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The moon was volcanically active for longer than we thought, analysis of lunar rocks suggests

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Analysis of the youngest lunar material ever retrieved suggests that the moon was volcanically active for longer than previously expected. China’s Chang’e-5 spacecraft retrieved 1.7kg of lunar material when it landed ...

Gerónimo Rulli: ‘I never thought about United, De Gea – I hit it with all my soul’

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“‘Gero, don’t screw it up. Just stick it in.’” Gerónimo Rulli puts himself back on the spot and smiles. “And that’s what happened,” he says. All that and it came to this, to him. One shot that would be for ever. Well,...

Human footprints thought to be oldest in North America discovered

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New scientific research conducted by archaeologists has uncovered what they believe are the oldest known human footprints in North America. Research done at the White Sands national park in New Mexico discovered the a...

‘We thought we were mates’: French ambassador laments subterfuge en route to Sydney airport

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The French ambassador to Australia was in a car heading to Sydney airport for an urgent flight back home when he revealed he was “sad like any decent person would be”. Jean-Pierre Thebault left Australia on Saturday n...

And then there were two: novel thought to have inspired Agatha Christie gets UK publication

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A group of guests are invited to a party but, when they arrive, their mysterious host tells them by broadcast that they will all die by morning. This is not in fact the well-known plot of Agatha Christie’s And Then Th...

China’s children start first day schooled in ‘Xi Jinping thought’

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Chinese pupils returned to school with new textbooks peppered with “Xi Jinping thought”, as the Communist party aims to extend his personality cult to children as young as seven and rear a new generation of patriots. ...

How we met: ‘I thought, there’s a hottie in philosophy class!’

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When Zoe split up with her boyfriend in 2012, she had “a bit of an existential crisis”. Though she enjoyed her job as a support worker for a learning disability charity in York, she was keen to explore some of the tho...

I thought Covid travel tests were a holiday formality – I was so wrong

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It started next to a caravan at the back of a church. We were going to Morocco – but only if the kids first had negative PCR tests. From a distance, it’s a formality, like checking in online and carefully confirming t...

‘They thought Covid only kills white people’: myths and fear hinder jabs in DRC

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Dr Christian Mayala and Dr Rodin Nzembuni Nduku sit together on a bench outside the Covid ward at Kinshasa’s Mama Yemo hospital. They are discussing the health of their father, Noel Kalouda, who contracted coronavirus...

Alcohol linked to more cancers than previously thought, study finds

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Consuming alcohol increases the risk of getting more cancers than previously thought, according to a major study, which also found that drinking coffee protects against liver cancer. Alcohol consumption is linked to ...

I thought I was immune to taboos, but then I tried money talk

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A few weeks ago, a self-isolating family asked if I could swing by the community centre food scheme on their behalf. It’s run by Your Local Pantry in roughly 50 UK locations, and allows low-income households to pick u...

Curtis Sittenfeld on American Wife: ‘I thought Democrats wouldn’t read it because it was about a Republican’

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I was in the shower, washing my hair. It was July 2006, and I was on holiday in Massachusetts, visiting family. In my regular life, I lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where my boyfriend was finishing graduate scho...

‘We thought we were Australian’: Melbourne tower lockdown lives on in legacy of trauma

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We don’t realise the value of suburban rhythms, or even see them clearly, until they are ripped away. There are the children clattering up the hill to school and the queue at the post office – including so many ethnic...

‘They thought we were terrorists’: meet Joe Rush, the master of mutoid art and king of Glastonbury

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“They thought we were terrorists,” says Joe Rush, remembering the day not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall when he and a fellow anarchist took over a patch of no man’s land at the heart of the German capital. Th...

David Arquette: ‘Marlon Brando thought I was going to give him a cold’

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I grew up in Hollywood and used to work at the newsstand on Melrose, which has a younger-kind-of-person scene. This place called Posers sold Ben Sherman and other British clothes; Soap Plant had really cool art and mu...

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