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Hacking to save lives

Technology in crisis situations needs to be simple to use, tough and, in some cases, dipped in chlorine.

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Bridget Jones of the 19th century

Researchers unearth 19th century guidebook telling single ladies to be cynical about marriage and forge a career.

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Ancient art of poisoning makes killer comeback

The past decade has seen a handful of infamous poisoning incidents. Michael E. Miller investigates

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Alzheimer's risk for gamers

New research suggests that children who spend hours playing games may be more at risk of Alzheimer's.

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Beating online distraction
May 22 2015 at 12:00

The secret to fighting digital distraction may be all about commitments and not willpower.

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Bridget Jones of the 19th century
May 22 2015 at 12:47

Researchers unearth 19th century guidebook telling single ladies to be cynical about marriage and forge a career.

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Ancient art of poisoning makes killer comeback
May 22 2015 at 12:46

The past decade has seen a handful of infamous poisoning incidents. Michael E. Miller investigates

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10 000-year-old ice shelf fragmenting
May 22 2015 at 12:46

Findings say Antarctic ice shelf could disappear by end of the decade.

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Hacking to save lives
May 22 2015 at 12:34

Technology in crisis situations needs to be simple to use, tough and, in some cases, dipped in chlorine.

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Apps: make your own GIFs, toe the line
May 22 2015 at 11:11

For some Friday fun we look at two mobile apps worth trying over the weekend.

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Can algorithms be racist?
May 22 2015 at 10:47

No-one intentionally programs an algorithm to be racist but they do learn from humans and humans are racist.

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Fine art flouts Facebook’s nudity ban
May 22 2015 at 10:31

Four year long battle to be allowed to post image of Gustave Courbet’s oil painting of a woman’s genitalia.

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Pirate Bay defiant in face of shutdown
May 22 2015 at 10:20

File sharing service responds to having its Swedish domain shut down with a new multi-headed hydra logo.

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Hitler’s bronze horses found
May 22 2015 at 09:41

Two bronze horses which stood outside Adolf Hitler's grandiose Reich Chancellery in Berlin have been recovered by police.

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