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Craig Cobb dismissed the DNA results as 'statistical noise'

Stretched: Earth's population could hit nine billion in 30 years

Earth tremors prompt evacuation in El Hierro

Homes have been evacuated and roads closed on the southern tip of the island of El Hierro, in the Canary Islands, off the coast of Spain, as fears of a possible volcanic eruption grow.

Going for it: inventor Andy Archer in his motorised chair. The road to market can be long and complex

Consumer rights: From brilliant idea to turning a profit

Patents...and setting up a group bank account

Lord Mayor promotes UK start-ups abroad

The Lord Mayor of the City of London has helped UK-based business start-ups expand into Brazil and Kenya.

Salvator Mundi is valued at £126m

A chance to see the masterpiece that once sold for £45

Valued at £126m and billed as one of the most controversial art finds of the century, Salvator Mundi will be unveiled this week at the National Gallery.

Being Modern: Energy drinks

They carry slogans such as "Unleash the beast", "Bigger, better, faster, stronger", "No half measures" and "Have you got what it takes?" They have names such as Mad Dog, Relentless, AMP and Monster. No extreme-sport event or edgy rock festival is complete without their sponsorship and, according to a recent report by Mintel, almost three-quarters of 16- to 24-year-olds rely on them to keep them going. Currently, the energy-drinks market is worth more than £1bn in the UK alone.

Wake-up call: The Occupy movement has been the outlet for people's anger at the profound inequalities in modern America

Rupert Cornwell: Is the American Dream at an end?

The US goes to the presidential polls a year from today, but there is little faith in the political system as recession bites

The Mars500 crew leaving their 'space ship' yesterday

2011: a space odyssey comes to an end...in a car park

Slowly but steadily, a crew of six "terranauts" emerged yesterday from the mock spaceship in a Moscow car park that had been their home for the past 17 months.

Portrait of Captain LEG Oates, October 1911: Herbert Ponting taught Scott as much as he could of the photographic arts in a few weeks. Portraiture was something at which Ponting excelled.

Parting shots: Captain Scott’s personal photographs of his legendary South Pole journey go on show

A hundred years ago, Captain Scott led his men in an ill-fated race towards the South Pole. But it is only now that his personal photographs of that legendary expedition can be revealed.

Spacemen emerge after Mars mission

An international crew of researchers have emerged from a gruelling 520-day simulation of a flight to Mars.

More than 35,000 Sats papers are re-marked

More than 35,000 Sats papers were sent back for re-marking this year by primary schools across the country, as headteachers questioned the quality of marking and the validity of the tests.

DVD: The Lion King 3D (U)

Disney are masters of mobilising parent-pestered purchasing power with anniversary re-releases and new-format flourishes.

The Art of Science: A Natural History of Ideas by Richard Hamblyn

The equation ig.dy = my is a thing of beauty. It's the inscription carved on the memorial stone in Westminster Abbey commemorating the life and work of the greatest British physicist of the 20th century, Paul Dirac. By accounting for the spin of the electron, Dirac's equation managed to reconcile Einstein's special theory of relativity with one of the few genuine revolutions in human thought, quantum mechanics. Does it matter, asks Richard Hamblyn, that Dirac's equation remains a closed book to all but a handful of initiates able to translate its compact hieroglyphics into a statement about the nature of the universe?

Japanese operator plays down nuclear plant fears

A Japanese utility operator has denied any problematic nuclear reactions at a tsunami-hit power plant, saying a radioactive gas in one of the damaged reactors came from spontaneous fission that occurs in any idle reactor.

Exclusive: Fracking company - we caused 50 tremors in Blackpool – but we're not going to stop

Gas drilling not a threat, says energy company
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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
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Homeless Veterans appeal

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Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
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How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
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The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
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French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
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Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
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Design Council's 70th anniversary

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George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

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