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article 28 January 2016 World, Brazil
A father with his baby which has microcephaly in Brazil (Reuters)
Zika virus 'spreading explosively' says world health expert

The director-general of the World Health Organisation warns that possible links between the Zika virus and babies with abnormally small heads are causing "extremely high" levels of concern.

post 20 January 2016
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog Could our solar system have nine planets after all?

Researchers in California have announced there may be a giant ninth planet at the very outer edge of our Solar System.

article 15 January 2016 UK
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Tim Peake: British astronaut carries out first spacewalk

Tim Peake becomes the first "official" British astronaut to carry out a spacewalk at the International Space Station.

post 11 January 2016
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog David Bowie: Space Oddity with geek appeal

David Bowie appealed to a lot of people with a lot of peculiar leanings. And for those of us with a sciencey, spacey, creepy-crawly leaning, the connection was a powerful one.

video 22 December 2015 World

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SpaceX rocket nails landing - video

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Florida with a load of communications satellites. In a spaceflight first, the reusable booster turned around and landed safely near its launch pad.

article 15 December 2015 UK
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Tim Peake: UK astronaut blasts off into space

Tim Peake is set to become the first British astronaut to join the crew of the International Space Station after blasting off on a rocket from Kazakhstan.

post 07 December 2015
Read more from Geoff White on Technology How scammers conned TalkTalk customers out of thousands of pounds

A Channel 4 News investigation has identified two of the people behind the scamming of British customers of the telecoms giant TalkTalk.

video 30 November 2015 Science

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UK organ transplants: 1,000 a year die while on waiting list

Wales is set to introduce a new system where consent to organ donation is assumed, thus helping to reduce the list of 7,000 people currently waiting for an organ transplant.

post 17 November 2015
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Is Isis planning murderous cyber attacks?

I've been covering cyber security for several years, but very, very rarely come across incidents that directly resulted in physical harm, let alone death.