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Drones for Good: Drones to plant 1 billion trees in a year

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Canada's ABS dilemma

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#savethewhales #goodbyedippy

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Companies House erroneously misspelt in its records the name of a company which had gone into liquidation (Taylor & Son Limited),...

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Repeated concussions in Sport

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In this week's edition of "Almost Unbearably Creepy," we investigate cone snails that release weaponized insulin into the water to...

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Beware the effects of divorce on your children - consider collaboration

Clearly this chap did well in the end anyway but it certainly appears that his parents divorcing at a sensitive time in his life has...

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E-books market: prize-winning or pulp?

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The fight to ban all asbestos in Europe continues!

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Tightening of Regulations for Plastic Surgeons

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The Anthropology of Ebola

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Hey – Why Not People? Jameela Pioneers Accessible Music Events

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That strain again! it had a dying fall;

O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound."

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How much of an open-source fanatic are you?

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Try Gamification as Part of Your Marketing Strategy

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Can a city sue for defamation ?

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9 Italian Fintech startups to watch in 2015

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What's content curation and do I need to do it?

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London Eye turns red for Coke.

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The need for full disclosure

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A glimpse at Ceres

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We can make it smaller, we can make it faster, we have the technology...

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Goats pick up their friends' accents, just like us.

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Did your margarine and shampoo cause Ebola?

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Lessons from the History of Medicine: Wash Your Hands

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Why are Women Being Erased?

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Bankruptcy threshold to raise to £5,000

The Liberal Democrat Business Minister Jo Swinson has announced today that the bankruptcy threshold will rise from £750 to £5,000.

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Facebook where? The enterprise reacts to Facebook At Work

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NASA probe sniffs out Beagle-2

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Power-generating shoes

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Plans afoot to bring US data protection rules more in line with Europe, and to crack down on Botnets

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Storytelling for Startups: "What do you guys do?"

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Reassurance for Home Owners

With winter snow and ice warnings being issued around the country, homeowners are being reassured that by clearing their paths and...

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Social Media to a teenager... And me!

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Golden Globes to Baked Beans: Hugh Grant Treads the Boards with Actors with Learning Disabilities

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Je Suis Charlie and the Public Order Act 1986

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WhatsApp beating texts easily, could kill off SMS

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Am I Charlie?

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Winter would not be winter without an article on winter workplace issues

ACAS, the government appointed conciliation service, has helpful advice on being prepared for the winter months: car breakdowns, flu...

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10 fossil mammals you should know

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What I want from our cities in 2015: Public spaces that are truly public

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Fatness "could be a disability" rules EU Court

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Oklahoma oilman appeals billion-dollar divorce judgment

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Obesity and disability-some silver linings?

On 18 December 2014 the European Court of Justice decided that obesity is not necessarily a disability but that an obese worker can be...

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