For the sixth year in a row, the global internet became less free as governments around the world re-doubled efforts to limit free expression, ban encryption technologies, and punish users for posting or sharing material deemed unacceptable by national authorities.

Twitter, long criticized as a hotbed for online harassment, is expanding ways to curb the amount of abuse users see and making it easier to report such conduct.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 10:05

2016 ‘Likely’ Hottest Year Ever: WMO

2016 will “very likely” be the hottest year on record, according to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 10:01

Around the World, Supermoon is a Superstar

From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon — the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades — as it made its way across the skies on Sunday and Monday.

Two unrelated studies determined recently that long exposures to light coming from the screens of portable devices affect sleep quality in children and adults.

Environmentalists are reeling when they envisage what impact on climate change President-elect Donald Trump might have.

Saturday, 12 November 2016 10:24

Beagle 2 'was so close to Mars success'

Beagle 2, the failed British mission to Mars in 2003, came "excruciatingly close" to succeeding, a study shows.

Saturday, 12 November 2016 10:20

Facebook bug 'kills' users in 'terrible error'

An unusual bug on Facebook briefly labelled many people as dead.

A well-known study in 1979 found that people who socialize with others live longer than people who keep to themselves. A new study shows that socializing online may have health benefits as well.

Friday, 11 November 2016 10:46

Unknown dinosaur almost blown to oblivion

A newly discovered species of dinosaur has been identified from an extraordinarily complete Chinese fossil almost destroyed by dynamite.

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