Month: June 2021

Boris Johnson’s former chief aide has shared a WhatsApp message in which the prime minister appears to call Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s efforts “totally f****** hopeless”. Dominic Cummings, who has been engaged in a weeks-long feud with Downing Street, published a lengthy blogpost that he claimed showed details of how “Number10/Hancock have repeatedly lied about
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A new paper titled, ‘Cetacean Translation Initiative: a roadmap to deciphering the communication of sperm whales’, explains how the scientists are going to try to decode whale vocalisations. The researchers are using machine learning techniques to try and translate the clicking and other noises made by sperm whales, to see if we can understand what the
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Technicians make repairs to bitcoin mining machines at a mining facility operated by Bitmain in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images China has long been home to more than half the world’s bitcoin miners, but now, Beijing wants them out ASAP.  In May, the government
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that care in the UK is “not properly funded, lacks transparency and urgently needs reform”, according to a government select committee. The public accounts committee, which encourages transparency and accountability within government, is calling for an end to rhetoric and the implementation of long talked about reforms. One of its
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Oil prices rose on Tuesday, setting up a challenging situation for the head of the Federal Reserve before Wednesday’s meeting, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said. “The surging price of crude … makes life difficult for Fed Chief Jay Powell,” Cramer said on “Mad Money.” “Even as many other commodities have actually now fallen, and some falling
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