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VIDEO: The smart bandage treating wounds

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:09
Dan Simmons looks at the medical devices of the future.

Are low oil prices here to stay?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:08
Oil prices have fallen sharply and are likely to remain low for a number of years, but more fundamental change is around the corner.

Sale of airport 'could take years'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:01
Plans to sell Prestwick Airport back to the private sector are viable but it could take "some years", Audit Scotland says.

Oil and gas industry in 'bleak' 2014

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:01
The UK offshore oil and gas industry saw its worst performance for four decades last year, according to a survey by Oil & Gas UK.

Israel PM 'differed' over Iran

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 14:52
Israeli intelligence took a different view of Iran's nuclear capabilities from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a leaked cable suggests.

VIDEO: The biggest wedding party ever?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 14:48
Getting married is a day never to be forgotten but for one couple from Leeds their day was memorable for a number of reasons.

Qataris, Obama and US hostage policy

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 14:26
US President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with the emir of Qatar on Tuesday. They may talk about hostage negotiations.

England too predictable - Vaughan

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 14:25
Former captain Michael Vaughan says England are too predictable and wants Alex Hales to get a World Cup chance.

Canadian 'freezeway' to reclaim winter

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 14:04
The plan to turn 11km of a Canadian town into an ice rink

Burgess World Cup hopes in balance

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 14:04
September's World Cup may be too early for Sam Burgess to make it into the England squad, says coach Stuart Lancaster.

'Cold Actually Feels Good' At The U.S. Winter Swimming Championship

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 14:01

Last weekend, more than 40 swimmers from around the country competed in the inaugural American winter swimming championship in northern Vermont. They swam in a two lane pool cut into an icy lake.

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Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 13:46

Many coastal communities that harvest shellfish could soon be hurt by ocean acidification, a study finds. The Pacific Northwest and New England are hot spots, as are estuaries along the East Coast.

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Single mother wins $127m lottery

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 13:43
A single mother with four children, including one with cerebral palsy, has come forward to claim her part of a $564m (£365m) Powerball jackpot.

Kew announces new science plans

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 13:36
Kew Gardens, which is facing an annual £5m budget deficit, announces its new science strategy.

Awash In Social Media, Cops Still Need The Public To Detect Threats

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 13:31

It's hard to know when to take violent language seriously online. But when Jonathan Hutson saw an anonymous threat to an unnamed school on Twitter, he couldn't let it go.

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Dyche defends Barnes challenge

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 13:29
Burnley boss Sean Dyche defends forward Ashley Barnes over his "ugly" challenge on Chelsea's Nemanja Matic.

Good News: More Crops! Bad News: More Plague!

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 13:11

Tiny patches of Tanzanian farmland contain more rats in nearby forests. These rats are more likely to carry the bacteria that causes the plague in humans.

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Talks between Libya rivals suspended

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 13:07
Libya's internationally-recognised parliament suspends its participation in UN-brokered talks aimed at restoring calm to the country.

Former head teacher 'bullied' staff

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 13:02
A former primary school head teacher bullied staff, encouraged pupils to disrupt lessons and allowed a caretaker to supervise a class while a teacher had a haircut, a disciplinary hearing is told.

Jordan's Army Preps For A Bigger Role Against ISIS

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 13:01

After a pilot was burned alive by the Islamic State, Jordanians have become much more supportive of its role in the war against the extremist group.

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