Short bursts of intense exercise ‘better for weight loss’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Sprint interval training is most effective for weight loss, researchers suggest Bursts of high intensity interval training (Hiit) may be more effective for weight loss than longer less intense workouts, a study suggests. The research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, analysed results from 36 earlier studies. Although […]

Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests

Most hip and knee replacements ‘last longer than thought’

Call the Midwife: BBC in abortion advice row


PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash

Image copyright PewDiePie/YouTubeImage caption Roblox says it has more than 70 million monthly active users Online social game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie’s account after banning the popular YouTuber over an “inappropriate username”. PewDiePie revealed the ban in a video on his YouTube channel to his more than 85 million subscribers. Other users then reported that […]

Ad code ‘slows down’ browsing speeds

Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

Tilly Lockey: ‘I can paint with my bionic arms’


Call to ban killer robots in wars

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption This is not about terminator robots but “conventional weapons systems with autonomy” A group of scientists has called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by artificial intelligence (AI). It says that autonomous weapons may malfunction in unpredictable ways and kill innocent people. Ethics experts also argue that […]


Gene-edited animal plan to relieve poverty in Africa

Image copyright BBC NewsImage caption Prof Djikeng’s thinking was moulded by his childhood experiences A researcher in Edinburgh is leading efforts to develop gene-edited farm animals for poor farmers in Africa. Prof Appolinaire Djikeng is developing cows, pigs and chickens that are resistant to diseases and more productive. Among them are cattle that have been […]


BP: Plastic ban ‘could have unintended consequences’

Image copyright Getty Images There are many interesting news nuggets in BP’s annual Energy Outlook that’s just been published. The document says that even as renewable energy becomes the world’s major power source by 2040, demand for oil will stay strong over the next two decades. But perhaps the most intriguing suggestion in the report […]