Matthew Agius

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Shall we stream our 8th Birthday on Friday? #episode200?

US issues global terror warning and shuts 21 embassies over al-Qaeda threat

<b>The United States has issued a global terror warning after receiving intelligence about a possible al-Qaeda attack.</b><p>It is the first alert of its kind …

Psychiatrists: the drug pushers

Is the current epidemic of depression and hyperactivity the result of disease-mongering by the psychiatric profession and big pharma? Does psychiatry have any credibility left at all?<p>A psychiatrist who once "treated" me used to recite this rueful little mantra: "They say failed doctors become …

Scientist to eat lab-grown beefburger Dr Mark Post will cook and eat €250,000 burger painstakingly constructed from protein grown from stem cells Photograph: Judith Jockel

The world's first talking robot has been sent into space from Japan: Known as #Kirobo, it has memorised astronaut Kochi Wakata's face and is to keep him company when they meet again on the International Space Station. How useful are talking robots? Will Kirobo be good company?

Kindly refrain from... doing the butterfly? Introducing the Guardian's new swimming blog with a new set of swimming pool rules

Knightmare is back in the dungeon on YouTube today

Enter, stranger! 1980s fantasy favourite <i>Knightmare</i> is back, donning the Helmet of Justice and dispatching stars of <i>Harry Potter</i> and <i>Peep Show</i> to the …