US tech stocks surge as Apple, Amazon and Facebook update on progress

US tech stocks have enjoyed a strong rally on Wall Street in advance of earnings reports from some of the biggest names in the business.

Posted 2020/10/29 19:44:00

Hubble Telescope used to study rare metal asteroid

An asteroid made of iron and nickel first discovered in 1852 could have been a protoplanet, according to scientists.

Posted 2020/10/29 18:32:00

Facebook, Twitter and Google face changes to online speech protection

Twitter, Facebook and Google have been warned their platforms face new restrictions after they were criticised by Republican senators for alleged anti-conservative bias.

Posted 2020/10/29 09:21:00

Weather bulletins should feature COVID infection rates to curb pandemic, some experts say

Experts and a cross-party group of MPs are backing a plan to have daily coronavirus figures read out with weather reports as part of a scheme to help curb the spread of the pandemic.

Posted 2020/10/27 12:25:00

Herd immunity hopes dashed as study shows COVID antibodies fall rapidly after recovery

Hopes that the population will become immune to COVID-19 have been dashed by new research showing antibodies fall rapidly after recovering from the disease.

Posted 2020/10/26 20:14:00

Antibodies fall rapidly after COVID infection, dashing hopes of herd immunity - study

Hopes that the population will become immune to COVID-19 have been dashed by new research showing antibodies fall rapidly after recovering from the disease.

Posted 2020/10/26 20:14:00

New boss of Test and Trace app only contracted for six months

The new boss of the contact-tracing app has only taken the job for six months, Sky News has learned, raising concerns about the rapid turnover of executives at the top of the troubled Test and Trace programme.

Posted 2020/10/26 06:13:00

New invention will help astronauts maintain bone density in space

Astronauts can lose as much as 10% of bone density during six months in space, according to NASA, because there's no gravity for their body to push against.

Posted 2020/10/25 21:25:00

Falling rates of COVID in university areas could be hiding a wider outbreak in cities

Falling rates of COVID-19 among students could be masking an underlying epidemic, research by Sky News has revealed.

Posted 2020/10/23 17:59:00

People told to self-isolate stopped from claiming £500 grant by flaw in contact tracing app

People told to isolate by the contact-tracing app are not able to claim government financial support, Sky News has learned, raising fears that low-paid workers will be forced to choose between health and hardship.

Posted 2020/10/22 22:07:00

US approves experimental drug used by Trump to treat COVID-19 patients

Remdesivir, an antiviral drug originally developed to treat Ebola, has been approved for use on COVID-19 patients in the US.

Posted 2020/10/22 21:28:00

Facebook launches its own dating app in the UK to rival Tinder and Hinge

Facebook has launched its own dating feature to rival existing apps such as Tinder.

Posted 2020/10/21 23:00:00

Tesla shares soar as company delivers record number of cars

Shares in Tesla have risen after the electric car maker reported its fifth consecutive quarterly profit.

Posted 2020/10/21 20:11:00

Untrained staff take on contact-tracing jobs as Test and Trace struggles to cope with rise in cases

The sharp rise in coronavirus cases is stretching the capacity of the Test and Trace service in England, forcing untrained staff to take on contact-tracing jobs, according to a leaked internal email seen by Sky News.

Posted 2020/10/21 18:10:00

Secrets revealed of beetle so tough it can survive being run over by a car

The key to making stronger buildings and planes could lie in the anatomy of a crush-resistant insect that can survive being run over by a car, scientists have found.

Posted 2020/10/21 15:34:00

Contact tracing app gets third boss in six months

A new boss - the third in six months - has been appointed to lead the contact tracing app for England and Wales, Sky News has learned.

Posted 2020/10/21 09:55:00

NASA spacecraft collects asteroid sample 200 million miles from Earth

A NASA spacecraft has successfully descended on an asteroid to collect a sample to return to Earth, the space centre has confirmed.

Posted 2020/10/21 00:17:00

Scientists find new organ in throat while testing for prostate cancer

Scientists have discovered a new organ in the throat while carrying out research on prostate cancer.

Posted 2020/10/20 23:11:00

US accuses Google of being a monopoly in largest antitrust lawsuit in two decades

The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google's parent company Alphabet for using "illegal means" to keep its monopoly power.

Posted 2020/10/20 15:06:00

It is extraordinary altruism to voluntarily contract coronavirus

It's a brave soul who allows themselves to be deliberately infected with the COVID virus.

Posted 2020/10/20 11:21:00