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In posthumous message, Hawking says science under threat

Stephen Hawking has spoken from beyond the grave to warn that science and education are under threat around the world

Oct 15, 2018

Fracking begins in UK for first time since 2011

Protesters have gathered near the site of a horizontal shale exploration well in Lancashire in northwestern England, as the energy firm Cuadrilla began the hydraulic fracturing process.

Oct 15, 2018

Little-known UK site Bellingcat hunts online for scoops

A little-known website that fingered two Russians with military intelligence backgrounds in the poisoning of an ex-spy derived its name from an old fable about mice discussing how best to deal with a...

Oct 9, 2018

Marchers demand better protection for British wildlife

Marchers demand better protection for British wildlife at the People's Walk for Wildlife in Hyde Park

Sep 23, 2018

Paul McCartney returns to Liverpool's Cavern Club cellar bar

Paul McCartney has returned to the famous Liverpool club credited with being the birthplace of the Beatles

Jul 26, 2018

Britain has a summer job for you: Count the butterflies

Britain is in the midst of a Big Butterfly Count designed to help experts assess the state of the environment

Jul 22, 2018


Leak site's launch shows dilemma of radical transparency

A new leak website's struggle with what to keep on its shelves is illustrating the difficulty of balancing full transparency with respect for privacy in an age of mass disclosures

Dec 3, 2018

Google to charge for apps on Android phones in Europe

Google to start charging for pre-installed apps on Android phones sold in Europe

Oct 16, 2018

Aid groups now using the same data technology as bitcoin

The data technology that underpins virtual currencies like bitcoin is now also used to deliver aid more efficiently.

Oct 4, 2018

Irish regulator opens Facebook data breach investigation

Ireland's data regulator has launched an investigation of Facebook over a recent data breach that allowed hackers access to 50 million accounts

Oct 3, 2018

Researchers find hints of Israeli spyware around globe

Researchers say that an increasingly notorious brand of Israeli surveillance software is being used further afield than previously known, with possible infections detected in 45 countries across the...

Sep 18, 2018

Talking gloves, tactile windows: new tech helps the disabled

Technology advances are helping the disabled in new ways - car windows that translate the passing scenery into tactile drawings for the blind, and gloves that transcribe sign language into text.

Sep 13, 2018