One of Britain's biggest technology success stories, Blinkx, saw its shares collapse by as much as 50 per cent yesterday after it was accused by a Harvard professor of "sneaking on to users' computers and defrauding advertisers".
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Wednesday 28 January 2009
Tuesday 09 December 2008
Friday 05 December 2008
"Hell is other people," wrote the French existential philosopher Jean Paul Sartre, in one of his most famous lines from Huis-clos (No Exit). Half a century later, research has shown exactly the reverse may be true.
Monday 25 August 2008
Distinguished for his pioneering studies in X-ray diffraction physics, especially for his development of the technique of X-ray topography, Andrew Lang will be greatly missed by many researchers for his detailed knowledge of crystal physics.
Friday 08 August 2008
HIV can be stopped dead in its tracks using a revolutionary technique for "silencing" genes, a study has shown. The discovery raises the possibility of a treatment for HIV that does not involve potentially toxic anti-viral drugs.
Friday 01 August 2008
Scientists have succeeded in transforming skin cells from two sisters with motor neurone disease into the same kind of nerve cells being destroyed by their illness, raising the possibility that the new cells can be transplanted back into them to offset the degenerative condition.
Monday 04 February 2008
Although mankind's battle against the common cold can be traced back as far as ancient Egypt, where hieroglyphics of the nose have been found next to symbols for coryza (catarrh), it is only in the last 50 years that scientists began fully to understand what causes a cold and why it is that only humans and chimpanzees suffer from them.
Sunday 03 February 2008
With T S Eliot, Ezra Pound revolutionised English literature. Eliot's ground breaking poem The Waste Land, published in 1922, was the first truly modernist poem and was edited by Pound.
Wednesday 23 August 2006
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Sunday 22 February 2004
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
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