US & World

Storm Leslie: Portugal hit by hurricane-force winds

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Hundreds of trees were brought down in the storm Hurricane-force winds have struck central and northern Portugal, leaving 300,000 homes without power. The remnants of Hurricane Leslie swept in overnight on Saturday, with winds gusting up to 176km/h (109mph). Civil defence officials said 27 people suffered minor injuries, with localised […]

Health

'Higher levels of PTSD among veterans', says study

Image caption TV dramas like the BBC’s Bodyguard have helped increase awareness of PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder of serving Army personnel and military veterans has increased in the last 10 years, a new study suggests. Most sufferers were veterans who saw active combat; 17% reported symptoms of probable PTSD. Experts said the delayed onset of […]

Stalled Royal Liverpool Hospital to be publicly funded

Gene-editing hope for muscular dystrophy

Mood Kill: Real life mental health stories inspire new play

Technology

China's Tencent Music applies to list in the US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tencent Music is seeking a valuation of about $25bn, according to reports China’s Tencent Music has filed a much-anticipated request to list its shares in the US, in what could be one of the biggest US initial public offerings by a Chinese company. Tencent Music’s parent firm is China’s […]

Code-cracking WW2 Bombe operation recreated at Bletchley

Didi Chuxing suspends carpool service after woman killed

Hacking the US mid-terms? It's child's play

Science/Nature

Protein research takes Chemistry Nobel

Image copyright AFP The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries in enzyme research. Americans Frances Arnold and George P Smith will share the prize with Briton Gregory Winter, who is based at Cambridge University. This year’s winners used a technique called directed evolution to create new proteins. […]

Science/Nature

Rare double-headed snake found in garden in Virginia

The rare copperhead was discovered in a garden in Virginia and is unlikely to survive in the wild. Source link

Science/Nature

What is 'primitive technology' and why do we love it?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrimitive tech is big on YouTube – but what is it? “Hi guys, welcome to my YouTube channel. Make sure you like and subscribe.” This is the familiar opening patter of hundreds of fresh-faced YouTubers waving down the camera to their legions of fans. However, in an […]