Orders for HIV tests triple thanks to success of Russell T Davies’ 1980s gay drama It’s A Sin

Orders for HIV tests triple thanks to success of Russell T Davies’ 1980s gay drama It’s A Sin, Channel 4 says It’s A Sin followed a group of gay men navigating the HIV/Aids crisis in the 1980s The show’s success prompted a surge in testing orders and calls to helplines The series’ release coincided with National … Read more

Parents and grandparents of schoolchildren will be offered at-home Covid tests

Parents and grandparents of schoolchildren will be offered at-home Covid tests twice a week to help keep schools safe Whole families with schoolchildren are to be given regular coronavirus tests Tests will also be offered twice a week to adults including school bus drivers A confirmatory PCR test will be required if lateral flow test … Read more

New Zealand high school student tests positive to coronavirus

New Zealand high school student tests positive to coronavirus – raising fears Auckland could be plunged into its second lockdown in as many weeks Student at Papatoetoe High School in Auckland has tested positive to Covid-19 All staff and students at the school will be tested before leaving on Tuesday  Comes after Auckland was thrown into … Read more

US Navy tests orbiting solar panel that could one day beam power anywhere on Earth

A pizza box sized solar panel in orbit is producing enough electricity to power an iPad, according to a succesful test of the technology by the US Navy.  The Photovoltaic Radiofrequency Antenna Module (PRAM) was launched in May 2020 attached to a drone that loops around the Earth every 90 minutes and is designed to harness … Read more

Fiendishly difficult quiz tests your knowledge of the natural world

Can YOU ace this science quiz? Multiple choice challenge will test your knowledge of space, evolution and human biology – and the creator claims only 30% will score full marks Quiz by Tal Garner on US-based trivia website Playbuzz tests nature knowledge Creator claims just 30 per cent of people achieve a perfect score of … Read more

Don’t stop cash for Covid tests at work, CBI boss tells PM

Don’t stop cash for Covid tests at work next month, CBI boss Lord Bilimoria tells Prime Minister By Alex Lawson For The Mail On Sunday Published: 22:16 GMT, 20 February 2021 | Updated: 22:30 GMT, 20 February 2021 One of Britain’s most powerful bosses has called on the Prime Minister to put workplace Covid-19 testing … Read more

Had it with this reality? Then try another: PETER HOSKIN road tests the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset

Had it with this reality? Then try another: PETER HOSKIN road tests the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset By Peter Hoskin For The Daily Mail Published: 02:04 GMT, 19 February 2021 | Updated: 02:04 GMT, 19 February 2021 Beat Saber (£22.99) Rating: The Climb (£22.99) Rating: Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge (£18.99) Rating: Real … Read more

Grenfell cladding performed ‘spectacularly worse’ in fire tests than sister product

Grenfell cladding performed ‘spectacularly worse’ in fire tests than similar panels sold with the same fire safety certificate, inquiry hears The reynobond PE cladding panels came in two variants – ‘cassette’ and ‘rivet’ Differences between their fire performance was ‘very great’, inquiry heard Cassette panels burned faster and released around seven times as much heat … Read more

France Six Nations squad goes into ISOLATION after staff member tests positive for Covid-19 

BREAKING NEWS: France Six Nations squad goes into ISOLATION after staff member tests positive for Covid-19 just days after they beat Ireland to top the table Entire France Six Nations squad in isolation after backroom staff member tested positive for Covid-19 It came just two days after they beat Ireland 15-13 to top Six Nations … Read more