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Devastated by injury and dumped by his beloved team, one of the NFL’s all-time great quarterbacks is back in business and breaking records

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Obituary: Allen Drury

ALLEN DRURY was a political commentator turned novelist who achieved instant success with his first work of fiction, Advise and Consent, which was published in 1959 and subsequently made into a film in by Otto Preminger.

Commonwealth Games: Athletics - Weir and Lewis hit golden heights

GOOD NEWS for England - even better news for Birchfield Harriers, as two of their number claimed gold medals on the second day of the athletics programme in the humid vastness of the Bukit Jalil Stadium. Step forward Robert Weir and Denise Lewis.

Network: Nerd's the word as geek becomes chic

A new Channel 4 series honours the heroes of the Internet.

Science: Houston, we have a result

When scientists lost contact with a solar observatory spaceship, it looked like disaster. But then they received a call. By Alexander Hellemans

Science: Two brains are better than one

You will need both sides of your cerebrum functioning if you are to understand all of this article.

Scientists find secret of memory

SCIENTISTS HAVE discovered where memories are made and can predict whether an experience is destined to be remembered or forgotten.

Science: Life on Mars - war of the words

A group of scientists claim evidence of former life on the red planet. Go on, prove it, say the rest.

The sites you can't see at university

The decision to block international Web sites shows a strangely muddled IT strategy in our universities

Golf: McKay cast in the Rose role

Paul Trow finds the women's game also has young heroines creating a bright future

Scientists see serious side to UFO sightings

THERE IS "compelling physical evidence" that sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) have some basis in reality, an independent group of scientists has concluded - though they reckon alien spacecraft are probably not involved.

Dinosaur dung yields diet secrets

A RARE insight into the table manners of Tyrannosaurus rex - the biggest carnivore to stalk the land - is revealed today by a scientific analysis of the dinosaur's fossilised dung.

Aids virus can resist drugs

Aids virus can resist drugs

Star Wars science brings space into close-up

The first pictures produced by a giant telescope have stunned astronomers, writes Charles Arthur

Lewinsky `traded silence over Clinton in return for job'

Monica Lewinsky, the 24-year-old woman implicated in the Clinton sex scandal, may have bargained her denial of the relationship with the US president for a well-paid job in New York, it was reported yesterday.
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A Christmas without hope: Fears grow in Gaza that the conflict with Israel will soon reignite

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After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

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After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

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Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

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Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
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Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
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Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

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