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Tributes have poured in from fans, fellow actors and politicians for Sir Sean Connery, who died today aged 90

“I think the Bond film is just what we really need right now” Ben Whishaw was about to return as Q in the new Bond movie when the pandemic struck. What’s it like to go from one high-profile role after another – to nothing? He talks to Chrissy Iley

Jennifer Doudna has just won the Nobel prize for chemistry – and her discovery of the groundbreaking Crispr is already revolutionising the treatment of disease. But does this brave new world mean a generation of superbabies

Wales will not have local lockdowns after the end of its current 17-day firebreak period, the first minister has said

The Times has identified a retired graphic designer in Surrey as being a cousin of the man President Trump calls “Sleepy Joe”. The bad news? He does not think his distant cousin, who will be 78 in November, is up to the job

The Republican incumbent has offered few new ideas but a second term would still have wide-reaching consequences #Election2020 

Where does the tradition of the silent first three months even come from? Is it to protect the mums-who-may-or-may-not-be? Or is it to save the rest of us from having to deal with the outcome? @TimesLucy  describes her own struggle to have a baby

Knee wrinkle treatments, facial fillers and champagne hair rinse — we share the supermodel’s regime

Don’t worry about cranking up the heating. You may be stuck inside, but you can still be better off

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Hundreds of Hong Kong democracy protesters, including schoolchildren, are trapped inside a besieged university campus

An African refugee has drowned in Venice as tourists filmed on their phones, laughed and made racist remarks

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A Malaysian sultan who has divorced the former Russian beauty queen he married 13 months ago has suggested that he may not be the father of a son she gave birth to in May

A litter of piglets rescued from a barn fire have been served up as sausages to the firefighters who saved them

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Forget knives, is chopping your food with your teeth the future of food prep?

Chinese scientists have created healthy baby mice with two mothers and no father, pushing back the barriers to same-sex reproduction in humans

Scientists, politicians, academics and advisers reveal the inside story of ministers’ desperate battle with the virus before the country finally locked down.

Cheetahs are on brink of extinction as a result of poaching and the trade in exotic pets

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Priti Patel said she “cannot wait” to travel on the new British passport. They will be made by a Franco/Dutch company at a factory in Poland, under EU procurement rules

The Times view on the prime minister’s suitability for No 10

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