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This Man Pretended To Be In A Coma For Two Years To Avoid Court

His "spine injury" left him in a "comatose state".<p>The Swansea 47-year-old – who claimed benefits for a "spine injury" that he claimed caused him seizures, leaving him in a "comatose state" – conned his pensioner neighbour out of £40,000 over two years and used the money to go on shopping trips and …

Crime

Canon Fodder

There’s been a good bit of buzz lately about Andy Stanley’s recent interview with Jonathan Merritt. Stanley had already created a stir back in April …

Who governs science? | Stephen Curry

Traditionally, science holds itself to account, primarily through internal systems of peer review. But the recent retraction of two papers on stem-cell research by the journal Nature highlights weaknesses in this self-regulatory framework that scientists need to address<p>To err is human, so why …

Tiny flying robots are being built to pollinate crops instead of real bees

Honeybees, which pollinate nearly one-third of the food we eat, have been dying at unprecedented rates because of a mysterious phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder (CCD). The situation is so dire that in late June the White House gave a new task force just 180 days to devise a coping …

Nasa sets aside $25 million for instruments necessary for the 'search for life beyond Earth'

The ice-covered moon of Europa is often considered to be one of our best chances for finding alien life in the Solar System - and it seems that Nasa …