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One of the world's top advertising awards went this year to a campaign in which a radio station broadcast ultrasound along with its programmes to repel mosquitoes. But does it work? Definitely not, say scientists. It was a beautifully simple idea...
At least 16 US government employees suffered symptoms after a possible acoustic attack targeting the US embassy in Cuba, the state department says. Several staff members required treatment for their symptoms, spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.
The US State Department says its diplomats in Cuba have been suffering symptoms including hearing loss after suspected sonic attacks, some of which were - according to some reports - inaudible to human ears. The use of sound as a weapon is not new, but what about unheard sound attacks?
One of the soldiers received a wound to the face, the other suffered a hand injury. The attacker is in a critical state in hospital. Pictures from the scene on Friday show the area cordoned off with police and emergency services in the street.
Cows have shown an "insane" and "mind-blowing" ability to tackle HIV which will help develop a vaccine, say US researchers. In a first for immunisation, the animals rapidly produced special types of antibody that can neutralise HIV...
Mark Asay will be the first white man in state history to be executed for killing a black victim, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. The execution, due at 18:00 local time (22:00 GMT), will also be the first time a new drug cocktail is used.
Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, has dubbed a 10-year-old boy a "real-life hero" after the youngster copied a scene from one of his films and saved his little brother's life...
The tutor, whose face cannot be seen, appears to be a family member - she's either the child's mother or aunt or another relative. She's teaching the child to recognise numbers from one to five...
Nuts are an on-the-go snacking staple, yet they are also potentially deadly to a small fraction of the UK population. So is it time to crack down on eating nuts in public and if so, where should we start?
After intense and unexpected rain fell in the north of Chile, parts of the usually arid Atacama desert have turned into a carpet of flowers. The "desierto florido" (flowering desert) phenomenon usually occurs every five to seven years when rains cause buried seeds to germinate and flower...
Famed for its pristine beaches, the Mediterranean island of Sardinia has hit back at holidaymakers who have been pinching its sand. Under a law that came into force on 1 August, four tourists have been given €1,000 (£920; $1180) fines while trying take sand, stones or seashells home.
The UK is to contribute to a sophisticated new radar system in the Arctic to study "space weather". This phenomenon describes the effects on Earth's wider environment as it is constantly bombarded by particles and magnetic energy from the Sun...
But Charlie Alliston, 20, was found guilty of causing bodily harm by "wanton or furious driving". Alliston was riding a fixed gear bike with no front brakes when he hit mum-of-two Kim Briggs as she was crossing the road in her lunch break...
You have probably heard of acupuncture for humans, but the ancient Chinese therapy is growing in popularity among pet owners too as a holistic supplement to traditional veterinary care.
She turned and saw a black bear walking through her home's sliding glass doors. Ms Froude locked herself and her children in a bedroom while a family friend banged pots and chased it with a chair...
Scientists have created bacteria covered in tiny semiconductors that generate a potential fuel source from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water. The so-called "cyborg" bugs produce acetic acid, a chemical that can then be turned into fuel and plastic...
The fastest growing ivory market in the world is now Laos, according to an investigation by Kenya-based group Save the Elephants. China is banning all ivory trade by the end of 2017, but business is booming in neighbouring countries.
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Doctors removed a toy traffic cone from a patient's lung - 40 years after he inhaled it by accident. The 47-year-old man, from Preston, was referred to a respiratory clinic after having a cough for over a year...

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