Apple expected to launch three new MacBooks with Apple Silicon next week

Intel processors have been powering Macs for 14 years, however Apple is transitioning away to power all computers with silicon developed in-house, starting with three new MacBooks expected to be unveiled next week. These will be the first to feature a more advanced version of the ARM-based A14 SoC that drives the iPhone 12 and […]


NHS worker publicly resigns claiming she had ‘no work for 3 weeks’ in pandemic

An NHS worker medic resigned from her job in public in opposition to the coronavirus lockdown – also claiming the pandemic left her with “no work to do for three weeks”. Shelley Tasker, 43, took to the streets of Truro in Cornwall where she aired her grievances with a loudspeaker to passersby. Tasker is a […]


Mamadou Sakho wins ‘substantial damages’ from Wada over drug claims

Mamadou Sakho has won his libel action against the World Anti-Doping Agency and is to receive “substantial damages” after it repeated false claims about a drug test taken by the former Liverpool defender. In a statement read in open court at the Royal Courts of Justice, Wada accepted Sakho’s case in full. It apologised for […]


New study could help scientists more effectively use T-cell technologies to better understand immune responses

A comparison of two key research tools used by immunologists to study different types of T-cell receptor signals has identified important features of existing technologies that could allow scientists to better understand immune responses, in a new study led by scientists at the University of Birmingham. T cells form a crucial part of the immune […]


Alibaba beats sales forecasts on China e-commerce growth

Alibaba Group beat third quarterly revenue estimates on Thursday, driven by e-commerce growth after China emerged from coronavirus lockdowns, and said it was assessing the suspension of its affiliate Ant Group’s listing. China’s surprise suspension of Ant Group’s planned $37 billion Shanghai initial public offering (IPO) was seen by some analysts and investors as an […]


Tragedy as newlywed couple drown during honeymoon four days after wedding

A newlywed couple died after drowning during their honeymoon just four days after their wedding. Mohammad Malik, 35, and Dr Noor Shah, 29, were on holiday in the Caribbean at the end of October when the tragedy occurred. The couple were pulled underwater by strong riptides, Mohammad’s dad told Newsday. It is believed the pair […]


Champions League: RB Leipzig punish nine-man PSG, Sevilla roar back to win

RB Leipzig threw the race to qualify from Group H wide open with a 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain, who missed a penalty at 1-0 up and finished the game with nine men. Ángel di María fired PSG ahead with just six minutes on the clock in a rematch of last season’s semi-final. Thomas Tuchel’s […]


Promising therapeutic approach against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common and deadly diseases worldwide. Until now, COPD was not curable. Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now succeeded in curing COPD in mice exposed to chronic cigarette smoke. Their goal is to test the novel therapeutic […]


Lloyd’s of London ditches plan to create its own electronic exchanges

Lloyd’s of London has dropped ambitious plans to set up its own electronic exchanges and will work with other existing platforms to speed up the underwriting process and cut costs, the commercial insurance market said on Thursday. Lloyd’s said last year that it planned to launch two electronic exchanges covering simple and complex insurance deals. […]