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1 Diplomats owe £67m in London congestion charge fines
London's foreign diplomats owe more than £67m in congestion charge fines, the foreign secretary has said. The US Embassy owes most with 63,000 fines totalling 7.2m, William Hague said, but the US insists diplomatic immunity covers the congestion charge.
2 The Plutonium Files
The accident occurred on August 1, 1944, a morning like any other in Los Alamos: hot, dry, the sky an indigo blue over the sprawl of wooden buildings and barbed-wire fences that constituted the core of the Manhattan Project.
3 Mars Maven mission set for arrival
The US space agency's (Nasa) latest Mars satellite is set to arrive in orbit above the planet on Monday (GMT). Hurtling through space for the past 10 months, the Maven craft must slam on the brakes by firing its thrusters.
4 Gravity satellite yields 'Potato Earth' view
It looks like a giant potato in space, and yet the information in this model is the sharpest view we have of how gravity varies across the Earth. The globe has been released by the team working on Europe's Goce satellite.
5 The Riot Club: 'It's hard to believe these people actually exist'
Based on Laura Wade's hit stage play Posh, The Riot Club tells the story of 10 Oxford students who gather at a country pub for a night of debauchery that begins with a 10-bird roast and Latin drinking games. By the end, it is more than glass and crockery that lies broken.
6 A Point of View
Red is back in fashion this season. The colour's long been associated with power, but running alongside that is also a current of danger, as Lisa Jardine explains. What should the stylish woman be wearing this September? The answer, according to the fashion magazines, is red.
7 Molten metal batteries aimed at the grid
Engineers in the US have invented a battery, made of three molten metals, which could help smooth the power supply from renewable energy sources. Previous battery designs have largely been too expensive to help store energy on the scale of a national power grid.
8 Only 250 lions are left in West Africa
The African lion faces extinction across the entire West African region, according to a new report. Lions once ranged continuously from Senegal to Nigeria, but the new paper reveals that only about 250 adult lions survive in the region.
9 Could Britain have a black PM?
Now the US has elected its first black president, how long until the UK has a black or Asian prime minister? When Barack Obama claimed that his story could only have happened in America, he might have been looking across the Atlantic for evidence.
10 Google and Apple to introduce default encryption
Google has announced that its next mobile operating system, Android L, will encrypt users' data by default. The measure will make it more difficult for private information to be hacked or handed to law enforcement agencies.
11 Plutonium: The scary element that saved the crew of Apollo 13
Plutonium may be the most feared and fearsome substance in the entire periodic table. It's best known as the main ingredient of atomic bombs like the infamous Fat Man, dropped on Nagasaki on 9 August 1945, which killed some 70,000 people.
12 Ebola outbreak: Health team 'found dead' in Guinea
Officials in Guinea searching for a team of health workers and journalists who went missing while trying to raise awareness of Ebola have found several bodies. They went missing after being attacked on Tuesday in a village near the southern city of Nzerekore.
13 'Artificial retina' could detect sub-atomic particles
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse sub-atomic particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible. In these collisions, protons - ordinary matter - are smashed together at close to light speeds.
14 Iran: Happy video dancers sentenced to 91 lashes and jail
Six Iranians arrested for appearing in a video dancing to Pharrell Williams' song Happy have been sentenced to up to one year in prison and 91 lashes, their lawyer says. The sentences were suspended for three years, meaning they will not go to prison unless they reoffend, he adds.
15 Science correspondent, BBC News, Paris
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to land on a comet later this year, has identified what it thinks is the safest place to touch down. Scientists and engineers have spent weeks studying the 4km-wide "ice mountain" known as 67P, looking for a location they can place a small robot.
16 Wasabi: Why invest in 'the hardest plant to grow'?
For nearly 30 years, Brian Oates has, in his words, "pig-headedly" devoted himself to a single pursuit: setting up the first commercial wasabi farm in North America.
17 Australia raids over 'Islamic State plot to behead'
Police have carried out anti-terror raids in Sydney sparked by intelligence reports that Islamic extremists were planning random killings in Australia. PM Tony Abbott said a senior Australian Islamic State militant had called for "demonstration killings", reportedly including a public beheading.
18 Syrian children's deaths 'caused by vaccine mix-up'
Medics carrying out a vaccination programme in rebel-held northern Syria accidentally administered a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children, killing 15 of them, the opposition says. The packaging for the drug is said to be similar to that of the solution.
19 The freedivers who swim with whales
Whales are extremely shy animals, making it hard to study them in their natural habitat. But a group of marine scientists has managed to record their behaviour up-close by freediving with humpbacks and sperm whales. I'm floating in the Indian Ocean, six miles off the north-east coast of Sri Lanka.
20 DrupalCon Portland 2013
Yes, we're putting a bird on Drupal. Join us in welcoming the international Drupal community to the "Silicon Forest" May 20-24, 2013, for DrupalCon Portland. Never been to Portland? Well, we think we're pretty cool. Coffee. Beer. Bikes. Mountains. Mustaches. Salmon. Bridges. Roses. OSCON.


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