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
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict
- 1 Three of Pope Francis' relatives die in Argentina car crash, including two young great-nephews
- 2 Michael Brown shooting: Amnesty International sends team within US for first time as National Guard deployed
- 3 Reading Festival 2014: Tesco branch replaces salad with Jager and potatoes for vodka as campsite opens tomorrow