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Tropical Storm Cristobal captured in astronaut, satellite imagery

Photos of the now-Tropical Depression Cristobal taken by space station astronauts and a NASA satellite show the powerful storm tearing through the Gulf Coast region north across the United States. Source: Space.com Tropical Storm Cristobal captured in astronaut, satellite imagery

Birdwatch: the hobby – a spectacular flypast from Ferrari of the skies

Falcon, built for agility and rapid response, can pursue insects in flightSometimes, a bird doesn’t just appear in your field of view, but forces itself instantly into your consciousness. So, as soon as I noticed a movement in the skies outside my office window, I instantly knew that it was…

Celestron FirstScope 76: Full review

The fuss-free Celestron FirstScope 76 is an easy telescope to use, but expectations should be tailored when looking through the eyepiece Source: Space.com Celestron FirstScope 76: Full review

England's 2 metre distancing rule still 'under review'

No change announced by Alok Sharma at No 10 briefing despite Boris Johnson’s desire to loosen rule Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The business secretary, Alok Sharma, has said the 2 metre distancing rule remains under review in England, despite the prime minister’s hope that his…

The Guardian view on schools: ministers have failed England’s children | Editorial

Education should have been a top lockdown priority. But three months in, there is still no credible plan The government has admitted that it cannot deliver what had been promised: England’s 17,000 primary schools will not, after all, be inviting all their pupils back before the summer. In a way,…

The Guardian view on a green new deal: to save jobs and the planet | Editorial

The pandemic is an opportunity to tackle the climate emergency by creating productive green jobs for those made redundant by the crisisBritain needs a green job-filled recovery from the coronavirus crisis. Unlike Germany and South Korea, it is far from clear that we will get one. While Berlin and Seoul…

The Guardian view on a green new deal: to save jobs and the planet | Editorial

The pandemic is an opportunity to tackle the climate emergency by creating productive green jobs for those made redundant by the crisis Britain needs a green job-filled recovery from the coronavirus crisis. Unlike Germany and South Korea, it is far from clear that we will get one. While Berlin and…

Bristol zoo warns it may never recover from coronavirus impact

Zoo is among many appealing to government to allow them to reopen as lockdown eases Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of the world’s oldest zoos has said it may never recover from the impact of the UK government’s decision not to allow it and other zoos to…

Put sustainable development at heart of UK recovery, PM told

Business, charity and trade body leaders urge Johnson to tackle inequality and climate crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe bosses of Unilever, HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland are among 150 business, charity and trade body leaders urging Boris Johnson to put UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) at…

World faces worst food crisis for at least 50 years, UN warns

Governments urged to act to avoid disaster from recession caused by coronavirus Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world stands on the brink of a food crisis worse than any seen for at least 50 years, the UN has warned as it urged governments to act swiftly to…

Coronavirus: why we need to keep protecting the over-70s

Coronavirus: why we need to keep protecting the over-70s Robert Kneschke/Shutterstock As lockdowns ease and more people begin to leave their homes on a regular basis, there’s still one group that is often singled out as needing to remain isolated: people over the age of 70. Many people who are…

Coronavirus: why we need to keep protecting the over-70s

Robert Kneschke/Shutterstock As lockdowns ease and more people begin to leave their homes on a regular basis, there’s still one group that is often singled out as needing to remain isolated: people over the age of 70. Many people who are in that age bracket but who are otherwise healthy…

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