US & World

Chennai water: How India’s sixth biggest city is coping with shortages

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Many residents have been told to work from home in a bid to conserve water People fighting in queues for water, many unable to take showers, and hotels warning people about water usage. This is the situation in India’s sixth largest city after its four reservoirs ran dry this week. […]

Health

Mariners Park Care Home: Failings blamed on ‘Brexit uncertainties’

Image copyright GoogleImage caption Residents were left waiting to go to the toilet for an hour at Mariners Park Care Home A care home where residents had to “bawl and shout” for help has blamed understaffing caused by “Brexit uncertainties” and economic austerity. Mariners Park Care Home in Wallasey has been rated as “Requiring Improvement” […]

Christie cancer hospital’s £4.5m proton beam therapy donation

Listeria outbreak: Derbyshire man named as victim

Long working hours ‘linked to stroke risk’

Technology

Government error delays online pornography age-check scheme

Image copyright PA An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites has been delayed a second time. The changes – which mean UK internet users may have to prove their age – were due to start on 15 July after already being delayed from April 2018. The culture secretary confirmed the postponement saying […]

Loot boxes aren’t gambling, says EA

Fortnite makers grilled by MPs over game safety

Unseen 9/11 photos bought at house clearance sale

Science/Nature

UK climate emergency: What does it mean for how we live?

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Making homes more energy efficient is on the climate emergency “to do” list The Welsh and UK governments have declared a climate emergency but what could that mean in practical terms? Wales, like most industrialised economies, has been highly dependent on fossil fuels and reaching zero carbon emissions by 2050 […]

Science/Nature

European Space Agency probe to intercept a comet

Image copyright SPLImage caption Artwork: There may be little warning of a very distant visitor The European Space Agency is to launch another mission to a comet. After the hugely successful Rosetta encounter with the icy dirt-ball known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014, officials have now selected a new venture that will launch in 2028. It’s […]

Science/Nature

Spy satellites reveal extent of Himalayan glacier loss

Image copyright NRO/USGSImage caption The Hexagon images were declassified in 2011 and digitised for scientific study Images from Cold War spy satellites have revealed the dramatic extent of ice loss in the Himalayan glaciers. Scientists compared photographs taken by a US reconnaissance programme with recent spacecraft observations and found that melting in the region has […]