Outbreaks at mink farms investigated to see if coronavirus can be passed to humans

Scientists are investigating whether minks can pass on coronavirus to humans, after outbreaks at farms in Spain and the Netherlands.

Posted 2020/08/02 08:29:00

Astronauts head towards splashdown off Florida coast as powerful storm approaches

Two NASA astronauts are due to return to Earth with a rare splashdown off Florida, as a powerful storm heads towards the state.

Posted 2020/08/01 23:43:00

TikTok hits back as Trump threatens to ban app in US

Chinese video-sharing app TikTok has responded to Donald Trump's threat of a US ban by declaring: "We're not planning on going anywhere."

Posted 2020/08/01 16:10:00

Teenager from Bognor Regis one of three accused over Obama-Kardashian hack

A teenager from Bognor Regis is one of three people accused over the Twitter hack that saw the accounts of politicians and celebrities compromised.

Posted 2020/07/31 19:54:00

Will we ever find life on Mars?

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we discuss NASA’s launch of the Perseverance rover - the first leg of returning rock samples to Earth with the hope of finding microbial life and paving the way for humans to go to the planet.

Posted 2020/07/30 14:57:00

Are young people to blame for new rise in coronavirus cases?

The World Health Organisation has warned that young people could be driving spikes in coronavirus across Europe, with the continent said to be on the edge of a second wave.

Posted 2020/07/30 13:12:00

Lift off! NASA launches new Mars rover to search for signs of alien life

NASA has successfully launched its new Perseverance rover to Mars, beginning a mission to search for signs of alien life on the planet.

Posted 2020/07/30 12:12:00

Botox injections could be used to treat depression, study finds

Botox injections could be used to treat depression, according to an ongoing clinical trial in the US.

Posted 2020/07/30 08:38:00

Warning over flammable skin cream linked to deaths and injuries

More than 50 people have died or been seriously injured over the last 10 years after their emollient cream dried on fabric and caught fire, health and fire chiefs have warned.

Posted 2020/07/29 15:51:00

Scientists discover why coronavirus causes loss of smell

Scientists say they have discovered why coronavirus causes people to lose their sense of smell.

Posted 2020/07/29 13:40:00

Wiley permanently suspended from Twitter over antisemitic posts

Wiley's Twitter account has been permanently suspended following a 48-hour string of antisemitic posts over the weekend.

Posted 2020/07/29 08:54:00

UK signs deal for 60m doses of potential coronavirus vaccine

Britain has signed a deal for the supply of up to 60 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Posted 2020/07/29 05:33:00

Wiley removed from Facebook and Instagram after antisemitic posts

Wiley has been banned from Facebook and Instagram for a series of antisemitic posts - just days after he was temporarily blocked from Twitter for the same reason.

Posted 2020/07/28 16:12:00

Twitter puts Donald Trump Jr on time out

Twitter gave the president's son a 12-hour time out from tweeting on Tuesday after he posted a link to a video containing what Twitter said was misleading information about COVID-19.

Posted 2020/07/28 14:10:00

1,000-year-old eye potion found to tackle antibiotic-resistant infections

A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections can be used to tackle antibiotic-resistant infections, scientists say.

Posted 2020/07/28 08:32:00

Eight things you need to know about the Mars 2020 launch

NASA's Mars 2020 mission is set to launch this Thursday, taking the Perseverance rover to the red planet, armed with some of the most sophisticated scientific instruments ever sent into space, to explore if Mars could have ever harboured life.

Posted 2020/07/27 13:59:00

China dominates top 20 cities with most CCTV - but UK has one very high entry

London has the third highest number of CCTV cameras of any city in the world - and is the only one in the West in the global top 20, new figures reveal.

Posted 2020/07/27 02:30:00

Garmin obtains decryption key after ransomware attack

Smartwatch maker Garmin has obtained the decryption key to recover its computer files from a ransomware attack last Thursday, Sky News has learned.

Posted 2020/07/26 17:03:00

Why do some people still refuse vaccinations?

Scientists around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against coronavirus.

Posted 2020/07/24 10:10:00

Smartwatch maker Garmin taken offline after suspected cyber attack

Smartwatch maker Garmin has become the latest apparent victim of cyber criminals, with a suspected attack taking offline its website, mobile app and customer service call centres.

Posted 2020/07/24 10:09:00