US overtakes China in top supercomputer list

Image copyright Carlos Jones/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Image caption The Summit supercomputer is housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. China has been pushed into third place on a list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. The latest list by Top 500, published twice a year, puts two US machines – Summit and […]

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Asia Bibi: Canada in talks with Pakistan over asylum

Image copyright Handout Canada is in discussions with Pakistan about granting asylum to a Pakistani Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy, according to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Asia Bibi spent eight years on death row before a Pakistani court overturned her sentence and she was freed. Her release sparked violent protests from Islamists in […]


Xiaomi criticised for UK smartphone £1 flash sale

Image copyright Xiaomi Image caption Only three Mi 8 Lite phones could be bought in the first flash sale “Flash sales” publicising a Chinese smartphone company’s UK launch have sparked a backlash on social media. Xiaomi advertised two of its new handsets for £1 each last week as part of a “crazy deals” promotion. But […]


Peers’ laughter at ‘Johnson and Johnson’

In the House of Lords, Liberal Democrat Baroness Smith wonders if the resignations of “Johnson and Johnson” (a reference to Boris and brother Jo) mean the Brexit deal could be “worse than remaining”. This reference sounds “more like an advertisement for toilet products”, says government spokeswoman Baroness Goldie, sparking laughter among peers. Source link


Top Gear presenter Chris Harris crashes Porsche

Image caption Chris Harris (right) has featured on Top Gear since 2016 Top Gear presenter Chris Harris has been involved in a car crash while working for the show’s magazine. Harris was driving a Porsche on the A466 near Tintern, Monmouthshire, when he crashed with a pick-up truck performing a three-point turn. Nobody was injured […]

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Glasgow School of Art bosses hit back at fire criticism

The board of Glasgow School of Art has hit back at claims it failed to look after the A-listed Mackintosh building. A submission to a parliamentary inquiry strongly defended its record following two devastating fires in four years. In documents released ahead of an evidence session in parliament on Thursday, bosses denied claims of “systemic […]

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Dido announces her first tour in 15 years

Image copyright BMG Image caption Dido will embark on a 27-date world tour next year Multimillion album-selling singer Dido has announced her first tour in 15 years. The 27-date world tour begins in Prague on 5 May, reaches London on 30 May and then heads to the US. Fans can expect her to perform some […]

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Chelsea Pensioners’ verdict on WW1 VR experience.

Nothing to be Written is a virtual reality (VR) experience that moves you between war trenches, hospitals, trains and anxiously waiting at home for field postcards sent by soldiers during World War One. BBC Click visited two Chelsea Pensioners, Michael Allen and Michael Paling asking them to put on VR headsets to try out the […]


Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer

Image copyright Getty Images A new discovery could explain why obese people are more likely to develop cancer, scientists say. A type of cell the body uses to destroy cancerous tissue gets clogged by fat and stops working, the team, from Trinity College Dublin, found. Obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer in the […]