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New tool identifies groups most at-risk from Covid after vaccination

While the risk of severe Covid-19 after vaccination remains low, some people remain more vulnerable than others, research shows

Coral reefs and their benefits have declined by half since the 1950s

Coastal indigenous communities threatened by continuing destruction of world’s coral reefs

Chinese astronauts return to Earth from nation’s longest mission yet on homegrown space station

Three Chinese astronauts have returned to Earth after a 90-day stay aboard the nation’s space station, China’s longest mission yet.

‘Incredible’ giant fossilised penguin found by New Zealand school children is previously unknown species

30 million-year-old remains were found during field trip in 2006

The dinosaur-ending meteorite did much more to our planet

We all know that the dinosaurs might well have been wiped out by a meteorite, but what other changes did that impact cause on our planet? New research may shed some light, writes Becky Ferreira

What might the reintroduction of beavers mean for the UK’s wild spaces?

Releasing beavers back into the wild in the UK is hoped to have many benefits, but it’s vital we understand both the good and bad consequences, write Joshua Larsen and Annegret Larsen

Rare fossilised dinosaur skin reveals for first time what famous carnivore really looked like

‘Dino skin is more diverse than previously thought,’ say researchers, with South American predator displaying coat made of scales, studs and thorns

How scientists accidentally released butterflies infected by parasitic wasps carrying smaller parasitic wasps

Parasites found lurking within caterpillars like deadly Russian dolls

JCVI members concerned Covid booster decision ‘political, not clinical’

Exclusive: ‘Several’ members of vaccine watchdog said to be opposed to decision to offer booster jabs to more than 30 million Britons

Geneticists aiming to bring woolly mammoths back from dead within next six years

Scientists hope to create hybrid with Asian elephant and also believe animal could help slow down climate change

Latest news

Lib Dems hold key to next general election, says Davey

The Lib Dem leader will tell his annual conference that Boris Johnson can only be removed if they take seats from the Tories.

France accuses Britain of hiding in ‘American lap’ in submarine row

Paris furious after Australia cancels a £30bn submarine order following new defence pact with the US and UK.

What the papers say – September 19

Rising gas prices and Boris Johnson’s trip to the US feature among the stories on Sunday’s front pages.

Harry reveals grandfather Philip was a great listener

The Duke of Sussex spoke to a BBC tribute programme due to air on Wednesday at 9pm.

BBC did not properly search for murder victim’s lost clothes – report

The broadcaster has dismissed as ‘incorrect’ claims key people were not interviewed in a 2004 investigation.