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When the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) failed to prevent the September 11, 2001 attacks, many asked whether more could have been done. But the true reason why the agency was blind to the signs may be a diversity problem, writes Matthew Syed.
Devices that merge machines with the human brain need to be investigated, a study has said. In future, "people could become telepathic to some degree" and being able to read someone else's thoughts raises ethical issues, experts said...
Supercooling human livers to -4C triples the time they can be kept before transplant compared with putting them on ice, US researchers say. It slows the metabolic rate to prevent damage, Nature Biotechnology reports.
An Austrian football stadium has been transformed into a native central European forest. Designed by Klaus Littmann, the installation is a statement against climate change and deforestation.
In the US state of Virginia, couples must declare their racial background from a long list of options including "Aryan", "Moor" and "Zoroastrian" before getting married. A lawsuit is aiming to put a stop to this...
Richard Keedwell, 71, said a "seriously flawed" legal system meant fighting the fine had taken nearly three years and used up his sons' inheritance money. He claims he was wrongly clocked doing 35mph in a 30mph zone on a day trip to Worcester in 2016...
In Japan, which is hosting the Rugby World Cup this month, 150 clubs stage competitive matches for players above the age of 40 - and Tokyo's Fuwaku Rugby Club has three over-90s. Of Japan's 120,000 rugby players, about 10,000 are over the age of 40...
The firm had argued the man was not carrying out professional duties when he joined a guest in her hotel room. But under French law an employer is responsible for any accident occurring during a business trip, judges said.
Astronomers have discovered water in the atmosphere of a habitable planet orbiting a distant star. The finding makes the world - which is called K2-18b - the most likely extrasolar planet to support life.
US doctors are hoping to start offering women vaginal fluid transplants and have set up a programme to screen potential donors. They believe some women could benefit from a dose of healthy vaginal microbes to protect against an infection called bacterial vaginosis (BV).
The classical Greek philosopher Socrates believed the ideal house should be warm in winter and cool in summer. With clarity of thought like that, it's easy to see how the great man got his reputation...
The custody ruling on Monday against parents Taylor Bland and Joshua McAdams came after their bid for alternative treatment garnered national attention. The boy was taken from his parents in April after they skipped chemotherapy and left the state.
Scientists have discovered the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption by humans. The team identified milk protein entombed in dental plaque on the teeth of prehistoric farmers from Britain.
Scientists have a recording of the worst day on Earth; certainly the worst day in the last 66 million years. It takes the form of a 130m section of rock drilled from under the Gulf of Mexico.
Almost 20% of British people are not using the internet, a survey suggests. The detailed in-home survey of almost 2,000 Britons found that 18% described themselves as non-users.
Investing $1.8 trillion over the next decade - in measures to adapt to climate change - could produce net benefits worth more than $7 trillion. This is according to a global cost-benefit analysis setting out five adaptation strategies.
Taylor Swift tried to sue Microsoft over a chatbot which posted racist messages on Twitter, the president of the tech company has revealed. Taylor's lawyers made a move on Microsoft in 2016, according to a new biography by its boss Brad Smith...
US adventurer Victor Vescovo has become the first person to visit the deepest points in every ocean. His fifth and final dive in a prototype submersible was made to the bottom of the Arctic's Molloy Trench, some 5.5km (3.4 miles) below the sea surface...
Robert and Tiffany Williams received $120,000 (£97,000) in error and then spent nearly all of it, according to an affidavit. The couple also faces over $100,000 in overdraft fees, having purchased an SUV and other goods, police say.
Up to 9,000 of badgers are likely to have suffered "immense pain" in culls to control cattle TB, according to a former government adviser. Prof Ranald Munro is the ex-Chair of an independent expert group appointed by the government to assess its trials...

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