Eco-friendly, tiny houses may be all the rage right now but how do you know if you’re really ready to downsize? Instead of jumping the gun on a six-figure cell, why not test the waters of small time living in one of these tiny house vacation rentals. From...

Internet Explorer Users ‘At Risk’ As Tech Support Ends

Microsoft has ended technical support and security updates for older versions of its Internet Explorer browser. The changes, which will affect versions 8, 9 and 10 of the browser, were announced in August 2014. Some estimate that these older browsers account for more than 20% of web traffic while Computerworld claims that only 55% of IE users are using the latest version. Browsers are often...

Twitter May Launch 10,000-Character Tweets

Twitter’s stock has fallen to an all-time low amid rumours it is about to allow users to post tweets as long as 10,000 characters. The dip happened after technology news website Re/code reported that the current 140-character tweet limit would be abolished. The feature is rumoured to be launching...

CES 2016: Hand-On With LG’s Roll-Up Flexible Screen

If you’re in the business of making TV cabinets – look away now.For the rest of you, feast your eyes on a remarkable innovation-in-progress. LG Display has been working on its fully flexible screen for some time now, but it’s at this year’s...

Drones Help Predict The Next Volcanic Eruption

Scientists in Iceland are turning to new technologies to help them predict the next major volcanic eruption there.Katla is one of the country’s most active and dangerous volcanoes, covered by the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Researchers are watching it very closely...

Tobacco Firms Must ‘Cough Up’ For Smoking Damage

Smoking Damage

The Government is being urged to force the tobacco industry to “cough up” cash for the damage caused by smoking. Cancer Research UK says if tobacco companies are charged around 1p for every...

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Sierra Leone Declared Ebola Free

Sierra Leone Declared Ebola Free

The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone where British nurse Pauline Cafferkey caught the disease has been declared over as a crucial milestone is reached. It has been confirmed that 42 days has elapsed since the last new case of the deadly virus – the period of time that must pass for a country to be deemed Ebola-free. Ms Cafferkey contracted the disease...

Ebola Outbreak Countries: No New Cases For A Week

The three West African countries at the centre of the Ebola epidemic have recorded their first week with no new cases since the outbreak was declared in March 2014. More than 11,000 people have died in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone,...

Chocolate May Be Good For Your Heart, Study Suggests

New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, scientists said on Tuesday.   Scientists in Britain looked at data from nearly 21,000 people who filled out questionnaires...

Sixth Person Dies Of MERS Virus In South Korea

Officials in South Korea say another person has died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total number of deaths to six. At least 23 new cases of people becoming infected with the deadly virus have been reported in...

New Zealand Beat Sri Lanka in First Test in Dunedin

New Zealand Beat Sri Lanka First Test

Neil Wagner’s “miracle” ball helped New Zealand complete a 122-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Dunedin. Set 405 to win, Sri Lanka resumed on 109-3 looking to bat out...

Novak Djokovic Beats Andy Murray To Win Paris Masters Title

Djokovic Win Paris Masters Title

World number one Novak Djokovic secured his 10th title of the year with an emphatic victory over Britain’s Andy Murray at the Paris Masters final. The 6-2 6-4 win, achieved in just over 90 minutes,...

Rugby World Cup 2015: England 35-11 Fiji

England were made to work hard by Fiji in their World Cup opener but pulled away in the last 20 minutes to secure a bonus-point win at Twickenham. Two tries from full-back Mike Brown and the impact of...

Mayweather Triumphs Over Pacquiao In Vegas

Floyd Mayweather Jr has won his much-anticipated clash with Manny Pacquiao after 12 rounds of a fight watched by millions around the world.The American now stands undefeated in 48 matches after beating...

Moroccan Solar Plant To Bring Energy To A Million People

Moroccan solar plant

A giant plant using energy from the Sun to power a Moroccan city at night will open next month.The solar thermal plant at Ouarzazate will harness the Sun’s warmth to melt salt, which will hold its...

Scientists Develop Ultra-Hard Glass

Scientists Develop Ultra-Hard Glass

Scientists in Japan have developed a type of ultra-hard glass.The new material is thin as well as hard and is made using alumina, an oxide of aluminium. If successfully commercialised, it could increase...

New Lithium-Air Battery Design Shows Promise

A new design for lithium-air batteries overcomes several big hurdles that have stood in the way of this concept.Lithium-air cells can store energy much more densely than today’s lithium-ion batteries,...

Up Close: NASA Spacecraft Zeroes In On Pluto

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft is set to make history next week when it becomes the first probe to reach Pluto.The spacecraft left earth nine and a half years ago and will have travelled more than...