Mars helicopter Ingenuity survives first night alone ahead of flight

The mini-helicopter Ingenuity has survived its first night alone on the Martian surface detached from the Perseverance rover.

Posted 2021/04/06 08:07:00

New breast cancer jab cuts treatment time from two-and-a-half hours to five minutes

A new breast cancer jab that will take just five minutes to administer will not only cut down on hospital staff time - but also reduce the COVID infection risk for patients.

Posted 2021/04/04 14:23:00

Details of 11 million UK Facebook users found on website for hackers

Details of more than 500 million Facebook users - 11 million from the UK - have been found on a website for hackers.

Posted 2021/04/04 10:36:00

Mysterious rumblings from inside of Mars detected by NASA lander

Scientists at NASA have reported an exciting detection by its Insight lander on Mars - mysterious rumblings coming from the interior of the planet.

Posted 2021/04/02 11:56:00

Global dark web drug network properties raided in North East and Surrey

Properties linked to an organised crime group responsible for selling MDMA on the dark web have been raided by officers from the UK's National Crime Agency and US Homeland Security.

Posted 2021/04/02 09:47:00

Climate change has impacted agricultural productivity growth by 21% since 1960s

For the first time researchers have quantified the impact of man-made climate change on global agricultural productivity, finding that the sector is 21% down from where it would have been.

Posted 2021/04/02 08:29:00

Uber ordered to pay $1.1m to blind woman who was refused rides 14 times

Uber has been ordered to pay $1.1m (£790,000) to a blind woman who was refused rides on 14 separate occasions.

Posted 2021/04/02 08:11:00

Melting ice sheets caused global sea levels to rise up to 18 metres

Researchers have discovered that melting ice sheets have already caused enormous sea-level rises, pushing oceans around the world higher by up to 18 metres at the end of the last ice age.

Posted 2021/04/01 09:04:00

NASA says COVID-19 caused $3bn of delays to space missions

Delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic have cost NASA almost $3bn since last March, a report says.

Posted 2021/04/01 07:39:00

Scientists find a way to collect human DNA from thin air

In a breakthrough proof-of-concept test, scientists have managed to take human DNA samples from the air, which could have applications in forensic investigations.

Posted 2021/03/31 14:06:00

Rising number of celebrities selling video messages during pandemic - with some bizarre requests

Ever wanted some words of support from your football hero? How about help with a marriage proposal from a famous musician?

Posted 2021/03/31 08:37:00

Facebook to let users turn off algorithm powering News Feed

Facebook is to allow users to turn off the algorithm powering its News Feed and control the order items appear amid growing calls for algorithmic transparency.

Posted 2021/03/31 08:25:00

Deliveroo shares lose a quarter of their value on London stock market debut

Deliveroo shares have slumped as much as 30% as the takeaway delivery company made its highly-anticipated stock market debut.

Posted 2021/03/31 07:13:00

Another failed landing for SpaceX Starship as rocket breaks apart, but fog hides cause of explosion

SpaceX has suffered another failed landing for its prototype Starship spacecraft, as the rocket broke up in thick fog right before touchdown in Texas.

Posted 2021/03/30 15:16:00

Science teacher and data engineer win multimillion dollar tickets on space flight

The last two multimillion dollar spots on the three-day SpaceX flight into orbit have been filled by a science teacher and a data engineer.

Posted 2021/03/30 13:10:00

PayPal to launch cryptocurrency checkout service

PayPal is to launch a cryptocurrency service, initially allowing consumers in the US to spend a range of currencies when making purchases with millions of online merchants globally.

Posted 2021/03/30 10:01:00

Mice (and even people) really could have the ability to become toxic, snake venom scientists say

Mice and even people could have the potential to become venomous, according to new research.

Posted 2021/03/29 20:15:00

Australia cyber attacks hit television channel and parliament

A cyber attack has disrupted Channel Nine's live broadcasts from Sydney, the TV company has confirmed, at the same time as an attack led to Parliament House's email system being taken offline.

Posted 2021/03/28 15:03:00

Boy finds 480 million-year-old fossil using set he got for Christmas

A six-year-old boy has found a fossil up to 488 million years old while digging in his garden with a fossil-hunting set he received for Christmas.

Posted 2021/03/27 20:18:00

More than 100 years before asteroid Apophis may hit Earth, says NASA

New observations from NASA have determined that the asteroid Apophis, which was thought to pose a risk to impacting Earth in 2068, actually won't come close to hitting us for at least a century.

Posted 2021/03/27 15:56:00