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Kennewick Man ‘might have been Asian’

Scientists have told their story of Kennewick Man before, but a new book represents the most detailed account.

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The world’s most pirated TV shows

The fact that Netflix shows are being downloaded illegally renews worries that there are no clear solutions to piracy.

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Findings counter how we view social media

Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority.

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Why a song takes you down memory lane
August 29 2014 at 08:27

Scientists find that listening to a favourite song boosts activity in region of the brain responsible for memory and emotions.

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Independent Media launches IOL Mobile
August 28 2014 at 16:05

Independent Media has released an advanced IOL mobile site for smartphones.

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Heartbleed still a threat to big firms
August 29 2014 at 09:19

More than half of the Forbes Global 2000 listing of the world's most profitable companies have servers that are still not fully protected, says security company Venafi.

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Mystery of sliding rocks solved
August 29 2014 at 08:27

For years scientists have theorised about how large rocks zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park.

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Rocket launch tests new technology
August 29 2014 at 08:27

Nasa is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets.

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Ebola sequences may aid hunt for treatment
August 29 2014 at 08:27

Scientists tracking the spread of Ebola have released 99 sequenced genomes of the deadly and highly contagious hemorrhagic virus.

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Birds of a feather don’t flock together
August 29 2014 at 08:27

Research reveals 20 percent of shrikes not fathered by the females' 'mates'.

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Viral fundraising campaign raking in the cash
August 28 2014 at 14:15

The Ice Bucket Challenge has caught everyone off-guard, none more so than the ALS Association folks.

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Can flashes of light delete bad memories?
August 28 2014 at 14:15

Scientists claim they reversed fearful reactions to disturbing memories in mice by shining flashes of light into their eyes.

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Township library goes hi-tech
August 28 2014 at 14:11

Smartphones and tablets are now available for public use at a new library of technological devices in Langa, Cape Town.

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