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Extreme E will have a ‘floating paddock’ – the St Helena Extreme E, the new off-road, motor racing series set to launch next year are inviting applications from scientists to conduct ocean based research aboard their ship, the St Helena as it sails the cars and teams around the globe. Motorsport has long been a …

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The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded three astrophysicists Tuesday for work that was literally out of the world, and indeed the universe. They are Roger Penrose, an Englishman, Reinhard Genzel, a German, and Andrea Ghez, an American. They were recognized for their work on the gateways to eternity known as black holes, massive objects …

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice on Monday for the discovery of hepatitis C virus, a breakthrough the Nobel Assembly said had “made possible blood tests and new medicines that have saved millions of lives.” The Nobel Assembly announced the prize …

RICHLAND, Wash. – A shoe scanner that would allow people to keep on their footwear as they pass through airport security and a cement that repairs itself are R&D 100 Award recipients. The scanner and self-healing cement are among five innovations developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) that were …

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Boris Johnson revealed his plan earlier this week After dangling the possibility of a mini-lockdown to break coronavirus’s chain of transmission, Boris Johnson has opted for a much softer strategy. The new Covid restrictions for England – which allow pubs and restaurants to remain open and households to continue …

“If, and that’s quite a big if, but if that continues unabated . . . you would end up with something like 50,000 cases in the middle of October, per day,” Vallance said. A month later, this could result in more than 200 deaths a day, he said. The ominous warning comes amid speculation that the British …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wildlife is under pressure from habitat loss, including deforestation Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds in less than 50 years, according to a major report by the conservation group WWF. The report says this “catastrophic decline” shows no sign of slowing. And it warns that nature is …

Image copyright Benjamin Tapley/ZSL Image caption Horned frogs have unusual eyebrow-like “horns” Scientists have discovered how to identify frogs from their tadpoles in a step towards saving amphibians from extinction. Conservation efforts to protect the breeding grounds of endangered frogs has been hampered by the difficulty of telling tadpoles apart. Now researchers have solved the …

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A new effort is under way to understand how the immune system responds to coronavirus. Scientists from 17 UK research centres are attempting to answer questions such as how long immunity lasts and why disease severity varies so much. The new UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC) says learning about immunity …