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Lights to go out across the globe

As the clock shows it is 8.30pm on Saturday in their part of the world, people in cities will switch off their lights for an hour.

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Tracking bees’ decline

Scientists are being fitted with devices on backpacks to find out why their populations are being decimated.

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Videogame review: Battlefield Hardline

Michael Thomsen thrills to a break in tradition with the first of the Battlefield series to eschew global warfare for procedural drama.

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Ancient bones show evidence of cancer
March 26 2015 at 12:11

The oldest evidence of breast cancer ever discovered may have been found in a 4,200-year-old skeleton.

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New bean varieties bred to beat heat
March 26 2015 at 12:11

Scientists have bred 30 new varieties of "heat-beating" beans designed to provide protein for the world's poor.

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How unseen code filters online life
March 26 2015 at 12:11

What you don't know about Internet algorithms is hurting you, writes Caitlin Dewey.

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Nasa aims to sling rock round moon
March 26 2015 at 11:46

A Nasa mission aims to pave the way for future human missions to Mars, the space agency says.

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SanDisk cuts revenue forecast
March 26 2015 at 11:40

SanDisk is hoping to push through some tough headwinds after lower-than-expected sales from business products.

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Mars rover hits the marathon mark
March 26 2015 at 11:28

NASA says the Opportunity rover has passed the marathon mark for driving on Mars.

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Messenger offers more ways to connect
March 26 2015 at 06:16

Facebook is turning its Messenger app into a platform for e-commerce and video.

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Killer newt is no fantasy
March 25 2015 at 15:14

Evidence of a ferocious, oversized amphibian that terrorised life in prehistoric lakes and rivers has been found in Portugal.

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Emoji: where did it all begin?
March 25 2015 at 12:58

With emoji-based keyboards are becoming the norm, it’s worth taking a deeper look at the pictograph.

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World switches on to Earth Hour
March 25 2015 at 13:00

Global landmarks will all power down to mark the WWF’s ninth annual environmental campaign.

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