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Prostate cancer could be 'switched off' with injection

Scientists have worked out how to stop tumours growing in a breakthrough which could switch off many cancers and even prevent blindness<p>Prostate cancer could be ‘switched off’ after scientists discovered a way to prevent deadly tumours from spreading.<p>Bristol and Nottingham universities found that a …

Victim's final message from flat of Rurik Jutting: 'Something smells bad. I want to get out'

Shortly before she was murdered Seneng Mujiasih sent a message saying: "I want to get out of here"<p>Minutes before she was murdered at the luxury Hong Kong flat of British banker Rurik Jutting, an Indonesian woman he had brought home from a nightclub sent a message to a friend saying: "I want to get …

Floods and famines may have helped spark belief in gods, study suggests

Plagues, floods and famines often play a central role in religious stories. Research suggests they may have also helped start the belief in some gods in the first place.<p>A study of 583 religious societies around the world has concluded that humans are more likely to believe in powerful and …

Shamed by bigoted England rugby fans at All Blacks game

I went to Twickenham on Saturday to watch the England v All Blacks international (England sunk by inability to think quickly under attack, 10 November). As a lifelong rugby fan, a straight man in his 60s, I could not believe that a bunch of men half my age watching a rugby match in the 21st century …

Army chaplain who took the Unknown Warrior’s secret to his grave

The tomb of the Unknown Warrior is the first monument that visitors to Westminster Abbey encounter, just inside the great west door. As they pause to read the inscription on the massive marble slab, many wonder about the man buried there 94 years ago and whether he was truly unknown.<p>The army …

David Moyes appointed as Real Sociedad manager until 2016

David Moyes has been named as the coach of Real Sociedad on an 18-month deal. Moyes, who was sacked by Manchester United in April following a dismal first season in charge at Old Trafford, has been handed a contract until June 2016 with the Spanish club.<p>“Real Sociedad has reached an agreement with …

Chelsea look uncatchable in Premier League title race, says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after Swansea loss

Arsenal manager believes there is not anybody capable of challenging Jose Mourinho's runaway leaders at the top of the table<p>Arsène Wenger effectively surrendered the Premier League title to Chelsea after watching <b>Arsenal</b> throw away the lead to lose 2-1 at Swansea City.<p>The result meant Arsenal …

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

Who you gonna call? Not these killjoys

Swiss scientists have concluded that ghosts are an illusion of the mind. The scientists conjured up artificial apparitions, or a “feeling of presence”, so convincing and disturbing that some participants in the experiment asked for it to stop.<p>Cue the “science bit” about how mentally unstable or …

David Cameron to announce £15bn boost to improve 100 road blackspots

The government is planning to spend £15bn to tackle more than 100 of the most notorious problem hotspots on England’s roads by the end of the decade, David Cameron will announce on Monday.<p>The prime minister will tell business leaders that hundreds of extra lane miles will be created on motorways …