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Students ‘addicted to cellphones’

An online survey asked 164 students how long they spent using different functions or apps on their phone.

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Empathy among animals ‘a common trait’

Contagious yawning is a behaviour shared by chimpanzees, baboons, dogs and humans, and researchers say that wolves can do it too.

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There is a way to stem Ebola - expert

Breaking the chain of transmission is key to stemming the Ebola outbreak, says the National Institute of Communicable Disease.

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California quake warning system delayed
August 27 2014 at 08:36

Had money been available two years ago, the system would likely have been finished by now.

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New species of Fynbos found near Plett
August 27 2014 at 08:36

The discovery of a new Fynbos species is significant because of the threat of extinction.

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Ancient skull’s new secret studied
August 27 2014 at 08:36

New findings on the Taung child skull, found 90 years ago by quarry workers in Taung in North West.

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Lab unable to replicate ‘stemcell’ findings
August 27 2014 at 08:35

Researchers in Japan have been unable to replicate experiments that were hailed earlier this year as a 'game-changer'.

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Device helps shame heavy shower users
August 26 2014 at 14:15

A polar-bear figure that seems to melt when a bathroom user has spent too much time in the shower could help cut consumption of water.

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Cheaper UberX comes to the rescue
August 26 2014 at 14:14

Alan Cooper downloads the Uber app and catches a taxi.

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Can tracking technology be blinded?
August 26 2014 at 14:10

What can you do, short of tossing your phones into the sea, to keep your locations private? Craig Timberg finds out.

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Happiness study draws frowns from critics
August 26 2014 at 14:10

High-profile 2013 happiness study is fatally flawed, according to new analysis.

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Amazon to buy live-streaming gaming site
August 26 2014 at 09:39

Amazon.com is in discussions to acquire Twitch, the gaming network that Google had reportedly expressed an interest in buying.

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Hacking a living room
August 26 2014 at 09:39

Kaspersky Lab finds multiple vulnerabilities in popular connected home entertainment devices.

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