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Is memory needed in a digital age?

Tue, 2015-05-12 22:35
We all rely on electronic devices to remember factual information for us, so should students be allowed to use search engines in exams?

VIDEO: World record ruby sells for $30m

Tue, 2015-05-12 22:29
The Sunshine Ruby has become the world's most expensive coloured gemstone, selling for $30m (£19.1m) at auction.

Pakistan gunmen 'kill 40' on bus

Tue, 2015-05-12 22:05
More than 40 people have been killed and dozens injured in a gun attack on a bus carrying Shia Muslims in Karachi, reports say.

French economic growth picks up

Tue, 2015-05-12 22:02
France's economy grew at its fastest rate in nearly two years in the three months to the end of March, official figures show.

Co-op 'let down' by mismanagement

Tue, 2015-05-12 21:46
The chief executive of the Co-operative Group blames past mismanagement of the organisation for the problems it has faced.

Man's hand reattached after accident

Tue, 2015-05-12 21:33
A man who cut off his own hand with a circular saw in a DIY accident regains the use of it after surgery.

VIDEO: Missing Lennon letter prompts movie

Tue, 2015-05-12 21:30
The film about a letter to a folk singer from John Lennon which never arrived.

Gerrard will make a 'great manager'

Tue, 2015-05-12 21:20
Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier says Steven Gerrard will make a "great manager" when he retires from playing.

90,000 expected at Balmoral Show

Tue, 2015-05-12 21:17
The annual Balmoral Show is expected to attract 90,000 people over three days starting on Wednesday.

'Turbulent time' for social services

Tue, 2015-05-12 21:15
Newport's social services department has experienced a "period of great turbulence" over the past year, a report says.

Facebook tightens its grip on news

Tue, 2015-05-12 21:14
The social media giant is moving to make it even easier to access news articles.

Over 1,000 from NI on 'suckers list'

Tue, 2015-05-12 21:08
Trading Standards warns more than 1,000 people from Northern Ireland that their names are on a so-called "suckers list" compiled by international fraudsters.

VIDEO: Amtrak train eyewitness: 'I heard a bang'

Tue, 2015-05-12 20:10
A passenger train has derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least five people and injuring dozens of others, officials in the US city say.

Embryo engineering 'a moral duty'

Tue, 2015-05-12 19:09
It would be unethical and a "sin of omission" to prevent the genetic engineering of embryos, a leading scientist has argued.

Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia

Tue, 2015-05-12 19:03
An Amtrak train travelling from Washington to New York has derailed in Philadelphia, injuring a number of people, reports say.

Doctors urged to stop 'over-treating'

Tue, 2015-05-12 19:02
Doctors' leaders launch a campaign to stop medics "over-treating" their patients with unnecessary tests and treatments.

Is memory needed in a digital age?

Tue, 2015-05-12 18:50
We all rely on electronic devices to remember factual information for us, so should students be allowed to use search engines in exams?

The school for children others excluded

Tue, 2015-05-12 18:35
The school for children others deemed too difficult

The dogs with two jobs

Tue, 2015-05-12 18:29
The guide dog that detects seizures before they happen

Is surviving on 20-minute naps bad for you?

Tue, 2015-05-12 18:25
Is surviving on 20-minute naps bad for you?

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