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WhatsApp boss in online spat with Elon Musk - The messaging app's boss has taken to social media to deny Mr Musk's claim it "exports user data." 4 hrs ago - Technology

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Why monkeypox is spreading in humans -- The virus that causes mpox was first discovered at the end of the 1950s, but it has undergone changes in the past four years that allow it to pass between humans more easily. -- 20 May 2024

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People want 'dumbphones'. Will big tech deliver? -- Self-labelled neo-Luddites and the tech-stressed are searching for phones with fewer features. Industry experts cite precarious profit margins and a wobbly market around this need. -- 20 May 2024

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15 May 2024 -- This is what happens when you ask an algorithm for relationship advice -- How we deal with knotty interpersonal problems is a test for a different form of intelligence. -- 15 May 2024

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New AI products much hyped but not much used, study says -- Research suggests people are only using products like ChatGPT a few times to try them out.

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The influencers rallying South Africa's youth to vote -- With 42% of voters under 40, the younger demographic could play a big role in Wednesday's poll.

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'I was misidentified as shoplifter by facial recognition tech' -- Live facial recognition is becoming increasingly common on UK high streets. Should we be worried?

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The satellites that can peer at Earth through clouds -- Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) allows satellites to bounce radar signals off the ground and interpret the echo – and it can even see through wildfire smoke.

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Replica of 1970s arcade machine made with 3D printer -- The Arcade Museum worked with company Heber to create a close replica of Computer Space.

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Is AI the future of education in the South East? -- The Department for Education says AI has the potential to "transform education".

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Kenya's president overrules ban on addictive stimulant -- The ban on the drug muguka by coastal governors sparked anger among farmers over financial losses.

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Early peanut butter can give lifelong allergy defence -- Risks of peanut allergy cut by 71% in teenagers who had peanut as a baby.

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Smart inhalers study 'could prevent asthma deaths' -- The device attaches to an inhaler and monitors how often it is used, before feeding data to an app.

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'I was told blood cancer was growing pains' -- A girl diagnosed with stage four cancer urges people to get checked if something does not feel right.

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Why do women sleep worse than men? -- Research shows that women rate the quality of their sleep lower than men's. -- Science & Health

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White gold rush: Harvesting lithium from Great Salt Lake -- Could the United States' largest saltwater lake hold the key to its energy future? -- 13 May 2024 -- Technology

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Ros Atkins on... How different countries protect children online -- BBC Analysis editor Ros Atkins looks at what what is being done to prevent minors seeing harmful content. -- 11 May 2024 -- Technology

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Why scientists are making 'moon dust' -- Space agencies around the world need lunar soil – and lots of it. -- 10 May 2024 -- Innovation

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The rare condition that makes faces appear 'demonic' -- Thanks to one patient, we now have the most accurate insight into life through the eyes of people affected by prosopometamorphopsia. -- 6 May 2024 -- Science & Health

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Where do your old mobile phones and TVs go to die? -- Dandora sits on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, and 800 tonnes of garbage is dumped on the site every day. -- 3 May 2024 -- Technology

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AI v The Mind: Who has the edge? -- In a new series, we will test the limits of the latest AI technology by pitting it against human experts. -- 1 May 2024 -- Artificial Intelligence

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Why is only 10 percent of the population left-handed? -- A new study reveals the role of rare gene variants and randomness in determining left-handedness. -- 30 Apr 2024 -- Science & Health

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The surprising benefits of a traditional Japanese diet -- New research shows that a traditional Japanese diet rich in fish and soybeans can stave off cognitive decline. -- 16 Apr 2024 -- Science & Health

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Feeling angry? Venting doesn't actually help -- You might think it's helpful to vent or smash things when you're angry. But a new study shows it doesn't help. -- 16 Apr 2024 -- Science & Health

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How AI and deepfakes are changing politics -- Some politicians have found themselves victims of deepfakes. Can the public trust politicians in the age of AI? -- 12 Apr 2024 -- Artificial Intelligence

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How smoking affects your belly fat -- There's more than just one type of fat - and it's more important than our waistlines. -- 12 Apr 2024 -- Science & Health

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Oatzempic: Should you try the oat drink for weight loss? -- We asked an expert about oatzempic, the latest viral weight loss trend on TikTok. -- 9 Apr 2024 -- Science & Health

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Neuralink patient seen playing chess using brain implant -- In a livestream on X, the patient explained that he was using a device in his brain to move the cursor. -- 21 Mar 2024 -- Technology

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Does apple cider vinegar really help with weight loss? -- Debunking the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. -- 20 Mar 2024 -- Science & Health

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Does it really take 10,000 steps to stay healthy? -- Studies tout the benefits of walking, yet offer conflicting advice on daily step goals. -- 15 Mar 2024 -- Science & Health

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What is the iron lung and how does it work? -- The iron lung kept Paul Alexander, known as 'Polio Paul', alive for more than 70 years. But what is it? -- 14 Mar 2024 -- Science & Health

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The 24-year-old selling human bones -- From a warehouse in Brooklyn, a recent college graduate collects, displays and sells human remains. -- 13 Mar 2024 -- Science & Health

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How a US TikTok ban will affect Gen Z -- We spoke to two influencers who use the short form video platform to raise awareness and inform. -- 13 Mar 2024 -- Technology

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The search for a cancer 'kill-switch'... in space -- Cancer cells develop at warp speed in space, potentially aiding some highly experimental new treatments. -- 10 Mar 2024 -- Science & Health

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Why parents and kids don't need to be 'in sync' Parents are often advised to be constantly attuned to their children and to respond to their every need. But is this always the right approach? See more

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The Google algorithm turning the web upside down -- Over the last two years, a series of updates to Google Search have dramatically changed the Internet's most powerful tool, complete with an unprecedented AI feature.

