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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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‘Perfect storm’ for Ebola to spread

The scientist who co-discovered the Ebola virus says a 'perfect storm' in West Africa had given the disease a chance to spread unchecked.

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Apple to replace faulty iPhone batteries
August 26 2014 at 09:39

The company says the issue affects a 'very small percentage' of handsets and that they fall within a limited serial number range.

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China targets Microsoft's web browser
August 26 2014 at 09:38

Microsoft's internet browser and media player are being targeted in a Chinese antitrust probe.

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Bun in stomach, rather than oven
August 26 2014 at 08:51

Hopes that tiny panda paws would be seen in the world's first live-broadcast cub delivery have been dashed.

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Found, bacteria that prevents allergies
August 26 2014 at 08:51

Mice that were raised in a sterile environment or given antibiotics early in life lacked a common gut bacteria that appears to prevent food allergies.

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The world's longest ectopic pregnancy
August 26 2014 at 08:51

Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years.

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Europe eyes sites for comet landing
August 26 2014 at 08:51

The European Space Agency said it had drawn up a shortlist of five possible sites for carrying out the first-ever landing on a comet.

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Test of Ebola vaccine ‘promising’
August 26 2014 at 08:51

Four monkeys received the vaccine and later survived a dose of Ebola virus that normally would have been lethal.

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Rover takes most curious selfie
August 25 2014 at 14:02

Nasa's Mars explorer has covered only 9km in two years, writes Jan Cronje.

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App creator wants to help manage your time
August 25 2014 at 14:02

Jena McGregor speaks to Dan Ariely, a behavioural economist at Duke University who wrote Predictably Irrational.

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How to avoid drinking too much wine
August 25 2014 at 13:55

The key lies in your ability to judge how much you are pouring, says study.

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