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News • British Broadcasting Corporation
The famous experiment in child psychology from the the 1960s which became known as the marshmallow test has been updated by the experiment's inventor, Walter Mischel.
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The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.
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Regional Rugby Wales confirm Wales captain Sam Warburton has the first dual contract under the new deal with the WRU.
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Regulator Ofgem is launching a review of energy firms' communications with customers in debt amid concerns over potentially misleading letters.
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Air France has said it is suspending until December its plan to develop its budget carrier, Transavia, in an effort to end a pilots' strike over the move.
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Dairy Crest announces it is to close a creamery in Somerset and bottling dairy in London leading to 260 job losses.
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Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
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Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.
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Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing
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London Market Report
Today » 7:59:21
The FTSE 100 opens lower with shares in Tesco falling nearly 11% on news it overstated its profit guidance by £250m.
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The chief executive of Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has spoken to Chinese media and denied running off with the firm's cash.
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UK bank Aldermore announces that it intends to float on the London Stock Exchange in October.
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Labour plans to retain for a further year a coalition policy limiting the annual increase in child benefit to 1%, Ed Balls will tell his party's conference.
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Tesco says it has launched an inquiry after it overstated its expected profit for the half year by £250m.
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Mobile phone operator EE is to buy 58 stores from Phones 4U, which fell into administration last week.
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Asia Market Report
Today » 5:26:36
Asian markets are lower ahead of Chinese manufacturing data, Softbank shares slide in Tokyo post-Alibaba listing.
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Siemens of Germany makes a $7.6bn acquisition of US firm Dresser-Rand to help boost its oil and gas business in North America.
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The pan that aims to eliminate guesswork from cooking
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G20 finance ministers meeting in Australia say they are close to agreeing a package of measures to boost global growth.
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The chief executive of De Beers says that China will be the 'engine' of growth for the diamond market.
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Worldwide demonstrations ahead of a UN meeting in New York on how to reduce global carbon emissions attract hundreds of thousands of people, organisers say.
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Ants v humans
Yesterday » 3:04:48
Do all the world's ants really weigh as much as all the humans?
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American car giant General Motors recalls more than 220,000 vehicles, mainly in the US and Canada, due to a brake defect.
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Taralika Lahiri runs a private detective agency in Delhi that specialises in matrimonial cases and says her business is thriving.
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Is your sweetheart playing away? Call Delhi's wedding detective
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