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Taking on tech giants: Can anyone stop Facebook, Amazon and Google?

Me, 01/05/2019 - 14:00
Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is one of the most prominent voices calling for tech giants to be broken up. Is she right, and can it be done?

Exclusive: AI to monitor UK roads for accidents or unusual behaviour

Me, 01/05/2019 - 13:19
Some councils in the UK are going to test artificial intelligence on their CCTV cameras for automatically detecting traffic accidents and unusual road behaviour

Huge whales may have evolved millions of years earlier than we thought

Me, 01/05/2019 - 09:44
It was thought baleen whales suddenly evolved to be massive 2.5 million years ago, but new evidence suggests the change was more gradual and much earlier

Prehistoric predator fossils found in an underwater cave in Mexico

Me, 01/05/2019 - 02:01
Short-faced bear and wolf-like fossils retrieved from a cave by divers are helping researchers to understand the animals of the Americas 30,000 years ago

Newly recognised form of dementia could now be easier to diagnose

Ma, 30/04/2019 - 19:00
Limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (LATE) is distinct from Alzheimer’s disease and tends to affect people near the end of their lives

Extreme flooding leads to deaths in Indonesia and Mozambique

Ma, 30/04/2019 - 18:15
Dozens of people have died in Indonesia and Mozambique as a result of storms and flooding, possibly driven by climate change

LIGO may have just spotted a black hole devouring a neutron star

Ma, 30/04/2019 - 18:07
In a cosmic clash of the titans, we may have just spotted a black hole eat a neutron star - the first collision seen between a mixed pair of these massive objects

Two species of colourful stick insects discovered in Madagascar

Ma, 30/04/2019 - 17:09
DNA analysis of two stick insect specimens in northern Madagascar has revealed they are native to the island, not overseas visitors

Sales of opioid painkiller codeine have halved in Australia

Ma, 30/04/2019 - 14:19
Sales of codeine have halved in Australia after an over-the-counter ban and fears that people would be driven to stronger prescriptions have not come true

Battle of the exomoon: Astronomers can't agree on controversial find

Ma, 30/04/2019 - 14:13
What appeared to be the first moon ever discovered around a planet circling another star may not really exist, but it seems like we’ll never know for sure

Battle of the exomoon: Astronomers can't agree on controversial find

Ma, 30/04/2019 - 14:13
What appeared to be the first moon ever discovered around a planet circling another star may not really exist, but it seems like we’ll never know for sure

First exomoon might not actually exist as astronomers reach stalemate

Ma, 30/04/2019 - 14:13
What appeared to be the first moon ever discovered around a planet circling another star may not really exist, but it seems like we’ll never know for sure

Weird chromosome may have spurred evolution of thousands of songbirds

Ma, 30/04/2019 - 13:28
Songbirds appear to have an extra chromosome in cells involved in sexual reproduction. The extra DNA could help explain why there are so many songbird species

A bad sense of smell predicts early death but we don’t know why

Ma, 30/04/2019 - 00:00
A poor sense of smell in older adults is linked to a nearly 50 per cent higher risk of death in the next 10 years, but the reasons for this are unclear

Wonky black hole spotted rapidly eating a doughnut made from a star

Lu, 29/04/2019 - 18:00
Black holes normally emit jets of material from their poles, but astronomers have spotted one with wonky jets due to its unusually fast meal

Titan has a belt of ice 6300 kilometres long that shouldn't be there

Lu, 29/04/2019 - 18:00
The surface of Saturn’s moon Titan is mostly coated in a thick layer of sediment, but it has a long corridor of bare ice that is proving difficult to explain

The moon may be made of magma that once covered Earth’s entire surface

Lu, 29/04/2019 - 18:00
The moon’s makeup is extremely similar to Earth’s - perhaps because a huge rock smashed into a magma-covered Earth, splashing out the material to make the moon

An Indian village has many more twins than can be explained

Lu, 29/04/2019 - 17:38
One in eleven people in a village in India is a twin. Though nobody knows the underlying causes, cousin marriage and disease epidemics have now been ruled out

Does fracking for gas have a future in the UK after key resignation?

Lu, 29/04/2019 - 17:27
The resignation of shale gas commissioner Natascha Engel over earthquake rules is far from the only reason to think fracking's prospects are bleak in the UK

Beluga whale with harness was trained by Russia, claim scientists

Lu, 29/04/2019 - 15:39
Norwegian fishermen were approached by a beluga whale wearing a harness with "Equipment of St Petersburg" printed on the inside