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A team of Nasa recruits begins living near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.
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A team of Nasa recruits is set to begin a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.
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News Corp confirms it is in talks with Rebekah Brooks after the Financial Times newspaper reports she is to return as chief executive of its UK division.
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Justin King, the former chief executive of Sainsbury's, says the National Living Wage will "destroy jobs".
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A UK-built satellite delivered the first orbital picture to US disaster response coordinators following Hurricane Katrina. Ten years on, a British spacecraft has re-imaged the Mississippi Delta.
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The Crown Prosecution Service is considering a file for a possible corporate prosecution over phone hacking at the now closed News of the World.
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Pallab Ghosh assesses the evidence for the decision to extend the cull of badgers to control TB in cattle.
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A French satellite system pictures a rubble pile where the Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria used to stand.
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The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison extra-marital affair website, Noel Biderman, steps down, Avid Life Media says.
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Navinder Sarao, the so-called "flash crash" day trader, fails in his bid to postpone his US extradition hearing.
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Brazil enters recession, as official figures show the country's economy contracted by 1.9% between April and June, compared with the previous three months.
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The number of adults taking out Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) has fallen to its lowest level for ten years, according to official figures
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Slowing growth in China has seen stock markets in turmoil and underlined the recent plunge in commodity prices - a key concern in many African economies.
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The number of homes being sold in England and Wales has fallen significantly, according to figures from the Land Registry.
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Thousands of HSBC customers have not received credits in their accounts on Friday following an IT failure.
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The badger cull is to be extended into Dorset following pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset, the government announces.
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UK economic growth for the second quarter of the year was unrevised at 0.7%, official figures have shown.
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London's leading shares edge up in early trading, consolidating Thursday's rebound, as the Chinese stock market extends its recovery.
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New rules are being introduced to protect the authenticity of Irish Whiskey and support the increasing number of distilleries across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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Brazil is Latin America's biggest economy but the country faces a troubling slump, with inflation close to 10% and unemployment rising steadily.
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Chinese shares extend their recovery on the last day of a volatile week which started with shock losses that spread fear to global markets.
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Scientists say they can now explain what happened to Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011.
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Providing services through a country as wide-spread as Indonesia - with its 17,000 islands - poses a challenge - banking by boat is one way to fix the problem.
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The story of how one family - and its staying power - has kept producing whisky successfully throughout five generations.
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Facebook boast a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.
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