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Police probe claim that Cyril Smith was arrested with child abuse images

Police are investigating claims that the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith was arrested after being caught with child abuse images in his car but released after making a phone call.<p>The former MP for Rochdale, who died in 2010, was stopped on the M1 by officers, according to a book on Smith co-authored by …

The History Of Europe Lies In British People's DNA

Scottish, Cornish, Welsh, Orcadian — Brits hailing from specific regions of the country have telltale genetic signatures, finds a groundbreaking new study. This gush of DNA data offers a time-machine ride through the history of Britain.<p>Legend has it that, in 1588, a Spanish galleon sank off the …

Archaeology

The psychology of mass government surveillance | Chris Chambers

A poll in 13 countries by Amnesty International reveals how most people oppose surveillance of citizens but are less concerned about the targeting of foreign nationals. Knowing we are being watched may also be restricting our use of the Internet to obtain health advice<p>Amnesty International has …

Surveillance

Remote-Control Cyborg Beetles Now Flying With Greater Precision

For science! And also for robo rescue work<p>There are few better ways to answer a question than by building a cyborg to solve it. Researchers at UC Berkeley and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore wanted to know how beetles steer themselves in flight, so they did the only logical thing: …

Circular thinking: Stonehenge's origin is subject of new theory

Wiltshire monument may have been equivalent of ‘an ancient Mecca on stilts’ according to an idea put forward by former museum director Julian Spalding<p>Whether it was a Druid temple, an astronomical calendar or a centre for healing, the mystery of Stonehenge has long been a source of speculation and …

So, Louis van Gaal, what exactly is your Manchester United ‘philosophy’?

The Dutchman used to be bold and had a clear tactical system with all his previous teams – but this season’s muddled thinking at Old Trafford poses the question: is the genius getting old?<br>• Michael Cox: Ángel di María seems an uninterested bystander<p>Something very strange is happening at Old …

Wikipedia to file lawsuit against NSA and US Department of Justice

Jimmy Wales and co will be joined by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International USA in a challenge against mass surveillance by the US government<p>Wikipedia will take legal action against the National Security Agency and the US Department of Justice challenging the government’s mass surveillance …

U.S. Department of Justice

Lance Armstrong Doping Cover-Up Aided by UCI, Finds CIRC Report into Cycling

The International Cycling Union (UCI) is accused of initiating a "cover-up of doping offences" in a 227-page report published by the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC), per Matt Lawton of the <i>Daily Mail</i>.<p>Monday's report suggests two former presidents of the UCI, Hein Verbruggen and Pat …