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Classic novels, in 140 characters

A literary agent invites Twitter pitches for new novels, so John Walsh imagines how famous novels might be tweeted.

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Finding aliens not straightforward

If this is the only place in the galaxy with intelligent life, then Earth is some sort of miracle, say scientists.

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'Editing' DNA to fight off deadly illness

Scientists believe a new development could eventually result in a new approach to fighting viral infections and tumours.

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Women stars to debut on FIFA 16 game

Female footballers such as Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan will be pictured on the cover of FIFA 16 video game.

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Classic novels, in 140 characters
July 29 2015 at 07:52

A literary agent invites Twitter pitches for new novels, so John Walsh imagines how famous novels might be tweeted.

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Big Brother is watching, thankfully
July 28 2015 at 10:54

Alan Cooper discovers that sometimes it is useful to have a cellphone that knows exactly where you are.

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Stop killer robots - researchers
July 28 2015 at 11:29

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak add their voices to call to ban autonomous weapons.

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Finding aliens not straightforward
July 28 2015 at 13:09

If this is the only place in the galaxy with intelligent life, then Earth is some sort of miracle, say scientists.

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'Editing' DNA to fight off deadly illness
July 28 2015 at 13:08

Scientists believe a new development could eventually result in a new approach to fighting viral infections and tumours.

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Online affairs are not cheap
July 28 2015 at 11:03

Oscar Quine takes the plunge and discovers that finding a hook up on Ashley Madison is a pricey business

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Windows 10: why it matters
July 28 2015 at 10:41

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system debuts tomorrow and here are some of the reasons users should care.

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Huge Android flaw lets hackers in
July 28 2015 at 10:24

Security firm uncovers flaw that lets hackers into Android phones using just a mulitmedia message.

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Prized Zim lion killed for R650 000
July 28 2015 at 08:54

Cecil was a major tourist attraction in Hwange National Park and had been fitted with a tracking device.

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Birds of a feather don’t fly together
July 28 2015 at 08:53

Scientists say Britain's most endangered duck employs a survival tactic by splitting up when it comes to their migration.

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