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Technology - BBC News

Top Stories<p>The government is considering "all options" to keep UK citizens "safe" online.<p>20 September 2018<p>The latest action cam automatically stabilises footage without separate equipment.<p>20 September 2018<p>One of the largest life insurance providers in North America will now sell only "interactive" …

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Science & Environment - BBC News

Researchers are set to develop higher yield wheat varieties requiring less water after making a gene map.<p>16 August 2018<p>Forensic examination of a mummy shows the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe, scientists say.<p>16 August 2018<p>Features<p>How to manage heat in a supersonic car<p>6 August 2018<p>When a …

UK house price growth slows to 18-month low - RICS

LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices grew at their slowest rate in a year and a half during the past three months, a property industry body said on Thursday, but a planned cut to property taxes is likely to temper the lull in sales.<p>A view of semi-detached homes in Tilbury, southeast England, May …

Spooky film shows high-tech, underground London farm

Below London's Clapham Common a small, sustainable farm is making micro-greens for use in restaurants across the city. The project was setup earlier …

‘Weather bomb’ hits UK bringing travel chaos and disruption

Scotland and Ireland have been battered by gales today, with thousands left without power in the Highlands and Western Isles as winds reached nearly 150mph on some outlying islands.<p>The “weather bomb” was caused by a deep low-pressure system moving between Iceland and Scotland. The effects of the …

Alien intelligence and the lost prologue to 2001: A Space Odyssey | Carole Jahme

The digital re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey reminds us of the power of science fiction – no matter how speculative<p>We know that fact can be stranger than fiction, but should science fiction be a stranger to scientific facts, or has sci-fi become our most loved film genre <i>because</i> of its blue-sky …

Calendars of light and dark that are data works of art - in pictures

London designers Accept & Proceed have annually for the last eight years produced a very geeky object of desire: a slickly produced “light calendar”. The black and white printed calendars show the hours of daylight and the hours of darkness over the following year. They are beautiful to look at - …

The secret world of… beer

It’s a drink that’s been with us for millennia. But how has science shaped today’s pints? Chris Baraniuk discovers a world of secret yeasts, strange brews and ‘glass widgets’.<p>Venture through a dank railway tunnel, then turn on to a small industrial estate in south east London and you’ll find …

7 Most Challenging Shooting Scenarios and How to Make the Best of Them

We photographers love a challenge. Whether it is contorting ourselves into strange positions to get a macro shot, or trying to soothe a screaming …