Airport security: 3D baggage scanners could end liquid restrictions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Several US airports have already installed 3D scanning equipment All major UK airports must introduce 3D baggage screening equipment before the end of 2022, the government says. Ministers say the technology will boost security, speed up pre-boarding checks, and could end the restrictions on travelling with liquids and laptops. […]


British Airways strike causes five days of flight cancellations

Image copyright PA Media The British Airways strike next month is to cause at least five consecutive days of flight cancellations. BA pilots announced three days of strikes – taking place on 9, 10 and 27 September – in a dispute over pay. Despite the first strikes being on 9 and 10 September, some customers […]

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Six people injured after lightning strike

Lightning hit a tree on the course at the East Lake Golf Club Six people have been injured after two lightning strikes at the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta. Play was suspended at 4.17pm local time because of thunderstorms in the area and at 4.45pm there were two lightning strikes close to the 15th green […]

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Giraffes given greater protection from unregulated trade as numbers fall

Image copyright EPA Image caption Giraffes are targeted for bushmeat, but body parts are also used for jewellery and bracelets Giraffe conservation has taken a big step forward with the world’s tallest mammals receiving enhanced protection from unregulated trade. The move will regulate the trade in giraffes and their body parts under the Convention on […]


Russia launches life-sized robot into space

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLife-sized robot launched into space Russia has launched a rocket carrying a life-sized robot to the International Space Station (ISS). It was launched from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday and is set to arrive at the station on Saturday. The robot, named Fedor (Experimental Demonstration […]


What is ‘blobology’ and how is it transforming biology?

Image copyright UCSF CHIMERA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption An enhanced picture of virus seen through an electron microscope. Spectacularly detailed videos from an advanced microscope are sparking a biology “revolution”, scientists say. The technique was once termed “blobology” because its images were so indistinct. But now, it is being used to create videos of the […]