US overdose deaths in 2020 likely topped 90,000 

Overdose deaths likely claimed the lives of nearly 90,000 Americans left isolated and broke amid the pandemic, new data suggests.  Between September 2019 and August 2020, there were 88,295 ‘predicted’ overdose deaths – a rough estimate based on early data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  That’s a record-high for that period, … Read more

Electric cars could be topped up in less than 10 minutes thanks to ‘battery swapping’ stations

San Francisco-based Ample announced a new battery charging technology that refuels electric vehicles from any automaker in just 10 minutes – three times faster than traditional systems. Using Modular Battery system, AI-powered robots remove the depleted battery and replace it with a fully charged unit – Ample says its batteries are like Lego-blocks that can … Read more

Johnny Nash, whose song I Can See Clearly Now topped the charts in 1972, dies at 80

Johnny Nash, whose song I Can See Clearly Now topped the charts in 1972, dies at 80 The singer and songwriter passed away from natural causes in his hometown of Houston, Texas  He is most famous for the pop-reggae track that promised a ‘bright, bright sunshiny day’ Nash was among the first artists to bring … Read more

UK’s coronavirus death toll could have topped 100,000 if we didn’t stay at home, study suggests 

More than 100,000 people could have died from coronavirus in Britain if ministers didn’t tell people to stay at home, research suggests. Dozens of countries have been forced to tell people to stay home and close shops in a bid to stop the Covid-19 pandemic.  Scientists in California have now estimated how stay-at-home policies curbed … Read more