Apple health data used in murder trial

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Health data has provided crucial evidence at a trial in Germany, in which a refugee is accused of rape and murder. Apple’s Health App accurately records steps and has been... Read More

Jacqueline Wilson: Children feel more worried than they used to

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Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s books have been a massive part of many people’s childhoods. She has produced books for more than three decades of readers, but says today’s children “feel more... Read More

Virtual reality used during cystic fibrosis treatment

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Virtual reality headsets are being used to help people going through treatment for cystic fibrosis. Patients are immersed in safari experiences and can... Read More

Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

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A harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult brain cancer, according to US scientists. Until now, Zika has... Read More

Magnets used to control flickering eyes

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Doctors have successfully implanted magnets behind a patient’s eyes to treat a condition which causes eyes to flicker or wobble involuntarily. Nystagmus, or ‘dancing eyes’ affects 1 in 1,000 people... Read More

Google Street View used to discover 'lost' cycle ways

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A vast network of forgotten cycle ways across the UK has been rediscovered with the help of Google Street View. Historian and cycling enthusiast Carlton Reid found the routes, which... Read More

How music is being used to treat autism

How music is being used to treat autism

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Clinicians in Detroit have seen that for people with autism, music speaks louder than words – and improvised music can help them express emotion effectively... Read More

Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products

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The video game publisher that won a case against Facebook-owned Oculus has asked a judge to block the firm from using its code in virtual reality products. Earlier this month... Read More

Minecraft blocks used to make virtual Atari 2600 console

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A YouTuber has recreated the Atari 2600 games console – by building a virtual version of the device’s hardware out of Minecraft blocks. Seth Bling, from Seattle, described his project... Read More