US & World

Reality Check: How is North Korea evading sanctions?

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, currently holding talks with European leaders, says “North Korea’s economy is in huge difficulty due to international sanctions.” UN sanctions have been imposed to pressure Kim Jong-un’s government over its nuclear weapons programme. Reality Check investigates how North Korea tries to evade these sanctions. Motion graphics by Jacqueline Galvin. […]

Health

Crackdown on painkillers amid addiction fears

Image copyright Xesai Two painkillers are to be reclassified as class C controlled substances amid concerns people are becoming addicted to them and misusing them. The drugs – pregabalin and gabapentin – are also used for epilepsy and anxiety. The move, announced by the Home Office, means it will now be illegal to posses the […]

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Technology

Robot seeks out skin cancer with suction

A semi-autonomous robot that can take different types of measurements from the skin has been developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Fitted with suction cups to help it move, the prototype can be fitted with a dermatoscope to help look for signs of abnormalities, including skin cancer, something normally done manually […]

Virgin Media faces 'power issue'

UK seeks to secure smart home gadgets

Snapchat adds selfie filters for cats

Science/Nature

Supersonic Bloodhound hits cash roadblock

The project to race a car at more than 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration. The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle is all but built but needs a £25m investment if it is to break records on a dried-out lakebed in South Africa. The administrators, FRP Advisory […]

Science/Nature

Buckethead the bear cub's head freed from jar after three days

Image copyright Maryland Department of Natural Resources Image caption Buckethead the bear cub has returned to the woods after being found with a plastic container on its head A black bear cub spotted with a plastic jar on its head has been freed by rangers in the US state of Maryland who spent three days […]

Science/Nature

Bloodhound 1,000mph car goes into administration

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The car is essentially built; it just needs funding to go and set records The project to race a car at over 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration. The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle is all but built but needs a […]

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