a countrywide lockdown. New York, now the center of the outbreak in America, braces for a flood of patients.
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States Say Some Doctors Stockpile Trial Coronavirus Drugs — For Themselves 24 Mar 12:53pm Updated States Say Some Doctors Stockpile Trial Coronavirus Drugs — For Themselves
The stockpiling has become so worrisome that pharmacy boards in many states have issued emergency restrictions on how the drugs can be dispensed.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: India Imposes a Lockdown; Trump to Use Federal Powers for Critical Supplies 24 Mar 12:10pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: India Imposes a Lockdown; Trump to Use Federal Powers for Critical Supplies
The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed. India announced a countrywide lockdown. New York, now the center of the outbreak in America, braces for flood of patients.
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Twin ring-tailed lemurs born at Chester zoo 24 Mar 12:04pm Twin ring-tailed lemurs born at Chester zoo
Numbers of endangered primate thought to have shrunk by half in the last 36 years Twin ring-tailed lemurs have been born at a UK zoo. The endangered primates were born to mother Fiona and father Dog at Chester zoo on 2 March and have just begun to venture outside.
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Facebook opens up Messenger app to health authorities in bid to deliver vital COVID-19 information 24 Mar 11:40am Facebook opens up Messenger app to health authorities in bid to deliver vital COVID-19 information
Facebook said it's extending its developer resources to governments so that they can develop apps and bots that are capable of notifying people when there's a relevant update.
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Gateway of fabled 10th-century Islamic palace that was destroyed in 1010 unearthed in southern Spain 24 Mar 11:26am Updated Gateway of fabled 10th-century Islamic palace that was destroyed in 1010 unearthed in southern Spain
The Andalus palace - whose name means 'the shining city' - was built as a symbol of power by Abd-al-Rahman III, the first Caliph of Córdoba, beginning around 936-940 AD, .
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How To See the World When You’re Stuck at Home 24 Mar 11:25am How To See the World When You’re Stuck at Home
When you are quarantined or cancel your trip, you can still go on a journey. The secret? The author Reif Larsen says it’s Google Street View.
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Hope for PTSD patients as scientists discover how fear forms in the brain 24 Mar 11:25am Updated Hope for PTSD patients as scientists discover how fear forms in the brain
US scientists have demonstrated the formation of 'fear memory' that involves neural pathways between two areas of the brain - a process that, if controlled, could reduce PTSD.
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Snapchat postpones annual summit and asks most employees to work from home amid coronavirus pandemic 24 Mar 11:24am Updated Snapchat postpones annual summit and asks most employees to work from home amid coronavirus pandemic
An internal memo circulated by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, says the company will cancel an event scheduled for April 2 that was meant to act as a summit for developers, advertisers, and creators.
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Rare fully-functional Apple-1 Computer sells for $458,711 at auction in Boston 24 Mar 11:21am Updated Rare fully-functional Apple-1 Computer sells for $458,711 at auction in Boston
The Apple-1 computer was the first product to be developed under the Apple name by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and launched in 1976.
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Prehistoric humans share migration patterns with HYENAS that left Africa two million years ago 24 Mar 11:13am Updated Prehistoric humans share migration patterns with HYENAS that left Africa two million years ago
Danish experts found that hyenas had undergone complex migrations across various continents, with African and Eurasian lineages being more distinct than thought.
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Cyber attack halts coronavirus tests at Czech hospital where an infected patient is being treated 24 Mar 11:13am Updated Cyber attack halts coronavirus tests at Czech hospital where an infected patient is being treated
The facility - the University Hospital Brno in the South Moravian region - has been carrying out as many as 20 coronavirus tests per day since the outbreak began.
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Microsoft stopped a botnet that affected more than 9 MILLION computers with secret tracking software 24 Mar 11:13am Updated Microsoft stopped a botnet that affected more than 9 MILLION computers with secret tracking software
Microsoft has taken down one of the world's largest and longest-running botnets, an illicit network of 'zombie' computers high-jacked by malware and used for a wide variety of fraudulent schemes.
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Dramatic satellite footage shows drop in air pollution over Italy after coronavirus lockdown 24 Mar 11:12am Updated Dramatic satellite footage shows drop in air pollution over Italy after coronavirus lockdown
The Copernicus Sentinel-5 satellite recorded the drop in nitrogen dioxide emissions, particularly over northern Italy, at about the same time the lockdown kicked in.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Administration to Use Wartime Production Act for Critical Supplies 24 Mar 11:02am Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Administration to Use Wartime Production Act for Critical Supplies
The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed. A debate is growing over the costs of lockdowns. New York, now at epicenter of outbreak in America, braces for flood of patients.
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Life on Earth may have started thanks to a modified version of RNA 24 Mar 11:00am Updated Life on Earth may have started thanks to a modified version of RNA
An accidental discovery by Harvard academics has now found that a slightly different version of RNA may have been the key ingredient allowing for life on Earth to blossom.
