Thursday, May 28, 2020

The coronavirus infection rate is still too high. There will be a second wave...

We all now know the basics – the R is the average number of people someone infected with Covid-19 passes the virus on...

When did modern humans first arrive in Europe? – podcast

New archaeological discoveries in the Bacho Kiro cave in Bulgaria have revealed that modern humans co-existed with Neanderthals for several thousand years. Nicola...

Instagram introduces ads and badges to IGTV that let creators share in revenue for...

Instagram introduces ads and purchasable badges to IGTV that let creators...

Coronavirus live news: Trump criticised over 'preventable' crisis as US passes 100,000 deaths

12.57am BST00:57 Summary Hello and welcome to today’s live global coverage of the coronavirus pandemic with me, Helen Sullivan. As always, please do get in touch...

Chimpanzees develop their own local cultures and customs by imitating each other, researchers reveal

Chimpanzees develop their own local cultures and customs by imitating each...

A quarter of people working from home during the coronavirus lockdown do it in...

A quarter of people working from home during the coronavirus lockdown...

Brits encouraged to donate devices to kids facing the 'digital divide'

UK device owners are being encouraged to donate working tablets and smartphones that they no longer need to help those without access to...

Ford technology ROASTS inside of police vehicles at 133 degrees Fahrenheit to kill coronavirus

Ford unveils technology that ROASTS the inside of police vehicles at...

'Zombie' fires may have reignited in Arctic Circle

‘Zombie’ fires may have reignited in the Arctic as scientists warn...

Weather postpones SpaceX's first astronaut launch from Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private rocket company, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned launch...

NASA unveils new details about the high-powered instruments on Perseverance Mars rover

The search for life on other planets has captivated mankind for decades.But the reality could be a little less like the Hollywood...

In lean times, fierce dinosaur Allosaurus resorted to cannibalism

The large meat-eating Jurassic Period dinosaur Allosaurus engages in cannibalism in a stressed ecosystem in an artist's impression released May 27, 2020. Illustration...

SpaceX launch cancelled due to bad weather – live

9.47pm BST21:47 PS: the crew will now return to pre-flight quarantine for the safety of the International Space Station and its onboard crew. 9.44pm BST21:44 Thank...

Researchers develop new computer algorithm to locate people lost at sea by modeling ocean...

Researchers develop a new computer algorithm to locate people lost at...

Ominous weather looms as NASA set to resume human spaceflight with SpaceX takeoff

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Two NASA astronauts arrived at a Florida launch pad flashing thumbs-up signs as they prepared to be carried...

Astronauts at launch pad as NASA set to resume human spaceflight with SpaceX takeoff

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Two NASA astronauts arrived at a Florida launch pad flashing thumbs-up signs as they prepared to be carried...

Twitter users stretch words such 'duuuuude' to modify their meaning

Twitter users stretch words such as ‘yes’, ‘dude’ and 'hey' to modify their meaning, according to researchers who analysed 100 billion tweets. The US...

Cousins of T. Rex may have resorted to CANNIBALISM when food was scarce

Cousins of T. Rex that roamed the planet 150 million years...

Vaping for just a few months puts young, healthy people at risk of oral...

E-cigarettes have the potential to benefit some people, by helping them quit smoking. But scientists still have a lot to learn about...

Allosaurus dinosaur suspected to be scavenging cannibal

About nine metres long, with grasping claws and a skull it used like a hatchet, Allosaurus was among the most fearsome dinosaurs of...

SpaceX-Nasa launch scrubbed due to poor weather

The United States’ long-anticipated return to human spaceflight will have to wait a few more days after poor weather forced mission managers to...

Photos of HS2 railway line's 2000-tonne tunnel boring machines

Revealed: First pictures of two 2,000-tonne boring machines that will dig...

Tanzanian president accused of covering up Covid-19 outbreak

Opposition politicians in Tanzania have accused president John Magufuli of covering up a major outbreak of Covid-19 in the east African country.Magufuli has...

Effective test, track and tracing 'can reduce lost working hours by 50%'

An effective track-and-trace system to prevent a second coronavirus peak will not only save lives, it could reduce the number of working hours...

Qatari contact-tracing app 'put 1m people's sensitive data at risk'

A security flaw in Qatar’s coronavirus contact-tracing app put the sensitive personal details of more than a million people at risk, according to...

ASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley arrive at Kennedy Space Center in white...

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have arrived at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, bringing them one-step closer to making...

NASA due to resume human spaceflight from U.S. soil with SpaceX Florida launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private rocket company, was scheduled to launch two Americans into orbit on Wednesday...

Graffiti on wall of grand Pompeii villa suggests it was owned by Roman general...

The lavish family home of an esteemed Roman general has been identified thanks to graffiti scrawled on a wall by one of his descendants,...