Scientists believe they have discovered where asteroid which wiped out dinosaurs came from

Scientists think they may be a step closer to understanding where the asteroid or comet that wiped out the dinosaurs came from.

Posted 2021/02/15 11:51:00

Scientists accidentally find life beneath ice shelves in the Antarctic

Scientists have stumbled upon sea life far beneath the ice shelves of the Antarctic - in a discovery which shows how creatures have "amazingly adapted" to a frozen world, according to a study.

Posted 2021/02/15 11:50:00

£4bn Darktrace float dealt blow as UBS quits

The £4bn flotation of Darktrace, one of Britain's most prominent technology companies, has been dealt a severe blow by the resignation of one of the investment banks hired to lead it.

Posted 2021/02/13 09:08:00

English football bodies demand action on racism from Twitter and Facebook

English football bodies have come together to send an open letter to Facebook and Twitter demanding action amid increased levels of abuse aimed at footballers and officials on social media.

Posted 2021/02/11 11:16:00

Chinese spacecraft becomes second to reach Mars orbit this month

China has become the sixth nation to ever reach Mars, after its dual orbiter and lander Tianwen-1 spacecraft successfully entered the planet's orbit.

Posted 2021/02/10 13:04:00

All the COVID virus in the world could fit in a can of coke, says mathematician

A single coke can would be big enough to contain all of the COVID-19-causing virus currently circulating in the world, according to a British mathematician.

Posted 2021/02/10 11:59:00

Instagram to ban accounts that send racist abuse after footballers targeted

Instagram has announced it will begin banning people who send racist abuse to others through direct messages (DMs) following complaints the company was not doing enough with its previous tactic of enforcing a time-out.

Posted 2021/02/10 11:28:00

Huawei challenges US over security threat designation

Huawei has filed a legal challenge against the US Federal Communications Commission which designated the company as a threat to US national security.

Posted 2021/02/10 10:12:00

Twitter defies Indian govt and refuses to remove more than 1,100 accounts over farmer protests

Twitter is locked in a battle with the Indian government after it was ordered to take down accounts supporting the ongoing farmers' protests.

Posted 2021/02/10 07:21:00

Eight Britons arrested over hacking phones of US celebrities

Eight British men have been arrested for allegedly hacking the phones of US celebrities.

Posted 2021/02/10 04:10:00

Half of UK kids saw more fake news online in 2020, survey finds

More than half of the UK's children (51%) say they have been exposed to more misleading online content in the last year than before 2020, a survey has found.

Posted 2021/02/09 20:13:00

United Arab Emirates successfully inserts probe into Mars orbit

The United Arab Emirates has become the fifth nation to ever reach Mars, with its space probe successfully inserting into Martian orbit at 3.57pm UK time on Tuesday.

Posted 2021/02/09 13:41:00

An invisible killer is lurking in our consumer products

Our food, cosmetics and clothes may be filled with an invisible killer that doesn't show up in ingredients lists but may be more dangerous than COVID-19, according to new research.

Posted 2021/02/09 11:59:00

Govt denies setting up unit to profile journalists and block FOI requests

The government has denied setting up a "Clearing House" unit to profile journalists and undermine Freedom of Information requests, following a letter from newspaper editors demanding action.

Posted 2021/02/09 10:36:00

North Korea using cyber heists to fund nuclear programme, says UN

A confidential UN report circulated among its Security Council members reportedly claims that North Korea has continued to maintain and develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes through cyberattacks.

Posted 2021/02/09 09:50:00

Hackers try to poison Florida town by changing chemical levels at water treatment plant

A water treatment plant in Florida was targeted by hackers who tried to poison a town's water supply, according to the local sheriff.

Posted 2021/02/08 22:01:00

Elon Musk and Snoop Dogg send Dogecoin surging

Following weeks of frenzied stock market memes and investments - spurred by social media site Reddit and billionaire Elon Musk - a new token is surging: the joke cryptocurrency Dogecoin.

Posted 2021/02/08 15:05:00

Bitcoin hits new high as Tesla reveals $1.5bn investment

Bitcoin has jumped more than 10% to a record high after Tesla said it had invested $1.5bn (£1.09bn) in the cryptocurrency and would soon start accepting it as a form of payment for its cars and other products.

Posted 2021/02/08 14:36:00

Shape-shifting coronavirus is knocking the confidence of scientists

Another half a million or so people will today bare their shoulder and have a vaccine against COVID-19.

Posted 2021/02/08 12:10:00

COVID mRNA vaccine tech could be used to target HIV, sickle cell and cancer

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred on the development of a range of new medical technologies, some of which could have a lasting impact on humanity's ability to treat difficult diseases.

Posted 2021/02/08 09:31:00