Health

Assisted dying: Doctors’ group adopts neutral position

Image copyright Getty Images Hospital doctors have dropped their 13-year opposition to the concept of helping terminally ill patients die. Following a poll of its members, the Royal College of Physicians has now adopted a neutral stance on the issue of assisted dying. Some groups have spoken out against the change, saying a respected medical […]

Cervical screening: DIY smear test could be ‘game-changer’

Hancock criticised over DNA test ‘over reaction’

Testosterone rules for female athletes ‘unscientific’

Technology

Oculus releases updated Rift VR headset

Image copyright Insomniac GamesImage caption Games such as Stormland have been designed to work with the Rift S Oculus has released an updated version of its flagship VR headset that works with a PC to let people play in virtual worlds. Called the Oculus Rift S, the virtual reality headset does away with the cameras […]

‘Cancel Brexit’ petition passes 1m signatures on Parliament site

Health apps pose ‘unprecedented’ privacy risks

Christchurch shootings: ‘Bad actors’ helped attack videos spread online

Science/Nature

Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

Image copyright Frank BienewaldImage caption Most of the dead bodies of mountaineers have appeared on the Khumbu Glacier Expedition operators are concerned at the number of climbers’ bodies that are becoming exposed on Mount Everest as its glaciers melt. Nearly 300 mountaineers have died on the peak since the first ascent attempt and two-thirds of […]

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Bloodhound: Land speed record car is relaunched

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIan Warhurst: “My kids kept saying I should buy a fast car, so I bought the fastest” The Bloodhound supersonic car is back, under new management and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record. The project went into administration last year, unable to secure […]

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Rogue waves occurring less but ‘becoming more extreme’

Image copyright Science Photo LibraryImage caption Rogue waves are a growing threat for the global shipping industry Rogue waves – huge swells that can appear from calm seas – are occurring less often but becoming more extreme, data from the US coast suggests. In the largest study of its kind, scientists analysed 20 years of […]