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We must start publishing ethnicity data for covid-19 vaccinations

The race to vaccinate as many people as possible against covid-19 is under way, but unless countries track who receives the vaccine we won’t be able to ensure the benefits are spread equitably, says Layal Liverpool

Covid-19 news: UK bans travel from South America over new variant

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 news: UK bans travel from South America over new virus strain

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Dinosaur found in Argentina may be largest land animal ever

Fossils of a gigantic dinosaur are emerging from the ground in Argentina after 98 million years – and the creature may be the largest land animal that scientists have ever found

Quantum internet signals beamed between drones a kilometre apart

Entangled photons have been beamed between drones and to a ground station, creating technology that could form part of an unhackable quantum internet

NASA gives up trying to burrow under Mars surface with 'mole' probe

For nearly two years, a heat probe attached to NASA’s InSight lander, nicknamed the mole, has been trying to burrow into the Martian surface – but now researchers have thrown in the towel

Covid-19 news: Pandemic has 'calamitous impact' on England's hospitals

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Embryos set to be implanted in the last two northern white rhinos

Fertilised eggs are set to be implanted in the two remaining northern white rhinos this year, with the hope of producing offspring

Lush meadows of underwater seagrass are removing plastic from the sea

A seagrass that forms lush underwater meadows can naturally trap plastic items in ball-shaped tangles and remove them from the seawater

Seabirds raise fewer chicks as the pandemic keeps tourists away

With fewer tourists flocking to see guillemot breeding sites in Sweden, white-tailed eagles have taken up residence nearby – spooking the seabirds so they raise fewer chicks

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