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World's first computational psychiatry centre opens in London

The worlds' first computational psychiatry centre has opened in London with a mission to shine a new light on human cognition and understand how it becomes disrupted in disorders such as depression and dementia.<p>Backed by a five-year €5m (£4.1m) investment from the Max Planck Society and UCL, the …

Netflix packets being dropped every day because Verizon wants more money

Verizon wants to be paid by consumers and Cogent, but Cogent refuses to pay.<p>The battle over who should pay to carry Netflix traffic is heating up …

New drugs may transform Down syndrome

Recent breakthroughs could lead to pharmacological treatments for the chromosomal disorder<p>People born with Down syndrome have always been considered to be incurably developmentally delayed—until now. In the past few years a number of laboratories have uncovered critical drug targets within disabled …

Wildlife casualties of floods grow amid fears over 'polluted' wetlands

Seals, moles, hedgehogs, badgers, mice, earthworms and a host of insects and seabirds are among the unseen casualties of the floods, storms and torrential rains of the last few weeks, say wildlife groups.<p>As the waters started to subside across England, conservationists reported that about 600 …

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What do we really need the Moon for?

The Moon is such a familiar presence in the sky that most of us take it for granted. But what if it wasn't where it is now? How would that affect life on Earth?<p>Space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, an expert on the Moon, explores our intimate relationship with our planet’s rocky satellite. …

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Space observatory will blast off on mission to find another Earth

The European Space Agency will launch an observatory into space designed to seek out potentially habitable planets outside of our solar system. The PLATO — Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars — mission will search for planets by monitoring the brightness of up to a million nearby stars.<p>The …

A Tranquil Transformer Built From An ’88 Ford Fiesta

More than meets the eye<p>Hetain Patel’s sculpture is an ode to two old loves: his first ride—a 1988 Ford Fiesta—and the childhood toys known as Transformers. Patel enlisted his father, Pravin, who converts cars into hearses and limos, to help him slice the automobile into pieces and reassemble them …

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U.S. Spied on More Than 300,000 AT&T Customers in 2013

AT&T re­ceived 301,816 de­mands for cus­tom­er data from loc­al, state, and fed­er­al law-en­force­ment of­fi­cials in 2013, the com­pany an­nounced …

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North Korea Detains Another Christian Missionary

Australian missionary John Short was scheduled to return to China this Friday from a group tour to North Korea. But a day after landing in the …

Bishops condemn Government welfare reforms

In an open letter 27 bishops have criticised Government welfare reforms saying that too many people were having to choose between "heat or eat" as a result of "cut backs and failures in the benefit system"<p>Twenty-seven bishops have written a letter condemning the Government's "punitive" welfare …

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