Science/Nature

Extinction Rebellion: How might ministers win over the protesters?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Protests by Extinction Rebellion's seemingly inexhaustible army of activists made plenty of headlines last week.They say politicians are out of touch with climate reality. But what do they want, and can ministers realistically make it happen?Let's consider XR's three core demands: for the government to "tell the truth about climate change"; to create a citizens' assembly to oversee progress; and to reduce carbon emissions to
UK News

Newspaper headlines: ‘Families destroyed by bombers’

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: 'Families destroyed by bombers' By BBC News Staff Image caption The Times is among a number of papers to lead on the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka. The paper notes that victims of the attacks, which have killed at least 290 people, come from at least 10 countries, including Sri Lanka, the UK, Australia, India, Japan, United States and Turkey. It says at least 24 people have
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New aircraft rises ‘like a balloon’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFuture versions of Phoenix could be fitted with cameras and deployed in surveillance work Researchers from the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) have helped create a revolutionary new type of aircraft. Phoenix is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed to stay in the air indefinitely using a new type of propulsion. Despite being 15m (50ft) long with a mass
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The enthusiasts bringing classic cars back from the dead

[ad_1] Perthshire-based Classic Restorations (Scotland) restores some of the world's rarest cars to their former glory. Founded by Charles Palmer in 1985, the company services, repairs and restores vintage vehicles for clients around the world. They include classics such as Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Jaguar vehicles.Read more: My obsession with 'resurrecting' classic cars [ad_2] Source link
Technology

Could a computer ever rival Rembrandt or Beethoven?

[ad_1] Image copyright Christie's Image caption This portrait was created by computer, so is it really art and is it any good? Last year a portrait of Edmond Belamy sold for $432,000 (£337,000).A bit steep, you might think, for a picture of someone you've never heard of. And you won't have heard of the artist either, as the picture was created by an algorithm drawing on a data set of
Business

Does your dinner come from a “dark kitchen”?

[ad_1] Image caption Deliveroo's "dark kitchens" are workspaces allowing restaurants to meet demand for app deliveries Your next meal might come from this windswept industrial estate on the banks of the River Irwell. Outside, a handful of drivers wait in their cars. Mopeds and bicycles are stacked in a small pile. All are poised to collect freshly prepared, restaurant quality meals and take them to hungry consumers at home. But
Business

More than half of British firms ‘report cyber-attacks in 2019’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The proportion of UK firms reporting a cyber-attack has jumped, despite most businesses admitting they are under-prepared for breaches, according to research from Hiscox. The insurer found 55% had faced an attack in 2019, up from 40% last year. But almost three quarters of firms were ranked as "novices" in terms of cyber readiness. Hiscox said a lot of businesses "incorrectly felt that they weren't
Politics

Local elections: What are they all about?

[ad_1] The local elections are taking place on 2 May.We'll get to choose who decides on things like where houses get built, who runs the buses and which pubs get late licences.But last year only one in three people went to the polls. So what is the vote all about?Reporter Jennifer Meierhans explains.Footage: BBC and Getty Images [ad_2] Source link