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Trumpet exhaust failed - Rosberg

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:25
Nico Rosberg says the new trumpet exhaust his Mercedes team tried at testing in Barcelona on Wednesday was a failure.

Apology over OAP care check failures

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:23
The head of the NHS body carrying out spot checks on elderly care in Welsh hospitals apologises for missing concerns highlighted in a report that left ministers shocked.

Man bailed in Claudia Lawrence probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:21
A man arrested on suspicion of murdering York chef Claudia Lawrence, who has been missing since 2009, is bailed by police.

Is the 'world's luckiest man' being exploited?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:19
Is the 'world's luckiest man' being exploited?

VIDEO: Kidman 'I do not regret role as Grace'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:19
Nicole Kidman has said she would not change her performance in the Grace Kelly biopic Grace of Monaco which is opening the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Neuroscientists Hack Dreams With Tiny Shocks

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:15

Small electrical pulses make people feel that they can control their dreams, the hallmark of lucid dreams. But researchers are far away from inducing powers like those seen in the movie Inception.

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Autodesk to manufacture 3D printers

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:00
Autodesk is to launch its own 3D printer as part of an effort to drive adoption of software that would allow it to become the industry's equivalent of Android.

Debate: Is Death Final?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:54

The idea of an afterlife has fascinated humans for millennia. In a recent Intelligence Squared debate, two teams faced off over the concept of life after death from a scientific perspective.

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In pictures: Turkey mine disaster

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:53
Aftermath of a coal mine explosion

Cipriani set for England recall

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:49
Sale Sharks' Danny Cipriani will be named in England's preliminary squad on Thursday ahead of the tour of New Zealand.

Second arrest over care home abuse

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:35
A second woman is arrested on suspicion of assaulting a resident at an Essex care home following and undercover Panorama investigation.

Cable signals zero-hours re-think

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:33
The government is considering giving workers on zero-hours contracts the right to request fixed contracts, Vince Cable says.

Qatar 'to ease foreign worker laws'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:32
Qatar proposes a new law to change controversial legislation on foreign workers amid mounting criticism ahead of the 2022 football World Cup.

For The Win(e): U.S. Passes France As World's Top Wine Consumer

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:22

French wine consumption fell 7 percent between 2012 and 2013, while U.S. consumption grew by 0.5 percent, a report finds. Still, the French drink six times more wine per head than Americans.

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Labour MP defends 'rapists' tweet

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:18
Labour MP Austin Mitchell rejects calls to apologise for comparing Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca to rape in a Twitter message.

VIDEO: Cat saves boy from dog attack

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:12
A young boy had a lucky escape when a neighbour's dog attacked him while playing on his bike.

Is the Russell Group really an 'oligarchy'?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:12
Sean Coughlan on the Russell Group's marketing success

Tropical storms migrate toward poles

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:09
Tropical storms have been migrating northwards and southwards towards the poles for the past 30 years, a study suggests.

Water use boosts California quakes

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:08
Extracting water for human activities is increasing the number of small earthquakes being triggered in California.

Scolari faces Portugal tax inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:00
Brazil's football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is made the focus of a criminal investigation into tax fraud in Portugal weeks before the World Cup.
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