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Body Clock: Six things we learned

<b>The BBC Day of the Body Clock explored 24 hours of the human body clock through 24 hours of BBC News.</b><p>Even the most dedicated and sleep-deprived of us could not catch it all, so what did we learn?<p>If you need an alarm clock, you need more sleep<p><b>The day started with doctors warning that we have become</b> …

British official: Nigeria's president rules out swapping jailed militants for schoolgirls

?Britain's top government official on Africa says Nigeria's president is ruling out the possibility of releasing jailed militants in exchange for more than 270 schoolgirls who are being held by an Islamic extremist group.<p>Mark Simmonds told journalists in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Wednesday …

How much? Haunted island near Venice Lido sells for €513,000

An Italian businessman has won a state auction to lease a picturesque but 'haunted' island in the Venice lagoon.<p>Luigi Brugnaro, who owns an employment agency, topped the bidding with €513,000 (£417,000) for the 99-year lease despite a rival offer from local community group, the Poveglia …

West Antarctica ice sheet collapse: 'it will change the coastline of the world'

We should be worried, and it looks increasingly probable that we should be worried – that's what these new studies on the west Antarctic ice sheet tell me.<p>The interesting thing for me as a glaciologist is that the authors are guys that are normally pretty conservative but – by saying the collapse …

Reader’s edition: Things to do in the Bay Area before you die

After the public airing of our best attempt to make a bucket list of must-dos in the Bay Area, many of our readers reminded us of special local experiences we left out (wild parrots, d’oh!) as well as some of the other local staples that, no matter how touristy, everyone should do.<p>Check out the …