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ATLAS: NEWLY-DISCOVERED COMET HEADING CLOSER TO EARTH AND COULD SOON BE VISIBLE WITH NAKED EYE

A newly discovered comet is heading closer to Earth and getting brighter, experts say. Within weeks the sight could be “really, really stunning”, according to scientists who are tracking it. The object – known as Comet Atlas – could soon be so bright that it is visible moving among the stars. It was only …

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CREATURES FOUND DEEP BENEATH THE SEA GIVE HOPE FOR LIFE ON MARS

I am now almost over-expecting that I can find life on Mars,’ says scientist Scientists have found “dense” communities of creatures living deep beneath the sea, in a discovery that gives hope that similar life could be found on Mars. Volcanic rock more than 100 metres underneath the sea floor was discovered to …

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Coronavirus: Advice pregnant women should take to protect themselves against disease

In the first of the government’s daily briefings to be broadcast to the country, pregnant women were grouped with the elderly and more vulnerable and could face 12 weeks of social distancing to avoid infection Pregnant women were yesterday added to the list of those more ‘at risk’ from coronavirus. …

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Is the government behind the curve in tackling the coronavirus outbreak?

Ministers insist that they have acted in accordance with scientific advice at all times, but the final reckoning might be less flattering, writes Andrew Grice he mantra of Boris Johnson and his ministers is: “We have taken the right measures at the right time.” When asked, the government’s medical and scientific advisers agree (but …

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