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Finding aliens not straightforward

If this is the only place in the galaxy with intelligent life, then Earth is some sort of miracle, say scientists.

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'Editing' DNA to fight off deadly illness

Scientists believe a new development could eventually result in a new approach to fighting viral infections and tumours.

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Stop killer robots - researchers

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak add their voices to call to ban autonomous weapons.

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Women stars to debut on FIFA 16 game

Female footballers such as Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan will be pictured on the cover of FIFA 16 video game.

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After series of fails, Soyuz rocket lifts off
July 23 2015 at 08:36

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a three-man crew bound for the International Space Station has blasted off.

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Twitter shindig ‘in poor taste’
July 23 2015 at 06:08

Twitter employees find themselves in hot water with the company after social event with “fraternity house” theme.

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How acupuncture ‘really can ease pain’
July 22 2015 at 13:05

A new study of the ancient Chinese art has been described as the strongest evidence yet that it can have genuine benefits.

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‘We were wrong about Pluto’
July 22 2015 at 13:05

Scientists are marvelling at how 'very active' the dwarf planet is in contrast with previous theories.

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It’s risky but love cheats will cheat
July 22 2015 at 11:09

Hacking Ashley Madison is a good reason to think twice about cheating, but most will not be deterred, says Adam Lusher

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Mobile porn is booming
July 22 2015 at 10:52

Smartphones and 4G are pushing porn to new heights with more than 130 billion videos expected to be watched this year.

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Instagram bans the word “curvy”
July 22 2015 at 10:34

Social media network clamps down on search terms being used to flag undesirable content.

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Hackers crash car by remote control
July 22 2015 at 10:24

Paranoia in the car industry as hackers manage to cut the engine and apply the brakes of a Jeep Cherokee.

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Die! Adobe Flash. Die!
July 22 2015 at 10:17

Despite its longevity, there are now both security and bandwidth reasons to drop the Adobe’s multimedia plugin.

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The Google way to ensure fair pay
July 22 2015 at 10:05

Hundreds of Google employees willingly entered their salaries into a shared spreadsheet to push for equal pay.

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