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It's a technological arms race, pure and simple. That's how Jamie Bartlett, author of The Dark Net, sums up the constantly evolving battle in cyberspace between terrorists and the intelligence agencies trying to discover their hidden communications...
The Maven mission observed these "Christmas lights" for five days leading up to 25 December last year. Scientists have also discovered a dust cloud at high altitude, which does not match predictions...
According to the data, those of Celtic ancestry in Scotland and Cornwall are more similar to the English than they are to other Celtic groups. The study also describes distinct genetic differences across the UK, which reflect regional identities.
UK research into digital cash could get a £10m boost from government. The plan to funnel cash into the "opportunities and challenges" of digital currencies such as bitcoin were announced in the budget...
Uber's "low-cost" UberPop service has been banned in Germany after a court decided it contravened transport laws. Judges imposed fines of €250,000 (£181,000) for each violation of the order...
Europe will not be mounting a sample-return mission to an asteroid. Not anytime soon, certainly. The MarcoPolo venture, which has been under discussion for a decade, has fallen out of the European Space Agency's latest competition to find a future medium-class mission...
The UK is to establish the largest, continuous marine reserve in the world, around the Pitcairn Islands. The Pacific zone will cover 834,000 sq km (322,000 sq miles) - more than twice the land area of the British Isles.
The decline of the standalone satnav is an object lesson in realising that the next big thing may not be big for very long, writes Ross Davies. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has taken the standalone satnav out of its basket of goods used to gauge UK inflation.
An online dating site that targets married people is being accused of breaking the law. A court in France must now decide whether the company is illegally encouraging spouses to cheat.
The director of Google's self-drive car project has revealed his motivation for ensuring that the technology is standard on roads within five years...
Chinese people using pirated versions of Microsoft Windows will be able to get a free upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft is making the upgrade available to anyone running Windows 7 or above in China to help boost adoption of its software in the nation.
Rising above the scene of the world’s worst nuclear accident is the spectacular sight of the largest moveable structure ever created on land. The complex of nuclear power plants at Chernobyl has dominated this corner of northwest Ukraine for decades but the new construction towers over it all.
Bacteria programmed to spot tumours in the liver have been shown off at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver. Tal Danino, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), described how he programmed the bacteria with genetic code.
Sitting on a bench in the April sunshine, Al Cree is listing the birds he has spotted recently. He points to the river, where he lives on a houseboat.
Two disabled men, one blind, one a double amputee, have spent over ten years planting trees together in rural China. Every day Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi walk to work carrying a hammer and a metal rod. Work is an eight-hectare plot of land they lease from the local government.
So here's a funny thing. The day after the EU accuses Google of abusing its dominance of the search market, new figures are published showing it's not quite so dominant after all...
Doctors need to move beyond a "one-size-fits-all" approach to tackling obesity, say scientists in Sheffield. The analysis of 4,144 obese people in Yorkshire showed they fitted into six distinct categories, each of which may need a different weight-loss strategy...
At least 22 people have been killed and 50 injured in an explosion in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. The blast happened outside a bank, said the chief of police for Nangahar province, Fazel Ahmad Sherzad.
The first Nigerian to do the North Pole Marathon tells the BBC how proud she felt to plant her country's flag in the snow at the end of the race...
Is the UK's role on the world stage a decades-long story of managed decline, including the orderly withdrawal from a once vast empire? Or is it the story of a medium-sized power whose standing in the world reflects the new global reality?...

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