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Polar bears are unable to adapt their behaviour to cope with the food losses associated with warmer summers in the Arctic. Scientists had believed that the animals would enter a type of 'walking hibernation' when deprived of prey...
People were wrongly implicated in paedophile investigations because of botched attempts to access data, a communications watchdog has said. Mistakes led to five police searches at properties linked to innocent people, the Interception of Communications Commissioner Sir Anthony May revealed.
The US and Russia are among five countries to have signed a deal to prevent commercial fishing in the melting Arctic sea ice near the North Pole. Norway, Canada and Denmark also backed the agreement signed in Oslo.
Silicon Valley didn't happen by accident. The display details the trailblazing chip companies blending with hippy counter-culture to make the ideal mix for innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive...
Designers at Cardiff University say they have constructed the sort of house George Osborne once described as impossible. The chancellor scrapped a requirement for new homes to be zero carbon by 2016 because he said it would prove too expensive.
Early in June 2015, Apple Music became the latest in a succession of music services, including Spotify and Tidal, which allow music fans to stream music directly from the internet without actually owning it. But days later Taylor Swift, the global popstar, published an open letter to Apple.
One of the few remaining Enigma coding machines has been sold at auction for more than double its estimated price. That is not, however, a record. Bonham's sold another example of the three-rotor device for $269,000 (£172,350) in April...
Now that the New Horizons probe has successfully flown past Pluto and confirmed to Nasa that it is all in one piece, researchers can look forward to a "waterfall" of images and data from the strange, distant world over the next 16 months...
Adrian Gray, 54, from Dorset spent a week on the island last month with photographer Mikael Buck creating the unusual sculptures. He was commissioned by the Isle of Man government after they saw his work on the Channel 4 programme, Grand Designs.
Twenty years ago today Amazon sold its first book, created the first online book store and went on to become a hugely profitable internet superpower.
Users of We-Consent record 20-second clips naming who they're about to have sex with. The app only works if the camera detects human faces and if both people involved are clearly heard saying "yes"...
Troubled community website Reddit has lost another female member of its senior team with the resignation of chief engineer Bethanye Blount. Interim chief executive Ellen Pao resigned on Friday after about 200,000 users had called for her dismissal.
The new chief executive of enormous community news and chat site Reddit will be a familiar name to its veteran users - Steve Huffman, aka Spez, co-founded it in 2005.
Two years ago Sina Weibo - China's equivalent of Twitter - was crawling with tales of political scandal. Today those stories are harder to find, and government figures suggest the online community in the country has become more docile. What happened? It started with a smile...
Tests on animals, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, showed healing times could be cut by nearly a third. Experts said the early results were "quite impressive" but needed to be tested on people...
Microsoft's takeover of Nokia's mobile phone operation is bound to end up as a business school case study. The deal now looks like a disaster for all concerned - many of the 25,000 Nokia employees have seen their jobs disappear and Microsoft has written off just about all the money it spent...
Maritza Reboucas is working late in her apartment in Sao Paulo's Jardim Santa Ines neighbourhood. She is teaching breathing techniques via Skype to someone she met online a few minutes ago...
You're on Tinder, a celebrity pops up on your screen and you swipe right. How can you be sure they are who they claim to be? Well from now on you can be more certain because the dating app has added a blue verification tick...
The taxi-hailing app Uber has expanded rapidly since its launch and gained popularity with users as fares are generally cheaper than with traditional taxis. However, it has faced fierce and sometimes violent opposition in various parts of the world.
The development of a completely novel type of telecommunications satellite has been approved. To be called Quantum and built in the UK, the 3.5-tonne spacecraft will break new ground by being totally reconfigurable in orbit.

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