Apollo 11: fly-tipping us all to the moon? | Letters

Humans should not be allowed to turn the moon and planets into a junkyard, writes Phil Murray, while Ian McNicholas says space exploration is vital for the survival of our speciesYour recent series of articles commemorating the Apollo 11 moon Read More

Trial of HIV prevention implant hailed as boost in fight against disease

Device tested in humans for first time, raising prospect of ‘fit and forget’ treatment An implant containing an HIV-prevention drug has been trialled in humans, in a step experts have hailed as an exciting development in curtailing infections. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, Read More

The world is literally on fire – so why is it business as usual for politicians? | Arwa Mahdawi

Our extreme weather is making me nostalgic for the damp conditions of my English childhood. But despite the climate emergency, capitalism continues regardless Do you remember when the weather was a reliable source of innocuous small talk? “Hot today, isn’t Read More

Genetic mutation made humans susceptible to heart attacks – study

Gene that helped prevent clogged arteries was lost 2 to 3 million years ago The loss of a single gene 2 to 3 million years ago in our ancestry may help explain why humans are the only animals in which Read More

Motor neurone disease researchers find link to microbes in gut

Study could eventually lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative condition Scientists have found tantalising clues that the devastating condition motor neurone disease may be linked to changes in microbes that live in the gut. Studies in mice revealed that animals Read More