US & World

Syria war: Seized foreign IS fighters 'must be taken home'

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A suspected IS member and her baby were handed over to Sudanese diplomats in north-eastern Syria on Thursday, reports say Captured foreign Islamic State militants must be taken back by their home countries, the Kurdish-led forces in north-eastern Syria have said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it would […]

Health

'I gave birth, and got Hepatitis C'

Image caption Jackie describes the effects of having hepatitis C as “trauma after trauma” When Jackie Britton was given a blood transfusion after childbirth, she thought it was saving her life. But the infected blood could have killed her. There are thought to be thousands like her. They often overlooked in the wider NHS contaminated […]

Turning around the lives of dementia patients

Why is IVF so popular in Denmark?

Pre-sex HIV drug should be made available on NHS, MPs say

Technology

Why did Amazon make an Alexa-controlled microwave?

Amazon has unveiled a microwave that can be controlled using its Alexa voice assistant. Our North America technology reporter Dave Lee found out why – and saw what else the company unveiled at its yearly Alexa event at the company’s Seattle headquarters. Source link

How China's GPS 'rival' Beidou is plotting to go global

Internet regulator considered for UK

Vote Leave data firm hit with first ever GDPR notice

Science/Nature

All the plastic you can and cannot recycle

Most people are trying their best to recycle plastic – but the many different ways in which recycling is collected by different councils has left people confused. What can be recycled and what can’t? We are putting more plastic in the recycling than ever before – but pictures of sea life tangled in all manner […]

Science/Nature

Earliest animal fossils are identified

Image copyright Ilya Bobrovskiy Image caption The affiliations of Dickinsonia had previously been unclear Scientists have identified the earliest known animal in the geological record. It’s a 558-million-year-old oval-shaped creature that may have borne a superficial resemblance to a segmented jellyfish. Researchers found specimens of the creature, known as Dickinsonia, that was so well preserved […]

Science/Nature

The inventor who plans to build a city under the sea

Phil Nuytten has spent decades inventing submarines and suits that can take people more than 305m (1,000ft) underwater. Now he plans to use the same technology to build a colony at the bottom of the ocean. Hear more from CrowdScience: Could Humans Live in Underwater Cities? Source link