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  1. Black holes with magnetic field ‘hair’ shed it in loops of hot plasma

    Black holes with magnetic field ‘hair’ shed it in loops of hot plasma

    When black holes are born with magnetic fields, simulations show they shed those fields quickly, in accordance with the predictions of the no-hair theorem

  2. The UK has chosen a dangerous path out of the coronavirus pandemic

    The UK has chosen a dangerous path out of the coronavirus pandemic

    By easing restrictions while many people are only partially protected from the coronavirus, the UK is giving the virus lots of opportunity to find new ways to evade our immune systems

  3. People living in dense UK cities are more likely to feel lonely

    People living in dense UK cities are more likely to feel lonely

    People who live in dense urban areas, particularly those with closely packed apartments, are more likely to experience loneliness and isolation, a large-scale study of UK cities has found

  4. Comet’s dust trail could rain down on Venus this December

    Comet’s dust trail could rain down on Venus this December

    A comet approaching the sun from the outer solar system might sweep a trail of dust particles over the planet Venus when it swings into the inner reaches of our planetary neighbourhood this December

  5. Secret underwater messages can be hidden in whale and dolphin chatter

    Secret underwater messages can be hidden in whale and dolphin chatter

    Covert messages sent underwater can be camouflaged in the sounds of whales and dolphins, making them harder for others to detect

  6. Wearable devices could use your breathing patterns like a password

    Wearable devices could use your breathing patterns like a password

    Subtle patterns in the way we breathe can be used to generate a secure password to keep paired smartwatches and smart phones safe from hackers

  7. The eternal debate about the eternal inflation of the universe

    The eternal debate about the eternal inflation of the universe

    The idea that the universe is continually inflating isn’t confirmed – but there are still some misconceptions about it, writes Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

  8. We have just two years to stop deep-sea mining from going ahead

    We have just two years to stop deep-sea mining from going ahead

    Deep-sea mining would be an environmental disaster, so we need a global moratorium to halt it in its tracks. Here’s how we go about getting one, says Helen Scales

  9. What life will be like now England's covid-19 restrictions have lifted

    What life will be like now England's covid-19 restrictions have lifted

    As restrictions lift in England, cases of covid-19 are set to surge. What will England's "dangerous experiment" mean for daily life, and what lessons can other countries learn?

  10. How medical tests have built-in discrimination against Black people

    How medical tests have built-in discrimination against Black people

    Doctors all over the world are still using race and ethnicity to interpret medical results despite a lack of evidence for doing so and the harm it can cause. Now pressure is growing to scrap the practice