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Warning over ‘broken up’ internet

The internet could be in danger of being broken up into separate networks, a leading member of the UN warns.

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Libyan pupils ‘to have laptops’

Libya’s government will provide all its 1.2m school pupils with a cheap laptop computer, says a US group.

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Google buys YouTube for $1.65bn

Google buys video-sharing website YouTube for $1.65bn in shares after days of speculation.

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IN DEPTH: Experts Probe Weapon Blasts

Forensic seismologists get to the bottom of mysterious explosions.

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Analysis: Shakespeare Was Real Deal

A computational analysis of Shakespeare’s works concludes he was the genuine author.

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Study: Africa Dust May Hamper Hurricanes

Do dust storms in the Sahara dampen the Atlantic hurricane factory?

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Clever cars shine at intelligent transport conference

Futuristic vehicles follow the flow of traffic, park themselves and warn distracted drivers to keep their eyes on the road ahead

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Neanderthal DNA illuminates split with humans

And researchers find that a majority of the Neanderthal DNA sampled was more identical to chimp sequences than ours is

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Enormous death toll of Iraq invasion revealed

Around 655,000 people have died in Iraq as a result of the US-led coalition invasion, according to the largest scientific analysis yet

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Think Tank Cowboy

What’s a reclusive novelist doing at a New Mexico scientific institute? Drinking tea and getting inspiration from mavericks. By David Kushner from Wired magazine.

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Politics Get Caught in the Web

The internet gives political campaigns more opportunities to dig up dirt on their opponents, but with the information comes new ethical and legal concerns. Commentary by Jennifer Granick.

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Honey Remedy Could Save Limbs

Modern, drug-resistant bacteria are meeting their match in an ancient medicine: honey. Sweeeeeet. By Brandon Keim.

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