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Dolphins have similar personality traits to humans, study finds

Dolphins have developed a number of similar personality traits to humans and primates, such as curiosity and sociability, a study has found.
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Posted 2021/02/19 11:44:00

WhatsApp launches second attempt at persuading users to accept privacy update

WhatsApp is launching a second attempt to get its users to accept an updated privacy policy after the initial effort in January sent many people to rival messaging apps.
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Posted 2021/02/19 09:30:00

Perseverance rover sends back first pictures from Mars after successful landing

NASA's mission to search for signs of ancient life on Mars has sent back its first images from the surface of the Red Planet after a successful landing.
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Posted 2021/02/18 18:06:00

Why has Facebook blocked news in Australia and what does it mean for the rest of the world?

Facebook has blocked Australians from accessing and sharing news in a fight over internet platforms paying media organisations for content.
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Posted 2021/02/18 12:55:00

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news

Facebook has blocked Australians from viewing and sharing news on the platform in the latest dispute between digital firms, journalism, and governments.
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Posted 2021/02/17 23:12:00

Lockdown is working! COVID-19 infection rate plummets in England

One of the largest and most authoritative coronavirus surveys has found that infections are quickly falling in England, confirming that lockdown is working to suppress the virus.
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Posted 2021/02/17 23:07:00

Lockdown is working! COVID-19 infection rate plummets in England

Two wide-scale COVID-19 surveys have found that cases are falling in England, confirming that lockdown is working to suppress the virus.
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Posted 2021/02/17 23:07:00

US charges three North Korean hackers with $1.3bn theft

The United States has charged three North Korean men with stealing and extorting more than $1.3bn (£940m) from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges around the world.
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Posted 2021/02/17 16:14:00

Rapid coronavirus testing done wrong risks dangerous consequences

Like masks and lockdowns, lateral flow tests have become a point of contention during the pandemic. A debate has raged about how and when they should be used.
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Posted 2021/02/17 13:29:00

Breakthrough mRNA vaccine developed for cancer immunotherapy

Research involving messenger RNA (mRNA) has accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, and scientists are now reporting a new vaccine for cancer immunotherapy.
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Posted 2021/02/17 12:30:00

Fortnite video game makers file EU antitrust case against Apple

Epic Games, the company behind the video game Fortnite, has expanded the territory of its ongoing dispute with Apple by filing a complaint with the European Union.
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Posted 2021/02/17 11:48:00

What tech is NASA using in its Mars rover as it prepares to land?

About half of all of mankind's missions to Mars have failed, including the UK's only attempt to visit the planet in 2003, so how has NASA prepared its Perseverance rover for Thursday?
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Posted 2021/02/17 09:40:00

Public warned over fake NHS vaccine invitation emails

Organised crime groups have developed a new phishing lure to fool people into handing over their financial details by claiming they have been selected to receive a treatment, exploiting the UK's successful vaccination rollout.
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Posted 2021/02/16 14:53:00

Bitcoin storms past $50,000 for first time as mainstream appeal grows

Bitcoin has crossed the $50,000 (£36,000) barrier for the first time on the back of surging demand for the so-called crypto king among mainstream investors.
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Posted 2021/02/16 13:09:00

Mars landing: Everything to expect and how you can watch it

In just two days, NASA's Perseverance rover will complete its seven-month journey to Mars and begin the shortest and by far the most intense stage of its mission: landing.
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Posted 2021/02/16 13:00:00

Mars landing: What to expect and how you can watch it

NASA's Perseverance rover will complete its seven-month journey to Mars and begin the shortest and by far the most intense stage of its mission: landing.
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Posted 2021/02/16 13:00:00

Rich countries should only eat synthetic beef, says Bill Gates

Bill Gates has urged rich nations to move to "100% synthetic beef" in order to address the greenhouse gas emissions driving global climate change.
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Posted 2021/02/16 10:37:00

Hunt on to find British astronaut to go to the moon

The hunt is on for the next cohort of European Space Agency (ESA) astronauts to take part in upcoming missions, including manned missions to the moon in the 2020s and 2030s.
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Posted 2021/02/16 08:58:00

New amputation surgery could leave patients with less pain and more control

A new type of surgery can help amputees control their remaining muscles and sense where their "phantom" limb is in space.
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Posted 2021/02/15 23:40:00

Robots in Johannesburg hotel serve customers with COVID symptoms

A hotel in Johannesburg has introduced robot staff and says they could be used to serve customers with COVID symptoms.
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Posted 2021/02/15 14:33:00