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The sun may have formed because a small galaxy passed by the Milky Way

By Leah Crane Hubble Space Telescope image of the Sagittarius dwarf galaxyNASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURAA small galaxy called Sagittarius has been shaping the Milky Way for billions of years. Every time it has passed close to our galaxy, it has caused huge bursts of star formation that may even be responsible…

Tropical cyclones really are growing stronger as the world warms

By Michael Le Page Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan in October 2019Richard Atrero de Guzman/ Sipa USATropical cyclones around the world have grown stronger since the 1970s, just as theory and models predicted. “The signal has now risen above the noise,” says James Kossin of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “This is the first…

Covid-19 news: Coronavirus restrictions to ease slightly in England

By Sam Wong , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Boris Johnson filming his address to the nation from Downing Street.Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing StreetLatest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 11 May People in England can return to work if they can’t work from homeRestrictions to curb the spread…

Covid-19 latest: Scientists advising UK pandemic response revealed

By Sam Wong , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty (left) and Chief Scientific Officer, Sir Patrick Vallance arrive at 10 Downing Street ahead of the daily COVID-19 briefing on 9 April 2020 in London, England. Both are key members of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies…

Electrical devices implanted in the brain may help treat anorexia

By Alice Klein Certain brain circuits may underlie the symptoms of anorexia nervosaALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYSome women with severe anorexia have returned to a healthy weight and feel less anxious and depressed after having electrical devices implanted into their brains, according to a small study. But more research is needed before the treatment can be…

Covid-19 latest: Pro-gun groups push US social distancing protests

By Sam Wong , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Social distancing protesters carry rifles near the steps of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing, Michigan on Wednesday 15 April 2020.Paul Sancya/AP/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus news as of 6.30 pm on 20 April Pro-gun groups promote social distancing protests in the USOn Friday,…

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