US & World

US partial government shutdown becomes longest on record

Image copyright Reuters The partial shutdown of the US government has become the longest on record, with still no end in sight to the political standoff. On Saturday it reaches its 22nd day, overtaking the previous record – the 21-day shutdown in 1995-96 under then-President Bill Clinton. President Donald Trump is refusing to approve a […]

Health

Mental Health: Tougher checks before Superdrug Botox

Image copyright Getty Images The NHS has told Superdrug it could do more to protect the mental health of customers who want injections to smooth skin or plump lips. The High Street chain started offering Botox and dermal fillers last year. But the NHS said the injections risked fuelling mental health disorders about appearance – […]

NHS long-term plan: Non-hospital care to get biggest funding rise

Boy, 10, meets his 'superman' life-saver

Sexually transmitted infections: What to do if you get one

Technology

Germany 'considers ban on Huawei' amid global backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Germany is considering ways to block Huawei from its next generation mobile phone network, according to reports. Berlin is exploring stricter security requirements which may prevent Huawei products being used in its 5G network. Many countries have pushed against the involvement of the Chinese technology firm in their 5G networks over […]

Fresh Prince star Alfonso Ribeiro sues Fortnite over Carlton dance

Facebook finds more fake accounts from Iran

Anonymous Pro-Brexit ads on Facebook say 'bin Chequers'

Science/Nature

Saturn's spectacular rings are 'very young'

Image copyright Cassini Imaging Team/SSI/JPL/ESA/NASA Image caption The end phases of the mission should yield new information about Saturn’s interior We’re looking at Saturn at a very special time in the history of the Solar System, according to scientists. They’ve confirmed the planet’s iconic rings are very young – no more than 100 million years […]

Science/Nature

Police diver adopts dog rescued from icy lake

A puppy was saved from a frozen lake by a police diver in Turkey. Source link

Science/Nature

InSight Diary: The silence of space

Image copyright NASA Image caption The InSight probe is set to touch down on the surface of Mars on Monday Prof Tom Pike from Imperial College London is part of the science team on the US-led InSight mission to Mars. His group has supplied tiny seismometers that will enable the Nasa lander to detect “Marsquakes”, […]