Science I Tech

Astronomers start recycling programme for eclipse-viewing glasses - 09/09/2017

WASHINGTON (dpa) - An astronomy group is collecting the special glasses distributed in the United States for viewing last month's solar eclipse with plans to recycle them for use during a solar...

Stephen Hawking and UK health secretary Hunt in war of words over NHS - 08/29/2017

BERLIN (dpa)- Taking on one of the world's finest minds in a battle over a British institution might seem like an uphill struggle, but Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt decided he had to meet the...

What will scientists learn from the 'American Eclipse?' - 08/21/2017

WASHINGTON (dpa) - The total eclipse of the sun over parts of the US on Monday is not only exciting for lay people. Researchers plan to make the most of the rare natural occurrence to gain new...

British comedian James Corden mocks Malaysia for 'Despacito' song ban - 08/07/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Haylena Krishnamoorthy (dpa) - The Malaysian government's ban on playing the popular hit song "Despacito" on state radio and television made an appearance on British comedian James...

FBI arrests man hailed for helping to shut down cyberattack - 08/06/2017

LOS ANGELES (dpa) - Marcus Hutchins, the cyber security researcher credited with helping to stop the global WannaCry ransomware attack in May, has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges in the...

New White House communications director deletes old tweets - 07/27/2017

Washington ( dpa) - The new White House communications director on Saturday purged his personal Twitter account of tweets that he said could be seen as a "distraction" in his new role.  Anthony...

Growing chorus denounces sexist Silicon Valley culture - 07/09/2017

SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES, Julie CHARPENTRAT- A growing chorus of voices denouncing sexist culture is echoing through male-dominated Silicon Valley, knocking a number of internet industry...

UK turns down Italy's offer to treat terminally ill baby - 07/07/2017

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- Britain's Foreign Minister Boris Johnson told his Italian counterpart on Wednesday that legal reasons prevented the transfer to Rome of a critically-ill British baby due to be...

Mystery of nun's unsolved murder is latest US documentary hit - 07/05/2017

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, Sébastien Blanc- A documentary about the mysterious killing of a beloved young Catholic nun half a century ago is the latest smash hit on Netflix, highlighting the...

Al-Jazeera Twitter account temporarily 'suspended' - 06/17/2017

DOHA, QATAR, David Harding- Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said the Twitter account for its main Arabic-language channel was temporarily "suspended" on Saturday, in the latest incident at the...
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