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Nick Clegg heads to Silicon Valley after being hired by Facebook12m Updated Nick Clegg heads to Silicon Valley after being hired by Facebook
The Liberal Democrat, who lost his Sheffield Hallam seat to Labour last year, has been spending most of his time campaigning for a second EU referendum but is now heading for Facebook.
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British-built space probe BepiColombo is set to blast-off to Mercury51m Updated British-built space probe BepiColombo is set to blast-off to Mercury
BepiColombo is due to be launched from the European space port at Kourou, French Guiana, at 02:45 UK time (21:45 ET) on Saturday October 20.
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Stalking the Elusive Central Park Squirrel56m Stalking the Elusive Central Park Squirrel
I thought volunteering for New York’s squirrel census would be a walk in the park. I was wrong, kind of.
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Self-Helped: How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain2h Updated Self-Helped: How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain
“Rationalization was much easier than recognizing the gravity of what was lost: an innocent, healthy childhood and an introduction to sexuality on my terms.”
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BepiColombo to Launch on Long Journey to Mercury2h Updated BepiColombo to Launch on Long Journey to Mercury
The European-Japanese spacecraft will be the third mission to the rocky planet closest to the sun.
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Geneticists Criticize Use of Science by White Nationalists to Justify ‘Racial Purity’2h Updated Geneticists Criticize Use of Science by White Nationalists to Justify ‘Racial Purity’
In a statement, the American Society of Human Genetics said “there can be no genetics-based support of claiming one group as superior to another.”
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NASA reveals the gamma ray constellations in fun interactive site2h Updated NASA reveals the gamma ray constellations in fun interactive site
NASA scientists have re-envisioned the shapes in the night sky using data from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, putting a modern twist on the age-old practice.
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‘Not happy’: Australia must act on climate, says former Kiribati leader2h ‘Not happy’: Australia must act on climate, says former Kiribati leader
Anote Tong, allegedly insulted by Australian minister, says inaction means Canberra risks losing its status in Pacific region Anote Tong has had quite a week. The former president of Kiribati has been in Australia
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Benny the beluga whale forces firework display postponement3h Benny the beluga whale forces firework display postponement
Council in Kent told that disturbing the whale would breach wildlife law It has attracted plenty of spectators during its stay. But Benny the lost beluga whale who took up residence in the Thames last month may end up leaving the crowds disappointed after it was announced that a fireworks display would have to be postponed to protect him. About 15,000 people were expected to gather for the annual bonfire night celebrations in Gravesend, Kent, on 2 November to see a display set off from a barge on the river.
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T-rex could CLAP: New study finds its tiny limbs were far more useful than thought3h T-rex could CLAP: New study finds its tiny limbs were far more useful than thought
New research from Stockton University suggests the stunted limbs allowed the fearsome predator to hold its victims close, putting them in the ideal position for the T-rex to bite into.
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Tim Cook calls for Bloomberg to retract Chinese spy chip claims4h Tim Cook calls for Bloomberg to retract Chinese spy chip claims
Cook told Buzzfeed News 'We turned the company upside down' investigating the claims Chinese spies put chips in its servers.
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Q&A: Some Plants Thrive in the Shadows5h Q&A: Some Plants Thrive in the Shadows
They don’t need sunlight because they are busy feeding on other organisms.
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Tesla launches new $45,000 Model 35h Updated Tesla launches new $45,000 Model 3
Tesla on Thursday introduced a new $45,000 version of its Model 3 sedan on its website, launching the car as U.S. tax breaks for Tesla cars are about to decrease.
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Cy Adler, Pied Piper of Manhattan’s Piers, Is Dead at 916h Updated Cy Adler, Pied Piper of Manhattan’s Piers, Is Dead at 91
Mr. Adler, an environmentalist, started the Great Saunter, an annual 32-mile walk that reawakens New York City residents to the greenbelt that encircles them.
