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Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShocked residents describe the scene of the attack in Cambrils Spanish police say they have shot dead five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils in a second vehicle attack, after an earlier one in Barcelona killed 13 people and injured dozens. The men were linked to […]


Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Image copyright wildpixel Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government’s drive to tackle child obesity in England. Health officials believe the move is needed as people are consuming 200 to 300 calories too many each day. It could see the size of products […]

Newcastle health boss Sir Leonard Fenwick sacked

Mental health services patchy, says PM

Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'


Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout

Image copyright Reuters Kit Kat’s maker Nestle has been accused of copying Breakout, the 1970s computer game, in a marketing campaign. Atari, the company behind some of the most popular early video games, has filed a suit alleging Nestle knowingly exploited the game’s look and feel. The advert showed a game similar to Breakout but […]

‘Robotarium’ gives anyone access to robots, and other news

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns

Cyber pirates


Total solar eclipse: Meet Sharon and Billy Hahs

Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard. Source link


The algae that terraformed Earth

Image copyright Stuart Hay/ANU Image caption The biomolecules were contained in oil extracted from deeply buried rock A planetary takeover by ocean-dwelling algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth. That’s what geochemists argue in Nature this week, on the basis of invisibly small traces of biomolecules dug up from […]


Radioactive 'pooh sticks' trace carbon's ocean journey

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scientists say iodine traces from Sellafield have travelled to the waters off Bermuda Radioactive iodine from nuclear reprocessing plants in the UK and France has been detected deep in the waters near Bermuda. Scientists say the contaminants take a circuitous route travelling via the Arctic Ocean and down past […]