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27 libraries to visit in your lifetime

Sometimes that's your couch, and sometimes that's a quiet library brimming with great literature.<p>We've rounded up some of the best libraries around the world that offer not only an impressive collection of reading material, but also boast unique architecture.<p>From an 8th-century monastery in …

This is the tiny computer the BBC is giving to a million kids

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CEO pay at US’s largest companies up 54% since recovery began in 2009

While America’s CEOs have seen their compensation soar in the past six years, the average annual earnings of employees haven’t budged<p>Psst … want to earn a CEO’s hourly wage? You can. You’ll just have to toil for about five weeks to do it, without a single day off.<p>According to the latest annual …

The Railway Man: a tale of torture and redemption

Photograph: Jaap Buitendijk/PR<p>Colin Firth with Stellan Skarsgård as Finlay, a fictional character based on some of Lomax’s real friends.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/23/1435068929046/4fb2b8c3-eca1-4aad-b54d-ebb0786b40d6-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Jaap …

Exposure to mixture of common chemicals may trigger cancer, scientists find

One in five cancers may be caused when common chemicals – deemed safe on their own – blend lethally inside the human body, study reveals<p>Chemicals deemed safe to humans may blend lethally together inside the human body to cause cancer, a report says.<p>Researchers, including New Zealand scientist Dr …

Cancer

CIA torture is only part of medical science's dark modern history

Photograph: AP<p>A1944 photo provided by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) shows SS officers socializing on the grounds of the SS retreat, Solahutte outside of Auschwitz, Poland. From left, Dr Josef Mengele - dubbed the Angel of Death, alongside Rudolf Hess, Josef Kramer, and an unidentified …

Amazing Pictures: Baby Chameleon Doesn't Know It Hatched

The newborn, curled tightly in an egg-shaped ball, offers a rare insight into the life of a developing reptile.<p>Looks like someone needs a wake-up call: This newborn baby chameleon hadn't yet realized it had hatched.<p>Nick Henn, owner of Canvas Chameleons in Reading, Pennsylvania, recently captured …

Coty set for $12bn takeover of Proctor & Gamble beauty operation

Coty is on track to acquire Procter & Gamble’s beauty business in a $12bn (£7.7bn) deal that would make the US cosmetic company the world leader in perfume and haircare.<p>If the deal goes though, sources close to it said, Coty would get its hands on brands such as Gucci and Hugo Boss perfume, Wella …

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Your first look at Fallout Shelter

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>At their first ever E3 press conference, Bethesda Softworks unloaded a mound of information on <i>Doom</i> and <i>Fallout 4</i>. But they also released a game live on stage, called <i>Fallout Shelter</i>.<p>Available now for iOS and coming soon to Android, <i>Fallout Shelter</i> is a …

Astronauts on Earth say the funniest things

"Doing great, but gravity is tough!"<p>More than television and more than the web, social media has given us an insight into the work and everyday experiences of astronauts. But just as fun as watching them cavort in low gravity, is looking on as they get used to Earth all over again. Over the past …

Teenage North Korean soldier defects to the south across land border

South Korea confirmed ‘will to defect’ of soldier who made a rare crossing directly through one of the world’s most fortified frontiers<p>A teenage North Korean soldier surrendered himself to South Korean border guards about 8am after walking across the border into Hwacheon, north-east of Seoul.<p>“We’ve …

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Scientists film death of white blood cell for first time and discover alert system

Australian and US scientists capture on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, revealing the dying cells apparently try to alert their neighbours<p>In a world first, Melbourne scientists have captured on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, a phenomenon never seen …

Immune System