US & World

Sudan army chief says soldiers ‘will not attack protesters’

Image copyright EPAImage caption Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan said he would be willing to give up power in days The head of Sudan’s military transitional council has told the BBC the army will not use force against protesters who want it to leave power. Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan spoke as African leaders extended […]

Health

Innovative child malaria vaccine test starts in Malawi

Image copyright D Poland/PATHImage caption The vaccine has already been tested in smaller trial programmes A large-scale pilot of what has been called the world’s first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children has begun in Malawi. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito […]

Campaign to tackle ‘botched’ cosmetic procedures

Athletes risking their health by ‘under-fuelling’

Parkinson’s results beyond researchers’ wildest dreams

Technology

Apple AI accused of leading to man’s wrongful arrest

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Mr Bah claims Apple’s facial recognition technology has mistakenly identified him as a thief A student is suing Apple Inc for $1bn (£0.77bn), claiming that its in-store AI led to his mistaken arrest. Ousmane Bah, 18, said he was accused of stealing from Apple Stores in four US states, and arrested […]

Sri Lanka attacks: The ban on social media

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Broken screens delay launch

TED 2019: How to kill a zombie rumour and fix Facebook

Science/Nature

Greta Thunberg: Teen activist says future has been stolen

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption MPs applauded climate change activist Greta Thunberg Climate change activist Greta Thunberg has said that the future of her generation has been “stolen”. In a speech to MPs, she said: “That future has been sold so a small number of people can make unimaginable amounts of money.” The Swedish 16-year-old […]

Science/Nature

Extinction Rebellion: How might ministers win over the protesters?

Image copyright Getty Images Protests by Extinction Rebellion’s seemingly inexhaustible army of activists made plenty of headlines last week. They say politicians are out of touch with climate reality. But what do they want, and can ministers realistically make it happen? Let’s consider XR’s three core demands: for the government to “tell the truth about […]

Science/Nature

Rise in electric community car schemes in Wales

Image caption In Corwen, the electric car is a red Nissan Leaf called Neli New community electric car schemes are being set up around Wales, in an attempt to give people better transport links in rural areas. They have a car in a central location which people can book and use if they want to […]