Tech & Science

Mercury passes across sun’s face in rare 5-hour transit.

Stargazers used solar-filtered binoculars and telescopes to spot Mercury -- a tiny black dot -- as it passed directly between Earth and the sun on Monday.

Best wireless phone chargers 2019: For iPhone and android devices compatible in the car and at home.

WIRELESS phone chargers are the latest tech gadgets on people’s shopping list. The nifty devices are perfect for in the house, in cars, as well as the office – but what are the best wireless phone chargers to buy this year? The technol...

Flesh-eating infection caused by two microbe strains discovered by doctors.

Infection found in patient who required quadruple amputation after developing rare conditionDoctors have discovered an aggressive flesh-eating infection that spreads around the body when two strains of microbe combine to overcome the host’s defenc...

Skeleton of world’s oldest meat-eating dinosaur that lived 230million years ago discovered in Brazil.

THE REMAINS of the oldest meat-eating dinosaur in the world have been discovered in southern Brazil. The beast is called Gnathovorax cabreirai and it’s thought to have lived 230 million years ago when South America was still part of the supe...

From a ‘cursed’ sarcophagus to a trumpet that ‘started WW2’ – Tutankhamun’s most mysterious relics.

A SELECTION of Tutankhamun’s burial treasures have just gone on display in London and they range from spooky to spectacular. The following are some of the most unusual objects that were found alongside the young Pharaoh. ‘Cursed’...

This Elusive Creature Wasn’t Seen for Nearly 30 Years.

By interviewing people who live around a forest in Vietnam, scientists captured visual evidence that silver-backed chevrotains still exist.

Mouse deer not seen for nearly 30 years is found alive in Vietnam.

Silver-backed chevrotain caught on camera after it was feared lost to scienceA distinctly two-tone mouse deer that was feared lost to science has been captured on film foraging for food by camera traps set up in a Vietnamese forest.The pictures of...

Ultra-Black Is the New Black

Scientists are setting dark traps from which light cannot escape. But nature already has built a few of her own.

Getting a Handle on Self-Harm

Cutting and other forms of self-injury are on the rise among adolescents. Researchers are beginning to understand the phenomenon, and how to treat it.

‘Millions’ of workers have made ‘catastrophic’ error at their office exposing company data, poll reveals.

MILLIONS of office workers have made a “catastrophic” error at work, by losing something important, sharing passwords with others – or accidentally “replying all” to an email. A poll of 2,000 working adults found thre...

Chimps ‘kill and eat children’ in Ugandan village in terrifying repeat attacks.

HABITAT loss for chimps in Uganda is sparking brutal conflict between humans and apes. The chimpanzees have been raiding crops, threatening livelihoods and attacking humans. National Geographic recently highlighted the ongoing problem. The publica...

Scientists find eternal Nile to be more ancient than previously thought.

Ancient Egyptians considered the Nile river to be the source of all life. The steady northward path of the river has nourished the fertile valleys of northeast Africa for millions of years and in doing so, shaped the course of human civilization.T...

Fortnite star Ninja argues for lift of ban on cheat Faze Jarvis because ‘celeb players should get special treatment’.

ONE of Fortnite’s biggest stars has weighed in on the ferocious debate surrounding the ban of high-profile player Faze Jarvis. Millionaire Jarvis, from Surrey, was slapped with a lifetime ban from Fortnite earlier this month for cheating usi...

‘Sexist’ Apple credit card gives men 10 times more credit than women, experts claim.

APPLE’S new credit card has been branded “sexist” by some of its earliest adopters. The flashy titanium card, launched in the US earlier this year, came under fire after tech experts claimed it automatically gave men more spendin...

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Mercury transit 2019 – how to watch as planet passes in front of Sun in rare space event tonight.

MERCURY is about to transit across the Sun in an event that’s only visible from Earth about 13 times a century. If you want to watch this astronomy phenomenon all you’ll need is some modified binoculars and the right location. Mercury&...

Fortnite cheat FaZe Jarvis, 17, is leaving $14.8 million LA mansion and going back home to the UK to ‘take a break’

FORTNITE gamer FaZe Jarvis has announced to fans that he’s returning to the UK after being banned from the popular game for life. The decision will see the 17-year-old Brit give up the $14.8 million (£11.6 million) LA mansion where he is cur...

Tech, social media companies plan crackdown on U.K. election misinformation

Internet companies are face growing criticism for amplifying false claims during the run up to the 2016 Brexit referendum and the 2016 election in the U.S.

Brave YouTuber lives as Stone Age man in remote Australian outback.

LIVING life on the wild side is one thing, but this Aussie YouTuber takes it to a whole new level. John Plant, who runs the channel Primitive Technologies, has built up a following of millions by posting clips of his very own journey into the Ston...

The Bacterial Surprise in This Bird’s Smell

The bacteria in a bird's microbiome seems to play an important role in the odoriferous messages it sends to other birds.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review – Campaign is back to the series’ best and Multiplayer is thrilling but not perfect.

THERE’S a new Call of Duty out, and it’s got excited gamers wearing their thumbs to the bone. We’ve been playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for two weeks now, and feel it’s one of the best in the series for over a decade....

YouTuber KSI wins boxing rematch against rival Logan Paul.

Briton wins six-round cruiserweight bout in LA against fellow YouTube personalityBritain’s KSI has won his six-round cruiserweight boxing fight against fellow YouTube personality, the American Logan Paul, in Los Angeles.The fight at the Staples Ce...

New York regulator says it will probe possible bias in Apple Card credit limits after viral tweets.

A spokeswoman for the New York Department of Financial Services confirmed Saturday that the agency will investigate.

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Apple Card issuer investigated after claims of sexist credit checks.

Goldman Sachs faces official inquiry as IT figures including Steve Wozniak say they got 10 times or more the credit limit received by their wivesThe algorithm used to set credit limits for the new Apple Card will be the subject of an official inve...

Huawei founder, whose daughter is under arrest in Canada, speaks out about U.

His daughter, Huawei’s chief financial officer, is under arrest in Canada on U.S. charges she helped to violate sanctions against Iran.

A deadly virus affecting seals, seal lions could spread as sea ice levels decline, scientists say.

A 15-year study linked declining sea ice levels to the spread of a deadly virus that targeted seals, sea lions and otters. Scientists say that as climate change continues, the virus could potentially spread further.

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