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Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Gates joins Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking in publicly worrying about intelligent robots

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The plaster dinosaur skeleton has inspired generations of schoolchildren at the London museum for 109 years

Museum director: 'The blue whale reminds us of the scale of our responsibility to the planet'

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The researchers estimated that 4,574 babies who inherit mitochondrial diseases from their mothers could be born in Britain over a 30-year-period

New IVF techniques could cut some women's risk of passing on genetic disease

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The 55,000-year-old skull was found in cave in northern Israel

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee

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Military technology is likely to make it into civilian homes

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The Smithsonian in London will host a permanent and rotating set of exhibitions from the the museum's other sites

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Lightning looks a whole lot more beautiful and safe from up above

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An asteroid is set to pass so close to Earth it will be visible with binoculars

About 16 per cent of near-Earth asteroids are carrying moons, Nasa says

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Five exoplanets discovered orbiting Kepler-444

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Study shows that individual neurons fire when they see a face they recognise

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Discovery shows that Earth-sized planets have formed throughout most of the time the Universe has been around — increasing the possibility of finding another planet like ours

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A polar bear’s diet is rich in seal blubber and half of its own body weight is composed of fat

Poor polar bears just can't catch a break

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No, this isn't likely to impact your average kitchen

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Though gravity is much less strong on Mars, the atmosphere is far thinner

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2004 BL86 will be so close that it will be visible through binoculars

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An asteroid is set to pass so close to Earth it will be visible with binoculars

The 900m-long rock will come to within 1.2 million kilometres of Earth

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The pictures will show little more than bright dots, but they will be priceless to scientists

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Academics have found evidence that PTSD was suffered earlier than previously thought in Mesopotamia

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Friends for life … some professionals think loneliness is more worrying than obesity

Social contact is good for our sense of wellbeing - but it's a myth that loneliness kills, say researchers in Canada

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Scientists say these metals could have huge implications for solar panels and sanitation

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Some of the 5,361 ancient objects – which had been stolen by Italian and Swiss criminals – in Rome this week

Recovered haul goes on show after investigation finds stolen antiquities in Switzerland

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Scientists have advanced the 'Doomsday Clock' by two minutes — and it’s closer to midnight than it has been since 1987

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness