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Four women who changed the face of physics

Donna Strickland has become only the third woman in history to win the Nobel prize for Physics. She joins Marie Curie, who won in 1903, and Maria Goeppert-Mayer, who was awarded the prize in 1963. Here are four other women who have changed the face of physics. Hertha Ayrton, British …

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Honda teams up with GM on self-driving cars

Honda and General Motors are teaming up to create a new generation of fully autonomous vehicles. Honda will invest $2 billion over 12 years into GM’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary, Cruise. GM and Cruise have been building and developing self-driving versions of GM’s Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car with plans to …

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California bans ‘secret’ election bots

Image copyright Getty Images California has signed legislation which bans the use of undeclared bots during elections. Bots are automated online accounts which can be programmed to find and share information based around key words, themes or people. The new rule also applies at all times to bots used for …

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InfoWars publisher Alex Jones sues PayPal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alex Jones runs the InfoWars website, which touts a range of conspiracy theories US radio host Alex Jones is suing PayPal, claiming bias against conservative views was behind its decision to block his website. The conspiracy theorist has been banned from most major web services, …

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Will Facebook be fined after hack attack?

Image copyright Getty Images Following the revelation that up to 50 million Facebook accounts may have been accessed in an attack due to a weakness in the platform’s code, many questions remain about the breach. In theory Facebook could be fined if it is found to be in breach of …

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