Russia denies cosmonauts board space station in Ukrainian colours

Science/Nature - Sat, 03/19/2022 - 16:13
The decision to ditch standard Russian uniforms was interpreted as a show of solidarity for Ukraine.

UK's safe level for tap water too high - scientists

Science/Nature - Fri, 03/18/2022 - 22:00
Experts say the UK should reduce the amount of toxic "forever chemicals" allowed in drinking water.

How Kremlin accounts manipulate Twitter

Technology - Fri, 03/18/2022 - 21:34
One of the prime sources for fake news on Twitter comes straight from the Kremlin's network of Twitter accounts.

Ukraine: How crowdsourcing is rescuing people from the war zone

Technology - Fri, 03/18/2022 - 21:34
Volunteers inside and outside Ukraine are working together to help civilians escape the war safely.

Heineken launches virtual beer in self-mocking metaverse 'joke'

Technology - Fri, 03/18/2022 - 12:15
Brewer's "launch" highlights the extent businesses will go to to join the latest bandwagon.

Climate change: Wildfire smoke linked to Arctic melting

Science/Nature - Fri, 03/18/2022 - 12:02
Researchers find that "brown carbon" from wildfire smoke is helping to melt Arctic snow and ice.

Climate change: Why weather changes worry Wales' 'wettest town'

Science/Nature - Fri, 03/18/2022 - 11:13
People living in the area, which has Unesco World Heritage status, are being asked to adapt.

Robot cheetah learns to run by itself and other tech news

Technology - Fri, 03/18/2022 - 09:20
LJ Rich looks at the best of the week's technology news stories.

How mountain rescue could be aided by 5G

Technology - Fri, 03/18/2022 - 08:53
Real-time tracking of a search dog’s path allows the team to assess which areas have been covered.

Russia Today: Amol Rajan explains Ofcom's licence decision

Entertainment - Fri, 03/18/2022 - 08:17
Regulator Ofcom said Russia Today was not "fit and proper to hold a UK broadcasting licence".

Australia sues Facebook over scam ads impersonating celebrities

Technology - Thu, 03/17/2022 - 23:46
The tech giant knowingly let ads with fake celebrity endorsements scam users, a regulator says.

Deepfake presidents used in Russia-Ukraine war

Technology - Thu, 03/17/2022 - 23:03
Videos of Putin and Zelensky declaring the war is over have been circulating online.

Could super-sized heat pumps make gas boilers extinct?

Science/Nature - Thu, 03/17/2022 - 23:02
The cities turning to huge heat pumps to provide warmth to thousands of homes and businesses.

Call to 'open the doors' for sign language users

Entertainment - Thu, 03/17/2022 - 22:43
Campaigners are eagerly awaiting a new law bill requiring public bodies to promote sign language.

How a jetpack design helped create a flying motorbike

Technology - Thu, 03/17/2022 - 22:06
The developers of a powerful mini aircraft hope it will be used by the armed forces.

Sunny Balwani: Elizabeth Holmes' former partner goes on trial

Technology - Thu, 03/17/2022 - 21:02
Sunny Balwani was considered the "enforcer" at Theranos and was its enigmatic founder's lover.

Climate Check

Science/Nature - Thu, 03/17/2022 - 12:49
As the world's temperature warms, severe rainfall events are becoming more likely - and weather patterns like La Niña could be disrupted.

Meta to let parents limit teenager's virtual-reality exploration

Technology - Thu, 03/17/2022 - 11:34
Parents will be able stop over-13s accessing inappropriate content via Meta's VR headset.

Scientists claim hairy black holes explain Hawking paradox

Science/Nature - Thu, 03/17/2022 - 01:57
Researchers say they have solved one of science's biggest paradoxes, first identified by Prof Stephen Hawking.

Clean air: Campaigners criticise pace of new particles targets

Science/Nature - Wed, 03/16/2022 - 17:18
But the government says particle standards will come in as quickly as is realistically possible.