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Hovershoes are here! $200 self-balancing skates slip under your shoes to propel you at 7mph 24 Mar 11:00am Updated Hovershoes are here! $200 self-balancing skates slip under your shoes to propel you at 7mph
A new pair of hovershoes unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, called Motokicks, could soon replace your scooter, bike and skateboard - just don't try to take them for a spin in the rain.
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People with masculine features are viewed to be better at their job than those with feminine looks 24 Mar 10:59am People with masculine features are viewed to be better at their job than those with feminine looks
A researcher from Princeton University in New Jersey has found that testosterone levels and masculine features are directly related to the perception of a man's talent.
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Ship graveyard with hundreds of sunken vessels is MOVING 24 Mar 10:59am Updated Ship graveyard with hundreds of sunken vessels is MOVING
The underwater skeletons of 185 wooden ships, referred to as ghost vessels, were deliberately sunk or have been left to decompose for hundreds of years in the Potomac River, Maryland, US.
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Lasers, X-rays and infrared are helping to discover the secrets of ancient Egyptian mummies 24 Mar 10:57am Updated Lasers, X-rays and infrared are helping to discover the secrets of ancient Egyptian mummies
Scientists have exposed very thin slices of ancient Egyptian mummy bones to light at different wavelengths in an attempt to discover how the people of the time would live, eat and spend their daily lives.
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Ancient sphinx sculpture with head of a ram discovered at 3,000-year-old abandoned workshop in Egypt 24 Mar 10:54am Updated Ancient sphinx sculpture with head of a ram discovered at 3,000-year-old abandoned workshop in Egypt
The ancient workshop is thought to date back to the 18th Dynasty, during the reign of Amenhotep III - King Tut's grandfather. The sphinx and hundreds of hieroglyphic fragments were found at the site.
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Clues to life on Mars have been found in the Chilean desert 24 Mar 10:54am Updated Clues to life on Mars have been found in the Chilean desert
A NASA rover has collected micro organisms from three feet into the ground in Chile's Atacama desert to give scientists a clear picture of what kind of bacteria they might expect to get from Mars.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Olympics Postponed; New York City Braces for a Deluge of Patients 24 Mar 10:52am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Olympics Postponed; New York City Braces for a Deluge of Patients
A debate is growing over the costs of lockdowns. Officials warned that New York was experiencing a virus “attack rate” five times that elsewhere in the United States. Washington edged closer to a $2 trillion relief package.
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Coronavirus Patients in Limbo as Gilead Suspends Emergency Drug Access 24 Mar 10:51am Updated Coronavirus Patients in Limbo as Gilead Suspends Emergency Drug Access
The company says it will switch to a broader approach for its experimental drug, remdesivir. But it was overwhelmed by demand for a potential treatment promoted by President Trump.
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China to Ease Coronavirus Lockdown on Hubei 2 Months After Imposing It 24 Mar 10:42am Updated China to Ease Coronavirus Lockdown on Hubei 2 Months After Imposing It
The province will let people outside Wuhan leave for the first time since late January. Despite the official sign of confidence, many fear the virus is still spreading silently.
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NASA prepares for Armageddon with a tabletop planetary defence exercise 24 Mar 10:39am Updated NASA prepares for Armageddon with a tabletop planetary defence exercise
NASA is investigating how best to respond to the possibility of an asteroid or a comet colliding with Earth in fictional situations.
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Vizio points to outdated Chromecast software as potential cause of streaming problems with Disney+ 24 Mar 10:36am Updated Vizio points to outdated Chromecast software as potential cause of streaming problems with Disney+
After connectivity issues with the Disney+ during its launch yesterday, Vizio has announced it's working on an update for its SmartCast TVs that could help some users access the service.
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Skeletons buried near Bamburgh Castle belonged to people who had travelled across the British isles 24 Mar 10:33am Updated Skeletons buried near Bamburgh Castle belonged to people who had travelled across the British isles
Over the past 20 years, experts from Durham University have been studying the remains of 110 Anglo-Saxons found buried in the dunes near the Northumberland castle.
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Black Friday UK 2019: Amazon is starting Black Friday a week early 24 Mar 10:33am Updated Black Friday UK 2019: Amazon is starting Black Friday a week early
Black Friday fever is almost upon us, and this year online retailer Amazon is rolling out the deals a whole week early in what will be its 'biggest ever' event.
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Researcher stumbles upon mysterious 5,000-year-old paintings depicting arrows and human-like figures 24 Mar 10:32am Updated Researcher stumbles upon mysterious 5,000-year-old paintings depicting arrows and human-like figures
The drawings, around 4 inches in length, were discovered in the rocky area of ​​San Juan, near the town of Albuquerque in the province of Badajoz in western Spain.
