A vaxxing problemAmerican export controls risk hindering global vaccine productionThe world’s biggest vaccine-maker says it will feel the pinch in a monthLAST WEEK the billionth dose of covid-19 vaccine was produced. It is a sign of how greatly manufacturing capacity has expanded over the past six months that the next billion...
image copyrightAFPimage captionTB Joshua is one of Africa's most influential evangelists, with top politicians among his followersYouTube has suspended the account of influential Nigerian TV evangelist TB Joshua over allegations of hate speech. A rights body filed a complaint after reviewing at least seven videos showing the preacher conducting prayers to...
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Fantastic beastsResearchers have created embryos that are part-human and part-monkeyThey could one day provide organs for transplantTHE ANCIENT GREEKS were good at inventing fantastical animals. The chimera, for instance, was “a thing of immortal make, not human, lion-fronted and snake behind, a goat in the middle”. It was eventually slain by...
image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionInstagram is popular with young children, even though it has a joining age of 13A group of public health advocates from around the world wants Facebook to scrap its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children.A letter from the Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood, signed by...
Satellite images collected over 37 years are combined to show how Earth in a new way. ...
image copyrightSuitXimage captionExoskeletons give the wearer more power and enduranceImagine wearing high-tech body armour that makes you super strong and tireless.Such technology, more specifically called an exoskeleton, sounds like the preserve of the Iron Man series of superhero movies.Yet the equipment is increasingly being worn in real life around the world....
image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionThe new rules distinguish between high and low risk AI systemsThe use of facial recognition for surveillance, or algorithms that manipulate human behaviour, will be banned under proposed EU regulations on artificial intelligence.The wide-ranging proposals, which were leaked ahead of their official publication, also promised tough new rules...
Manchester United's Paul Pogba is one of a number of players to have been racially abused on social mediaOnline racist abuse is "spiralling out of control", according to a leading anti-cyberbullying charity.Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has given control of his Twitter account to Cybersmile to raise awareness of the impact of...
image copyrightAnadolu AgencyFacebook's Oversight Board is to begin reviewing content which has been allowed to remain on the platform despite requests to remove it. Previously the board only heard appeals from users about content they felt had been unfairly removed - or referrals which came from Facebook itself.The board has the...
image copyrightSouth Beds News Agencyimage captionMary Agyeiwaa Agyapong died five days after her baby was delivered at Luton and Dunstable Hospital, where she worked as a nurseThe family of a pregnant nurse who died with Covid-19 have yet to receive any money from a fundraising campaign which names them as beneficiaries....
A converted commercial laser cutter is able to 3D-print and assemble functional devices on its own. ...
image copyrightGetty/ BBCWarning: this story contains disturbing adult themes.Michael was 14 when he first went on to the video chat site Omegle. He'd heard about it at school and was intrigued by its notorious reputation for unpredictable and weird encounters.Within a few hours of being paired at random with strangers, he...
PhotographyTalking selfies with a liquid lensA smartphone with a fluid lensSERIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS are usually laden with serious amounts of serious kit, especially multiple lenses. The paparazzi use zoom lenses to sneak closer to their subjects. Mid-range lenses suit street-scenes and portraits. Wide-angle lenses are better at capturing cityscapes. A macro lens...
image copyrightDRLimage captionTwo-time world drone-racing champion Jordan Temkin"The first time I put on those goggles and got to experience flight, I just fell in love," explains Jordan Temkin. "Then I just went down the rabbit hole." Temkin, also popularly known as Jet, is not an aircraft pilot, nor a skydiver. He...
NI Screen and Hypixel Studios launch incentive to encourage people to work in local gaming industry. ...
image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionJake Paul has not yet commented on Justine Paradise's allegationsTikTok star Justine Paradise has accused YouTuber Jake Paul of sexually assaulting her at his home in Los Angeles in 2019.Paradise alleges Paul grabbed her face and forced her to perform oral sex on him, and touched her inappropriately...
image copyrightPress AssociationGoogle's email service - Gmail - is “more secure” than parliament's email system, the chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee has claimed.Tom Tugendhat told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme he has repeatedly been the focus of cyber attacks over the past three years.Hackers have tried to access his...
image copyrightFowlers Estate Agentsimage captionThe 3D tour allowed buyers to explore the rooms of the house online and zoom in on high-resolution imagesAn estate agent has apologised after a 3D tour of a house for sale in Devon was published with a substantial amount of personal information visible.Financial paperwork in the...
Climate change was on the agenda at the Now Play This festival, Cristina Criddle finds out more. ...

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