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Scientific analysis of one of the world's oldest cobs of corn shows how maize became one of our most popular cereals.
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Define students by what they contribute, not what they lack -- especially those with difficult upbringings, says educator Victor Rios. Interweaved with his personal tale of perseverance as an inner-city youth, Rios identifies three straightforward strategies to shift attitudes in education and calls for fellow educators to see "at-risk" students as "at-promise" individuals brimming with resilience, character and grit.
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US bank JP Morgan Chase pays $264m to settle claims it hired the children of highly placed Chinese people in order to gain business in the country.
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Manchester United will lose more than £20m in sponsorship income from Adidas if they fail to qualify for next year's Champions League.
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US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen indicates it could raise interest rates "relatively soon".
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Astronomers claim to have discovered the roundest object ever measured in nature.
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Private rocket firm SpaceX applies for US government approval for a large network of internet satellites.
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Supermarket Asda reports a big slide in sales in the third quarter following an even bigger fall for the previous three months.
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The UK High Street is losing another brand following the sale of Staples, the stationery specialist, to a restructuring company.
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The UK is poised to ratify the world's first comprehensive agreement on tackling climate change.
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The UK market opens higher, despite shares in Royal Mail sliding after its latest results.
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A lump of faeces stored in the back of a Danish museum is traced back to a 17th-Century bishop.
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Social network LinkedIn is being blocked in Russia after a court finds the company guilty of violating local data storage laws.
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BBC Breakfast's Ben Thompson visits Tate and Lyle's sugar warehouse in east London to find out just how ready the company is for Brexit.
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Emerging markets are bracing themselves for the economic effects of Donald Trump's election victory.
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With an initial service soon to go live, Europe is extending its Galileo satellite-navigation system by putting up another four spacecraft.
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UK retail sales jumped in October, bolstered by colder weather and Halloween sales.
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Majestic Wine says it is on track for higher growth as it falls into the red for the six months to September.
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Royal Mail increases its target for cost savings as it reports a small rise in half-year revenues.
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Ex-shadow chancellor Ed Balls says the Bank of England's political independence should be curbed.
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A cheap, foldable cycling helmet made of paper wins the international James Dyson award.
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The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes explains why Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will want to persuade US President-elect Donald Trump to update his view on Japanese companies.
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One of the UK's most endangered songbirds is no longer on the brink of extinction, the RSPB says.
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A third structure is found within the famous Kukulkan pyramid in eastern Mexico, experts say.
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Millions of motorists could see their car insurance premiums cut by about £40 as a result of plans to cut compensation for whiplash injuries
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