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Gmail users around the world saw errors and safety warnings over the weekend after Google forgot to update a key part of the messaging software. Google said a "majority" of users were affected by the short-term software problem...
Macaque monkeys appear to have become an unlikely roadblock in the development of internet services in the northern Indian city of Varanasi.
More and more teachers are facing abuse on social media, a teaching union says. Sexist, racist and homophobic remarks were being used against staff, as well as offensive comments about appearance, the NASUWT said.
Astronomers have witnessed a key stage in the birth of a very heavy star, using two radio telescope views of the process taken 18 years apart. The young star is 4,200 light-years from Earth and appears to be surrounded by a doughnut-shaped cloud of dust.
The satellite Europe will be sending to Mars early next year is about to undergo its final test programme. The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will study the planet's atmosphere, and drop a demonstration lander on to the surface to gain knowhow for a rover mission touchdown in 2019...
The satellite Europe will be sending to Mars early next year is about to undergo its final test programme. The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will study the planet's atmosphere, and drop a demonstration lander on to the surface to gain knowhow for a rover mission touchdown in 2019...
A complete camel skeleton dug up from a 17th-century Austrian cellar shows tell-tale signs that it was a valuable riding animal in the Ottoman army. It was probably left behind or traded in the town of Tulln following the Ottoman siege of nearby Vienna in 1683.
A novel delivery system for perfume would ensure that a person smelled better the more they sweated, scientists have said. Researchers from Queen's University Belfast isolated molecules that allow a fragrance to be released in response to moisture...
Large quantities of plastic debris are building up in the Mediterranean Sea, say scientists. The Mediterranean Sea's biological richness and economic importance means plastic pollution is particularly hazardous, say Spanish researchers...
Engineers have created unpowered exoskeleton "boots" that use a spring and a ratchet to make human walking 7% more efficient...
China's land reclamation is creating a "great wall of sand" in the South China Sea, a top US official says, leading to "serious questions" on its intentions. US Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Harry Harris made the comments in a speech in Australia on Tuesday night...
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People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor. It would have caused the vertebrae to change as humans evolved from using four legs to two legs.
The German government was told of the risk of flying over eastern Ukraine shortly before flight MH17 was shot down last July, but failed to pass on the alert, reports say. Diplomatic cables sent two days before the crash said the situation had become "very alarming", German media say...

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