NASA gets first weather report from the Jerezo Crater Mars using a system strapped to Perseverance

NASA has shared the first weather report from Jezero Crater on Mars – and the once ancient lake appears to experience frigid temperatures. The Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) system aboard the Perseverance rover captured the surrounded temperatures for 30 minutes February 19 at around 10:25pm ET. The data shows that it was just below … Read more

Boris Johnson unveils traffic light system for international travel

What did Boris Johnson announce at today’s press conference? The next step of easing lockdown will go ahead as planned: The PM confirmed that non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers and libraries in England will reopen from April 12 while pubs and restaurants will be allowed to serve customers outdoors. A mass-testing scheme: Everyone in England will … Read more

Boris Johnson on course to give the green light to trips abroad under a traffic light system

Foreign holidays on track to start May 17! Boris is on course to give the green light to trips abroad under a traffic light system after success of the vaccine rollout and Covid-19 deaths falling Boris Johnson set to give green light to traffic light system from next month The move would mean families could … Read more

Storm over student visa job reforms as ministers are accused of making ‘reckless’ changes to system

Storm over student visa job reforms as ministers are accused of making ‘reckless’ changes to the system Migration Watch criticised move to allow foreign grads to take low-skilled jobs  Only those with higher-paid offers qualify for a visa under new points system But students can avoid lower-skilled worker curbs from July 1 for up to … Read more

Coronavirus study: Immune system will recognise ‘virtually all’ types of Covid after vaccine

Immunity and vaccines WILL protect people against Brazilian and South African Covid variants because white blood cells recognise ‘virtually all’ versions of the virus, study claims Researchers in the US and Singapore tested immunity against new virus variants They said immune system T-cells were able to recognise ‘virtually all’ Covid T-cells are crucial part of … Read more

Coronavirus: People living with someone with weak immune system to be put on jab priority list

Healthy under-50s who live with an adult with a weak immune system will be added to the UK’s Covid vaccine priority list. Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed today that all adults who share a home with someone who is immunocompromised will be offered a vaccine by mid-April. Those include people living with someone who is … Read more

Exam boards warn students may try to cheat new grading system by submitting work that is not theirs

Exam boards have warned that students may try to cheat the new grading system by submitting work that is not their own.  Schools have been told to take measures to ensure that private tutors are not giving ‘inappropriate levels of support’ to students when they are completing their schoolwork, which could form the basis of … Read more

Middle classes face £21bn social care betrayal unless Boris Johnson fulfils promise to reform system

Middle classes face £21bn social care betrayal: Patients’ contributions towards their own old-age care could double in 20 years unless Boris Johnson fulfils his promise to reform the system, report warns Middle classes will have to double their contribution to old-age care in 20 years A quarter of over-65s had an unmet care need as … Read more

Middle classes face £21bn social care betrayal unless Boris Johnson fulfils promise to reform system

Middle classes face £21bn social care betrayal: Patients’ contributions towards their own old-age care could double in 20 years unless Boris Johnson fulfils his promise to reform the system, report warns Middle classes will have to double their contribution to old-age care in 20 years A quarter of over-65s had an unmet care need as … Read more

Kent locals say the migration system is not fit for purpose, writes SUE REID

On the pleasant promenade of Hythe, Kent, two young male migrants on bicycles weave their way through family groups, dog walkers, pensioner couples and mothers with prams, all trying to stay two metres apart from each other. The men are from a migrant camp, Napier Barracks, on a hillside not far from the town’s seafront. … Read more