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Minnesota violence: Clashes over death of black man in police custody

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Protesters marched on the precinct where the officers were thought to have worked There have been clashes between police and protesters in Minneapolis after the death on Monday of an unarmed black man in police custody in the US city. Police fired tear gas and protesters threw rocks and sprayed […]


Coronavirus: Test and trace system kicks off in England

Image copyright Getty Images A team of 25,000 contact tracers will make their first phone calls within hours – to track down people who will be told to self-isolate under the new test and trace scheme in England. Tracers will text, email or call people who test positive with coronavirus and ask who they have […]

Coronavirus: Schools and workplaces could see ‘local lockdowns’

Hairdressers say they are ready to open in June

‘I have the most antibodies in the UK’


How we got to this point

Image copyright SpaceX Elon Musk’s SpaceX will launch people to the space station on Wednesday. But why is a private company sending astronauts into space for Nasa? To understand the background to this historic launch with the Crew Dragon spacecraft, we need to go back almost 20 years to a tragic accident. On 1 February […]

Evolution of the spacesuit

Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard

SpaceX launch: What is SpaceX and why is it working with Nasa?