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Weeding with a wonderful view

An invasive plant that threatens pristine Gough Island is being targeted by 'Sagina Ninjas', a team seeking to eradicate it.

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Dumb thing about a smartphone is its battery

Just give me a cellphone that requires charging once a week, not every two minutes, writes Masood Boomgaard.

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Nelson, why are you named after a boozer?

Archaeological digs excavate mass of comments posted online concerning great heroes and heroines of their day.

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Meet Boris, the £350K robot
September 12 2014 at 09:51

Boris has enough intelligence to work out how to grip any single item, a development which is a huge step forward. [VIDEO]

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Twitter tests ‘buy’ button
September 12 2014 at 09:51

Move comes as Twitter works to ramp up appeal to people curious about what is happening at any given moment.

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China misses out on first wave of iPhones
September 12 2014 at 09:51

Although the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale in the US and other markets, Apple is yet to set a release date for China.

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Reptile named after Avatar creature
September 12 2014 at 08:28

Scientists announced the discovery of fossils in China of a new species of flying reptile called a pterosaur that lived 120 millions years ago.

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Rover arrives at Mount Sharp after a year
September 12 2014 at 08:28

The Curiosity rover has arrived at Mars' Mount Sharp and is preparing to scale the massive mountain, says Nasa.

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Activists question ‘dumping’ toxins
September 12 2014 at 08:28

Sappi has been accused of 'dumping tons' of potentially toxic ash near river systems south of Durban.

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Solar storm heading Earth’s way
September 12 2014 at 08:28

Two big explosions on the surface of the sun will cause a moderate to strong geomagnetic storm on Earth in coming days.

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Scientists ‘reset’ stemcells
September 12 2014 at 08:28

British and Japanese scientists have managed to 'reset' human stemcells to their earliest state, opening up a new realm of research.

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HP fined for bribing Russians
September 12 2014 at 06:28

A judge has ordered Hewlett-Packard to pay $58.8m for bribing Russian government officials to win a big-money contract.

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Twitter's bid for 'relevance’
September 11 2014 at 14:12

Twitter may not be on a path to changing for the worse. But it certainly sounds that way, writes Alexandra Petri.

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