Dr June Almeida  was internationally renowned for her pioneering electron microscope techniques. Photograph:  Norman James/Toronto Star via Getty Images

The first person to see a human coronavirus was raised in a Glasgow tenement and left school at 16. Dr June Almeida (1930-2007), internationally renow(...)

Perhaps the more concerning thing should be that, faced with challenges such as air pollution and the spread of viruses, our societal response is not to try to fix the source of the problems but to buy more products to try and mitigate their effects. Photograph: iStock

It seems to have started as a joke. Two friends decided to fill a small plastic bag with air from a hillside in Canada, and put it on eBay to sell for(...)

Aidan Coleman celebrates as he rides Paisley Park to victory in the  Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenaham last year.  Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

The good news for those who love the story surrounding Paisley Park – or appreciate him as the festival’s ultimate ‘banker’ – is that the man who know(...)

The Dunns Road fire crowns the tops of trees near Maraglem, on Friday. The relentless fires have burned over 6 million hectares, killed at least 24 people and destroyed some 2,000 homes.  Photograph: Matthew Abbott/The New York Times

Surrounded by hills burned black as soot, with homes flattened and cattle decimated, Australians in the country’s east on Friday confronted a new roun(...)

Martin Graham claimed he had accepted cash, clothes and cannabis from gardaí in return for trying to get Ian  Bailey to speak about the Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s death.

The death has taken place of an important witness whose handling by gardaí in the investigation into the 1996 murder of French film producer Sophie To(...)

A protest at the   Kleine Brogel nuclear base in Belgium in 2006. Photograph:  Yorick Jansens/AFP/Getty Images)

Three Green MEPs were arrested by police in Belgium on Wednesday morning following a protest on a US air base against nuclear weapons. Molly Scott Ca(...)

James Dyson’s announcement is more symbolic, and more curious, than any of those shifts

If James Dyson is as enthusiastic about the UK’s prospects when it leaves the European Union as he says he is, he has a funny way of showing it. The b(...)

French president Georges Clemenceau, US president Woodrow Wilson and British prime minister David Lloyd-George at the Paris Peace Conference

In the British general election campaign of December 1918 slogans such as “Hang the Kaiser”, “squeeze the lemon till the pips squeak”, “homes fit for (...)

 Bel, a 13-year-old Koala, is seen at the Koala enclosure at Cleland Wildlife Park in Adelaide, south Australia. Photograph: David Mariuz/EPA

Five southern koalas have arrived at their new home in England after flying 16,000 km (10,000 miles) from Australia. The iconic marsupials travelled (...)

A still image taken from  video footage and released by RT news channel, shows Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov during an interview, on Thursday, at an unidentified location in Russia.

Two men identified by the UK as prime suspects in the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury came forward on Russian television on Thursday in(...)

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