ESA’s Solar Orbiter Spacecraft Is Skimming Earth for a Gravity Assist – And It’s One of the Riskiest Planetary Flybys Ever

ESA’s Solar Orbiter Spacecraft Is Skimming Earth for a Gravity Assist – And It’s One of the Riskiest Planetary Flybys Ever

Artist’s impression of Solar Orbiter making a flyby at Earth. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab The chance that ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft will encounter space debris during its upcoming Earth flyby is very, very low. However, the risk is not zero and is greater than any other flyby ESA has performed. That there is this risk at … Read more

Alzheimer’s: Coffee reduces risk in middle age

Alzheimer’s: Coffee reduces risk in middle age

A recently published study in Australia aimed to quantify the impact of a popular beverage on the development of cognitive impairment in aging people. Following 200 people over a decade, the participants who drank greater amounts of coffee saw a significantly reduced risk. Coffee intake was linked to a lower build-up of amyloid protein in … Read more

Eyesight myths: Six old wives tales debunked

Eyesight myths: Six old wives tales debunked

Your health is your wealth and you shouldn’t take your eyesight for granted. Unfortunately, there are so many myths surrounding vision and eyesight that it’s hard to tell the wheat from the chaff. To solve this, Express.co.uk breaks down the six most common myths around eyesight and explains why they’re false, according to The Mayo Clinic, Leightons … Read more

“I thought I had long Covid – until warning sign at grandma’s home saved my life”

"I thought I had long Covid - until warning sign at grandma's home saved my life"

Exclusive: Nichola Petermann was just 26 when she learned she had Hodgkin lymphoma and needed immediate chemotherapy, with Blood Cancer UK warning symptoms are similar to Long Covid Nichola Petermann spent 10 weeks in hospital after being diagnosed with blood cancer Hodgkin lymphoma ( Image: Nichola Petermann) A young woman who was in excruciating pain … Read more

Michael Vaughan ‘sorry’ for hurt Azeem Rafiq suffered, denies racism allegations | Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan has said he is “sorry” for the pain Azeem Rafiq has experienced amid his former Yorkshire teammate’s allegations of racism at the club. Rafiq told MPs earlier this month of the “inhuman” treatment he suffered during his time at Yorkshire, with Vaughan among a number of figures implicated in the case. In an … Read more