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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".

Under The Microscope: The fight to make cancer survivable

THE DIFFERENCE A LONE VOICE CAN MAKE

Scientists find key to human cell life

A BREAKTHROUGH in medical science is heralded today by scientists who have found the mother of all human cells, enabling the growth in the laboratory of unlimited supplies of any tissue for transplant operations.

The new rulers of cyberspace

As the Internet address system goes private, some fear unaccountable oligarchy - or absolute anarchy.

Net Gains: A Nobel approach

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Clinton's exposure gives tomorrow's leaders cold feet

THE COMPETITIVE atmosphere of Harvard University's John Kennedy School of Government helps mould the decision-makers and political leaders of tomorrow. But even in this training-camp for America's elite, some are having doubts about running for public office in future.

Books: Martin Heidegger: between good and evil by Rudiger Safranski Harvard University Press, pounds 23.50: `Have you seen Hitler's hands?'

How could a great philosopher fall under the Fuhrer's spell? Richard Kearney investigates

Women in heels totter towards an arthritic future

WOMEN who wear high-heeled shoes risk tottering all the way to the rheumatology clinic, writes Jeremy Laurance.

Why Asia should swallow the IMF's prescribed medicine

ON who is responsible for crises

Photography: 98 for 98

The century in photographs: today: 1906

From noble to global

Ben Rogers meets a bold, breathtaking philosopher who is inspired by the Stoics 'Australian identity' novelist. He'd prefer to write about two

Health: US disparity

A man living in Washington DC, the capital of the richest country in the world, has a life expectancy of only 62 years, barely higher than if he lived in many Third World countries. But a man living less than 20 miles away, in Virginia's prosperous Fairfax County, can expect to live more than 15 years longer.

All change for mandarins

Sir John Chilcot's hot seat as permanent secretary at the Northern Ireland Office is to be occupied by an adminstrator from the Department of Health in a series of changes at the top in Whitehall by Tony Blair.

Jiang admits mistakes over Tiananmen

President Jiang Zemin of China was set to leave US shores last night after a visit that took him from coast to coast and back again, but left Americans as sceptical as ever about China's intentions. But towards the end of his visit there were signs he was getting their message, as Mary Dejevsky reports.

Nanny Trial: Finest hour for the drill-sergeant defence lawyer from the wrong side of the tracks

Gerard Leone has furrows on his brow so deep, you wonder if they are with him even in his sleep. In the trial of Louise Woodward they helped to feed the impression every legal expert willingly voiced. He was fighting for a conviction that even he knew he could not get.

Games: The Ignobel prizes

Last weekend, in a ceremony at Harvard University, the annual "Ig Nobel" Prizes were awarded. Named after Alfred Nobel's justly little- known brother Ignatius (allegedly the inventor of soda pop) the Ig Nobel prizes are awarded to academics whose works the other Nobel committee have chosen to IgNore. The Medicine prize, for example, went to two Wilkes University researchers for their discovery that listening to music in lifts stimulates the production of immunoglobin in the brain and thus may help prevent the common cold. The Economics prize went to the Japanese inventors of the Tamagotchi "for its contribution to economics by wasting millions of working hours".
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