Scientists in the UK will be allowed to genetically modify human embryos for the first time in history, after they received a licence to go ahead with groundbreaking research.
Permission has been granted to alter the DNA of embryos in the first seven days after fertilisation, and could provide clues in the short term as to what causes miscarriage
Europe has begun to roll out a data superhighway in orbit above the Earth.The first node in the network is a telecommunications satellite that was launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.It will use a laser to gather pictures of the planet taken by other spacecraft and then relay them to the ground.One benefit will be to put information on natural
Private individuals will no longer be allowed to advertise guns on Facebook and Instagram, the photo-sharing service owned by Facebook.Facebook had already banned the sale of guns without identity checks, but the new rules aim to stop all gun trade between individuals on the sites.Businesses can still advertise guns on Facebook and Instagram.The
The tech industry needs to stop being so dunderheaded about technology for the elderly. For the past decade, the industry has been laser-focused on transforming life and work for one rocketing market segment: 25-year-olds with money. It has routinely avoided, underestimated or remained ignorant about the world's other rocketing market segment: old
As it is capable of transporting maritime cargo at speeds of over 155mph (250km/h), it is faster than using container ships which can typically only reach up to 25 knots (46mph).Compared to flying in planes, the vessel is cheaper, too.
According to flight experts at FlyShip, the average cost of an Airbus A318 jet liner, used by British Airways, is
Officials in four Latin American and Caribbean nations have warned women to avoid pregnancy amid concerns over an illness causing severe birth defects.Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Jamaica recommended to delay pregnancies until more was known about the mosquito-borne Zika virus.This followed an outbreak in Brazil.Brazil said the number of
The world must act quickly to avert a future in which autonomous robots with artificial intelligence roam the battlefields killing humans, scientists and arms experts warned at an elite gathering in the Swiss Alps.
Rules must be agreed to prevent the development of such weapons, they said at a January 19-23 meeting of billionaires, scientists and
Last year was the warmest year on record, smashing the record set in 2014 by a huge margin, several agencies have confirmed.
But it is unlikely to hold on to the record for long; this year is likely to be even warmer.
In 2015 the global average surface temperature was 0.75 °C higher than the 1960 to 1990 average according to the UK’s Met
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: You should really just use Facebook through your mobile browser instead of through the Facebook app. AndroidCentral’s Russell Holly recently started using Facebook in his mobile browser instead of the app and he has also found it delivers a much better overall
Good news! People are still astonishingly bad at picking secure passwords, and if you run your fingers across the top row of your keyboard, you will probably type seven of the 15 most-used passwords at once.
When we say “good news”, we mean “good news for people who want to break into password-protected accounts”, of