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Why it's so hard to stop clapping -- At the Cannes Film Festival, standing ovations can last for more than 10 minutes. It begs the question: what drives human beings to smack our hands together to applaud?

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Naples sits on a volcanic monster that could consume it -- Beneath one of Italy's most densely populated cities, there is danger brewing.

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What happens when you stop weight-loss drugs? -- Weight-suppressant drugs have helped millions to lose weight. But once they're stopped, people tend to regain most of what they shed. What does this mean for their long-term health?

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Duckling family march to safety at Hardwick Hall -- The annual duck march has been a tradition at Sedgefield's Hardwick Hall Hotel for the past 24 years. -- Science & Environment

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Video captures new mountain lion spotted in Hollywood -- While the giant cats are native to California, it is rare for them to make their way into the city of Los Angeles. -- Science & Environment

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Malnourished sea lion jumps into rowing boat -- The animal stayed in the boat for over 15 minutes and was later taken to get medical care. -- Science & Environment

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Rare footage shows deep-sea squid attacking camera -- Watch video of the super-fast Dana squid getting a close-up 1km below the Pacific Ocean's surface. -- 17 May 2024 -- Science & Environment

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India election: BBC journalist gets a call from AI-generated Trump -- The BBC got to see just how easy it is to create a fake phone call between two people. -- 16 May 2024 -- India

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BBC asks if quality of water for bathing really is improving -- BBC environment correspondent talks to water minister about bathing water quality -- 13 May 2024 -- Science & Environment

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This is what it's like inside a black hole -- A black hole is a region of space with such strong gravity not even light can escape. -- 10 May 2024 -- Science & Environment

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'If I were a barnacle I'd be worried' -- BBC News Climate Editor Justin Rowlatt talks to a marine biologist about our warming oceans -- 8 May 2024 -- Science & Environment

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BBC Verify looks at fake AI-generated Met Gala images -- Fake pictures of Katy Perry and other artists at the Met Gala went viral on social media. -- 7 May 2024 -- World

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Family of foxes enjoy garden playtime -- Aldridge gardener captures fox and five kits on camera shortly after mowing his lawn. -- 7 May 2024 -- Science & Environment

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China launches rocket to far side of the Moon -- The mission, billed a world first, aims to bring around two kilograms of lunar samples back to Earth. -- 3 May 2024 -- Science & Environment

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Watch: Wild orangutan treats his own wounds -- It is the first time a creature in the wild has been seen using a medicinal plant to treat a wound. -- 2 May 2024 -- Science & Environment

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What makes a Neanderthal? -- Palaeoanthropologist Emma Pomeroy describes the main features of the Shanidar Z Neanderthal skull. -- 1 May 2024 -- Science & Environment

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Watch Ocado robots in action -- Ocado has added robotic arms to its newest warehouse near Luton. -- 23 Apr 2024 -- Business

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Toxic flaring in Rumaila -- Local residents in Iraq film toxic gas release from oil field where BP operate -- 23 Apr 2024 -- Science & Environment

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Rosemary Coogan gains her astronaut wings -- Astrophysicist Rosemary Coogan graduates from Europe's astronaut training school. -- 22 Apr 2024 -- Science & Environment

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Chasing cracks on an Antarctic ice shelf -- UK researchers want to understand what triggers the Antarctic to kick out city-sized icebergs. -- 17 Apr 2024 -- Science & Environment

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Watch: Coral turns white from deadly ocean heat -- Ocean heat records have been breaking for months. This is the first global evidence of the impacts on sea life. -- 15 Apr 2024 -- Science & Environment

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The initials on the wall in Pompeii -- 11 Apr 2024 -- Science & Environment

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Travelling the world for a 12th solar eclipse -- Queen's University lecturer Ryan Milligan travels the world to catch a glimpse of the eclipse. -- 8 Apr 2024 -- Northern Ireland

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Joey Barton's posts about Jeremy Vine defamatory -- Jeremy Vine sued Joey Barton for libel and harassment over a series of social media posts.

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Pope clears way for 'God's influencer' to become a saint -- Carlo Acutis, who was born in London, is set to become the first millennial to be canonised.

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BT to refund EE & Plusnet customers over exit fees -- The telecoms giant did not provide clear details of contract lengths and exit fees to customers.

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20 May 2024 -- BT scraps digital landline switch deadline -- BT has ditched its timetable to move landline customers from copper wire to digital. -- 20 May 2024

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17 May 2024 -- Grand Theft Auto maker firms up GTA 6 release date -- The latest instalment of the hugely popular series will be released in autumn 2025, its publisher says. -- 17 May 2024

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16 May 2024 -- Pornhub partners with UK child abuse fighting charity -- They want porn sites to adopt new voluntary standards on fighting online child abuse. -- 16 May 2024

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16 May 2024 -- Sony Music slams tech giants for unauthorised use of stars' songs -- Sony Music suspects Google, Microsoft and OpenAI have used music from the likes of Adele and Beyonce. -- 16 May 2024

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15 May 2024 -- Period trackers 'coercing' women into sharing risky information -- Research finds poor data management practices such as not being able to delete data about abortions. -- 15 May 2024

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