Tests have confirmed 20 people died after contracting the disease on the island
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Wednesday 25 September 2013
Between six and seven million people in the UK take the medicines every day to lower 'bad cholesterol' in the blood
Saturday 21 September 2013
Police seek clues to Esme's movements
Wednesday 18 September 2013
A Swedish pest control company has confirmed the discovery of sewer rats with an immunity to commonly used anti-rodent poisons.
Black Death returns: Herder dies of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan after being bitten by infected flea
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Death of Temir Issakunov is the first case of bubonic plague in the country for over 30 years
Thursday 11 July 2013
Thursday 04 July 2013
Helicopters drop 200 tons of poison pellets in world’s biggest extermination project
Monday 03 June 2013
Artist Alfredo Jaar makes the point that while 28 countries own national pavilions inside the Giardini, the remaining 60 are kept outside. Chile, his own country, has to rent its pavilion.
Pioneering scientists grow rat's kidney in lab - and hope it will lead to breakthrough for human organ transplants
Sunday 14 April 2013
A synthetic kidney made from a patient’s own skin cells might soon be ready for the first human transplant following the creation of a similar artificial organ in laboratory animals, scientists said today.
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 27 December 2012
This is a brave and ambitious choice for an RSC family Christmas show.
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.
Thursday 26 July 2012
Views from abroad
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more