UAE launches mission to Mars in effort to move away from reliance on oil

The United Arab Emirates has launched its first mission to Mars.

Posted 2020/07/20 01:15:00

Trial shows experimental drug prevents 79% of COVID-19 cases from progressing

Researchers trialling an experimental drug on critically ill coronavirus patients say it prevented their disease from progressing in 79% of cases.

Posted 2020/07/19 21:04:00

Government admits its Test and Trace programme is unlawful

The government has admitted its contact tracing programme is unlawful in a legal letter which confirms it has been running in breach of data protection laws since it was launched in May.

Posted 2020/07/19 18:24:00

Inside the failure to develop a contact-tracing app

Matt Hancock was clear: it was all Apple's fault.

Posted 2020/07/18 13:51:00

Care homes and public told to immediately stop using brand of coronavirus test kit

The government has told care homes and the public to immediately stop using coronavirus testing kits produced by a healthcare firm after safety problems were discovered.

Posted 2020/07/16 21:14:00

Netflix warns of slowing growth after lockdown-driven surge

Netflix has warned that its lockdown-driven surge in subscribers is starting to peter out - even as it reported another quarter of bumper growth.

Posted 2020/07/16 21:01:00

A satellite has taken the closest ever images of the sun - this is what they reveal

The closest images ever taken of the sun have been revealed, showing mini solar flares dotted across its surface.

Posted 2020/07/16 11:34:00

Twitter is critical infrastructure - it must be secured effectively

Cryptocurrency scams are a common menace on Twitter. So, unfortunately, are incidents where individual accounts get hacked.

Posted 2020/07/16 10:00:00

Hackers take over celebrity Twitter accounts in Bitcoin scam

Several high-profile Twitter accounts have been hacked in what appears to be a Bitcoin scam.

Posted 2020/07/15 21:48:00

Microplastics left by tyres and brake pads a major source of ocean pollution - study

Plastic particles left behind by vehicle tyres and brake pads are threatening ecosystems and marine life across the world, according to new research.

Posted 2020/07/15 10:30:00

Record methane levels found in atmosphere (and these guys are largely to blame)

Burping cows are a massive contributor to emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane, which has reached record levels according to new research.

Posted 2020/07/15 10:00:00

Record methane levels found in atmosphere (and burping cows are major contributor)

Burping cows are a massive contributor to emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane, which has reached record levels according to new research.

Posted 2020/07/15 10:00:00

Lord Browne quits months early as Huawei UK chairman

Lord Browne of Madingley, the former BP boss, is to step down early as the UK chairman of Huawei Technologies as it faces a government ban on involvement in the UK's 5G infrastructure.

Posted 2020/07/14 08:56:00

Pregnant YouTube star and unborn son die

Pregnant YouTube star Nicole Thea and her unborn son have died, her family has said.

Posted 2020/07/13 16:14:00

COVID-19 survivors can suffer damage to almost every major organ

Almost 13 million people around the world have so far tested positive for the coronavirus.

Posted 2020/07/13 14:11:00

Coronavirus immunity may only last a few months, study suggests

Immunity to COVID-19 in recovered patients may only last a few months, and it could be caught again like a common cold, according to a new study.

Posted 2020/07/13 11:32:00

Will Mars ever be habitable? Humans are sending three spacecraft as rare window opens to find out

Starting this week, humanity is sending a wave of unmanned spacecraft to Mars to see if it was ever habitable and find out if it could be again.

Posted 2020/07/13 09:07:00

Heart scans of more than half of COVID-19 patients abnormal, scientists find

Coronavirus may have a serious impact on the heart, with more than half of COVID-19 patients revealing abnormal scans, a study suggests.

Posted 2020/07/13 06:58:00

Vaccine could be ready in first half of 2021, says Imperial expert

A COVID-19 vaccine could be rolled out across the country in the first half of next year if trials are successful, according to a leading UK scientist.

Posted 2020/07/12 10:38:00

Facebook bug causes Spotify, Tinder and Pinterest apps to crash

The iPhone apps for Spotify, Tinder and Pinterest crashed for users around the world on Friday due to a Facebook bug.

Posted 2020/07/10 12:01:00