Advertising watchdog rules fake autism ‘cure’ adverts must stop

Advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered 150 homeopaths operating in the UK to stop claiming they can cure autism. Five of them face prosecution for advertising a treatment called Cease therapy, which has no scientific basis and is potentially harmful. The National Autistic Society says autism is part of who people are […]

‘Baby Grady’ gives fertility hope to boys with cancer

IVF ethics pioneer Mary Warnock dies

Assisted dying: Doctors’ group adopts neutral position


Security flaw put RBS customers at risk of cyber-attack

Image copyright EyewireImage caption The software was created to spot and stop malicious cyber-attacks Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Natwest and Ulster Bank customers have been put at risk of cyber-attack after being recommended flawed security software. Since January, the banks’ business clients have been offered a product called Thor Foresight Enterprise free of charge. […]

Autonomous shuttle to be tested in New York City

Are bots gaming the ‘Cancel Brexit’ petition?

Facebook staff ‘flagged Cambridge Analytica fears earlier than thought’


Cyclone Idai: How the storm tore into southern Africa

Image copyright Reuters Rescue workers are continuing the search for survivors of Cyclone Idai, which swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe last week, destroying towns and villages in its path. Hundreds of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands more have been affected by what the UN says could be “one of the worst […]


Planet Jupiter: Spectacular picture of Jupiter’s storms

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill This beautiful picture of Jupiter was assembled from three separate images acquired by Nasa’s Juno spacecraft as it made another of its close passes of the gas giant. The probe has a colour camera onboard and citizen scientists are encouraged to play with the data to make their own views […]


Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence

Image copyright JOHN YOUNGImage caption The 2017 re-discovery of the night parrot in South Australia is being disputed An Australian conservation group has been forced to retract published research on the discovery of an endangered bird. In 2017, ecologist John Young claimed to have found traces of the night parrot, one of the world’s rarest […]