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iol scitech may 22 poison book
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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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iol scitech may 13 antarctic ice shelf
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10 000-year-old ice shelf fragmenting

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

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Beating online distraction

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

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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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'Home-brew' morphine now possible
May 19 2015 at 09:19

Scientists have engineered brewer's yeast to synthesise opioids such as codeine and morphine from a common sugar.

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New Antarctic disaster looms, warns director
May 19 2015 at 09:18

March Of The Penguins filmmaker Luc Jacquet is back with another film set in Antarctica - one that promises to have a very different impact.

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Is this why men exist?
May 19 2015 at 09:18

And the answer has nothing to do with fitting shelves or putting out the bins.

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Snakes in a van
May 19 2015 at 09:18

A man in England almost crashed a van on a dual carriageway when a three-foot snake slithered out from under his seat.

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The rare plant lethal in tiny doses
May 19 2015 at 09:17

Just a few drops from this plant in the bloodstream can trigger cardiac arrest, making it appear that the victim has suffered a heart attack.

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Third World: dumping ground for e-waste
May 18 2015 at 13:22

Africa and Asia targeted for large-scale shipments of hazardous waste despite EU measures to ban such exports.

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Robben Island to run on solar power
May 18 2015 at 13:21

Programme to contribute to effort to reduce energy demand and start shift towards efficient, renewable energy use.

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GoBeauty has your beauty needs covered
May 18 2015 at 11:48

A service has launched that will give women a central point of control to manage their offline beauty needs, online.

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Smartphones lead to smart shoppers
May 18 2015 at 11:43

Study finds that smartphones increase sales for brick-and-mortar retailers as shoppers make considered decisions.

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Google’s self-driving car gets go-ahead
May 18 2015 at 10:52

Company’s new bubble-shaped driverless cars will be hitting the road in a few months to test their safety.

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