Retail sales rebounded in January after falling in December, posting their biggest monthly rise since the shops reopened last spring. Despite rising prices due to inflation, volumes jumped by 1.9% last month following a drop of 4% in December, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), triggered by surging rates of Covid-19. The figures
In this article AIR-FR A model of one of Airbus’ ZEROe concept aircraft displayed in Hamburg, Germany, on 18 January 2022. Marcus Brandt/dpa | picture alliance | Getty Images Aviation could face substantial challenges if it’s unable to decarbonize in a timely manner, according to the CEO of Airbus, who added that hydrogen planes represent
A new Charlie Chaplin documentary paints a “more rounded portrait” of the silent film star’s “complicated” life – including fractious relationships with his teenage wives. Granted access to unseen archive material from the Chaplin estate, filmmakers Peter Middleton and James Spinney attempt to get to know the man behind the toothbrush moustache in The Real
At least 350 koalas have been killed in bushfires which have swept across New South Wales – but the number could have been far higher if conservationists hadn’t stepped in to rescue some of the injured animals. Sky’s Siobhan Robbins reports from Australia. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: Follow us on
In this article GOOGL British artificial intelligence scientist and DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis. OLI SCARFF | AFP | Getty Images Scientists at DeepMind have found another real-world application for their artificial intelligence software. The London-based AI lab, which is owned by Alphabet, announced Wednesday that it has trained an AI system to control and sculpt
NatWest announced a swing back to profit in 2021, aided by the UK’s economic recovery, but warned of storm clouds on the horizon as inflation begins to bite. The taxpayer-owned bank reported pre-tax profits on Friday of £4bn for 2021, up from a £351m loss it made the previous year. British lenders have been boosted
The race for space exploration is unfolding at an unprecedented speed. Private companies have forayed into this sector with commercial ventures, and the US and China have set their eyes on landing humans on Mars by the next decade. While this ambition is laudable, it presents significant technological and logistical challenges. For instance, a mission
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has agreed to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov late next week – provided Moscow doesn’t invade Ukraine. Efforts are continuing to prevent a conflict, amid fears that Russia is increasingly close to being able to mount an invasion. Russia wants guarantees from the West, including the assurance that