US & World

Nipsey Hussle: Lawyer quits over violent threats to family

Image copyright Getty Images The lawyer representing a man accused of shooting rapper Nipsey Hussle has announced he’s quitting the case. Chris Darden said it was because “threats” had been made to members of his family including his children. In April Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was shot multiple times outside a […]

Health

Conor Devine – the Ironman with MS

Conor Devine was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2007. MS causes the body’s own immune system to attack the lining of nerves in the brain and spinal cord. When this happens a person will have symptoms such as fatigue, blurred vision and they can have difficulty walking. The 41-year-old says he is fighting back […]

Family brand terminal illness assessments ‘degrading’

Postpartum psychosis: ‘We take it one day at a time’

‘My bulimia was hidden by my normal weight’

Technology

US Navy wants 350 billion social media posts

Image copyright Getty Images The US Navy is seeking to create an archive of at least 350 billion social media posts from around the world, in order to study how people talk online. The military project team has not specified which social media platform it intends to collect the data from. The posts must be […]

Scam victims to be refunded by banks

Amazon defeated Rekognition revolt by a large margin

The Google city that has angered Toronto

Science/Nature

Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

Image copyright NASA/JPL-CALTECH/MSSSImage caption The Curiosity rover carries an onboard lab to measure the chemistry of the atmosphere The American space agency’s Mars rover Curiosity has recorded its largest measurement yet of methane. The robot frequently “sniffs” the Red Planet for the gas but has never before seen so high a concentration – of 21 […]

Science/Nature

Saving sharks: One woman’s mission to protect the hammerhead

Image copyright Edward Herreo Mision Swimming off Cocos Island in the Pacific Ocean, Ilena Zanella had her first close encounter with hammerhead sharks. As social creatures, the sharks gather in their hundreds, and soon she found herself surrounded. Easily spooked by the bubbles coming from her diving equipment, the sharks appeared shy, vulnerable and beautiful. […]

Science/Nature

Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target

Image copyright Getty Images Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will be cut to almost zero by 2050, under the terms of a new government plan to tackle climate change. Prime Minister Theresa May said there was a “moral duty to leave this world in a better condition than what we inherited”. Cutting emissions would […]