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Explosion of life on Earth linked to heavy metal act at planet’s centre
Formation of solid iron core 550m years ago restored magnetic field and protected surface

Robin McKie

03, Jul, 2022 @7:45 AM

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UK scientists warn of urgent need for action on vaccines to head off autumn Covid wave
Expert fear that new variants will emerge and stress the need to prepare the best drugs to combat it

Robin McKie, Science Editor

02, Jul, 2022 @7:21 PM

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Could nuclear plant ruin Suffolk haven for avocets, bitterns and harriers?
Sizewell C proposal will power 6m homes but could pose a threat to Minsmere nature reserve, the RSPB’s jewel in the crown

Robin McKie Science editor

02, Jul, 2022 @1:32 PM

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A monument to Scottish home life: why you should visit Tenement House
Agnes Toward’s beautifully preserved Glasgow flat tells the story of these buildings – not slums but hubs of vibrant communities

Robin McKie

29, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Brain damage claim leads to new row over electroshock therapy
Experts divided on effectiveness of ECT and concerned by overuse in women and the elderly

Robin McKie Science editor

26, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Britain is being hit by a new wave of Covid – so what do we do now?
Health experts answer the key questions arising from the latest surge in infections

Robin McKie Science Editor

25, Jun, 2022 @4:09 PM

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‘What have we done?’: six years on, UK counts the cost of Brexit
Sectors from fishing to aviation, farming to science report being bogged down in red tape, struggling to recruit staff and racking up losses for the first time

Toby Helm, Robin McKie, James Tapper & Phillip Inman

25, Jun, 2022 @12:42 PM

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Severe Covid cases ‘more likely in highly polluted areas’
Air pollutant nitrogen dioxide may contribute to intensive care admissions, German study finds

Robin McKie Science Editor

04, Jun, 2022 @10:00 PM

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Sleep-deprived medical staff ‘pose same danger on roads as drunk drivers’
British anaesthetist pleads for doctors and nurses to be allowed naps and limited night shifts, as in other critical workplaces

Robin McKie Science Editor

04, Jun, 2022 @10:00 PM

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Atoms and Ashes by Serhii Plokhy review – why another nuclear disaster is almost inevitable
A grim account of the downhill slide of atomic power since its heyday in the 1950s illustrates why it can never be the solution to global heating

Robin McKie

30, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Inventor of brain injury app wins second Young Innovators prize
Ellis Parry created the Alfred app to help the rehabilitation process after his twin brother suffered a devastating accident

Robin McKie Science Editor

29, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Loss of EU funding clips wings of vital crow study in Cambridge
Laboratory chief blames Brexit for closure as money for corvid brain power research dries up

Robin McKie

28, May, 2022 @3:03 PM

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