Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny could die ‘any minute’, doctors warn

“Our patient can die any minute,” Dr Ashikhmin said on Facebook on Saturday, pointing to the opposition politician’s high potassium levels and saying Mr Navalny should be moved to intensive care. “Fatal arrhythmia can develop any minute.” Mr Navalny barely survived a poisoning with the Novichok nerve agent in August …

Order of service in full

Music before the service – Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – Adagio espressivo (Sonata in A minor) – Sir William Harris (1883-1973) – Salix (The Plymouth Suite) – Percy Whitlock (1903-1946) – Berceuse (Op 31 No. 19) – Louis Vierne (1870-1937) – Rhosymedre …

what the new Covid rules mean

Scots can now travel across local authority boundaries for outdoor socialising, recreation and exercise, after coronavirus travel restrictions were eased earlier than planned on Friday, Apr 16. But they must follow the “stay local” order for other purposes such as non-essential shopping, and travel to some islands is not allowed. Rules …

Human-monkey embryo created in bid to learn how cells communicate

Commenting on the research, Dr Anna Smajdor, lecturer and researcher in biomedical ethics at the University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School, said: “This breakthrough reinforces an increasingly inescapable fact: biological categories are not fixed – they are fluid. “This poses significant ethical and legal challenges.” She added: “The scientists …

Google and Nasa release amazing timelapse of how Planet Earth has changed over 30 years

Using 20 million satellite photos from the past 37 years, Google Earth can now show viewers the world from the “fourth dimension” – time. The work is focused on climate change, and the human impact on the world. Scientists at Nasa and Google guide the viewer through changes including forest change, urban growth, …

Mixing Covid vaccines ‘may give better long-term protection’

Mixing vaccines could improve protection against coronavirus, a senior government scientific adviser has said. Prof Anthony Harnden, deputy chairman of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, said different vaccine types could coalesce to boost the immune system and provide a longer-lasting response. He also said a “mix and match” …