James Dyson's hoover

EU hoover ban: powerful vacuums outlawed

Briefing Mon 1 Sep, AT 14:12

EU ban on high-power vacuum cleaners comes into force, hitting five of the seven best-rated products

The Bisson family farm in Topsham, UK.

Climate change: why meat is a bigger threat than cars

Briefing Mon 1 Sep, AT 12:30

Researchers say we need to cut our red meat consumption down to two portions a week to save the planet

Ash billows from Iceland's Eyjafjoell volcano in May 2010

Iceland volcano red alert: Will flights be grounded again?

Briefing Fri 29 Aug, AT 11:05

Fears rise that recent fissure eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could prompt further airspace closures

Depressed lonely man by window

How therapy for depression can improve cancer care

Briefing Thu 28 Aug, AT 11:51

Outcomes for cancer patients improve 'dramatically' when treatment addresses patients' mental health

E-cigarette

E-cigarettes should be banned indoors, says WHO

Briefing Wed 27 Aug, AT 15:56

UN health agency recommends tighter controls on e-cigarettes, but some experts say bans 'could cost countless lives'

Rubble bucket challenge

Rubble bucket challenge: ice is out in new charity craze

Briefing Wed 27 Aug, AT 15:44

People asked to show support for Gaza by tipping a bucket full of rubble over their heads

NeoFace: how police face-detection software works

Briefing Tue 26 Aug, AT 15:51

From Facebook to the FBI, facial recognition software is everywhere – but is it a 'critical threat' to our privacy?

Francois Hollande purges cabinet: what next for France?

Briefing Tue 26 Aug, AT 15:25

French president hits reset button as France argues about best way to handle economic stagnation

What is Twitch and is it really worth $970m?

Briefing Tue 26 Aug, AT 14:29

Analysts say Amazon's swoop for video game streaming platform Twitch could turn out to be very good business

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