LG rolls out its battery-powered wearable air purifier

LG has announced the rollout of a wearable air purifier it revealed a few months ago. The LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier is a battery-powered facemask designed to block up to 99.95 percent of viruses, bacteria, and common allergens.LG used August’s virtual IFA 2020 event to unveil the wearable. It’s more than just a mask: […]


University erects fences at halls of residence as ‘lockdown security measure’

Fencing that was erected around halls at a university in response to England’s new lockdown has been torn down. Students at the University of Manchester say they had no prior warning of the metal fencing and new security checks that were in place at Fallowfield halls. One parent of a student at the halls said […]


Southgate says no one is challenging Pickford to be England’s goalkeeper

Gareth Southgate said Jordan Pickford remains his undisputed England No 1 partly because no other goalkeeper is “challenging seriously to push him out of that position”. The manager’s support comes as the Everton goalkeeper endures a difficult period, having been castigated for his challenge on Virgil van Dijk during the Merseyside derby last month that […]


Why protecting the brain against infection takes guts

The brain is uniquely protected against invading bacteria and viruses, but its defence mechanism has long remained a mystery. Now, a study in mice, confirmed in human samples, has shown that the brain has a surprising ally in its protection: the gut. The brain is arguably the most important organ in the body, as it […]


AstraZeneca aims to bring non-U.S. vaccine data before the FDA

AstraZeneca will start discussing emergency approval of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine with U.S. regulators once it has good trial data from Britain, South Africa and Brazil, as it has no indication the watchdog would favour U.S. data. If and when AstraZeneca reaches the first statistically reliable efficacy and safety results from those trials, based on […]


The ‘Element V2’ mechanical keyboard features reactive real-time RGB lighting for any game

Mechanical keyboards include all sorts of gimmicks these days, but RGB lighting is certainly one of the most sought-after features among many PC gamers. However, immersion-focused gaming peripheral maker WhirlwindFX aims to kick things up a notch with the Element V2: a new mechanical keyboard with dynamic lighting that can react to on-screen action in […]


Mum wakes up from three-month coma after car crash to discover she is pregnant

A woman who was in a terrifying car crash woke up from a coma to discover she was pregnant. Gemma Holmes, 33, was involved in a collision on her way to work when she was just four weeks pregnant, and put in an induced coma. Doctors told her worried parents she had a small chance […]