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The Guardian view on vanishing insects: a silent threat | Editorial8h The Guardian view on vanishing insects: a silent threat | Editorial
The astonishing global collapse in their numbers is a danger to almost every other speciesOne of the classic moments in the Simpsons comes when the venal TV anchorman Kent Brockman sees on his screen an ant crawling across a lens and assumes at once that this is not a negligible terrestrial arthropod but a giant alien descending from space that will become one of “our new insect overlords”, a species to which he instantly and publicly pledges allegiance. The joke hinges on the idea that in real life ants are inconsequential compared with human beings. The world, we feel, could get on perfectly well without them, and still better without mosquitoes or any number of other creepy crawlies. This confidence is quite as mistaken as Kent Brockman’s grovellings. Insects form the greatest part of animal life on Earth, and almost every other kind of animal depends on them – directly or indirectly. They pollinate plants and nourish animals, especially birds. In turn, everything that relies on these plants or animals depends on the insects. And the whole intricate web of interdependent exploitation is collapsing, and has been for decades. We ourselves are part of this web, in the long run quite as much dependent as exploitative.
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says space exploration could make Earth more peaceful8h Updated Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says space exploration could make Earth more peaceful
The US-born author believes that if we make the solar system 'our backyard' then it could be 'the greatest peace driver there ever was'. He spoke out at a 'Cosmos: Possible Worlds' event in New York.
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Scottish Power to invest in solar energy for the first time9h Scottish Power to invest in solar energy for the first time
Big six firm to focus exclusively on renewables, adding solar power to its windfarms Scottish Power, one of Britain’s biggest energy companies, has said it will invest in solar power for the first time as part of its move away from fossil fuels. The big six firm
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Hundreds of rare photos including Buzz Aldrin taking a space selfie are published in a new book9h Updated Hundreds of rare photos including Buzz Aldrin taking a space selfie are published in a new book
EXCLUSIVE: Unseen pictures have emerged in a book by Queen legend Brian May that capture the lunar landscape when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in 1969.
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ScottishPower to invest in solar energy for the first time9h ScottishPower to invest in solar energy for the first time
The big six firm is to focus exclusively on renewables, adding solar power to its interests in onshore and offshore windfarms ScottishPower, one of Britain’s biggest energy companies, has said it will invest in solar power for the first time as part of its pivot away from fossil fuels. The big six firm
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Italy’s Oldest Instrument Hints at Sounds of Prehistoric Rome9h Italy’s Oldest Instrument Hints at Sounds of Prehistoric Rome
The music of the ancient world is largely lost, but recent findings and recreations of antique instruments can give a taste.
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An Esteemed Doctor, Child Sexual Abuse Claims and a Hospital That Knew for Years9h Updated An Esteemed Doctor, Child Sexual Abuse Claims and a Hospital That Knew for Years
Rockefeller University Hospital said it had credible evidence going back to 2004 of inappropriate behavior by a research doctor who treated children.
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A14 road workers find woolly mammoth bones10h A14 road workers find woolly mammoth bones
The bones, discovered on the site of an ancient river, are thought to be at least 130,000 years old.
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The week in wildlife – in pictures11h Updated The week in wildlife – in pictures
A 1,000-metre spider web and a hellbender devouring a snake are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world
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11h Updated Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)
The appropriation of genetic research by those with extremist views on race has scientists grappling with how to respond.
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Mysterious Roman villa reveals its secrets11h Updated Mysterious Roman villa reveals its secrets
The striking artefacts were found at the mysterious site in Abermagwr, Wales, which has fascinated archaeologists for years. Romans were previously thought to have had little interaction with locals.
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Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market12h Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market
The Environment Agency is probing claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.
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Politicians say nothing, but US farmers are increasingly terrified by it – climate change12h Politicians say nothing, but US farmers are increasingly terrified by it – climate change
Research forecasts Iowa corn yields could drop in half within the next half-century thanks to extreme weather – yet it’s not part of the political conversation Farmers around here are itching to go after that amber wave of soya beans, but there was that 5in rain a couple of weeks ago and then a 7in rain, and it drives even the retired guys batty. Those beans aren’t worth much at the elevator thanks to a Trump trade war with China, but they’re worth even less getting wet feet in a pond that was a field which the glacier made a prairie bog some 14,000 years ago – until we came along and drained it.
