Footage was obtained by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection
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Thursday 28 February 2013
Direct, brain-to-brain communication? Digitally enhanced nervous systems? “Organic” computing? If Professor Miguel Nicolelis has his way, such hi-tech enhancements are not as far off as you might think.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
The author of His Dark Materials is excited to see his new story, I Was a Rat!, performed on stage in Birmingham
Sunday 17 February 2013
Research into 'man-machine interface' could one day allow people to communicate directly with electronic devices by thought alone
Thursday 07 February 2013
We've only just wiped the sweat from our brow following the averted Mayan apocalypse, but already news is spreading of another impending doom; and this one even has actual science behind it.
According to a group of experts at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London, a solar superstorm - caused by the Sun ejecting billions of tonnes of highly-energetic matter travelling at a million miles an hour - is not only inevitable - but coming soon. "The two challenges for government are the wide spectrum of technologies affected today and the emergence of unexpected vulnerabilities as technology evolves," says Professor Paul Cannon. So let's prepare...
Saturday 29 December 2012
I'm not ashamed to admit it; I do read prose books. However, being a writer and artist of graphic novels, I find myself obliged to choose one in order to champion the form in general.
Thursday 27 December 2012
This is a brave and ambitious choice for an RSC family Christmas show.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
We know the company minimises its tax bill, so why do so many of us still shop online there? Laziness, mostly, says our writer
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Researchers have discovered a new gene they say helps to explain how human evolution diverged from the last common ancestor we shared with chimpanzees.
Three restaurants and a top nightclub in central London are shut after inspectors find cockroach eggs, rodent droppings, maggots and decomposing mice
Thursday 25 October 2012
Three restaurants and a top nightclub in central London have been shut after inspectors found a catalogue of food hygiene failings.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
"The mice at this station have been attacking customers," reads a sign at the entrance to Farringdon Tube station in London. "Please place the bottom of your trousers into your socks to avoid being a victim of the Farringdon mice."
Mumbai's eager rat catchers on the front line in fight against disease Mumbai's rat catchers serve on the front line in struggle against disease
Monday 20 August 2012
There is something of a swagger about Vilas Ubhare when he sets about killing a rat. His stick comes down fast, the rat is dispatched and then in a fluid, unbroken motion Mr Ubhare hooks his toe under the rodent's tail, flips the corpse into the air and catches it neatly in a sack. It is like watching a footballer perform tricks in the park.
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- 2 Gurdwaras-turned-food banks: Sikh temples are catering for rise in Britain’s hungry
- 3 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 4 Government delays EU immigration report because it is too positive
- 5 'I'm experiencing austerity as well', says Princess Michael of Kent