US & World

Why this US woman is backing minority gun clubs

Meet the US woman who is backing African American gun clubs. Samantha Sorillo is vice president of Miami’s Black Arms Gun Club. The club says it welcomes people from any background as long as they support the group’s goals and agenda. Video produced by Trystan Young Listen to BBC World Service’s Newsday programme on the […]

Technology

Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of Vodafone customers will be able to end their contracts early after the UK’s communications regulator raised concerns over new charges. In April, Vodafone introduced new international roaming charges for 60 countries outside the European Union, and told customers via text message. Ofcom said it had “intervened” because it had […]

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Science/Nature

Rocket rumbles give volcanic insights

Image caption An “upside down volcano” (L) and an “upside down rocket” (R) What do volcanoes and rockets have in common? “Volcanoes have a nozzle aimed at the sky, and rockets have a nozzle aimed at the ground,” explains Steve McNutt, a geosciences professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa. It explains why […]

Science/Nature

California fires: Sentinel satellite tracks wildfire smoke plume

Image copyright COPERNICUS SENTINEL DATA (2017) – KNMI/ESA Image caption The smoke plume heads out over the ocean and then turns north Europe’s new Sentinel-5P satellite has captured a dramatic image of the smoke billowing away from the devastating California wildfires. It is a powerful demonstration of 5P’s ability to sense the atmosphere. The plume […]

Science/Nature

Sumatran rhino 'hanging on by a thread'

Image copyright Tom Uhlman Image caption Ipuh at the Cincinnati Zoo Scientists have decoded the genome of the Sumatran rhinoceros – one of the most threatened mammals on Earth. Its genetic blueprint shows that populations have been in decline for a very long time. The rhino’s troubles began during the last Ice Age, when its […]