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Relatives mourn during the burial of 65-year-old Maria Joana Nascimento in August, who died suspectedly from the coronavirus, at Vila Formosa Cemetery, in the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

New cases of Covid-19 in the United States hit a two-month high on Friday with more than 58,000 infections reported as Brazil surpasses 150,000 corona(...)

Plaque with the Drake Equation, at the  National Radio Astronomy Observatory, in West Virginia, US.

The Drake Equation is a formula for the number of developed civilisations in our galaxy, the Milky Way. This number is determined by seven factors. So(...)

Don’t use oil spray, don’t leave a preheating pan unattended, don’t put it in the dishwasher... the list of don’ts associated with nonstick pans goes on and on. Photograph: RapidEye/iStock

A culinary bombshell landed in March when chef David Chang, owner of the Momofuku empire and host of the Netflix series Ugly Delicious, admitted on hi(...)

Voters wait in an hours-long line to vote  in the coronavirus-delayed Georgia  primary  in Atlanta,  June 9th.  Photograph: Epa/Erik S Lesser

Concerns have been raised about the preparedness of US authorities for November’s presidential election, after chaotic scenes unfolded at some voting (...)

Fairmont, West Virginia. The city’s first reported fatality from the virus was a woman who had to be driven 25 minutes to the nearest hospital because the only hospital in her county closed down in mid-March. Photograph: Kristian Thacker/The New York Times

Until last Friday, Lincoln County in rural West Virginia had escaped the scourge of the Covid-19 disease, having yet to record a single case. But now(...)

 Joe Biden: Must  persuade Sanders supporters  that theirs is not a revolution denied so much as one deferred. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

If Donald Trump loses the White House to Joe Biden in November, one thought is liable to disturb his sleep ever after. No one has gone to such extreme(...)

Todd Haynes: I love great, dark, brooding whistleblower movies. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

The American auteur Todd Haynes, who has presided over such intriguing pictures as Safe (in which Julianne Moore’s housewife retreats from contemporar(...)

US president Donald Trump returns to the White House following a day trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday. Photograph: The New York Times

US president Donald Trump has ousted two government officials, Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sondland, who testified against him during his impeachment(...)

The White House  said that ex-Trump advisor John Bolton cannot publish a book reportedly containing explosive evidence concerning president Trump’s impeachment trial. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

The White House warned that John Bolton’s book “may not be published” without the deletion of classified information, as senators continued to debate (...)

Photograph: Paddy Power Betfair/PA Wire

Paddy Power-owner Flutter Entertainment grew revenues 10 per cent to £533 million (€618 million) in the third quarter, the company said in a trading u(...)

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