In selecting space leader, White House opts for policy chops over politics

IN SELECTING SPACE LEADER, WHITE HOUSE OPTS FOR POLICY CHOPS OVER POLITICS

Enlarge / Chirag Parikh, then-Microsoft Azure Space lead at Microsoft Corp., speaks during a discussion at the Satellite 2020 Conference...

Nauka module's near miss raises concerns about future of space station

NAUKA MODULE'S NEAR MISS RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT FUTURE OF SPACE STATION

Enlarge / Russia's Nauka module is seen attached to the International Space Station. Last Thursday the large new Russian space station...

 
 
 
Big tech companies are at war with employees over remote work

BIG TECH COMPANIES ARE AT WAR WITH EMPLOYEES OVER REMOTE WORK

Enlarge / Apple offices in northern California. All across the United States, the leaders at large tech companies like Apple, Google,...

What is LMDh and why are we so excited about sports car racing in 2023?

WHAT IS LMDH AND WHY ARE WE SO EXCITED ABOUT SPORTS CAR RACING IN 2023?

Enlarge / This sketch is all we've seen of Porsche's forthcoming LMDh hybrid racer. But now we know that when it starts racing in 2023,...

 
 
 
Review: The Green Knight weaves a compelling coming-of-age fantasy quest

REVIEW: THE GREEN KNIGHT WEAVES A COMPELLING COMING-OF-AGE FANTASY QUEST

Enlarge / Dev Patel stars as Gawain-nephew to King Arthur and an aspiring knight-in The Green Knight , filmmaker David Lowery's mesmerizing...

With help from Google, impersonated Brave.com website pushes malware

WITH HELP FROM GOOGLE, IMPERSONATED BRAVE.COM WEBSITE PUSHES MALWARE

Enlarge Scammers have been caught using a clever sleight of hand to impersonate the website for the Brave browser and using it in...

 
 
 
The privacy battle Apple isn't fighting

THE PRIVACY BATTLE APPLE ISN'T FIGHTING

Enlarge For at least a decade, privacy advocates dreamed of a universal, legally enforceable “do not track” setting. Now, at least...

Electric cars have much lower life cycle emissions, new study confirms

ELECTRIC CARS HAVE MUCH LOWER LIFE CYCLE EMISSIONS, NEW STUDY CONFIRMS

Enlarge / If we're serious about decarbonizing, the internal combustion engine has to go by 2030-2035, according to a new study. (credit:...

 
 
 
3G-only Kindles begin their long, slow death this year

3G-ONLY KINDLES BEGIN THEIR LONG, SLOW DEATH THIS YEAR

Enlarge / 2007-era Kindles had a pretty good fourteen-year run-but we imagine there are some 2016-era Kindle Oasis owners feeling pretty...

Jeff Bezos loses attempt to block the Moon-landing contract NASA gave to SpaceX

JEFF BEZOS LOSES ATTEMPT TO BLOCK THE MOON-LANDING CONTRACT NASA GAVE TO SPACEX

Enlarge / Jeff Bezos holds aviation glasses that belonged to Amelia Earhart at a press conference about his flight on Blue Origin's...

 
 
 
Evolutionary chaos as butterflies, wasps, and viruses have a three-way war

EVOLUTIONARY CHAOS AS BUTTERFLIES, WASPS, AND VIRUSES HAVE A THREE-WAY WAR

Enlarge We're currently watching-often in horror-what happens as a virus and its hosts engage in an evolutionary arms race. Measures...

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney, says Disney+ release of Black Widow broke contract

SCARLETT JOHANSSON SUES DISNEY, SAYS DISNEY+ RELEASE OF BLACK WIDOW BROKE CONTRACT

Enlarge / A billboard above the El Capitan Entertainment Centre promoting Marvel Studios' 'Black Widow' on June 22, 2021, in Hollywood,...

 
 
 
This 900-person delta cluster in Mass. has CDC freaked out-74% are vaccinated

THIS 900-PERSON DELTA CLUSTER IN MASS. HAS CDC FREAKED OUT-74% ARE VACCINATED

Enlarge / Foot traffic along Commercial street in Provincetown, Mass., on July 20, 2021. Provincetown officials have issued a new mask-wearing...

America's favorite truck goes hybrid: The Ford F-150, reviewed

AMERICA'S FAVORITE TRUCK GOES HYBRID: THE FORD F-150, REVIEWED

The 2021 F-150 4X4 SuperCrew Lariat. [credit: Eric Bangeman ] Ford's F-series pickup trucks have been the best-selling vehicles in...

