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What will happen after the sun dies? ‘Serendipitous’ discovery gives clues

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A Jupiter-sized planet has been found orbiting a white dwarf star in the Milky Way, providing clues as to what will happen in our solar system when the sun eventually dies. An international team of astronomers observe...

‘This had to happen now’: Lucy Kirkwood on Maryland, her 30-minute ‘howl’ of a play

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It usually takes Lucy Kirkwood two years to write a play, crafting and honing meticulously before sending it out to be staged. Maryland was a very different proposition: described as a “howl” by Kirkwood, it is an evi...

Evergrande: will it collapse and what would happen if it did?

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Evergrande Real Estate – or Heng Da Group in Chinese – owns more than 1,300 building projects in more than 280 cities across China. Founded by the former Chinese steel executive Xu Jiayin in southern China in 1996, ...

Why is Virginia Giuffre suing Prince Andrew and what could happen next?

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On Monday, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, an alleged victim of the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, filed a lawsuit against Prince Andrew in federal court in New York. What has prompted her to take action now, and what may ha...

I saw what sparked the Tottenham riots – 10 years on, it could happen again

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I can still recall the phone call on 4 August 2011, informing me that police officers had been involved in the shooting of an “armed gangster” who had allegedly shot at them. I was getting the call, from the chair of ...

What will happen to our house if one of us goes into a care home?

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Q Our house is now owned outright after 25 years of us both paying the mortgage but only my husband’s name is on the deeds. As we are getting older (he is 62 and I am 58), we are wondering whether it would be prudent ...

A decade after Tottenham burned, social alienation means riots could happen again

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Every riot needs a spark. In 1985, I was a teenager when the Broadwater Farm riot took place just yards away from my home. It was lit by the death of Cynthia Jarrett, who suffered a stroke after police officers search...

What will happen in the third wave?

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Mathematical models simulated vast numbers of possible futures for after the UK government lifts Covid restrictions in England from 19 July. Many sources of uncertainty mean we don’t know which one, if any, of these p...

The £20 benefit cut won’t happen. Johnson can’t level up while levelling down

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The six million poorest households in the country will lose £20 a week, it was confirmed last week. That universal credit axe is due in October, as the Treasury harvests £6bn a year from those with least. Yet in a spe...

I haven’t cheated on my partner for over a year. As things open up, I’m worried it will happen again

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One huge bonus of a year of lockdown and social distancing is that, for the first time in my relationship, I haven’t cheated on my partner for over a year. Women find me attractive and often flirt with me but I’ve nev...

Kimmel: Capitol attack commission to ‘look into what we saw happen with our own eyes’

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Jimmy Kimmel opened on Wednesday with ominous legal developments for Donald Trump, as the New York attorney general’s office announced a criminal investigation into the former president’s business activities. “They’re...

‘Anything could happen’: inside the world’s first virtual reality opera

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“Start with your feet, Earth-kin,” coos soprano Anna Dennis into my ear. I’m standing in the small space that is hosting the world’s first ever virtual reality opera. I have a headset, headphones and a backpack. The R...

Why am I buying tickets for events that won’t happen? Because of hope – and boredom

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A year ago today, I had tickets for the musical Six. It’s the story of the wives of Henry VIII, told through the medium of natty, speechful Spice-Girls-esque melodies and lyrics. I oscillate between two favourites: An...

Women’s Club World Cup could happen ‘fairly soon’, says ECA chief executive

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The European Club Association chief executive, Charlie Marshall, has talked up the prospect of a women’s Club World Cup starting “fairly soon” as the clubs’ body launches its first women’s football strategy. The ECA h...

Tim Berners-Lee: ‘We need social networks where bad things happen less’

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Zoom being Zoom, Tim Berners-Lee’s name appears in my browser window about 20 seconds before his audio and video feed kick in – and for a brief moment, the prospect of talking online to the inventor of the world wide ...