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Armenia-Azerbaijan: Both sides defy Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire calls

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Health

Covid: Vaccine will ‘not return life to normal in spring’

Image copyright Reuters Even an effective coronavirus vaccine will not return life to normal in spring, a group of leading scientists has warned. A vaccine is often seen as the holy grail that will end the pandemic. But a report, from researchers brought together by the Royal Society, said we needed to be “realistic” about […]

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Politics

Coronavirus: Restrictions for England to be standardised into three tiers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There are currently different rules across local areas of England The government is to push ahead with a new “three-tier” approach to coronavirus restrictions in local areas of England, the BBC understands. The Department of Health confirmed last month the system was being considered – but it has now been […]

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Science/Nature

What wobbling rocks can tell us about nuclear safety

Image copyright D&A Rood/Imperial College London Image caption Precariously balanced rocks, or PBRs, record a history of things that haven’t happened We’ve all seen them; we’ve even taken pictures of ourselves pretending to hold them up or to push them over. These are the precariously balanced rocks on a hill or a coastal cliff. It’s […]

Science/Nature

Buried lakes of liquid water discovered on Mars

Image copyright Esa / ATG Medialab / DLR / FU Berlin Image caption The findings come from data collected by Esa’s Mars Express spacecraft Three underground lakes have been detected near the south pole of Mars. Scientists also confirmed the existence of a fourth lake – the presence of which was hinted at in 2018. […]

Science/Nature

Sir David Attenborough warns world leaders over extinction crisis

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Sir David said world leaders had a chance to make a difference Sir David Attenborough has called on world leaders to do more to protect nature. He made his plea as 65 heads of state and government, including the UK’s, signed a global pledge to reverse losses in the […]