Climate crisis: 2020 on track to be one of the warmest years on record

This year is on track to be one of the three warmest on record. 

Posted 2020/12/02 11:48:00

Vaccine approval is a historic moment for the UK

This is an historic moment. The beginning of the end of the pandemic. And it starts here in the UK, the first country to licence a COVID-19 vaccine.

Posted 2020/12/02 09:24:00

Slack snapped up by Salesforce in £20.6bn bet on remote working

Cloud computing pioneer Salesforce has agreed a $27.7bn (£20.6bn) deal to buy Slack, the workplace messaging app that has enjoyed a near-doubling of its market value during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted 2020/12/02 06:15:00

Huge telescope scaled by 007 - and used to search for alien life - collapses

One of the world's largest radio telescopes, used to monitor the stars for more than half a century, has collapsed. 

Posted 2020/12/01 21:58:00

Facebook-backed cryptocurrency changes name in an effort to seek approval

A struggling cryptocurrency backed by Facebook has changed its name, in a bid to get it off the ground and approved by regulators.

Posted 2020/12/01 14:36:00

Moderna seeks US approval for 94.1% effective vaccine

Moderna has said it is filing for regulatory approval in the US, and that its vaccine trials have shown no serious safety concerns.

Posted 2020/11/30 12:13:00

UK bans Huawei equipment installations amid stockpiling

British telecoms providers will be banned from installing 5G equipment manufactured by Huawei from next September, the government has said, even if they still have unused stock.

Posted 2020/11/30 09:12:00

UK secures two million more Moderna jabs as new vaccine minister appointed

The government has secured an additional two million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which trials suggest has a 95% effectiveness.

Posted 2020/11/29 00:27:00

Free vitamin D deliveries to be rolled out to vulnerable groups

Free vitamin D deliveries will be offered to around 2.7 million vulnerable people by the government, officials have said.

Posted 2020/11/27 21:56:00

Massive sunspot appears ahead of heightened solar activity

Astronomers have discovered a series of enormous new sunspots on the side of the sun facing Earth, ahead of a period of what is expected to be increased solar activity.

Posted 2020/11/27 12:36:00

Gamers derail eBay listings to stop scalpers profiting on latest tech

Gamers are sharing tips on how to derail auctions for high-end graphics cards and consoles to try to end scalping - where people buy limited-supply goods to sell on at a profit.

Posted 2020/11/27 09:50:00

Tech giants face tougher UK rules to curb dominance

A new UK watchdog is to police the dominance of tech giants such as Google and Facebook to try to prevent them exploiting consumers and small businesses.

Posted 2020/11/27 07:25:00

Amazon staff in the UK to get bonus in run-up to Christmas

Amazon staff in the UK are set to see a Christmas boost in their pay packet, after the firm announced $500m (£374m) in global bonuses.

Posted 2020/11/27 04:23:00

NHS to pilot blood test that could detect early signs of more than 50 types of cancer

A new blood test that could help detect the early signs of more than 50 types of cancer is set to be piloted across England by the NHS.

Posted 2020/11/27 03:13:00

UK cyber experts help Manchester United recover from attack

Manchester United are being assisted by the UK's cyber security agency after an online attack left the club unable to fully restore its systems.

Posted 2020/11/26 23:49:00

AstraZeneca to run extra trial of COVID vaccine developed with Oxford University

AstraZeneca - the company collaborating with Oxford University on a coronavirus vaccine - is set to run an extra trial of the jab.

Posted 2020/11/26 16:16:00

Bitcoin hopes of record value dashed after cryptocurrency falls again

Bitcoin fell 8.7% on Wednesday - just as it neared its highest-ever price - passing $19,000 (£14,241) for the first time since its 2017 collapse.

Posted 2020/11/26 09:43:00

UK-made Mars rover on track for life-finding mission after successful test

A UK rover is a step closer to landing on Mars after a successful round of testing on a new parachute system.

Posted 2020/11/26 09:01:00

Scientists discover fungus-farming ants evolving biomineral body armour

Scientists have accidentally discovered a species of fungus-farming ant is growing its own body armour using biominerals, something never previously seen in insects.

Posted 2020/11/25 12:50:00

Bitcoin nears record highs - almost three years after it hit $20,000 and suddenly collapsed

Bitcoin is nearing its highest-ever price - passing $19,000 (£14,241) for the first time since its calamitous collapse in 2018.

Posted 2020/11/25 09:28:00