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Doctor Who's new web game aims to teach children programming skills

Doctor Who’s latest adventure sees him teaming up with a Dalek and trying to save the universe, but also teaching children some early computer programming skills.<p>This isn’t a TV show, however: it’s a game due to launch on Wednesday 22 October on the broadcaster’s CBBC website. The Doctor and the …

Ebola outbreak: Guinea declares emergency

<b>Guinea has a declared a national health emergency as it battles to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.</b><p>This meant tighter border controls, the immediate isolation of anyone suspected to have Ebola and a ban on moving bodies from one town to another, state radio reported.<p>Ebola has killed more …

Temporary tattoos turn sweat to power in biobattery

One day soon, the juice that powers your phone or other portable devices could pour forth from your pores. Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a biosensor in the form of a temporary tattoo that uses sweat to monitor exercise progress and produces a weak electrical …

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A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

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Hawaii's spectacular ocean waves – in pictures

Hawaiian photographer Clark Little gets to the heart of the action and shoots ocean waves in Oahu as they roll over him

Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues

Ongoing research suggests at least two 2,000-year-old corpses had traveled before their deaths.<p>Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins.<p>Over …

Physicists Crush Diamonds With Giant Laser

Physicists have used the world's most powerful laser to zap diamonds. The results, they say, could tell us more about the cores of giant planets.<p>"Diamonds have very special properties, besides being very expensive and used for jewelrey etc.," says Raymond Smith, a researcher at Lawrence Livermore …

50 best love songs of the 1980s

We pick out the tender top 50 songs of the Eighties, including records by Barry White, George Michael, Sade and Chaka Khan<p><b>We all love a good love song. Here are 50 of the best from the Eighties.</b><p><b>Champaign - How ’Bout Us (1981)</b><br>A ballad that seemed to set the template for ’80s love songs: gently …

‘Note Drawings’ Photo Series Turns City Skylines Into Musical Notation

Japanese artist Koshi Kawachi has created a interesting series of work that combines photography and music to create an experience, rather than only …