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Variation in ant nest 'personality'

Wed, 2014-08-06 16:47
Ant colonies have their own personalities, which are shaped by their environment., a US study suggests.

Tech activity 'overtakes sleeping'

Wed, 2014-08-06 16:41
The communications regulator Ofcom indicates that on average, UK adults spend eight hours and 41 minutes of their day on media devices.

Obama hails 'a new Africa emerging'

Wed, 2014-08-06 16:37
US President Barack Obama has hailed a new emerging Africa, on the last day of a summit in Washington DC with 40 African leaders.

Low vitamin D 'boosts dementia risk'

Wed, 2014-08-06 16:29
People over 65 who have a severe vitamin D deficiency have double the risk of developing dementia, a study has suggested.

US man 'may not survive Cuba jail'

Wed, 2014-08-06 16:26
The lawyer for Alan Gross, a US government contractor imprisoned in Cuba, says he does not know how long he will survive in jail.

Gaza emergency appeal launched

Wed, 2014-08-06 16:24
British aid agencies launch an emergency appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza, saying it has created a "humanitarian emergency".

Chinese workers evacuated from Libya

Wed, 2014-08-06 16:11
China evacuates almost 900 of its workers caught up in fighting in Libya, a Chinese official tells the BBC, leaving only a few dozen in Tripoli.

VIDEO: Wikipedia: The book...

Wed, 2014-08-06 16:03
Christoph Kepper of Pedia Press talks about his company's ambition to print Wikipedia as a physical book.

Iron Age hill fort bought for £450k

Wed, 2014-08-06 15:16
The Iron Age Hambledon Hill fort site in Dorset is taken over by the National Trust.

City to host National Summer Games

Wed, 2014-08-06 15:15
The city of Sheffield is to host the National Summer Games for athletes with learning disabilities in 2017.

Smartphone take-up 'rises sharply'

Wed, 2014-08-06 15:05
Scots are taking up smartphones at a faster rate than any other UK nation, according to a report by regulator Ofcom.

Row over Palestinan flag plans

Wed, 2014-08-06 15:05
A row breaks out over Glasgow City Council's plans to raise the Palestinian flag over the city chambers on Friday.

VIDEO: Technology headquarters of the future

Wed, 2014-08-06 15:00
Technology giants are using their burgeoning wallets to build new headquarters - what kind of buildings do they want?

Behemoth builder: The Tech HQ man

Wed, 2014-08-06 15:00
Why Amazon want you in their glass domes

'Boris Fever' - front pages

Wed, 2014-08-06 14:48
Mayor of London Boris Johnson's announcement that he would once again like to stand for election as an MP makes it on to many front pages.

VIDEO: Nigeria: Ebola 'a national emergency'

Wed, 2014-08-06 14:46
Nigeria's health minister says Ebola is now a national emergency, as fears rise that the virus is spreading in Africa's most populous country. Tomi Oladipo reports.

McIlroy favourite as Woods fit for PGA

Wed, 2014-08-06 14:45
Rory McIlroy will start as favourite while Tiger Woods has declared himself fit for the US PGA Championship at Valhalla on Thursday.

Militant attack on Cameroon village

Wed, 2014-08-06 14:44
Militants with suspected ties to Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram raid a village in northern Cameroon, police say, killing 10 people.

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