Nintendo Switch fuels strong rise in profits

Technology - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 09:25
The Japanese company's fast-selling console boosts profits, as a new president is announced.

Snapchat releases new Spectacles 2.0

Technology - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 09:11
Over a year after the first version's launch, Spectacles 2.0 are released with new features.

Gun emoji disarmed as Microsoft follows Google toy switch

Technology - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 07:13
Microsoft plans to replace its revolver emoji with a water pistol, following similar moves by others.

'Guns, germs and trees' determine gorilla's fate

Science/Nature - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 03:37
The largest ever survey of western lowland gorillas shows most are living in unprotected areas.

Seventh EU Sentinel goes into orbit

Science/Nature - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 21:56
Europe's latest Earth observation satellite will focus on the behaviour and health of oceans.

The robot helping to deliver water in rural India

Technology - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 20:05
The customised robot is part of a study looking at how technology can help those in rural areas.

The robot helping to deliver water in rural India

Science/Nature - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 20:05
The customised robot is part of a study looking at how technology can help those in rural areas.

Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution

Science/Nature - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 20:02
More than 40 firms including Coca-Cola have promised to reduce harmful packaging.

Mesmerising footage shows lava lake overflow in Hawaii

Science/Nature - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 18:55
Lava has risen above the crater floor in Hawaii's Kilauea volcano for the first time since 2016.

'Ground-breaking' galaxy collision detected

Science/Nature - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 14:43
Fourteen galaxies pile into a small region of space... only one can emerge.

Gaia telescope's 'book of the heavens' takes shape

Science/Nature - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 14:01
A European space telescope measures the precise positions and distances to over one billion stars.

An unusually late start to the season for USA's Tornado Alley

Science/Nature - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:02
Things are unusually quiet in Oklahoma and Kansas this year as 2018 could see the latest start to the tornado season on record.

Galileo: UK plan to launch rival to EU sat-nav system

Science/Nature - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 07:57
The UK is looking at its own sat-nav system if the EU locks it out of Galileo because of Brexit.

Data watch

Technology - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 21:08
New rules on data come into force in May. Here’s what you need to know.

Shark-spotting drones help keep swimmers safe

Technology - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 20:35
The drones sound an on-board siren to warn swimmers when spotting a nearby shark.

Record concentration of microplastics found in Arctic

Science/Nature - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:09
Discovery prompts fear that melting ice will allow more plastic to be released back into the oceans.

God of War: Giving gaming new emotions

Technology - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 01:47
The team behind God of War tell Newsbeat the gaming industry is maturing to tackle more complex emotions than ever before.

Closing gender gap in physics 'will take generations'

Science/Nature - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 21:40
The gender gap in science subjects like physics is likely to persist for hundreds of years, study suggests.

Solar sailing

Science/Nature - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:14
How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.

Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can

Technology - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:03
Farmers are turning to robots to plant seedlings and pick produce because of human worker shortages.