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The suprise sale allows Google to drop a struggling part of their business and lets Lenovo leapfrog their way to third place in smartphone sales

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We don't mind austerity - when it's not George Osborne's idea (or Ed Balls's for that matter)

Voters accept austerity – except when they’re told its George Osborne’s idea, an intriguing poll has found.

Cyber culture: The message after the beep is: your time is up, answerphones

Cutting edge technology is replacing outmoded ways of recording a message, like voicemail and the carrier-pigeon

Scientists are step closer to making teeth from scratch after 'hybrid tooth' is made in mouse's mouth

Scientists have taken a step closer to growing human teeth from scratch using cells taken from a patient’s mouth. They envisage that missing or diseased teeth could one day be replaced by freshly-grown, living teeth.

North-South split grows as London house prices climb

Further evidence of the widening North-South divide in house prices emerged today as a national survey reveals that three-quarters of the postcodes registering price rises are in London and the South-East.

Field science: When your degree takes you to the jungle

Not every degree leaves you languishing in lectures for three years. Third-year zoologist Tamara Williams' studies have taken her to Ecuador so she can get up close and personal with rain forest life.

'Killer robots need to be stopped now, before it is too late' says Human Rights group

Pressure group, academics and Nobel prize winners unite in call for pre-emptive banning of 'swarms of killer robots'

Samsung and Apple dominate smartphone market leaving rivals in the dust

Apple and Samsung together accounted for more than half of the worldwide market for smartphones at the end of last year, with iPhones and the South Korean maker's Galaxy devices leaving rivals far behind.

FSA chairman calls for overhaul of fund managers' bonuses

The bonuses of investment fund managers should be "reconfigured" to encourage them to focus on long-term investments, the chairman of the Financial Services Authority, Lord Turner, suggested yesterday.

Britain gets its first 'Professor of Morality'

The University of Birmingham has appointed Professor Randall Curren as Britain’s first ‘Professor of Morality’.

Julia Gillard announces September election date

Julia Gillard, the Prime Minister, has surprised Australians by announcing that elections will be held on 14 September in a country where governments have traditionally given the opposition little more than a month’s notice to keep a strategic advantage.

Stiff upper lip 'ups cancer risk'

It might have helped the Victorians build an empire, but having a stiff upper lip could be putting Britons in mortal danger from cancer, researchers claim.

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Plans afoot for Dubai's first underwater hotel

Dubai is no stranger to breaking records. First, they built the world's largest mall, then they built the world's tallest building...  And now, if plans come to fruition, the emirate could become home to the world's largest underwater hotel.

Nice's drug-approval formula is flawed, warn researchers

The method used to assess which drugs should be recommended for widespread use on the NHS is “flawed”, researchers have said.

Need for fresh research to combat superbugs

A radical new approach in needed urgently to counter the growing threat posed by superbugs resistant to antibiotics, experts have warned.

Scientists fear that if airborne transmission became possible it would lead to a deadly flu pandemic

Leading scientists condemn decision to continue controversial research into deadly H5N1 bird-flu virus

Research has already led to the creation of a mutated form of avian flu that can spread easily between mammals – including humans

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam