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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted 2021/01/20 10:26:00

Chinese billionaire tech tycoon Jack Ma seen in public three months after mystery disappearance

Chinese tycoon Jack Ma has appeared in public for the first time in nearly three months - after speculation about his whereabouts following a clampdown by Beijing on his business empire.

Posted 2021/01/20 09:35:00

Bridgerton and The Crown help Netflix top 200m subscribers as lockdowns spur record growth

Netflix has notched up more than 200 million subscribers after consumers staying at home during the pandemic helped it achieve a record year of growth in 2020.

Posted 2021/01/20 07:03:00

New ventilator could mean fewer COVID patients need intensive care

UK experts have designed a new ventilator that could allow more people with severe coronavirus to be treated outside intensive care.

Posted 2021/01/20 02:43:00

An end to range anxiety? New electric car battery can charge in five minutes

A new electric car battery that can be fully charged in five minutes has been manufactured for the first time on a normal production line in China, based on designs by Israeli company StoreDot.

Posted 2021/01/19 09:35:00

Oxford university given £100m to fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs

The University of Oxford has been given £100m - one of the largest donations in its history - for a new institute focusing on resistance to antibiotics.

Posted 2021/01/18 22:49:00

WhatsApp delays launch of controversial feature after privacy backlash

WhatsApp is delaying the rollout of new business features following a user backlash over the company's data sharing practices.

Posted 2021/01/15 20:43:00

Believe it or not, these figures show every UK adult could be offered a COVID vaccine by mid-July

For a few hours this week, we were given an insight into the closely-guarded secret at the centre of the UK's vaccination programme.

Posted 2021/01/15 17:28:00