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Creepy X-rays of creatures ranging from flying foxes to pythons12h Creepy X-rays of creatures ranging from flying foxes to pythons
Oregon Zoo has released startling images of a range of animals from fish to flying mammals that captures the skeleton of various animals during a routine check-up.
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Seven ways to save the planet | The Upside weekly report13h Seven ways to save the planet | The Upside weekly report
This week’s Upside digest focuses on scientists, innovators and activists Let’s start with a letter. Not, on this occasion, from Angry of Tunbridge Wells, but from Helpful of Clacton-on-Sea. Jo Steranka wrote in to suggest
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Scientists warn a third of UK-caught fish contains small specks of plastic13h Updated Scientists warn a third of UK-caught fish contains small specks of plastic
Microfibres from synthetic materials like polyester are one of the most significant contributors to plastic pollution in rivers and seas. Greenpeace has said 60% of clothing now contains polyester.
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Mission to Mercury: BepiColombo spacecraft ready for launch14h Mission to Mercury: BepiColombo spacecraft ready for launch
Europe and Japan await the launch of their joint mission to the little world nearest the Sun.
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Sketchbook | Graphic review: An Illustrated Homage to the Oceans Atlas15h Sketchbook | Graphic review: An Illustrated Homage to the Oceans Atlas
The graphic artist Kristen Radtke recalls the influence that a book about the seas had on her young imagination.
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Australia Dispatch: Preserving a Culture by Protecting the Environment17h Australia Dispatch: Preserving a Culture by Protecting the Environment
The Dhimurru Rangers are one of more than 100 Indigenous groups spread across Australia who are removing thousands of pounds of plastic garbage from the beaches.
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UK plastics recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption17h UK plastics recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption
Exclusive: Watchdog examining claims plastic waste is not being recycled but left to leak into rivers and oceans
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Why is this African town letting mosquitoes in?17h Why is this African town letting mosquitoes in?
The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa.
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Wentworth becomes test bed for how federal election will treat climate change18h Wentworth becomes test bed for how federal election will treat climate change
Coalition of green groups has been working hard to ensure voters realise they have a chance to give Liberals a wake-up call Young people in colourful T-shirts bearing slogans of Stop Adani, and members of Renew and other green groups, have been fanning out across Sydney’s eastern suburbs to knock on as many doors as possible – not for any particular candidate, but for a specific cause. Unlike most general elections or byelections where economic management, tax, health and education dominate voters’ thinking and candidates’ pitches, the byelection in Wentworth will be a referendum on climate change and the lurch to the right by the Liberal party.
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18h Mercury: Learning from the strangest planet
The first European mission to explore Mercury will begin Saturday: What could it teach us?
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The Highway Code review is good news for cyclists but should just be the start18h The Highway Code review is good news for cyclists but should just be the start
Close passing and dooring are serious concerns but there is more to be done to make our streets safer and cleaner, from funding boosts to road planning The
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Magical mystery tour: a road trip through Mexico18h Magical mystery tour: a road trip through Mexico
Kicking off at a raucous Day of the Dead party, this
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Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US19h Updated Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US
The National Weather Service predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern and western three-quarters of the nation - and no place in the US is expected to be colder than normal.
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Japan’s Cherry Blossoms (Some of Them) Appear Months Early19h Updated Japan’s Cherry Blossoms (Some of Them) Appear Months Early
An unusually strong typhoon season may have caused the famously picturesque flowers to bloom long before April, when they typically emerge.
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A New Culprit Is Identified in China’s Choking Smog20h Updated A New Culprit Is Identified in China’s Choking Smog
Researchers say that emissions of formaldehyde from autos and chemical and oil refineries play a larger role in China’s smog than previously known.
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A Wave of Child Sexual Abuse Accusations Against a Doctor, and Hospital Says It Knew20h Updated A Wave of Child Sexual Abuse Accusations Against a Doctor, and Hospital Says It Knew
Rockefeller University Hospital said it has credible allegations of inappropriate behavior by a research doctor who treated children with growth problems.
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William Shearer, Doctor (‘Like Another Dad’) to the ‘Bubble Boy,’ Dies at 8122h Updated William Shearer, Doctor (‘Like Another Dad’) to the ‘Bubble Boy,’ Dies at 81
“What he gave us was a powerful lesson in many areas of medicine,” Dr. Shearer said of his young patient, who lived in a sterile plastic cocoon.
