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Struggling to find research funding? Have you considered adding a Yeti hunt to your grant application? Read on to see how it has worked for some scientists, as well as having a rather surprising connection to superspy James Bond and some missing plutoniumThe...
From: The Guardian | By: Vanessa Heggie | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Narendra Modi says 400 million Indians without electricity will be connected, but plans for new coal mines are controversialThe village of Geer in Madhya Pradesh is about to undergo the simplest of revolutions. After 25 years of being told electricity...
From: The Guardian | By: Krishnan Guru-Murthy in Madhya Pradesh | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Jake Gyllenhaals accident-chasing cameraman is a direct descendant of characters in classics such as Network, Broadcast News and even Anchorman. Steve Rose scans cinema history for a small-screen newshound who isnt an amoral egomaniac Interview: Jake...
From: The Guardian | By: Steve Rose | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Unidentified drones had flown over seven plants this month by mystery operator as Greenpeace denies involvementFrances state-run power firm Électricité de France (EDF) on Wednesday said unidentified drones had flown over seven nuclear plants this month,...
From: The Guardian | By: AFP | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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New York got a late start in the craft beer market, but the city is making up for lost time. The number of microbreweries jumped from three in 2011 to 14 this year. Small brewers benefit from tax breaks, but they still face many challenges. 'Real estate...
From: The Guardian | By: Ana Terra Athayde | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Barack Obama has a good record. The Democrats should defend it more assertivelyDavid Camerons government presides over a British economy that has grown by 3% in the past year, figures published last week said. Across the Atlantic, though, Barack Obamas...
From: The Guardian | By: Editorial | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Halloween is almost upon us. Heres a look at how guys and ghouls around the world are getting ready for this freaky FridayEmma Brockes: What your offensive Halloween costume says about you Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian staff | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Halloween special: Photographer Seph Lawless whose eerie images of abandoned shopping malls we featured this summer has explored houses blighted by tragic histories in his new book, 13: An American Horror Story Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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With Nurun booted off in perfume week, the 16 remaining candidates devise their own YouTube channels. What could possibly go wrong? Julia Raeside browses the results 9.22pm GMT Laurens sub-team were supposed to edit the first video. This is a fundamental...
From: The Guardian | By: Julia Raeside | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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At least four militants killed in attack on village in South Waziristan, considered a Taliban strongholdA US drone strike has killed at least four militants in Pakistans restive tribal region near the Afghan border, according to security officials.The...
From: The Guardian | By: Agence France-Presse in Pakistan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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In Deliverance, four men are hounded through woods by inbred rednecks. In Wild, Reese Witherspoon hikes 1,000 miles and hurts a toenail. Are movies about the great outdoors going soft?How wild is Wild? The new Reese Witherspoon vehicle is based on a...
From: The Guardian | By: Nicholas Barber | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The Geneva-based laboratory for particle physics has released a vast archive of photographs dating back to the mid-1950s. The problem is that many of them have no captions so scientists at Cern are asking the public for help Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Leo Benedictus | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The fifth annual LagosPhoto festival, held in Lagos, Nigeria, is called Staging Reality, Documenting Fiction, and features 40 photographers from 21 countries. The festival aims to develop contemporary photography in Africa through mentorships and cross-cultural...
From: The Guardian | By: LagosPhoto | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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After 13 years fighting a war in Afghanistan, British troops have handed over control of Camp Bastion and ended their combat role. The war has claimed the lives of thousands of civilians, military personnel and Taliban insurgents and cost billions of...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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While serving in Afghanistan I witnessed a failure of Nato institutions that were not fit for the task of counter-insurgencyAs the final British troops leave Afghanistan they do so with several hundred military personnel still in post supporting the...
From: The Guardian | By: Afzal Amin | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Golbarg Bashi picks the best Persian tales, available in English, for young readersGrowing up in Iran in the mid-1970s, I was reared on a rich diet of wonderful Persian childrens books published by the institute for the intellectual development of children...
From: The Guardian | By: Golbarg Bashi for Tehran Bureau | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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To celebrate World Cities Day, in conjunction with UN-Habitat, were putting 36 contestants in the hot seat to tell us their citys best idea and why other cities should adopt it. Cheer them on!What exactly is this?Right. And who are the judges?Latest...
