Science

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Plantwatch: one of world’s rarest trees found near Welsh coast
Only 30 Menai whitebeam remain, all in a narrow strip of steep land in a nature reserve

Paul Simons

21, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Jane Goodall on fires, floods, frugality and the good fight: ‘People have to change from within’
The climate emergency has been a wakeup call to everyone, and the ethologist and environmentalist is working as hard as ever to defeat it. She discusses horror, hope and heroism in her late 80s

Emine Saner

20, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK’s net zero strategy: what are the key policies?
Plans include replacing gas boilers with heat pumps and but no proposals for insulation

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @5:39 PM

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Earth’s demise could rid galaxy of meaning, warns Brian Cox ahead of Cop26
Unique events that led to civilisation mean its demise could ‘eliminate meaning in galaxy for ever’

Tara Conlan

19, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Did you solve it? Hamiltonian ingenuity on the grid
The solutions to today’s puzzles

Alex Bellos

18, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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No change to Australia’s 2030 emissions reduction target as Scott Morrison focuses on net zero deal
While the Nationals remain divided over a 2050 net zero commitment, negotiations continue about an accompanying package on regional jobs and infrastructure

Katharine Murphy, Sarah Martin and Adam Morton

18, Oct, 2021 @8:36 AM

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Can you solve it? Hamiltonian ingenuity on the grid
Mental chicanery

Alex Bellos

18, Oct, 2021 @6:38 AM

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Starwatch: early risers can enjoy a Mercury morning
Copernicus never saw it, so the story goes, but here’s your chance to chase the elusive planet

Stuart Clark

18, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Polygenic screening of embryos is here, but is it ethical?
The first child born using the technique arrived last year. But can it really help reduce diseases in a new generation, or is it ‘techno-eugenics’?

Philip Ball

17, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Well you would say that: the science behind our everyday biases
Covid has turned us into pandemic experts, all too ready to gainsay scientists, but psychology can help us understand how our prejudices are formed

Adam Rutherford

16, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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How did Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin fail to dominate the billionaire space race?
The company employs the world’s top engineers and has access to unlimited money but is plagued by safety concerns and toxic workplace culture

Daniel Oberhaus

16, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Sensational’: skeleton buried in Vesuvius eruption found at Herculaneum
Archaeologists find remains of fugitive during first dig at site near Pompeii in almost three decades

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

15, Oct, 2021 @7:33 PM

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