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Month: May 2024

Six planets to appear in alignment next week in rare celestial parade

Stargazers are in with a chance of a celestial treat on Monday with six planets appearing in alignment. Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus will take part in the parade – which occurs when planets gather on the same…

James Webb space telescope photographs most distant known galaxy

The most distant known galaxy has been captured in a record-breaking image by the James Webb space telescope. The galaxy, called JADES-GS-z14-0, is revealed as it was just 290m years after the big bang, at the dawn of the universe….

‘I wanted Queenie in everyone’s house’: Candice Carty-Williams’s era-defining novel explodes on to TV

A few minutes into my chat with Candice Carty-Williams, she receives a text message. “It’s Emerald Fennell,” she says, stealing a glance at her phone and smiling. “She’s one of the new friends that I’ve made.” Of course Carty-Williams’s friendship…

‘It’s perfect’: Sale’s Ben Curry feeds on underdog status before spicy playoff

Almost everywhere you look at Sale Sharks, there are reminders about the club’s pride at being a geographical outlier in the Premiership. Even the kits Sale’s players will wear in Saturday’s semi-final showdown with Bath feature nods to the northern…

Mushroom-growing boom could cause biodiversity crisis, warn UK experts

A boom in the popularity of mushroom-growing at home could lead to a biodiversity disaster, UK garden experts have warned. There has been a rise in the number of people growing mushrooms in their gardens, and this year, the RHS…

Activists hold three-day protest in EU election run-up as green agenda slips

Activists across Europe are holding three days of protests to protect democracy and cut pollution as they struggle to push green issues back up the agenda before the European elections next week. Last year was the hottest on record, and…

I tried playing video games stoned for the first time in my 50s – and I have some thoughts | Dominik Diamond

I have a complicated relationship with marijuana. I wish I liked it more. But I’m a control freak, and so it makes me relax for about three minutes before sending me into a panic attack because I have lost control….

Hit Man to Bones and All: the seven best films to watch on TV this week

Pick of the week Hit Man Ostensibly based on a true story, Richard Linklater’s immensely enjoyable comedy thriller has much more to it than the pretty bizarre facts of the case. Glen Powell – in a star-making turn – plays…

Can heat pumps be installed in older properties?

The belief that heat pumps will work only in newbuild homes is still widely held. The number of heat pumps installed every year across the EU is expected to surge by the end of the decade as governments take aim…