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There are many types of people who have been demonised in the age of social media - computer users who take refuge in anonymity to post extreme or offensive views. Jamie Bartlett wanted to talk to the people behind the masks.
Most of us do it, but few of us will admit to it. If we get caught red-handed, we experience shame and regret. And we tend to frown upon others when they do it in public. I'm talking, of course, about reaching up into your nostrils with a finger in an effort to scrape out snot...
From the harsh reality of the natural world, to stunning beauty seen at some of the planet's remotest locations - the best images from the latest Travel Photographer of the Year competition are now on show in London...
Inside the offices of Mr Bushnell's latest start-up - Brainrush - a handful of young men are eagerly banging away on keyboards late on a Saturday afternoon. Ego doesn't seem to be much in evidence here - at least yet...
US President Barack Obama has unveiled what he called "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change. The aim of the revised Clean Power Plan is to cut greenhouse gas emissions from US power stations by nearly a third within 15 years...
King Salman of Saudi Arabia has cut short a holiday on the French Riviera where the closure of a beach for his security caused an uproar. After only eight days of what was planned as a three-week stay, the king flew on to Morocco, officials said.
The loss of a phone in Paris provides a moral lesson for Adam Gopnik - but not the one he was expecting. Not long ago, I got to spend a couple of days in my favourite city of Paris, and while I was there I lost my iPhone. I wasn't sure exactly when, and I wasn't sure exactly how...
FireEye said it suspected the tool, called Hammertoss, had been developed by a Russian group. It generates Twitter accounts which tweet a web address and hashtag giving the location and size of an image.
Chinese authorities have seized more than 100,000 tonnes of smuggled meat - some of it more than 40 years old, according to state media. The frozen meat, estimated to be worth about £300 million (3bn yuan; $483m), was seized in a nationwide crackdown.
Distillers in China added Viagra to thousands of bottles of spirits and told customers it had "health-preserving qualities", food safety officials say. More than 5,300 bottles of alcohol were seized by the investigators in the southern city of Liuzhou...
Graphene, a sheet of single carbon atoms, has been manipulated into tiny complex structures like springs using the paper art technique of kirigami. Origami and kirigami, a sister technique where cutting is allowed, have increasingly influenced engineering and scientific research.
Social messaging app FireChat has launched a new feature which allows people to communicate privately, even without an internet connection. The app links phones via their Bluetooth and WiFi signals, but can use internet connections when available.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene looks at the problems around building big walls. Neighbours can drive you to distraction. Some are noisy, some are dirty, some are dangerous and some are just plain unreasonable.
The world watched in awe as the New Horizons spacecraft sent back the first detailed pictures of Pluto. And this week, scientists published results from the Philae lander which touched down on a comet last year.
Facebook has built its own drone that will bring internet connectivity to remote parts of the world, the social network has announced. The drone - which has a wingspan of a Boeing 737 - will operate as high as 90,000 feet in the air, and can stay airborne for 90 days at a time.
President Obama has signed an executive order calling for the US to build the world's fastest computer by 2025. The supercomputer would be 20 times quicker than the current leading machine, which is in China...
A man involved in a £51m VAT scam has lost a legal bid to have news stories about him removed from Google under the so-called "right to be forgotten".Malcolm Edwards originally applied for an injunction forcing five media organisations including the BBC to remove their articles about him...
An aurora has been spotted outside our Solar System for the first time, scientists report. An international team detected the light display around a brown dwarf about 18 light years away in the Lyra constellation.
An aurora has been spotted outside our Solar System for the first time, scientists report. An international team detected the light display around a brown dwarf about 18 light years away in the Lyra constellation.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has hailed "another strong quarter" after reporting the number of people who check into the social network at least monthly grew 13% to 1.49 billion. The rise in monthly active users helped drive second quarter revenue up 39% year-on-year to $4.04bn (£2.6bn)...

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