Health

E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Around 470,000 people are using e-cigarettes as an aid to stop smoking Rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed so they can be more widely used and accepted in society, says a report by MPs. Vaping is much less harmful than normal cigarettes and e-cigarettes should be made available on […]

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Struck-off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba wins appeal to work again

Technology

Elon Musk was 'not on weed' when tweeting about taking Tesla private

Image copyright Reuters Elon Musk has attempted to explain his controversial tweet about taking Tesla private, saying he was “not on weed” at the time. The electric carmaker’s founder has been facing intense scrutiny about the 7 August tweet which said he wanted to take Tesla private at $420 a share. He told the New […]

Reddit sleuth helps in hit-and-run case

Fortnite used by company for job interviews

Elon Musk says Saudis back Tesla buyout

Science/Nature

Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep'

Image copyright AURIGA PROJECT Image caption A computer simulation of galaxy formation: White circles show some of the most ancient building blocks Some of the earliest galaxies to form in the Universe are sitting on our cosmic doorstep, according to a study. These faint objects close to the Milky Way could be more than 13 […]

Science/Nature

Mystery Russian satellite's behaviour raises alarm in US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US says it does not know what the satellite is or why it is behaving strangely A mysterious Russian satellite displaying “very abnormal behaviour” has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official. “We don’t know for certain what it is and there is no […]

Science/Nature

Next few years 'may be exceptionally warm'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Staying cool has become a major concern in the current heat wave The next few years could be “anomalously warm”, according to a new study. Researchers have developed a mathematical model to predict how average global surface air temperatures will vary over the next few years. The results suggest […]