From: The Guardian | By: Chris Michael | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Intermediate court rejects appeals by terrorists convicted over railway station incident in which 31 people were killedA Chinese appeal court has upheld death sentences for three people convicted over a mass stabbing this year in which 31 people were...
From: The Guardian | By: Agence France-Presse in Beijing | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Nikkei hits seven-year high, and yen hits seven-year low, as Japans central bank stuns markets by extending its monetary stimulus programme.Bank of Japan expands monetary stimulus 8.08am GMT The London stock market has opened, and shares are surging...
From: The Guardian | By: Graeme Wearden | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Communications minister says publication of emails by NT News went beyond matters that were in the public interest Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Shalailah Medhora | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Lord Hope steps down from role following finding of systemic failures by the Church of England over child abuse allegationsA former archbishop of York has resigned from his position as an honorary assistant bishop after a report into into allegations...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Friday, October 31, 2014
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With the possible exception of husband Bill, Clinton has been in demand in the lead-up to the midterm elections to bolster Democratic candidates chancesHillary Clinton was repeatedly heckled during a campaign stop on Thursday after immigration reform...
From: The Guardian | By: Paul Lewis in College Park, Maryland | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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EU steps in as guarantor for Kiev in three-way agreement, with sanctions against Russia in place as Ukraine conflict continuesUkraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday on the resumption of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Police have in custody 31-year-old Eric Frein, who is accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper during an ambush outside a police barracksManhunt for survivalist leads police into dense forestPolice trail Frein as manhunt stretches into sixth week...
From: The Guardian | By: Amanda Holpuch and agencies | Friday, October 31, 2014
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From attackers trying to bring down planes to criminals targeting banks, the danger is growingIts been a busy week in the skies above Europes periphery, as Nato has repeatedly scrambled jets to track unusual sorties by Russian bombers.However lively...
From: The Guardian | By: Leo Cendrowicz in Mons | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Liverpool forward still not recovered from calf strain Rodgers side begin demanding week at Newcastle Sturridge: my injury problems may be hereditaryBrendan Rodgers expects Daniel Sturridge to miss Liverpools most demanding week of the season as they...
From: The Guardian | By: Andy Hunter | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Theres a smart black comedy trying to get out of this lumbering horror, but it and Daniel Radcliffe is devilishly dull First look review of Horns by Henry Barnes Daniel Radcliffe discusses Horns at Comic-ConSomewhere inside this lumberingly long fantasy-horror...
From: The Guardian | By: Peter Bradshaw | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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As private spaceflight firms SpaceX and Orbital Science take charge of missions, Nasa returns to lessons of history to design safer shuttlesDisaster is stark reminder of the incredible dangers Russian rocket manufacturer insists it is not to blameHeeding...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters in Cape Canaveral | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Halloween is increasingly popular, so you can expect to see countless articles, adverts, TV shows, product offers and more all themed around it, even if the association is extremely tenuous. Why does this happen? And isnt this article just another blatant...
From: The Guardian | By: Dean Burnett | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A small group of wreckage hunters purports to have found a bit of Earharts Lockheed Electra aircraft. Its a good story, but critics of the find are more vocal than everA metal sheet, some small bones and an ointment pot may be the final artifacts of...
From: The Guardian | By: Alan Yuhas | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Three-match ban does not equate, says QPR manager QPR consider appeal and defender could face Chelsea Ferdinand banned for three games over sket tweetHarry Redknapp said he was dismayed at the Football Associations decision to hand Rio Ferdinand a three-game...
From: The Guardian | By: Amy Lawrence | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Court rules case of Libyan exile, who was flown to Tripoli and tortured, can go ahead despite government attempts to stop itA Libyan politician who was abducted in a joint MI6-CIA operation has welcomed an appeal court ruling that allows him to sue the...
From: The Guardian | By: Owen Bowcott, legal affairs correspondent | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Hopes of release faded into weary cynicism this week. Its a feeling Nigerians have grown used toThe news that the Nigerian government and Boko Haram had reached a deal that would secure the release of the Chibok girls was received with excitement all...
