TikTok is a pawn in the battle for tech supremacy between US and China

China has responded to the US attempt to ban, or force a sale, of ByteDance’s wildly…

One in four people in Medieval Europe had parasitic roundworms

One in four people in Medieval Europe may have had a parasitic roundworm living in their…

For the first time in decades, Earth Overshoot Day has been pushed back

Every year, humans consume more natural resources than the planet can replenish. This year, however, the…

Gamma-ray heartbeat in gas cloud powered by black hole is 'baffling'

Mysterious ‘gamma-ray heartbeat’ from a gas cloud 15,000 light years away that is powered by an…

Researchers hunt bats in Thai jungle to find the origins of covid-19

Researchers have been trekking though the Thai countryside to catch bats in their caves in an…

Microplastics are found in every sample of seafood bought at a market

Microplastics are discovered in every sample of seafood purchased at a food market – with the…

Praying mantis discovered in Vietnam is named after David Attenborough

‘Very large and robust’ praying mantis discovered in Vietnam is named after David Attenborough Belgian researchers…

Fires in Brazil's Amazon are up 28% in July

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest surge by almost a THIRD compared to a year ago –…

Dead star in the Milky Way emits 'never-before-seen' radiation

Source of a mysterious ‘fast radio burst’ in space is traced back to a dead star…

Londoners in 1820 LESS artificial light than people living in Pompeii

Ancient Romans in Pompeii ‘were happier than Londoners living in 1820’ because they had 17 per…

One in five children have 'secret online friends'

One third of British parents spy on their kids’ internet activity as cyber-dangers replace sex and…

Neutron stars locked in orbit 'could shed light on universe's biggest mysteries'

Astronomers have observed two collapsed stars of different masses locked in a ‘fiercely tight’ orbit which, they…