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Dinosaur asteroid hit 'worst possible place'

Scientists who drilled into the impact crater associated with the demise of the dinosaurs summarise their findings so far in a BBC Two documentary on Monday. The researchers recovered rocks from under the Gulf of Mexico that were hit by an asteroid 66 million years ago. The nature of this material records the details of the event. It is becoming ...

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Virtual memorial for WW2 code-cracker

A machine used to encrypt the messages Hitler sent to his generals has been recreated online as a tribute to the British codebreaker who cracked it. A virtual version of the Lorenz SZ42 machine has been made available so people can see how it worked. It has been created 100 years after the birth of Bill Tutte – the Bletchley ...

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WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain

Media playback is unsupported on your device A computer malware that has spread across 150 countries appears to be slowing down, with few reports of fresh attacks in Asia and Europe on Monday. However staff beginning the working week have been told to be careful. The WannaCry ransomware started taking over users’ files on Friday, demanding $300 (£230) to restore ...

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Yemen war: Emergency in Sanaa as cholera kills scores

0SHARESShare A state of emergency has been declared in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, after an outbreak of cholera killed scores of people. Hospitals in the city, which is controlled by Houthi rebels, are crowded with cholera patients. The Red Cross says the number of suspected cases in the country has tripled in a week to more than 8,500. Yemen has ...

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NHS 'was repeatedly warned' of attack

0SHARESShare Media playback is unsupported on your device Hospital trusts were repeatedly warned about cyber threats before the attack on computer systems on Friday, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show the NHS was given “a large chunk” of money to improve its security. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Saturday that an annual ...

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NHS cyber-attack: No 'second spike' but disruption continues

0SHARESShare A “second spike” in cyber-attacks has not hit the NHS but some hospital trusts are suffering ongoing disruption due to Friday’s ransomware attack. Routine surgery and GP appointments have been cancelled across the NHS as it recovers from the global outbreak. Patients have been urged to use the NHS “wisely” as the full impact of the ransomware attack comes ...

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General election: Labour's '£7.4bn a year extra for NHS'

Labour says it will spend an extra £37bn on the NHS in England over the next five years if it wins power. The investment, including £10bn on upgrading IT systems and repairing buildings, would be funded by tax increases and capital borrowing. Jeremy Corbyn blamed the NHS cyber attack on “Tory cuts”, promising a service “fit for the modern day”. ...

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Lyft strikes self-driving deal with Google's Waymo

0SHARESShare US ride hailing business Lyft has formed a partnership with the Google owner’s self-driving car unit Waymo to help develop self-driving vehicles. Lyft is Uber’s biggest rival in the US. Many firms, including Uber, are racing to develop driverless cars, which they hope can be paired with journey-booking systems to revolutionise transport. The move is set to escalate rivalry ...

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A sex doll that can talk – but is it perfect Harmony?

0SHARESShare Harmony is a new type of sex doll – one that can move and talk. Her head, eyelids and lip movements are fairly crude and her conversation is even more limited. But she is part of a new robotics revolution that is seeing artificial intelligence incorporated into an extremely human-like body. Some think that it will revolutionise the way ...

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Ransomware cyber-attack: Who has been hardest hit?

0SHARESShare The WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack has hit more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries since Friday, Europol says. Governments, hospitals and major companies have all found themselves battling the malware, which demands money in return for unfreezing computers. Russia ‘hardest hit’ The virus tried to infect more computers in Russia than anywhere else, according to an analysis by Kaspersky Lab, ...

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