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Reddit co-founder resigns and calls for his job to be given to black candidate

A co-founder of Reddit has resigned from his position and said his spot should be filled by a black candidate.
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Posted 2020/06/05 19:00:00

Details of NHS deals with tech giants released by govt after legal threat

The government has released the details of deals struck with big tech firms to handle NHS data, after a legal challenge from campaigners.
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Posted 2020/06/05 18:57:00

Scientists retract study that suggested hydroxychloroquine was dangerous

Three of the scientists behind a controversial study that suggested that the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine raised the risks of death for coronavirus patients have retracted their work.
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Posted 2020/06/05 09:43:00

Police forces plan to use their own contact-tracing system

Police forces are planning their own contact tracing system over concerns the government's test and trace scheme could place officers in danger, Sky News has learned.
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Posted 2020/06/05 02:00:00

Birmingham man arrested over fake COVID-19 testing kits

A 38-year-old man in Birmingham has been arrested in connection with the sale of fake COVID-19 testing kits which were sold online.
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Posted 2020/06/03 14:43:00

Facebook suspends white nationalist groups encouraging ambushes of George Floyd protests

Facebook has suspended a number of accounts associated with white nationalist groups after they advocated bringing weapons to ongoing protests in the US.
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Posted 2020/06/03 09:49:00

Ibuprofen tested as potential treatment for COVID-19

Ibuprofen is being tested to assess whether it can prevent severe breathing problems in coronavirus patients and reduce the number of people needing treatment in intensive care units.
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Posted 2020/06/03 08:15:00

After The Pandemic: 1.7 million unknown viruses have potential to infect humans

A leading scientist has warned that animals harbour almost two million viruses with the potential to infect humans.
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Posted 2020/06/02 21:29:00

Hackers steal secrets from US nuclear missile contractor

Hackers have stolen confidential documents from a US military contractor which provides critical support for the country's Minuteman III nuclear deterrent, Sky News has learnt.
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Posted 2020/06/02 19:31:00

A maritime mystery: What has been causing ships to sail in circles?

In the early hours of Sunday 31 May, senior officers aboard the oil tanker Willowy were called to the bridge to be told that their ship and four others in its vicinity were mysteriously sailing in circles, unable to steer, and on course to converge.
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Posted 2020/06/02 09:15:00

Hundreds of accounts spread false information about DC protests on Twitter

Hundreds of Twitter accounts have been suspended after spreading false information about authorities blocking access to mobile communications during the protests over the death of George Floyd.
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Posted 2020/06/02 08:02:00

Study reveals how face masks, social distancing and eye protection help cut COVID transmission

Social distancing can limit the chance of catching coronavirus to under 3%, according to the most comprehensive study so far.
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Posted 2020/06/02 00:17:00

Facebook employees unhappy Zuckerberg took no action on Trump post

Mark Zuckerberg is facing a backlash from his employees for what they say is a lack of action against inflammatory comments on the social networking website.
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Posted 2020/06/01 15:50:00

Quiet period of solar activity could be coming to an end

Scientists say the sun could be waking up for a period of increased solar flare activity, after having been relatively quiet for the past few years.
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Posted 2020/06/01 13:41:00

UK reassesses decision on Huawei role in 5G networks

The UK is reassessing its decision to allow Huawei equipment a limited role within the country's 5G network following new sanctions imposed on the company in the United States.
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Posted 2020/06/01 12:07:00

NASA and SpaceX craft docks with International Space Station

The rocket launched into space by NASA and SpaceX on Saturday afternoon has docked with the International Space Station.
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Posted 2020/05/31 13:40:00

NASA and SpaceX succeed with historic launch

NASA and SpaceX have successfully launched astronauts from US soil for the first time in almost a decade.
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Posted 2020/05/30 19:35:00

Scientists warn government against easing lockdown as temperatures soar

Three scientists advising the government on coronavirus have warned the easing of lockdown measures from Monday may be happening too early and could lead to a rise in infections.
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Posted 2020/05/30 09:32:00

99% chance that coronavirus vaccine will work, says Chinese firm

Chinese scientists working on a COVID-19 vaccine have told Sky News they are "99%" sure it will be effective.
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Posted 2020/05/29 11:42:00

99% confident that coronavirus vaccine will work, says Chinese firm

Chinese scientists working on a COVID-19 vaccine have told Sky News they are "99%" sure it will be effective.
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Posted 2020/05/29 11:42:00