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Smoke from Amazon rainforest fires may increase melting of glaciers in the Andes 1000 miles away 24 Mar 10:32am Updated Smoke from Amazon rainforest fires may increase melting of glaciers in the Andes 1000 miles away
Burning of the rainforest in southwestern Amazonia,  could release aerosols such as black carbon which may speed up the melting of the Andean glaciers, finds Rio de Janeiro State University.
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Extra-terrestrial impacts may have shaped Earth 3.2 billion years ago, study finds 24 Mar 10:32am Updated Extra-terrestrial impacts may have shaped Earth 3.2 billion years ago, study finds
A study found that plate tectonics were triggered by intense bombardment of meteors 3.2 billion years ago -transforming the hot, primordial mushy surface into the present rugged landscape.
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Wonky skull of Styracosaurus leads palaeontologists to question past identifications of species 24 Mar 10:31am Updated Wonky skull of Styracosaurus leads palaeontologists to question past identifications of species
The largely intact Styracosaurus skull has wonky horns and was discovered by then graduate student Scott Persons in 2015 in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada.
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Turning Back the Clock on Aging Cells 24 Mar 10:08am Updated Turning Back the Clock on Aging Cells
Researchers report that they can rejuvenate human cells by reprogramming them to a youthful state.
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Falcon drama at Salisbury Cathedral with a new egg and a lost bird 24 Mar 9:12am Falcon drama at Salisbury Cathedral with a new egg and a lost bird
A female peregrine has been spotted on a balcony nest, but Sally, star of Springwatch, hasn’t been seen The rollercoaster saga of the Salisbury Cathedral peregrine falcons is continuing this spring, with one bird protecting an egg on a balcony of the great building but another missing in action. A female that has been visiting the balcony regularly in recent weeks has laid one egg and can be viewed hunkering down on the nest
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Costs of Containment Grow; New York City Braces for a Deluge of Patients 24 Mar 8:09am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Costs of Containment Grow; New York City Braces for a Deluge of Patients
Soldiers in Spain found nursing home patients abandoned. Officials warned that New York was experiencing a virus “attack rate” of five times that elsewhere in the United States. Washington edged closer to a $2 trillion relief package.
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24 Mar 7:53am Fossil worm shows us our evolutionary beginnings
A tiny, 555-million-year-old seafloor creature reveals why our bodies are organised the way they are.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: New York City Braces for a Deluge of Patients; Costs of Containment Grow 24 Mar 7:18am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: New York City Braces for a Deluge of Patients; Costs of Containment Grow
Soldiers in Spain found nursing home patients abandoned. Officials warned that New York was experiencing a virus “attack rate” of five times that elsewhere in the United States. Washington edged closer to a $2 trillion relief package.
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Delay is deadly: what Covid-19 tells us about tackling the climate crisis | Jonathan Watts 24 Mar 7:14am Delay is deadly: what Covid-19 tells us about tackling the climate crisis | Jonathan Watts
Rightwing governments have denied the problem and been slow to act. With coronavirus and the climate, this costs lives
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Covid-19 economic rescue plans must be green, say environmentalists 24 Mar 6:06am Covid-19 economic rescue plans must be green, say environmentalists
Campaigners urge governments to tie any bailouts to aviation and cruise industries to requirements for climate action
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Virtual Travels in the Pandemic Age 24 Mar 5:00am Virtual Travels in the Pandemic Age
When you are quarantined or cancel your trip, you can still go on a journey. The secret? The author Reif Larsen says it’s Google Street View.
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Pablo Escobar may be helping save hippos from extinction 24 Mar 4:03am Updated Pablo Escobar may be helping save hippos from extinction
The introduction of non-native herbivores - such as the hippos Pablo Escobar left on his ranch in Colombia when he died - has inadvertently restored lost ecological functions, scientists say.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Democrats and Treasury Say They Are Close to Deal on $2 Trillion Package 24 Mar 3:49am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Democrats and Treasury Say They Are Close to Deal on $2 Trillion Package
Officials warn that New York is experiencing a virus ‘attack rate’ at five times that of other parts of the United States. President Trump downplays threat of the virus, as at least 16 states institute stay-at-home orders.
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Parliament pension fund cuts fossil fuel investments 24 Mar 3:00am Parliament pension fund cuts fossil fuel investments
Pot worth £700m raises holdings in renewable energy after cross-party campaign Parliament’s pension fund has made record investments in renewable energy and cut its exposure to fossil fuel companies to bring MPs’ pensions in line with the government’s
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The Search for E.T. Goes on Hold, for Now 24 Mar 1:10am Updated The Search for E.T. Goes on Hold, for Now
A popular screen saver takes a break while its inventors try to digest data that may yet be hiding news of extraterrestrials.
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