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Prosthetics, by those who know

July 30, 2014 - 8:03pm
The secret button on prosthetic legs and other facts
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6 Music audience overtakes Radio 3

July 30, 2014 - 8:03pm
BBC Radio 6 Music listening figures surpass BBC Radio 3 for the first time with 1.89m weekly listeners.
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American Vogue's first black cover girl

July 30, 2014 - 7:57pm
US Vogue's first African American cover girl 40 years on
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The perils of the Streisand effect

July 30, 2014 - 7:51pm
Just what are the dangers of the Streisand effect?
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'E-cigs less harm than cigarettes'

July 30, 2014 - 7:34pm
An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.
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VIDEO: The woman in black walking across the US

July 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
The figure clad in black, walking across the US
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Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier

July 30, 2014 - 7:21pm
A devastating fire tears through Eastbourne Pier, leaving the structure an "absolute red, molten, mess of flame and smoke".
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Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale

July 30, 2014 - 7:16pm
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Broken robots 'learn to keep going'

July 30, 2014 - 7:08pm
Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.
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Your solo dining experiences

July 30, 2014 - 7:07pm
Your experiences of going out for meals on your own
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Can one bad blog blight a business?

July 30, 2014 - 7:07pm
How can firms defend themselves against irate reviews?
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VIDEO: Why Tiki became a US phenomenon

July 30, 2014 - 7:06pm
In his book Tiki Pop, Sven Kirsten describes how Tiki bars and cocktails became a welcome escape for Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.
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'We lost our heads' admits Deila

July 30, 2014 - 6:52pm
Celtic manager Ronny Deila says his side lost their heads as they lost 4-1 to Legia Warsaw in Champions League qualifying.
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Liberia shuts schools over Ebola

July 30, 2014 - 6:50pm
Liberia's government announced it is closing down all schools across the country and deploying troops to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
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VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola

July 30, 2014 - 6:50pm
Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.
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G7 says Russia faces more sanctions

July 30, 2014 - 6:26pm
The G7 group of economic powers warns President Putin of further sanctions after Russia called new US and EU penalties "destructive and short-sighted".
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Australia's head coach suspended

July 30, 2014 - 6:24pm
Head coach of Australian Athletics Eric Hollingsworth has been suspended for publicly criticising the team's star hurdler Sally Pearson.
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Kiribati claims historic medal

July 30, 2014 - 6:23pm
Weightlifter David Katoatau earns Kiribati its first ever Games medal with gold in 105kg as Ben Watson wins bronze.
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Flying axe near-miss on US motorway

July 30, 2014 - 5:46pm
A US vehicle passenger is "shaken up" after an axe flew off the back of a lorry on a motorway and crashed midway through a windshield, police say.
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Rutherford wins Commonwealth gold

July 30, 2014 - 5:44pm
Greg Rutherford adds Commonwealth gold to his Olympics long jump title as England move top of the medal table in Glasgow.
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