Business

Why you shouldn’t hug your colleagues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A hug is fine – so long as that what’s both of you are comfortable with, says Alison Whatever happened to the simple handshake at work? asks author Alison Green, and the creator of the workplace advice column Ask a Manager. You’re greeting a colleague who you haven’t seen […]

Technology

UK cyber-centre thwarts hostile hackers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The NCSC believes most of the attacks it repelled were perpetrated from within nation states hostile to the UK The UK’s top cyber-defence centre has stopped Britain falling victim to almost 1,200 attacks in the last two years, its annual review reveals. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was […]

US & World

Reality Check: How is North Korea evading sanctions?

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, currently holding talks with European leaders, says “North Korea’s economy is in huge difficulty due to international sanctions.” UN sanctions have been imposed to pressure Kim Jong-un’s government over its nuclear weapons programme. Reality Check investigates how North Korea tries to evade these sanctions. Motion graphics by Jacqueline Galvin. […]

US & World

Venezuela crisis hits food markets and a morgue

Millions of Venezuelans have left the country in the last two years, fleeing the oil-rich nation’s economic collapse. Shortages of food and basic goods, years of recession, soaring inflation and regular power shortages have left the country almost on its knees. The government says those against the socialist President Nicolas Maduro are waging an “economic […]

Business

UK’s railway stations with most train delays revealed

Image copyright N Chadwick/Geograph Image caption Manchester Oxford Road took the “undesirable crown” of being worst, Which? said Ten of Britain’s busiest railway stations have seen over half of all train services delayed by a minute or more this year, research has revealed. Manchester Oxford Road had the least punctual services, with 68% delayed. Data […]

Technology

Robot seeks out skin cancer with suction

A semi-autonomous robot that can take different types of measurements from the skin has been developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Fitted with suction cups to help it move, the prototype can be fitted with a dermatoscope to help look for signs of abnormalities, including skin cancer, something normally done manually […]