There is currently insufficient scientific evidence to show vitamin D can be beneficial in preventing or treating Covid-19, according to scientists.
Following several reports that high doses of vitamin D could reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19 and can be used to successfully treat the virus, scientists analysed the current scientific evidence on the vitamin and its use in treating infections.
The report found no link between vitamin D supplements and prevention or treatment of Covid-19. Furthermore, they cautioned against over supplementation of the vitamin, without medical supervision, due to health risks.
The Earth's magnetic field is weakening between Africa and South America, causing issues for satellites and space craft.
Scientists studying the phenomenon observed that an area known as the South Atlantic Anomaly has grown considerably in recent years, though the reason for it is not entirely clear.
Using data gathered by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Swarm constellation of satellites, researchers noted that the area of the anomaly dropped in strength by more than 8 per cent between 1970 and 2020.
One possibilityis that the weakening field is a sign that the Earth's magnetic field is about to reverse, whereby the North Pole and South Pole switch places.
Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the world's highest-paid female athlete, displacing US rival Serena Williams at the top of the list.
According to Forbes magazine, Osaka, 22, a two-time Grand Slam champion, made £30.7m in prize money and endorsements over the past 12 months. That was £1.15m more than the amount earned by 38-year-old Williams.
Williams had been the world's highest-paid female athlete in each of the past four years, with Sharapova ruling for the five years before that.