Star Wars fan gets R2-D2 arm after losing limbs to meningitis

Star Wars heroes are no strangers to bionic hands, and a young fan who lost all four limbs to meningitis now has his own artificial arm that would look right at home in a galaxy far, far away.

Posted 2020/01/17 05:13:00

Apple may be forced by EU to replace iPhone charger with Android equivalent

The European Parliament is calling for common chargers to be introduced that would fit all mobile phones and tablets.

Posted 2020/01/17 02:16:00

Grieving dad of Molly Russell says tech giants must be forced to hand over data

The father of a teenage girl who took her own life says he has "no doubt that social media helped kill my daughter" - as he backed a report calling for companies to share data and pay towards research into the technology's potential harms.

Posted 2020/01/17 01:41:00

Microsoft pledges to remove as much carbon as it has ever emitted

Microsoft has pledged to become "carbon negative" by 2030 before going further and removing as much carbon it has ever emitted from the environment by 2050.

Posted 2020/01/16 21:40:00

Sepsis is bigger killer than three types of cancer combined - study

Sepsis is a bigger killer than bowel, breast and pancreatic cancer combined, according to a new study.

Posted 2020/01/16 17:00:00

HIV transmissions drop 73% among gay men in UK

HIV transmissions among gay and bisexual men have dropped 73% since 2014, according to figures from Public Health England.

Posted 2020/01/16 13:14:00

HIV transmissions drop 71% among gay men in UK

HIV transmissions among gay and bisexual men have dropped 71% since 2012, according to figures from Public Health England.

Posted 2020/01/16 13:14:00

Dinosaurs shrank to keep warm as they evolved into birds

As dinosaurs evolved into birds they shrank in order to become warm blooded, according to a new theory hoping to put to bed one of the remaining controversies in evolutionary theory.

Posted 2020/01/16 10:28:00

Japan confirms man has same coronavirus as China outbreak

Japan has confirmed a case of the new coronavirus that has killed one person and infected dozens more in China.

Posted 2020/01/16 10:11:00

Scientists create new embryo of nearly extinct rhino

Scientists may be poised to bring the northern white rhino back from the very brink of extinction having successfully created another viable embryo which will be transferred to a surrogate mother.

Posted 2020/01/15 13:16:00

Being rich helps you stay healthy for longer

Being wealthy can add years to a healthy lifespan, new research suggests.

Posted 2020/01/15 03:58:00

Want to delay the menopause? Have more sex

Women who have sex at least once a week start the menopause later than those who make love less than once a month, according to a new study.

Posted 2020/01/14 16:18:00

Windows 7 users warned to upgrade to avoid cyber attacks

Windows 7 users have been warned to upgrade their PCs to avoid possible cyber attacks as support for the software ends.

Posted 2020/01/14 00:04:00

Stardust revealed as oldest solid material on earth

Particles from a long-dead star found inside a meteorite that fell to Earth in the 1960s have been identified as the oldest solid material ever discovered.

Posted 2020/01/13 23:03:00

Scientists keep liver alive outside a body for a week

Scientists have found a way to keep a liver alive outside the body for up to a week, potentially helping people with liver disease or cancer who need a transplant.

Posted 2020/01/13 16:31:00

MI5 chief shrugs off US warnings about Huawei

The head of MI5 has said he does not expect the UK's relationship with America to suffer if Britain decides to include the Chinese company's equipment in its 5G infrastructure.

Posted 2020/01/12 20:55:00

This is the tortoise whose sex drive saved his species

A giant tortoise called Diego who had such an uncontrollable sex drive he may well have reproduced his species back from the brink of extinction is set to retire.

Posted 2020/01/12 16:52:00

Sir David Attenborough research ship facing launch delay

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) may be forced to cancel ship-based polar science for at least the next year after delays to its new vessel, the Sir David Attenborough, Sky News has learned.

Posted 2020/01/12 14:41:00

Gamer having seizure saved by online friend 5,000 miles away

A teenage gamer in Cheshire who had a seizure in his room unbeknownst to his parents was saved when his friend called the police from 5,000 miles away in Texas.

Posted 2020/01/11 19:04:00

Jail for man who put navy personnel at risk by selling unfit tech

A technology firm boss who put Royal Navy personnel at risk by selling unsuitable equipment to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been jailed.

Posted 2020/01/10 18:50:00