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Black gold: Africa’s blessing and curse

The quest for oil may be the latest threat to Africa's most venerable wildlife reserve.

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Fixing the bug, there’s the rub

It wriggled its way into the fabric of the internet - and now fixing Heartbleed could cause havoc, writes Brian Fung.

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Volcano that changed course of history

After the tsunami and famine came cholera, opium and failed Arctic expeditions.

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New ASIMO, now more human-like
April 17 2014 at 10:41

It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet Honda's latest ASIMO.

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Nabbed, man in Heartbleed data theft
April 17 2014 at 10:42

Federal police said they have arrested and charged a 19-year-old man in the theft of 900 Canadian taxpayers' data.

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Why cellphone batteries explode
April 17 2014 at 10:41

Your smartphone could explode at any time without warning, according to experts.

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Mother City saves on broadband network
April 17 2014 at 10:41

Mayor Patricia de Lille said that negotiations with a further 20 network operators were under way.

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A welcome change of fortune for Sony
April 17 2014 at 10:40

Sony says it has sold seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide since its launch, and admitted it can't make them fast enough.

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Fracking sites show high methane levels
April 17 2014 at 09:30

Shale gas fracking produces more methane than had previously been estimated, according to new research.

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Fossil find sheds light on herbivores
April 17 2014 at 09:30

Paleontologists unearthed the oldest ancestor of land-dwelling herbivores with the discovery of a 300-million-year-old skeleton.

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The protein that lets egg, sperm hook up
April 17 2014 at 09:30

If you really want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo.

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Nasa’s backup plan for SpaceX launch
April 17 2014 at 09:30

SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt on Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

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W Cape dolphins related - study
April 17 2014 at 09:29

Heaviside dolphins along the southern West Coast of Africa are all related, a genetic study has found.

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