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Environment

UK mulls plan to ban plastic straws and cut waste

The British government wants to take action to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds _ and is urging other Commonwealth nations to follow suit.

Apr 19, 2018

London Marathon says reconsider fancy dress in record heat

London Marathon runners have been urged to reconsider taking part in fancy dress with Sunday's race set to be the warmest on record

Apr 19, 2018

UK: Nerve agent that poisoned spy was in liquid form

British officials say the nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter was delivered in liquid form, and it will take months to remove all traces of the toxin

Apr 17, 2018

Amid a flood of plastic, big companies see opportunity

Amid the groundswell, ocean conservation is becoming a selling point for firms trying to jump on the bandwagon of concern about the flood of plastic choking sea life around the world

Feb 21, 2018

DNA suggests 10,000-year-old Brit had dark skin, blue eyes

DNA from a 10,000-year-old skeleton found in an English cave suggests he had dark skin and blue eyes

Feb 7, 2018

Golden age of ocean travel celebrated at London museum

Museum visitors will soon be able to enjoy the golden age of ocean travel at London's Victoria and Albert Museum

Jan 31, 2018

Computing

Medical ethics: UK uses data from doctors to find migrants

To track down refugees in Britain who may have broken immigration rules, the government is turning to a new and controversial source of information: doctors

Apr 1, 2018

Watch it, Facebook: new EU data rules may have broad impact

New, tougher European rules on data privacy will force companies like Facebook to do a better job protecting user data

Mar 26, 2018

Zuckerberg asked to testify; data firm's CEO suspended

The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and Facebook over allegations the firm stole data...

Mar 20, 2018

The Latest: Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO pending probe

The board of Cambridge Analytica says it has suspended CEO Alexander Nix pending a full independent investigation of his actions

Mar 20, 2018

UK unveils new technology to fight extremist content online

The British government is unveiling new technology to remove extremist material from social media

Feb 13, 2018

Documents: UK lawmakers flout explicit password-sharing ban

Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that British lawmakers are flouting explicit instructions not to share their computer passwords

Dec 4, 2017