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

Coronavirus lockdowns drive record growth in Twitter usage

Twitter has reported a sharp rise in daily user numbers thanks to coronavirus lockdowns around the world - but has seen revenues tumble as advertising spend was hit by the pandemic and protests in the US.

Posted 2020/07/23 13:21:00

China launches rocket to Mars to search for ancient life forms

China has joined the search for signs of life on the red planet by launching its own Mars rover into space.

Posted 2020/07/23 07:53:00

Revealed: How a Premier League club almost lost £1m to hackers

Hackers froze turnstiles at a football game and tried to steal a £1m club transfer fee in recent cyber attacks on UK sport, a new report has revealed.

Posted 2020/07/22 15:21:00

QAnon: The bizarre pro-Trump conspiracy theory growing ahead of the US election

It has been described as a right-wing conspiracy theory, an emerging religious movement, and even as a domestic terrorism threat in one FBI bulletin - but what exactly is QAnon?

Posted 2020/07/22 11:06:00

First photo of sun-like star with two planets captured

Scientists at the European Southern Observatory have taken the first ever direct photograph of a sun-like star accompanied by two giant exoplanets.

Posted 2020/07/22 10:37:00

Rare gene could be why some women have less childbirth pain, say scientists

Women who do not require pain relief during childbirth might have a rare genetic variant, according to scientists.

Posted 2020/07/22 09:48:00

Jeff Bezos sees personal wealth climb by £10bn in just one day

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became $13bn (£10bn) richer in a single day on Monday after shares in his company surged nearly 8%.

Posted 2020/07/22 06:16:00

LinkedIn cuts 960 jobs as pandemic hits demand for hiring

Professional networking site LinkedIn is to cut 960 jobs as the coronavirus hits demand for its recruitment products.

Posted 2020/07/21 13:09:00

Darktrace to pick banks for blockbuster London float

British cybersecurity company Darktrace is preparing to pick banks to spearhead a blockbuster flotation that could become a rare bright spot in a moribund London market for company listings.

Posted 2020/07/21 10:35:00

Scientists release largest-ever 3D map of the universe

Scientists have released the largest ever three-dimensional map of the universe, proving that it is basically flat and filling in an 11 billion year gap in its history.

Posted 2020/07/21 08:36:00

UK secures early access to 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

The UK has secured early access to 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses through partnerships with pharmaceutical companies.

Posted 2020/07/20 05:00:00

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