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24/05/2019

'Why can only guys make movies?'

In the almost 72-year history of the Cannes Film Festival only one female director, Jane Campion, has ever won the prestigious Palme d'Or prize for best film.Furthermore, just 86 movies by female directors have ever been in competition for the festival's main prize, compared with more than 1,650 films by male directors.This year, the 21 film shortlist features a joint record four women, showing how far the event - which boasts the late feminist director Agn├Ęs Varda as its poster girl - has to go in terms of gender equality.However, delve a little deeper into the festival programme and there's...
24/05/2019

Mae Martin: The comedian who doesn't want to label love

Comedian Mae Martin has made a career from wearing her heart on her sleeve.Her colourful life has served as a launch pad for her two biggest stand-up shows Us and Dope and their spin-off podcasts for Radio 4. Where Us explored sexuality and society's impulse to define people by who they sleep with, Dope delved into the nature of addiction in all its guises, including love itself.Now she's merged these themes in a book for teens called Can Everyone Please Calm Down? (its subtitle - A Guide to 21st Century Sexuality - taken from her podcast of the same name)."I...
24/05/2019

SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

The SpaceX company has begun the roll-out of its orbiting broadband system.A Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida late on Thursday, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet.Entrepreneur Elon Musk's firm aims eventually to loft nearly 12,000 spacecraft for its "Starlink" network.SpaceX is one of several commercial outfits with permission to fly an internet mega-constellation.Others include the UK-based start-up OneWeb, which began its roll-out in February with six operational spacecraft. Online retailer Amazon also has ambitions in this market. It's working on a 3,200-satellite proposal known as Project Kuiper....

24/05/2019

The man who made Einstein world-famous

It is hard to imagine a time when Albert Einstein's name was not recognised around the world. But even after he finished his theory of relativity in 1915, he was nearly unknown outside Germany - until British astronomer Arthur Stanley Eddington became involved. Einstein's ideas were trapped by the blockades of the Great War, and even more by the vicious nationalism that made "enemy" science unwelcome in the UK. But Einstein, a socialist, and Eddington, a Quaker, both believed that science should transcend the divisions of the war. It was their partnership that allowed relativity to leap the trenches and...
24/05/2019

Trump says Huawei could be part of trade deal

US President Donald Trump has said Huawei could be part of a trade deal between the US and China, despite branding the telecoms firm "very dangerous". The US-China trade war has escalated in recent weeks with tariff hikes and threats of more action. Washington has also targeted Huawei by putting the firm on a trade blacklist. The US argues Huawei poses a national security risk, while Beijing accuses the US of "bullying" the company."Huawei is something that is very dangerous," Mr Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday. "You look at what they've done from a security standpoint,...
24/05/2019

Mumps and measles cases in England prompt vaccine call

A significant increase in mumps cases and continuing outbreaks of measles in England have led to calls for people to ensure they are immunised.Public Health England said even one person missing their vaccinations was "too many".There were 795 cases of mumps in the first three months of 2019, compared with 1,031 in the whole of 2018.Most mumps cases are linked to teenagers mixing when they go to university.A large outbreak was centred on Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham at the beginning of the year and similar increases in cases have been reported in Wales and Northern Ireland....

24/05/2019

Surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collars

Surgeons are warning dog owners not to wrap leads around their fingers or wrist because of the dangers of serious hand injury.They say thousands of people could be at risk from lacerations, friction burns, fractures and ligament injuries. There were 30 serious hand injuries caused by dog leads last year in Cornwall alone, the British Society for Surgery of the Hand said.One of those was to Jillian Tisdale, 65, who has two retrievers.She had just finished walking one of her dogs when it became distracted by another dog and ran off excitedly on the lead. The lead ended up wrapped...
24/05/2019

Climate change: Answers to your most asked questions

During the last worldwide school strikes in March, BBC News asked for your questions on climate change. Since then, thousands of you have been talking to our climate change chatbot on Facebook Messenger.Below are some of the topics that came up many times - with some answers from science and our climate team.You can chat to our climate bot here.You asked: Can we adapt to climate change instead of fighting it?Humans are already adapting. In South Korea, farmers are growing different crops to future-proof themselves against changing temperatures. London's Thames Barrier was designed to help the city deal with an...
24/05/2019

US regulators defend 737 Max actions

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFAA 'examining reports' for links between fatal plane crashes US aviation regulators have defended their response to two fatal Boeing 737 Max plane crashes.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told the BBC that it didn't have the information needed to ground the 737 Max after the Lion Air crash.Civil aviation authorities from 33 countries gathered in Texas on Thursday to discuss when the current grounding order should be lifted.The FAA said it was making sure that the 737 Max was "as safe as possible".An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed in March, killing all 157...

24/05/2019

Facebook plans to launch 'GlobalCoin' currency in 2020

Facebook is finalising plans to launch its own crypto-currency next year.It is planning to set up a digital payments system in about a dozen countries by the first quarter of 2020.The social media giant wants to start testing its crypto-currency, which has been referred to internally as GlobalCoin, by the end of this year.Facebook is expected to outline plans in more detail this summer, and has already spoken to Bank of England governor Mark Carney.Founder Mark Zuckerberg met Mr Carney last month to discuss the opportunities and risks involved in launching a crypto-currency. Facebook has also sought advice on operational...
23/05/2019

European elections 2019: EU citizens turned away from UK polls

EU citizens living in the UK have told of their anger after they were unable to vote in the European elections.The Electoral Commission said the "very short notice" from the government about the UK's participation in the elections had an impact on the process.EU citizens can vote in the country they live in by registering to vote and completing a UC1 form.But many complained of receiving the form late and of it not being processed by their local authority in time. A campaign group said thousands of people have been affected by the issue. The prime minister's spokesman recognised that...
23/05/2019

Julian Assange, Wikileaks co-founder, faces 17 new charges in US

The US justice department has filed 17 new charges against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who is facing extradition from the UK.The latest charges accuse him of receiving and unlawfully publishing the names of classified sources.He was previously charged last month with one count of conspiring with ex-intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to gain access to the Pentagon network.Assange is serving a jail sentence in the UK for jumping bail.It was while he was on bail facing sexual assault allegations in Sweden that he sought asylum in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in 2012. He has always denied the allegations against him....