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US policeman performs roadside C-section on wounded deer

Image copyright Facebook/ Washington Township Police Department New Jersey police say an officer performed a successful roadside C-section on a deer that had died after being hit by a car on Sunday morning. In a Facebook post, the Washington Township Police Department said one fawn survived the emergency surgery. Photos showed officer Jim Vernon swaddling […]


Germ clue to childhood cancer

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A UK researcher believes science has now identified what can cause the most common type of cancer in children. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia affects one in 2,000 children before they turn 16. Prof Mel Greaves of the Institute of Cancer Research thinks it starts with a mutation picked up in the […]

Patients lose hip replacement court case

Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India

‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain'


Apple Powerbeats headphones in 'sweat-proof' legal action

Image copyright BeatsbyDre Image caption The Powerbeats headphones’ advertising showed images of people using them while working up a sweat A US judge has ruled legal action against Apple over its Powerbeats headphones can go ahead “in part”. Seven customers, from various US cities, say the headphones do not hold their charge for as long […]

Greenwich University fined £120,000 for data breach

Children's phone data exposed on cloud server

U-turn over Facebook chief's EU meeting


PM will pay to have 'full association' with EU research

Image copyright PETER POWELL Image caption The Prime Minister sets out her proposal for a special research relationship with the EU post-Brexit at Jodrell Bank The Prime Minister made the strongest commitment yet to “fully associate” the UK with the EU’s £24bn research programme post-Brexit. Theresa May said the UK would be willing to make […]


China launch will prep for Moon landing

Image copyright AFP China has launched a relay satellite to prepare for a lunar rover mission planned for later in the year. The Queqiao spacecraft will establish a communications link between Earth and the landing mission, which looks set to launch in the next six months. The satellite was launched at 22:28 BST on Sunday […]


'Permanent' interstellar visitor found

Image copyright Science Photo Library An asteroid in Jupiter’s orbit may have come from outside our Solar System, according to a new study. Unlike Oumuamua, the interstellar object which briefly visited the Solar System earlier this year, 2015 BZ509 (affectionately known as BZ) seems to have been here for 4.5 billion years. This makes it […]