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Termites mix, reproduce at speed

Two destructive species of termite have mated and produced hybrid colonies that are growing at alarming rates, sparking fears of severe damage to homes.

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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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Chickens can be sexed
March 25 2015 at 12:32

German scientist’s award-winning discovery will save male chicks from the chop.

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Google names woman as new CFO
March 25 2015 at 12:06

Google has appointed Ruth Porat - the chief financial officer at Morgan Stanley - to take over its finances.

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Facebook set to unveil ad tools
March 25 2015 at 10:06

Facebook is expected to unveil a mobile-advertising distributor to challenge Twitter’s MoPub at its F8 conference this week.

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Computers 'will take over from humans'
March 24 2015 at 11:31

Computers could render humans no more important than ‘family pets’, the co-founder of Apple has warned.

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Instagram releases collage app
March 24 2015 at 11:31

Instagram on Monday released a stand-alone application that makes it easy to create collages of iPhone pictures.

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A Nasa astronaut’s guide to the galaxy
March 24 2015 at 11:32

Nasa scientists visited a Cape Town school to inspire pupils to become reseachers in space.

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Is there gold in our poo?
March 24 2015 at 11:10

Human faeces contains gold and other precious metals that could be worth millions, experts say.

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Now Twitter faces sexism lawsuit
March 24 2015 at 11:05

Twitter has become the latest in a string of Silicon Valley firms to face a gender discrimination lawsuit.

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We were naive, says Monsanto chief
March 24 2015 at 11:02

Monsanto has admitted for the first time that its "hubris" in promoting GM food contributed to a consumer backlash.

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YouTube goes virtual for music awards
March 24 2015 at 11:02

YouTube premiered videos from 14 musicians as it tried a new, virtual-only format for the second edition of its music awards.

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