Seconds before a 6.2 earthquake rattled California, phones got a vital warning

Half a million phones received emergency alerts thanks to system offering a few seconds to take cover | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Paxlovid is expected to work well against Omicron – the problem is production

Paxlovid is expected to work well against Omicron. The real problem is that production is insufficient | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Boing and Airbus express concerns over 5G interference

Plane manufacturers say they are evaluating whether 5G signals could affect flight safety equipment | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Israeli PM announces fourth Covid jab for over-60s to tackle Omicron

Booster will also be available to medical teams and immunodeficient people four months after third dose | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Evgeny Morozov: 'We are abandoning all the checks and balances' (2013)

Technology writer Evgeny Morozov talks to Ian Tucker about the politics of technology, why newspapers are great – and his personal means of escape | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Scientists find preserved dinosaur embryo preparing to hatch like a bird

At least 66m-year-old fossil discovered in southern China reveals posture previously unseen in dinosaurs | Continue reading | 1 month ago

‘A world first’: Devon calls victory in 27-year war on termites

Subterranean termite colony found under two bungalows in 1994 is declared terminated after ‘amazing cooperation’ of homeowners | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Eric Clapton wins legal case against woman selling bootleg live CD for £8.45

Rock star wins case against German woman who says her late husband bought the disc at a popular department store in the 80s | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Great Barrier Reef could face another mass bleaching by end of January

Scientists are hoping La Niña conditions might yet stave off threat from predicted heat accumulation in northern and central reef | Continue reading | 1 month ago

US ‘closer to civil war’ than most would like to believe, new book says

Academic and member of CIA advisory panel says analysis applied to other countries shows US has ‘entered very dangerous territory’ | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Contact with nature in cities reduces loneliness, study shows

Loneliness is significant mental health concern and can raise risk of death by 45%, say scientists | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Sneakers: Robert Redford, River Phoenix nerd out in 1992’s high-tech caper

Phil Alden Robinson’s post-cold war exploration of cybercrime is bursting with big stars and big ideas about privacy and data | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The NBA on Sunday postponed a total of five games involving nine teams in response to rising coronavirus numbers | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Scottish Witches to Receive Pardons

Three centuries after repeal of Witchcraft Act thousands tried as witches could get official apologies | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Boris Johnson’s zeal to return Parthenon marbles revealed in 1986 article

Unearthed Oxford Union article by prime minister made passionate case for sculptures’ repatriation to Athens | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Richard Rogers: Pompidou and Millennium Dome architect dies aged 88

The British architect changed the London skyline with creations such as the Millennium Dome and the Cheesegrater | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Voting rights activists say the country has not fully awakened to the threat | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Philadelphia woman gives birth in front seat of Tesla on autopilot

Yiran Sherry’s waters broke while the family was stuck in traffic, leading to what is believed to be the world’s first ‘Tesla baby’ | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Five ice-age mammoths unearthed in Cotswolds after 220k years

David Attenborough will tell of ‘pristine’ skeletons found with other extinct species | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Worst Fashion Wage Theft

Shortfall of 16p a day leaves children living on just rice as suppliers to Nike, Zara and H&M in Karnataka underpay by estimated £41m | Continue reading | 1 month ago

UK space firm secures £7.6m to fund trial of factory satellites

From a humble garage to international backing, Space Forge plans to manufacture alloys, medicines and semiconductors in microgravity | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Global Times' editor became the voice of Chinese nationalism

The long read: Hu Xijin is China’s most famous propagandist. At the Global Times, he helped establish a chest-thumping new tone for China on the world stage – but can he keep up with the forces he has unleashed? | Continue reading | 1 month ago

How cut-and-pasted programming is putting the internet and society at risk

A vulnerability has been exposed in Minecraft, the bestselling video game of all time – and the security implications outside the world of gaming are vast | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Her candid admission might make it easier for parents to address the effects of such adult material on their children | Continue reading | 1 month ago

What I saw at the Theranos trial

As a journalist, I have stood in pre-dawn lines and contested with ‘Holmies’ and true-crime fanatics for a courthouse spot | Continue reading | 1 month ago