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Violated Agency Travel Policy, Report Finds22h Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Violated Agency Travel Policy, Report Finds
Mr. Zinke had his wife travel with him in government vehicles, which violates his agency's travel policy, according to a new report by the Interior Department’s inspector general.
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A Wave of Child Sex Abuse Accusations Against a Doctor, and Hospital Says It Knew24h A Wave of Child Sex Abuse Accusations Against a Doctor, and Hospital Says It Knew
Rockefeller University Hospital said it has credible allegations of inappropriate behavior by a research doctor who treated children with growth problems.
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A Wave of Child Abuse Accusations Against a Doctor, and Hospital Says It Knew25h A Wave of Child Abuse Accusations Against a Doctor, and Hospital Says It Knew
Rockefeller University Hospital said it has credible allegations of inappropriate behavior by a research doctor who treated children with growth problems.
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47,000 Ticks on a Moose, and That’s Just Average. Blame Climate Change.25h 47,000 Ticks on a Moose, and That’s Just Average. Blame Climate Change.
Climate change is giving ticks a leg up on their hosts. “It’s about as grody a picture as you can imagine on a dead animal,” a researcher said.
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‘Could Somebody Please Debunk This?’: Writing About Science When Even the Scientists Are Nervous25h ‘Could Somebody Please Debunk This?’: Writing About Science When Even the Scientists Are Nervous
It’s hard to find material online countering white supremacists’ claims that genetic research backs their beliefs up. I wanted to find out why.
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Hacked, scammed and on your own: navigating...26h Hacked, scammed and on your own: navigating...
In the first half of this year alone, more than $800 million has already been stolen - and experts believe the majority of theft is left unreported.
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Raye Montague, the Navy’s ‘Hidden Figure’ Ship Designer, Dies at 8326h Updated Raye Montague, the Navy’s ‘Hidden Figure’ Ship Designer, Dies at 83
Despite facing racism and sexism, she became the first person to design a Navy ship using a computer program. She was recognized nationally only later in life.
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Carbon fibre can be used to store electricity in electric cars26h Carbon fibre can be used to store electricity in electric cars
Research from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden has found that not only is carbon fibre extremely useful for its strength but could be used to hold an electrical charge.
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Meet the CHUGBOT: Robotic hand that can catch a beer and crush it could revolutionize prosthetics26h Meet the CHUGBOT: Robotic hand that can catch a beer and crush it could revolutionize prosthetics
The robotic technology, developed by researchers from Cornell University, takes a page from the machinery used in a car to give the robotic arm dexterity that's comparable to a human.
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The vicious cycle of trauma: Suffering is passed down through generations study reveals27h Updated The vicious cycle of trauma: Suffering is passed down through generations study reveals
A new study found the sons of Union Army soldiers, who did not experience the devastation of the Civil War, had a higher risk of early death if their fathers had been prisoners of war.
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Modified cotton could be human food source after U.S27h Updated Modified cotton could be human food source after U.S
U.S. regulators have cleared the way for farmers to grow a cotton plant genetically modified to make the cottonseed edible for people.
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Apple set to reveal new iPads and MacBooks on October 30th27h Apple set to reveal new iPads and MacBooks on October 30th
The event will take place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and could also see new MacBooks and Airpods unveiled.
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Trilobites: Pando, the Most Massive Organism on Earth, Is Shrinking28h Updated Trilobites: Pando, the Most Massive Organism on Earth, Is Shrinking
The grove of 47,000 quivering aspen trees in Utah is being diminished by mule deer, foraging cattle and human mismanagement.
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New study pinpoints patterns among violent events in war and terrorism28h Updated New study pinpoints patterns among violent events in war and terrorism
Researchers analyzing a total of 273 armed conflicts and 60 terrorist campaigns identified patterns that appear to exist across the board, regardless of geography, ethnicity, and religion.
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Ian Kiernan, Australian Sailor Who Battled Pollution, Dies at 7828h Updated Ian Kiernan, Australian Sailor Who Battled Pollution, Dies at 78
Appalled by the trash he saw in the world’s oceans, he began a cleanup campaign in Sydney that went global.
