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Work starts on coronavirus vaccine that will target variants

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline and German biotech firm CureVac have struck a €150m (£130m) deal to develop next-generation COVID-19 vaccines that target several variants of the virus in one product.
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Posted 2021/02/03 07:50:00

SpaceX Starship prototype explodes (again) after (another) failed landing

A SpaceX Starship prototype rocket has exploded on landing after an experimental launch in Texas.
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Posted 2021/02/02 21:23:00

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon boss as Christmas quarter sales exceed $100bn

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is to step down from running the business as it reported record revenues for its core Christmas quarter, topping $100bn (£73.1bn) for the first time with help from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Posted 2021/02/02 19:59:00

How COVID-conspiracists and anti-vaxxers are getting organised and making money

It's easy to dismiss conspiracy theorists who say COVID-19 doesn't exist, or that we are all living through a "plandemic" - an event orchestrated by the evil and powerful.
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Posted 2021/02/02 16:48:00

Amazon unveils Helix building as centrepiece of new campus - some compare it to poop emoji

Amazon has unveiled a 350-foot, 22-story Helix building for its new campus to a mixed reception, with some cheekily comparing it to the poop emoji.
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Posted 2021/02/02 16:09:00

Tesla issues voluntary recall for more than 100,000 cars

Tesla customers are today receiving an email alerting them to a voluntary recall of Model S and Model X vehicles due to a malfunctioning touchscreen.
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Posted 2021/02/02 11:46:00

Google to pay $3.8m to settle lawsuit over discrimination against female and Asian engineers

Google has reached a $3.8m (£2.8m) settlement with the US Department of Labor over "systemic compensation and hiring discrimination" affecting more than 5,500 female and Asian workers.
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Posted 2021/02/02 10:44:00

US billionaire paying for first all-civilian mission to space - which three people will he take?

SpaceX is planning to launch the first all-civilian mission to orbit this year - led by a US billionaire who is paying for the entire flight.
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Posted 2021/02/01 22:55:00

Real Wolf of Wall Street gives his advice to people investing in GameStop

The man known as the Wolf of Wall Street has offered his advice to small investors buying shares in GameStop, saying they should "be careful" to avoid losing money when "it goes bad".
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Posted 2021/01/30 20:26:00

Walking with dinosaurs: Girl, 4, finds prehistoric footprint on beach stroll

A four-year-old girl found a dinosaur footprint touted as one of the "best examples" ever found in the UK while out walking with her dad during lockdown.
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Posted 2021/01/30 14:34:00

Scientist invents new plasma engine for rockets

Dr Fatima Ebrahimi has invented a new fusion rocket thruster concept which could power humans to Mars and beyond.
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Posted 2021/01/29 13:13:00

Single-shot COVID vaccine from Johnson & Johnson 85% effective

A single-shot vaccine developed by the healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson is 85% effective in preventing the most serious coronavirus symptoms, according to data from mass trials.
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Posted 2021/01/29 12:18:00

Struggling to sleep? The moon may be to blame

Superstitions about the moon have for centuries inspired humanity to blame it for our moods, sanity, and even natural disasters - but new research has indicated it actually does have an impact on our sleep.
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Posted 2021/01/28 13:49:00

Grindr faces £8.6m fine over claims it mishandled personal data

Grindr is facing a fine of £11.7m (£8.6m) for its handling of personal user data, Norway's privacy watchdog has announced.
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Posted 2021/01/26 11:08:00

Facebook News launches in UK after deals reached with media

Facebook has launched its Facebook News tab in the UK after completing deals with many of the country's major news providers, including Sky News, the Financial Times, and The Guardian.
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Posted 2021/01/26 08:58:00

Napping in the afternoon could keep you mentally agile - study

Taking a regular afternoon nap could be one way to stay mentally agile, according to a new study.
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Posted 2021/01/26 01:56:00

Scientists develop ultrafast laser system to remove cancers more precisely

A new laser system that may revolutionise the treatment of cancers and help surgeons remove them without damaging healthy tissue, is being developed by scientists.
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Posted 2021/01/25 10:08:00

Google threatens to block search engine in Australia if forced to pay for news

Google has threatened to block its search engine in Australia if it is forced to pay media outlets for their news content.
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Posted 2021/01/22 07:51:00

Google investigating ethical AI team member over accessing thousands of sensitive files

Google is investigating a member of its ethical AI team after they were found to have taken thousands of sensitive files from its servers and shared the information with external accounts.
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Posted 2021/01/20 13:21:00

Mystery of butterfly flight finally cracked by scientists

Scientists believe they have finally cracked the mystery of how butterflies fly despite their "unusually short, broad and large wings" compared to their body size.
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Posted 2021/01/20 10:26:00