More than 10k new Omicron cases confirmed in UK

Follow all the latest developments on coronavirus from around the world | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Over 91% Democrats vaccinated, while only 60% Republicans have taken one shot

Of every 100,000 residents, 25 died of Covid in Trump counties in October, compared to the 7.8 in Biden-voting counties | Continue reading | 1 month ago

'Anti-5G' necklaces are radioactive and dangerous, Dutch nuclear experts say

Officials issue product alert and say ‘quantum pendants’ could damage DNA with prolonged use | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Wood burners cause nearly half of urban air pollution cancer risk – study

Exclusive: Wood smoke is a bigger cancer risk than pollution from vehicles, finds Athens analysis | Continue reading | 1 month ago

He accidentally started an assassin hiring website

He just wanted a catchy website name. Now, Bob Innes hands people over to the police for trying to have their enemies killed | Continue reading | 1 month ago

First true millipede: new species with more than 1K legs discovered in Australia

Researchers named the subterranean animal Eumillipes persephone after the Greek goddess of the underworld | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Golden Gate Bridge’s eerie hum could be silenced by 2022

The ‘unbearable’ noise echoing in the city since June can be fixed by aluminum clips containing a rubber sleeve costing $450,000 | Continue reading | 1 month ago

What's it like to star in a flop?

How does it feel to go back on stage night after night in a play that’s been mauled by critics and deserted by audiences? Richard Eyre and other directors and actors relive their trauma | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Melania Trump launches NFT venture, promising ‘an amulet to inspire’

The former first lady’s promotional materials note that ‘a portion’ of the proceeds will help children aging out for foster care | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Bank of England: UK interest rates hiked to 0.25% to combat surge in inflation

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Darwin's lost microscope: the auction of a history-making 'box of brass'

The first microscope used by Charles Darwin was up for auction at Christie's this week, and this video tells the story of its discovery and importance | Continue reading | 1 month ago

A ‘false solution’? How crypto mining became the oil industry’s new hope

Climate experts warn that plans to repurpose waste gas is not a solution, but more like placing a Band-Aid over a gaping wound | Continue reading | 1 month ago

‘15 minutes to save the world’: a terrifying VR journey into the nuclear bunker

Nuclear Biscuit, a simulated experience, allows US officials to wargame a missile attack and see the devastating consequences of their choices | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Australia and US sign deal to help law enforcement demand data from tech giants

The agreement will allow authorities to use existing warrants on overseas firms, including social media companies | Continue reading | 1 month ago

We need to develop a vaccine against media scare tactics

Last week the terrorism threat level was downgraded, but purveyors of news have myriad ways to keep us fretting about the future | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Google tells US staff to get vaccinated or face losing job

Those who fail to comply without valid exemption will initially be placed on leave and could later be sacked | Continue reading | 1 month ago

AmazonSmile donated more than $40k to anti-vaccine groups in 2020

Donations through the online retailer’s charitable program come as it faces criticism for its role in health misinformation | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Fall in fertility rates may be linked to fossil fuel pollution, finds study

Danish scientists urge more research into impact of exposure to toxic chemical pollutants from fossil fuels | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Bitcoin could become ‘worthless’, Bank of England warns

People investing in the cryptocurrency should be aware of risks, central bank says | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Artist metaverse handle restored after Meta disables it

Thea-Mai Baumann reflects on making art in the web 3.0 world and digital disappearing acts | Continue reading | 1 month ago

NASA’s solar probe ‘touches’ sun for first time,dives into unexplored atmosphere

The Parker probe is exploring the corona to help scientists better understand solar outbursts that can interfere with life on Earth | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Magnus Carlsen may opt against world chess defence due to lack of motivation

Magnus Carlsen says he is ready to shock the chess world by giving up his world championship title as defending it no longer motivates him | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Tech bros have been feeding the trolls – and women are paying the price

Misogynistic abuse is rife online but women don’t bother to report it because nothing gets done. Why? Tech companies just don’t care | Continue reading | 1 month ago