Zoom under increased scrutiny as popularity soars

Image copyright Getty Images The videoconferencing app Zoom has come under fresh high-level scrutiny as its popularity soars during the coronavirus pandemic. New York's attorney general has written to the firm raising concerns over its…

No sugar-coating: Trump changes tack on coronavirus

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Both President Trump (left) and Dr Fauci acknowledged the seriousness of the situation There was no sugar-coating it this time. No optimistic talk of miracle cures or Easter-time business re-openings.…

Climate change clips the nightingales wings

Image copyright Javier de la Puente Rising temperatures may be having a profound physical impact on one of the world's favourite songbirds. Researchers in Spain found that over a 20-year period, nightingales had evolved smaller…

Apple buys weather app Dark Sky

Apple has purchased the weather predicting app Dark Sky and plans to shut down the Android and Wear OS versions. Dark Sky is known for its hyper-local weather predictions and ability to forecast minute by…

Stock markets suffer worst quarter since 1987

Image copyright ANGELA WEISS Image caption The normally-busy Times Square is almost deserted as New Yorkers stay in their homes Stock markets around the world suffered historic losses in the first three months of the…