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Rare state of matter is created in space for the first time28h Rare state of matter is created in space for the first time
The German space agency DLR carried out the tests in January last year, beating NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory who have since produced a BEC in space.
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Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia...29h Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia...
Rocket Lab is set to build a launchpad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility where unmanned cargo missions already are dispatched to the International Space Station.
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Meet the roboprofessor: Bina48 teaches a philosophy course at West Point military academy29h Meet the roboprofessor: Bina48 teaches a philosophy course at West Point military academy
Bina48 became the first robot to co-teach a university class when she helped lead a philosophy course at West Point, the U.S. Military academy
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Remembering the Moon Landing, Nearly 50 Years Later: ‘We Were All Completely Silent’29h Updated Remembering the Moon Landing, Nearly 50 Years Later: ‘We Were All Completely Silent’
A new film, “First Man,” tells the story of Neil Armstrong’s stepping onto the moon in the summer of 1969. We asked readers to tell us what they remembered about that historic day.
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Robocalls are on the rise as experts see 50 percent increase in scam phone calls30h Robocalls are on the rise as experts see 50 percent increase in scam phone calls
The study found that there were 4.4 billion received in the US last month, which is the 'highest number of monthly robocalls recorded' since the firm began tracking them in 2015.
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Matter: Researchers Explore a Cancer Paradox30h Matter: Researchers Explore a Cancer Paradox
Healthy cells carry a surprising number of cancer-linked mutations, but they don’t turn into tumors. What’s holding them back?
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Did Leonardo da Vinci have a SQUINT?30h Did Leonardo da Vinci have a SQUINT?
Leonardo, born in Italy during the Renaissance, is one of the leading men of the last millennium and now a study has claimed the visionary likely suffered with a squint called exotropia.
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Save your energy – use a dishwasher | Brief letters30h Save your energy – use a dishwasher | Brief letters
Invisible women | Energy efficiency | Car-free holidays | Flu jab | Welsh drama Re your article (
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Dr. William Shearer, Who Treated the ‘Bubble Boy,’ Dies at 8131h Dr. William Shearer, Who Treated the ‘Bubble Boy,’ Dies at 81
“What he gave us was a powerful lesson in many areas of medicine,” Dr. Shearer said of his young patient, who lived in a sterile plastic cocoon.
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Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels31h Updated Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels
Oil-rich kingdom says money is needed to protect against water scarcity but request sparks strong criticism and fears over the fitness of the public fund Bahrain – one of the world’s most oil-rich nations – has applied to the international Green Climate Fund for $9.8m for its National Oil and Gas Authority, raising questions over whether taxpayer-funded assistance for poor countries is reaching its intended targets. The
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UK plastic waste imports to Turkey boom – but at what cost?32h UK plastic waste imports to Turkey boom – but at what cost?
Uncontrolled imports spark ‘garbage dump of the world’ fears in Turkey and raise fears over how much is ending up in landfill Itinerant garbage pickers run down the hilly streets of Istanbul, their trolleys packed with plastic and other waste. Their haul is a boon for the recycling industry in Turkey. “We collect 80% of the waste from the streets,” said Recep Karaman, head of the street waste collectors association.
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UK recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption32h UK recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption
Exclusive: Watchdog examining claims plastic waste is not being recycled but left to leak into rivers and oceans
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Overlooked No More: Yamei Kin, the Chinese Doctor Who Introduced Tofu to the West33h Updated Overlooked No More: Yamei Kin, the Chinese Doctor Who Introduced Tofu to the West
Long before veggie burgers and soy lattes were fashionable, Kin was sent on a mission by the United States government to uncover the benefits of the soybean for Americans.
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Can YOU see these black and white pictures in colour?33h Updated Can YOU see these black and white pictures in colour?
Simply stare at the picture's white dot for 20 seconds, look away, blink then look back. This method of bringing black and white images alive was masterminded by Irish artist Matt Loughrey, 40.
