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Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

<b>Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested.</b><p>A US team were trying to explain why some tissues were millions of times more vulnerable to cancer than others.<p>The results, in the journal Science, showed two thirds of the cancer types …

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How Christmas in Paris differs from the US

1. Parisian Christmas trees are downright dinky.<p>It makes sense — most Parisian apartments are pretty dinky, too. But these trees look like little …

France's La Poste develops drone to deliver parcels

La Poste, France's national postal service, is developing a six-rotor drone able to deliver parcels – notably medical supplies – as far as 12 miles away to isolated parts of the country<p>The French post office has launched a programme to use drones to deliver parcels in all weathers up to 12 miles …

The Best Longreads Of 2014 On World Affairs

The year 2014 was a tumultuous one, with more than its fair share of world-changing events. The media has covered the chaos using all the methods at its disposal: Live blogs, images and rapid on-the-ground reporting have allowed journalists to disseminate the news in real time, giving a visceral …