UK government gets green light to use personal data from citizens’ mobile phones to help fight coronavirus – but privacy experts brand the move ‘extremely concerning’ and warn it could lead to invasive surveillance

The National Institutes of Health in the US, and Baylor University in Waco, Texas, say they are working on a vaccine based on what they know about coronaviruses in general, using information from the SARS outbreak. But this may take a year or more to develop, according to Pharmaceutical Technology.

A Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Recipe Popped Up In This Historical Fiction Novel

However there’s a chance the inclusion isn’t just a hilarious mistake–the novel isn’t quite a straightforward historical fiction, but instead an epic beginning in biblical times and ending in the future, with every chapter skipping forward through time. Reviewer Jonathan McAloon writing for the Irish Times notes the Zelda reference as a purposeful technique designed […]

Grass roots art: Artist searches for a needle in a haystack, literally, as part of installation at the Palais de Tokyo gallery in Paris

He said: ‘It’s like playing the lottery, so you don’t know if you’re going to win or not, you hope you’re going to win otherwise why play the lottery? And it’s the same thing here, even if it’s hard I think, because it’s itchy, this hay, and I have it everywhere after a few hours, […]

Puppy chomps through £1,500 worth of clothing and furniture — including two sofas

Despite his naughty phase she added: “I love all my dogs. The dog needs to know it’s wrong or it might carry on doing it forever. I’m spending time making him sit and praising his good behaviour.”

Secret Europe escapes: where locals go on holiday

For a fun outing, we go to the town of Valkenburg, which has caves and the ruins of a 12th-century castle. There’s also a chair lift from the valley station, just south of the town centre, up to a summer toboggan centre where you can rocket back down the hill through a metal half-pipe on […]

Sifting Beirut’s rubble for bodies: Over 100 people are killed and thousands hurt after ‘welder’ sparks warehouse fire that ignited 2,700 tons of highly explosive chemicals ‘seized from a ship’ causing 3 kiloton blast – a fifth the size of Hiroshima bomb

‘We already had the economic crisis, a government of thieves and coronavirus. I didn’t think it could get worse but now I don’t know if this country can get up again. Everyone is going to try to leave. I will try to leave,’ he said, his voice choked by tears.

Beirut explosion – Frantic search for hundreds of survivors trapped under rubble after blast so big it tore off clothes

The charity said: “Save the Children teams on the ground reported entire streets wiped out, with children unaccounted for as rescue teams work through destroyed buildings to get people out of the rubble.

My Money: ‘I eat biscuits like a naughty schoolboy’

Mindful that Covid-19 has no known cure, effective treatment nor protection by vaccination, I continue my somewhat monastic diet, albeit a very healthy one. Since starting, I’ve gone from over 85kg down to just under 70kg to maximise my chances in the unlikely event I catch the virus, as all the government, medical and scientific […]

Beirut explosion – Blast a fifth the size of Hiroshima kills 100 as ‘welder ignites 2,700 tons of explosive chemicals’

“The size and the ferocity of the blast on people and buildings many kilometres away is horrifying. On behalf of the whole House, we send our love and prayers to the people of Lebanon.”.