 
 
 
New bank-fraud malware called Vultur infects thousands of devices

NEW BANK-FRAUD MALWARE CALLED VULTUR INFECTS THOUSANDS OF DEVICES

Enlarge Recently detected Android malware, some spread through the Google Play Store, uses a novel way to supercharge the harvesting...

Rocket Report: Ariane V returns after long layoff, Rocket Lab's tough culture

ROCKET REPORT: ARIANE V RETURNS AFTER LONG LAYOFF, ROCKET LAB'S TOUGH CULTURE

Enlarge / China's iSpace releases renderings of a 1-, 2-, and 3-core Hyperbola-3 rocket. Welcome to Edition 4.09 of the Rocket Report!...

 
 
 
Russian module suddenly fires thrusters after docking with space station

RUSSIAN MODULE SUDDENLY FIRES THRUSTERS AFTER DOCKING WITH SPACE STATION

Enlarge / Russian "Nauka" module approaches the International Space Station. Flight controllers at NASA and Roscosmos averted a disaster...

THIS 3D-PRINTED SOFT ROBOTIC HAND BEAT THE FIRST LEVEL OF SUPER MARIO BROS

A team led by University of Maryland mechanical engineering Professor Ryan Sochol has created a soft robotic hand agile enough to manipulate...

 
 
 
Facebook's next hardware product will be “smart” Ray-Ban glasses

FACEBOOK'S NEXT HARDWARE PRODUCT WILL BE “SMART” RAY-BAN GLASSES

Enlarge / Don't get too excited about how well these Ray-Bans go with Gitta Banko's outfit-we don't know what Facebook's new smart...

Second lab worker with deadly prion disease prompts research pause in France

SECOND LAB WORKER WITH DEADLY PRION DISEASE PROMPTS RESEARCH PAUSE IN FRANCE

Enlarge / A pathologist examines brain tissue of a diseased deer. The white circular shapes are the sponge-like holes found with prion-related...

 
 
 



Woman wins £9,000 after tanning salon boss sacked her because she had cancer

Woman wins £9,000 after tanning salon boss sacked her because she had cancer

Sofi Lorimer was asked to go into a live tanning bed to fix it, despite the cancer risks - and after she objected she was told to leave the company, an employment tribunal heard Read more ...

The best cheap gaming chair sales and deals in August 2021

The best cheap gaming chair sales and deals in August 2021

We're showing you how to spend even less cash on your cheap gaming chair, with all the latest sales and deals available. Read more ...

The cheapest Xbox One bundles, deals and sale prices in August 2021

The cheapest Xbox One bundles, deals and sale prices in August 2021

We've listed the UK's hottest cheap Xbox One deals, including the best value bundles with games. Read more ...

When will Covid booster jabs be available and who will get them?

When will Covid booster jabs be available and who will get them?

Booster Covid jabs are set to be rolled out within weeks Millions of people in the UK who have been given the AstraZeneca Covid jab are set to get a booster shot of a... Read more ...

How to directly sync Apple Watch workouts to Strava

How to directly sync Apple Watch workouts to Strava

Strava supports syncing with Apple Health, which means those who use an Apple Watch or iPhone with Strava can automatically sync your workouts without needing to use a third... Read more ...

Coleen Nolan recalls the harsh words from doctor after miscarriage

Coleen Nolan recalls the harsh words from doctor after miscarriage

Loose Women star Coleen Nolan bravely reflected on the shocking words a doctor told her when she suffered from a miscarriage on Monday's show. Read more ...

'We do not care' says self-confessed 44-year-old cougar and 'stud' boyfriend, 28

'We do not care' says self-confessed 44-year-old cougar and 'stud' boyfriend, 28

TikTok star Julie is a self-confessed cougar and regularly lists the perks of dating an older woman on her social media pages, and she doesn't care when people say she's too... Read more ...

Love Island's Tyler admits he's 'greedy' as he refuses to let Kaz go

Love Island's Tyler admits he's 'greedy' as he refuses to let Kaz go

Love Island fans championed Kaz after her spectacular dressing down of Casa Amor cheat Tyler - but will she stand her ground or be persuaded to give him a second chance when he... Read more ...

Homegrown terrorist freed despite fears he would launch attack, inquest told

Homegrown terrorist freed despite fears he would launch attack, inquest told

Police were so concerned about Sudesh Amman - who would later go on a stabbing rampage - that they asked the prison governor not to release him, his inquest heard Read more ...

SNP MP Drew Hendry mourning the sudden loss of his baby grandson

SNP MP Drew Hendry mourning the sudden loss of his baby grandson

The Highland MP discovered last year he had suddenly become a grandfather in lockdown, but the family is in mourning over the tragic death of infant Cameron. Read more ...