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US Supreme Court allows Trump military transgender ban

Image copyright ReutersImage caption People protest President Trump’s announcement of plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving The United States Supreme Court has allowed President Donald Trump to enforce his policy of banning certain transgender people from the military. The court voted 5-4 to grant a Trump administration request to lift injunctions […]


He Jiankui: China condemns ‘baby gene editing’ scientist

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat is gene editing and how does is work? China says the scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies last year acted illegally and in pursuit of fame and fortune, state media report. He Jiankui’s claim to have altered twin girls’ genes […]

Brexit: Concerns over medicines, EU workers and the poor

British soldier sues Army over Q fever chronic fatigue

Women’s frozen eggs ‘should be stored for longer’


Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads

Image copyright Reuters Google has been fined 50 million euros (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL, for a breach of the EU’s data protection rules. CNIL said it had levied the record fine for “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation”. The regulator said it judged that people […]

Amazon, Apple and Google face data complaints

Prince Philip crash: Debris for sale on eBay

WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news


Fossil shark named after 80s video game

Image copyright Velizar Simeonovski, Field MuseumImage caption Artwork: Galagadon was a freshwater shark from the time of the dinosaurs A newly discovered species of ancient shark has been named after a 1980s arcade game. The shark swam in the rivers of what is now South Dakota, US, about 67 million years ago, living alongside iconic […]


In pictures: ‘Super blood wolf moon’

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The start of the total lunar eclipse seen in San Diego, California Stargazers have been scanning the skies for sightings of a highly unusual lunar eclipse, which began on Sunday night. During the spectacle, known as a “super blood wolf moon”, the moon appears to glow red while seeming brighter and […]


The incredibly rare super blood wolf moon eclipse

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