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Mauritius oil spill: Wrecked MV Wakashio breaks up 

The MV Wakashio, which spilled more than 1,000 tonnes of fuel oil off Mauritius, has split apart.

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Nasa Mars rover Perseverance is attached to rocket 

The US space agency’s next rover is placed atop of the rocket that will send it to the Red Planet.

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New government unit to take over Covid response 

There are questions over whether the Joint Biosecurity Centre has the expertise needed for the job.

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Coronavirus: Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility 

A Lancet study estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies.

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UK government takes £400m stake in satellite firm OneWeb 

The UK helps rescue company from bankruptcy as part of a plan to replace the EU’s Galileo sat-nav system.

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Britain’s ‘blindingly cool’ engineering innovation 

Conceptual still-life photographer Ted Humble-Smith celebrates 50 years of world-beating technology.

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Increase car taxes to help climate, advisers say 

Car taxes should be raised to help fund the battle against climate change, the government is urged.

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