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Dial-up tone, clunky websites and internet AOL free trial CDs - it's clear that the earliest versions of the world wide web came with quirks and frustrations. Thirty years ago today, Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for the world wide web...
Scientists have found evidence of a huge blast of radiation from the Sun that hit Earth more than 2,000 years ago. The result has important implications for the present, because solar storms can disrupt modern technology.
The last veteran of World War Two's Great Escape has died at the age of 101 - just days before the 75th anniversary of the audacious bid for freedom. Jack Lyon, a former RAF navigator, died at his home in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, on Friday...
When it comes to water scarcity, the last place on Earth you’d think of is rain-soaked England. Winter here is cold and wet. It rains for what feels like weeks on end. Lawns squelch with saturated soil and garden water butts overflow, likely to be unused until April.
Police in Slovenia have accused a woman of cutting off her hand with a circular saw - with the help of her family - to make a fraudulent insurance claim. The 21-year-old and a relative have been detained and face up to eight years in prison if convicted.
Jase Hyndman, seven, from West Lothian, received the letter assuring him his message to his father James had made it through the "difficult" journey. His mother Teri Copland said: "I actually cannot state how emotional he is knowing his dad got his card...
Dreaming of starting an airline but don't know where to begin? One 10-year-old boy went straight to the top for advice. Alex Jacquot, from Australia, decided to write to the chief executive of Qantas to ask about founding a carrier...
The world's first robot designed to carry out unbiased job interviews is being tested by Swedish recruiters. But can it really do a better job than humans? Her name is Tengai...
Humans will always make the final decision on whether armed robots can shoot, the US Department of Defense has said. The statement comes as plans emerge for gun platforms that can choose their own targets on the battlefield.
Indonesian woman accused of killing Kim Jong-nam with VX nerve agent to be freed, as charges dropped. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.
The Afghan Taliban have confirmed covering up their former leader Mullah Omar's death for more than two years. The news was kept secret by a handful of Taliban leaders on tactical grounds...
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Ernest Quintana, 78, was at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fremont when a doctor - appearing on the robot's screen - informed him that he would die within a few days. The hospital says it "regrets falling short" of the family's expectations...
When young adults start university, they often gain weight. In the United States, they have a name for this phenomenon: the "freshman 15", referring to the 15lbs typically accrued during students’ first year of living away from home...
The bodies of two climbers who went missing on a mountain in Pakistan have been found. Briton Tom Ballard and Italian Daniele Nardi last made contact from Nanga Parbat at an altitude of about 20,700ft (6,300m) almost two weeks ago.
Italian police have carried out a spate of anti-mafia raids, arresting dozens of suspects near Naples, Rome and Agrigento in Sicily. Illegal drugs, arms trafficking, extortion, contract killings, political bribery, prostitution, art thefts... the list of crimes is long.
The first pictures have emerged of cracking in the graphite bricks which make up the core of nuclear reactors at Hunterston B Power Station in Ayrshire. Reactor three has not produced electricity since cracks were found to be forming quicker than expected.
Pristina, Kosovo, has the distinction of often being dismissed as one of Europe’s ugliest capitals. It’s certainly a place I never thought I’d visit.
Millions of diseased trees near buildings, roads and railways will have to be cut down. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) warned of a "very significant impact" on the landscape...

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