‘The halving’ approaches, and all eyes are on the value of...

A UK BITCOIN exchange says more people are entering the Bitcoin market in the run-up to the halving in May. A halving (sometimes called a...

Action stations, bugs and fungi! Mutant enzyme can break down PET...

SCIENTISTS have developed a bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling — within hours. The “mutant” enzyme, engineered after being found in a...

Streaming services basking in unprecedented demand from a currently ‘captive’ audience

IT'S AN ILL wind that blows no good, and Disney Plus is on the sweet end of a compensatory breeze from the pandemic. The video...

A menace by any other name: the ‘equaliser’ that just isn’t

By William Roman COVID-19 and coronavirus are the most common names for it, but some sociologists and economists are tentatively hailing the virus as the...

Shrimps, time bombs — and the need for some study of...

By William Roman PICK a word starting with “C”… no, not coronavirus; not yet, anyway. The C here stands for crustaceans. The humble shrimp, for instance....

AI to the rescue? Oxford-based drug firm enters into partnership to...

AN AI-DRIVEN drug-discovery company in the UK has entered a joint initiative to advance compounds that could treat COVID-19. Oxford-based Exscientia has teamed-up with Diamond...

Coronavirus co-operation across sectors comes up with promising equipment

THE MERCEDES F1 team is an unlikely player in the medical field, but it has had a major role in the development of a...

As everything falls apart, UK tech sector shows resilience

THE UK’S fastest-growing sector, the tech industry, will maintain resilience despite the Covid-19 outbreak. That optimistic claim follows analysis from recruitment firm Robert Walters. In...

Bid to ease virus impacts on cash flow is ‘flawed’ —...

THE UK government’s proposed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CIBLS) is coming in for some criticism. HM Treasury and the Bank of England last week...