US & World

Brett Kavanaugh: Calls mount for Supreme Court vote delay

Image copyright Researchgate.net/ Getty Lawmakers from both sides of the US political divide have called for a delay in the vote on the nominee for the powerful Supreme Court. It follows an allegation of sexual assault in the 1980s against President Donald Trump’s pick, Brett Kavanaugh. Mr Kavanaugh denies the allegations made by Christine Blasey […]

Health

Deaths spiked during UK heatwave

Image copyright Getty Images There was a spike in deaths in England at the start of this summer’s heatwave, new data reveals. But statisticians say it is too early to tell how many of them can be attributed directly to the heat. On 25 and 26 June, when temperatures soared, there were 259 more deaths […]

Targeted treatment for melanoma to be free on NHS

Call to ban early baby sex tests

‘Aspirin-a-day risky in old age’ – major study

Technology

Google admits changing phone settings remotely

Image caption Android Pie is the latest version of Google’s operating system. Google has apologised after Android phone users noticed that the battery saver setting was remotely activated last week without their consent. The battery saver affects how often apps update and work in the background. The firm took to discussion website Reddit to explain […]

Google bans birds on bikes from algorithm contest

WEF: Robots ‘will create more jobs than they displace’

Teen quizzed over ‘g-force’ moped YouTube stunt

Science/Nature

NovaSAR: UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity

Image copyright SSTL/AIRBUS/ISROImage caption S1-4 and NovaSAR pictured just before being enclosed at the top of their Indian rocket The first all-British radar satellite has launched to orbit on an Indian rocket. Called NovaSAR, it has the ability to take pictures of the surface of the Earth in every kind of weather, day or night. […]

Science/Nature

Nasa laser launches into space

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Science/Nature

‘World’s oldest brewery’ found in Israel

Image copyright DANI NADEL/AFP/GettyImage caption Archaeologists were looking for evidence of plant foods when they discovered the alcohol traces Researchers say they have found the world’s oldest brewery, with residue of 13,000-year-old beer, in a prehistoric cave near Haifa in Israel. The discovery was made while they were studying a burial site for semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers. […]