A 21-tonne "out of control" Chinese rocket is expected to land on Earth on Saturday, the US defence department has said. The rocket launched on Wednesday and successfully managed to deliver the core module of China's space station. While the rocket will explode once it falls out of orbit, there are concerns the Long March 5B's debris could fall and potentially land on an inhabited area, Space News reports. But according to experts it is impossible to know where exactly it will land as its speed makes it too unpredictable. US Department of Defense Spokesperson Mike Howard said: “US Space Command is aware of and tracking the location of the Chinese Long March 5B in space". What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section below. But the statement adds: "Its exact entry point into the Earth’s atmosphere cannot be pinpointed until within hours of its reentry, which is expected around May 8.” “Until then, the 18th Space Control Squadron will be … [Read more...] about ‘Out of control’ Chinese rocket could crash land to Earth on Saturday, experts say
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People may be able to hug their loved ones again from June 21 with up to seven in 10 of adults having been found to have coronavirus antibodies, an expert said. An Office for National Statistics (ONS) testing survey has today revealed 68.3 percent of people in England have virus-fighting proteins, as of the week ending April 11. This figure was reiterated by Health Secretary Matt Hancock at this evening's Downing Street briefing. And Dr Mike Tildesley, from the University of Warwick and a member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (Spi-M) group, said he is hopeful two vaccinated people will be able to embrace from midsummer. Speaking to Times Radio this morning, he said: "If you're both vaccinated, of course...my hope is that as we move towards that June date, we will be in a position that we can not just see our loved ones, but also we can hug our loved ones because it's been a very long time since we've been able to do that." Have you been vaccinated … [Read more...] about Hugs could be back by June 21 with 70% of England’s adults protected against Covid
Human beings may be able to maintain as many as 520 friendships at any one time, according to new analysis. It contradicts a long-standing theory called 'Dunbar's number' which states humans are incapable of maintaining social relationships with more than 150 people. This was based on calculations of a person's cognitive limit due to brain size and what we know about primate groups. However, fresh calculations reveal this method is 'futile' and the true figure for a person's maximum number of friendships could be anywhere from two to 520. Scroll down for video A long-standing theory states humans are incapable of maintaining social relationships with more than 150 people, but new research dismantles this belief, saying the method is 'futile' (stock) What is 'Dunbar's number'? Dunbar's number is a theory which predicts that humans have an average of about 150 relationships at any given time. It was first postulated in the 1990s by British anthropologist Robin … [Read more...] about Humans can maintain social circles of up to 520 friends – nearly four times previous estimates, study reveals
A baby girl was murdered by her mother just hours after she was born behind a tree, a court has heard. Her body was found by a gardener in a park in Aldershot, Hampshire, several days later on 19 May 2017, prosecutors told jurors. The baby is believed to have lived for less than six hours and suffered injuries including multiple skull fractures. Babita Rai, 24, of Reeves Road in Aldershot, is on trial at Winchester Crown Court after denying murder and infanticide. Her defence team raised issues of lack of memory or that her mind may have been "disturbed" at the time of the birth. Advertisement Opening the case, prosecutor Adam Feest QC told jurors that Rai had given birth to the baby at some time between 15 May and 16 May. He told the court: "Within a very short time of birth, the baby suffered multiple fractures to her skull with associated internal bleeding and brain swelling. More from UK COVID-19: £29.3 million labs to be built at … [Read more...] about Mum accused of murdering baby girl hours after giving birth behind tree
From today, everyone in England is being urged to take two rapid lateral flow COVID-19 tests a week, to help keep track of the virus. Only people in England will be able to get the tests, with devolved governments in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales making their own decisions on mass-testing. Sky News looks at how the frequent testing will work. What are lateral flow tests? The government wants lateral flow tests to be used to identify asymptomatic people, as one in three people with COVID-19 has no symptoms. Advertisement They use similar technology to a pregnancy test and can produce a result within about 30 minutes. Lateral flow tests are a type of antigen testing. They look for antigens - proteins on the surface of the virus to detect if a person has COVID-19 . More on Covid-19 COVID-19: Last two rounds of Premier League fixtures only open to home fans COVID-19: Depression in adults has more than doubled since … [Read more...] about COVID-19: How do lateral flow tests work and how will England’s twice-weekly programme be operating?