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Trilobites: With Piranha-Like Teeth, This Prehistoric Predator Never Bit Off More Than It Could Chew33h Trilobites: With Piranha-Like Teeth, This Prehistoric Predator Never Bit Off More Than It Could Chew
A fossil discovered in southern Germany is the earliest known flesh-eating bony fish.
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Why Does ‘First Man’ Say Gemini as ‘Geminee’? NASA Explains. Sorta.33h Updated Why Does ‘First Man’ Say Gemini as ‘Geminee’? NASA Explains. Sorta.
The pronunciation of the 1965-66 program is a space agency thing. Sometimes it was pronounced normally. NASA’s chief historian gives the back story.
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Researchers show where the world will run out of water34h Updated Researchers show where the world will run out of water
Researchers used machine learning to identify 'pre-conditions and factors' that might lead to depleting water resources in areas that contain water sources shared by bordering nations.
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My release from prison for protesting fracking does not equate to justice | Simon Roscoe Blevins34h My release from prison for protesting fracking does not equate to justice | Simon Roscoe Blevins
The injustice of my time in jail is dwarfed by the profound inequities that inspired my protest in the first placeThis morning I woke up outside of prison for the first time since 26 September. I was
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How to meal prep 10 healthy meals in under an hour for £1435h How to meal prep 10 healthy meals in under an hour for £14
Diet guru Terri Ann Nunns from Doncaster has created an easy to follow meal prep plan that will take just one hour of your time to create dishes such as spicy meatballs and chicken stir fry.
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Gatwick plans using emergency runway to increase flight capacity35h Gatwick plans using emergency runway to increase flight capacity
London’s second airport hopes to rival Heathrow with 70m passengers a year by 2032 Gatwick is proposing to spend £500m to widen its emergency runway and bring it into
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Ancient sea monsters leaked sea water out of their SNOUTS through special glands36h Ancient sea monsters leaked sea water out of their SNOUTS through special glands
These glands were located by researchers led by Judy Massare, a professor emerita at The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
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Eco-friendly fuel cell car which filters dirty air into a balloon37h Updated Eco-friendly fuel cell car which filters dirty air into a balloon
The car, pictured outside University College London, travelled through the capital's most polluted spots including Oxford Street, Park Lane and Marylebone Road.
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Revealed: US moves to keep endangered species discussions secret38h Revealed: US moves to keep endangered species discussions secret
In a confidential document obtained by the Guardian, Trump officials say releasing records could have a ‘chilling effect’ on their deliberations The Trump administration is moving to restrict the release of information about its decisions on endangered species, according to a confidential internal document obtained by the Guardian
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Plague marching west: researchers study bats to stop their demise40h Plague marching west: researchers study bats to stop their demise
Scientists work to stay ahead of white nose syndrome, a deadly fungus that has killed millions of bats in the US and Canada Nate Fuller was just starting out as a bat scientist nine years ago when he entered a massive cave in rural Pennsylvania to look for live animals. Instead, he found himself wading through a distressing muck, the decomposing bodies of thousands upon thousands of dead bats. That was in the early years of white nose syndrome, the creeping, lethal fungus that has decimated North America’s bat population, killing millions of bats and sparking frantic research and conservation efforts across the United States and Canada.
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Minister backing fracking drive has never visited shale site40h Minister backing fracking drive has never visited shale site
Energy minister Claire Perry, who has defended fracking admits she has ‘not yet had the opportunity’ to visit any site The minister spearheading the UK’s renewed push for fracking has admitted she has never been to a shale gas well. In the week that
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Dyson awards shortlist includes solutions to plastic waste and water pollution42h Dyson awards shortlist includes solutions to plastic waste and water pollution
‘Potato Plastic’ and a river-cleaning robot are among 20 contenders for this year’s prestigious global prize Cutlery made from
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As the fracking protesters show, a people’s rebellion is the only way to fight climate change | George Monbiot43h As the fracking protesters show, a people’s rebellion is the only way to fight climate change | George Monbiot
Our politicians, under the influence of big business, have failed us. As they take the planet to the brink, it’s time for disruptive, nonviolent disobedienceIt is hard to believe today, but the prevailing ethos among the educated elite was once public service. As the historian Tony Judt documented in
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