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Pneumatic octopus is first soft, solo robot

Wed, 2016-08-24 17:27
Engineers in the US have built the first self-contained, entirely soft robot - in the shape of a 7cm octopus.
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Pneumatic octopus is a robotic first

Wed, 2016-08-24 17:27
For the first time, a soft robot has been built that moves on its own with no batteries or cables.
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Scottish restaurants given top Good Food Guide ranking

Wed, 2016-08-24 17:04
Five restaurants in Scotland achieve a Top 50 listing in the 2017 Good Food Guide, with Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles leading the Scottish entries.
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Crying game

Wed, 2016-08-24 16:52
Japanese companies are paying for employees to attend "crying workshops".
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GCSEs 2016 - a user's guide

Wed, 2016-08-24 16:33
A guide to this year's GCSEs.
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Sarah Rainsford: Protesting in Putin's Russia

Wed, 2016-08-24 16:29
As Russia gears up for parliamentary elections, how is it dealing with dissenting protestors?
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Paul Rincon: Where should we look for aliens?

Wed, 2016-08-24 16:28
How do astronomers decide whether a planet is potentially habitable?
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No laughing matter

Wed, 2016-08-24 16:22
Pedro Almodovar on why his 20th film is his most serious yet.
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Coffee for votes

Wed, 2016-08-24 16:16
A look at the growing number of businesses who are trying to make a positive difference to society by speaking out on societal or political issues, and their reasons for doing so.
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Lights, camera, tsunami

Wed, 2016-08-24 16:15
A slick music video in which a US invasion force is destroyed by a patriotic tsunami has upset Iranian conservatives.
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Sleep your way to the top

Wed, 2016-08-24 16:07
Successful bosses often boast of how little they sleep, but is sleeping more better for your career?
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Pulled from the wreckage of her convent in Amatrice

Wed, 2016-08-24 15:31
At least 120 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday.
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Joe Hart: Man City goalkeeper hails 'special night' after reaching Champions League

Wed, 2016-08-24 14:52
Joe Hart says helping Manchester City reach the group stage of the Champions League made his first appearance of the season "a special night".
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Face transplant patient: 'Now I have hope'

Wed, 2016-08-24 14:33
Patrick Hardison, the volunteer fireman who underwent the world's most extensive face transplant, on his new-found hope.
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England v Pakistan: Joe Root and Jason Roy earn Southampton win

Wed, 2016-08-24 14:08
England coast to a 44-run win over Pakistan in a rain-affected first one-day international in Southampton.
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Good old days

Wed, 2016-08-24 13:26
A survey by Pew Research found that supporters of Trump and Clinton have very different opinions about America's past.
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Australia backpacker stabbing: Family tribute to Mia Ayliffe-Chung

Wed, 2016-08-24 13:06
The family of a British backpacker stabbed to death in Australia have paid tribute to an "amazing young woman with an adventurous spirit".
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Airlander cabin 'hit ground and it was horrible'

Wed, 2016-08-24 11:01
The world's longest aircraft has been damaged after a nosedive landing on its second test flight. Angela Marie Hatwell was there and saw it happen.
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Why Pokemon Go may have passed its peak

Wed, 2016-08-24 07:13
New independent data suggests that the augmented reality craze is beginning to cool off.
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How many people have to stand on trains?

Wed, 2016-08-24 07:02
Jeremy Corbyn has brought the issue of overcrowded trains into the spotlight again, but why are our trains so busy and just how bad is the problem?
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