Health

MMR vaccination rates in slight fall among children in Scotland

Image copyright Getty Images The number of children in Scotland receiving the MMR vaccine by five years of age has fallen slightly but remains “very high”, official NHS figures show. By the end of March, the three-month figure was 96.6% – down from 97%. Uptake rates of one dose of MMR by the age of […]

Pret allergy death: Parents 'delighted' by 'Natasha's law' plan

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Hundreds more cases in Shropshire baby deaths review

Technology

Facebook to identify French hate speech suspects

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has agreed to give the names of French users who are suspected of using hate speech on its platform to the courts when requested. The deal is believed to be the first of its kind in the world. In the past, the tech giant has revealed IP addresses and other […]

League of Legends: Iran players say US sanctions have blocked the game

Raspberry Pi used to steal data from Nasa lab

Ransomware cyber attacks are targeting large companies and demanding huge payments.

Science/Nature

'Jet in a box' powers remote Halley Antarctic base

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProf David Vaughan: “This is still a prototype system. If the turbine falls over, we lose all power” The UK has managed to get one of its major Antarctic bases operating in an automatic mode for the first time. Halley base, on the Brunt Ice Shelf, is […]

Science/Nature

Rhino release: European parks bring animals to Rwanda

Image copyright Stuart Slabbert Image caption The zoo-born animals will join 18 other eastern black rhinos in Akagera National Park, Rwanda “It’s just fantastic. “These animals were taken from Africa decades ago to display to the public [in European zoos] and now have a real conservation role in Rwanda,” Mark Pilgrim, Chester Zoo’s chief executive […]

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Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

Image copyright NASA/JPL-CALTECH/MSSS Image caption The Curiosity rover carries an onboard lab to measure the chemistry of the atmosphere The American space agency’s Mars rover Curiosity has recorded its largest measurement yet of methane. The robot frequently “sniffs” the Red Planet for the gas but has never before seen so high a concentration – of […]

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