From: The Guardian | By: Chibundu Onuzo | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Yankee Air Museum to move into old Willow Run plant following campaign to save building as commemoration of womens contribution to second world war effort Rosie the Riveter and other women workers in picturesA second world war aircraft factory in Michigan...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Ypsilanti, Michigan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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UN report suggests decline of al-Qaida has yielded an explosion of jihadist enthusiasm for its even mightier successor organisations, chiefly IsisThe United Nations has warned that foreign jihadists are swarming into the twin conflicts in Iraq and Syria...
From: The Guardian | By: Spencer Ackerman in New York | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Tommy reacted to adversity by complicating his love life still further, and Major Campbell forced Polly into a Faustian bargain, in an episode that cranked up the tension before the big finaleSPOILER ALERT: This blog is for those who are watching series...
From: The Guardian | By: Sarah Hughes | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Guidelines set out five questions that all civil servants need to consider before they go ahead with a policy changeCivil servants are to be required for the first time to check their policies to ensure they will promote family life in the UK.The initiative...
From: The Guardian | By: Patrick Wintour, political editor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Governing body has investigated 121 cases in last three years Ashley Coles £90,000 fine is highest paid so far Harry Redknapp defends banned Rio Ferdinand It is the fundamental rule of Twitter: Think Before You Tweet. Yet scores of people in football,...
From: The Guardian | By: David Hytner | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Labour party leader reacts after poll suggests Scottish National party could win up to 54 Scottish seats in 2015 electionEd Miliband has admitted that his party must fight for every hour and every day to hold on to its Scottish MPs after a shock poll...
From: The Guardian | By: Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani used website based in Devon to celebrate violent capture of Tripoli by militia force Libya DawnLibyas highest spiritual leader, the grand mufti Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani, has been banned from entering the UK after it emerged he...
From: The Guardian | By: Josh Halliday and Chris Stephen | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Governing body has expressed regret over mistake Video was shown at launch of logo for 2018 World CupFifa has expressed regret after its video launching the logo for the 2018 World Cup showed the disputed Crimean peninsula as part of Russia.The video,...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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By coming out as a gay man, Apples Tim Cook is setting an example for other leadersBy deciding publicly to disclose his sexuality, Tim Cook will accelerate change in the corporate world. When you become chief executive of a multinational, you become...
From: The Guardian | By: John Browne | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Film Distributors Association hopes 60-second compilation will entice public to the cinemaThis may have been a summer filled with sunshine, sport and an excess of strawberries, but one industry has not been basking in the unseasonably warm glow.The World...
From: The Guardian | By: Hannah Ellis-Petersen | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Epidemic threatening protected UK native species may have spread from Asia to Europe through the exotic pets tradeA craze for exotic pet newts has spread a deadly infection from Asia to Europe that could threaten to wipe out UK native amphibian species...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The net is the last platform for criticism and dissent in Hungary. Europe should back the protests against taxes that would limit its useHungarians came out on the streets of Budapest and other cities this week demonstrating against prime minister Viktor...
From: The Guardian | By: Editorial | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Wylie calls for fellow publishers to stand firm and not to blink during negotiations over ebook royalties with digital retailerHe is the sinister jackal of the literary world who counts Salman Rushdie, Philip Roth and Martin Amis among his formidable...
From: The Guardian | By: Hannah Ellis-Petersen | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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We need a festival for autumn, death and darkness. But does it have to be so tacky?This year, Americans will spend nearly $7.5bn on a dressing-up game played for one day a year. Halloween is an occasion to make an anthropologist salivate, and a humanist...
From: The Guardian | By: Editorial | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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24-year-old beats record set by Jens Voigt last month I had a difficult period in the middle of the race Wiggins sets sights on world hour record for June 2015Austrias Matthias Brändle set a new hour record of 51.85 kilometres on Thursday to eclipse...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian sport | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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For his most radical reinvention to date, Gyllenhaal lost 30 pounds and all apparent morals to play a freelance cameraman who rubbernecks at road accidents. He tells Henry Barnes why his character is a contemporary superheroFirst look review: NightcrawlerStruggling...
From: The Guardian | By: Henry Barnes | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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