Bidding for Blue Origin’s first human flight hits $4.5 million as online auction comes to close

Bidding for a seat on Blue Origin’s New Shephard rocket alongside Jeff Bezos and his brother topped $4.5 million on Thursday as the second phase of the online auction comes to a close.  According to the company’s website, the highest bid to ride on the July 20 flight is currently $4.5 million, over a million … Read more

Joint China-WHO study into origins of Covid-19 ‘has provided no credible answers’

Joint China-WHO study into origins of Covid-19 has provided no credible answers and a new probe is needed with or without Beijing, group of international scientists say Twenty-four top researchers from around the world said the report was tainted The probe last week concluded that the virus did not leak from a Wuhan labIt reignited accusations … Read more

105,000-year-old artifacts found in Kalahari challenge idea that human origins are linked to coasts

Stone tools, burnt eggshells and other artifacts discovered in the Kalahari have experts questioning the long-held belief that civilization emerged from coastal regions. The items date back more than 100,000 years, when the South African desert received enough rain to sustain human inhabitants. Researchers also found nearly two dozen small pieces of calcite, which are … Read more

China cornavirus: ‘Little’ was done to hunt for origins of disease in 8 months

China did ‘little’ to investigate the origins of Covid during the first eight months of the outbreak, a leaked WHO report has claimed.  Scientists from the UN body warned in August last year that Beijing was dragging its feet over the probe, which they said had barely advanced since January. They also warned Beijing was … Read more

China says WHO scientists investigating Covid-19 origins can enter the country on Thursday

China has said scientists from the World Health Organisation investigating the origins of Covid-19 will be allowed into the country on Thursday.  On their arrival, the experts will meet with Chinese counterparts, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in a one-sentence statement that gave no other details. The international community is hoping the experts can … Read more

Plate of Origin’s final two episodes will air as one three-hour event

Out with a whimper! Plate of Origin’s final two episodes will air as a single three-hour event – after the Channel Seven show bombed in the ratings By Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia Published: 09:15 BST, 14 September 2020 | Updated: 10:01 BST, 14 September 2020 Channel Seven’s new cooking show Plate of Origin … Read more

Plate of Origin’s Matt Preston turns on disgraced chef Pete Evans

Another high-profile Channel Seven star has turned his back on disgraced former My Kitchen Rules judge Pete Evans. Matt Preston, who hosts Seven’s new cooking show Plate of Origin, mocked the COVID-19 conspiracy theorist on Thursday for opening a ‘healing clinic’ in  Byron Bay. The ex-MasterChef star joked on Fitzy & Wippa that Plate of Origin could host its wrap party at … Read more

Channel Seven cooking show Plate of Origin’s premiere date is revealed

Channel Seven cooking show Plate of Origin’s premiere date is revealed – but will it rate better than MasterChef? By Mary Mrad For Daily Mail Australia Published: 06:05 BST, 20 August 2020 | Updated: 06:05 BST, 20 August 2020 Channel Seven has confirmed its new show Plate of Origin will premiere on Sunday, August 30. … Read more

Boris Johnson tells WHO chief: There MUST be an inquiry into the origins of coronavirus 

Boris Johnson tells WHO chief: There MUST be an independent inquiry into the origins of coronavirus The UK PM spoke to WHO boss yesterday about the need for a Covid-19 inquiry   Both parties agreed on an independent investigation to stop future outbreaks Some world leaders have said China has not been transparent about its cases US President Donald … Read more