The Huaibei coal-fired power plant in Haibei city, Anhui province, China. Photograph:  Li Bin/EPA

Xi Jinping, China’s top leader, said on Tuesday that his country would stop building coal-burning power plants overseas, a major shift by the world’s (...)

“It is time to turn down the heat of the rhetoric and turn up the light of scientific inquiry if we are to be better prepared to stem the next pandemic.” Photograph: Getty Images

There is no scientifically-validated evidence to support the theory that Covid-19 leaked from a laboratory in China, while more recent studies strongl(...)

Teachers queue at a vaccination centre in Santiago, Chile on February 15th. Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty

Struck by social upheaval and a severe coronavirus outbreak, Chile is hoping to turn a corner as it powers ahead of its South American peers in the ra(...)

“The current study underscores just how pervasive and immediate the effects of exercise can be.” Photograph: iStock

While we exercise, we raise and lower the levels of hundreds of molecules in our bloodstreams that are related to our metabolic health, even if we wor(...)

David Campese of the Wallabies makes a break during the Australia vs New Zealand semi-final during the 1991 Rugby World Cup, at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

In the 1991 Rugby World Cup semi-final between New Zealand and the Wallabies, David Campese delivered the greatest pass I have ever witnessed. Campes(...)

Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman and has now been cast as Cleopatra,  attending the 90th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood in 2018. Photogaph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

What did Patty Jenkins think would happen when news emerged that she was to direct Gal Gadot as Cleopatra in a big-budget epic for Paramount? How did (...)

Some eight per cent of participants in one study were labelled ‘radically dishonest’. Illustration: Scott Menchin/The New York Times

In this age of trolls and bots and digital impostors, words like “crank” and “bully” seem impossibly antiquated, like labels from the black-and-white (...)

The testing programme at Trinity College could  help early detection of the virus among students and staff, and avoid partial or full closures of the university. File photograph: Alan Betson

Trinity College Dublin is examining plans for widespread Covid-19 testing of its 20,000 strong student and staff in a bid to prevent clusters emerging(...)

 Sumner Redstone, then chairman of Viacom in a Blockbuster store in Manhattan, New York City,  in 1998. Photograph: New York Times

In more than 50 years as a force in the media industry, Sumner Redstone clashed with his only son, his nephew, his wife, his romantic partners, his bu(...)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump during an Independence Day celebration outside the White House in Washington. Photograph: Cheriss May/The New York Times

Donald Trump celebrated America’s Independence Day weekend by stoking divisions over a perceived culture war and dismissing the two most immediate thr(...)

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