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Oculus headset on sale in early 2016  Wed, 06 May 2015 14:47:23 GMT
Facebook's virtual reality division Oculus reveals when its much anticipated headset will go on sale to the public. 
Drone use to be expanded in US  Wed, 06 May 2015 17:56:23 GMT
The US aviation regulator has asked three firms to help it explore how drone use could be extended and has also unveiled a drone app for pilots. 
Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies  Wed, 06 May 2015 17:02:26 GMT
Hot Chocolate lead singer Errol Brown has died aged 71, his manager confirms. 
Arab Fiction Prize announced  Wed, 06 May 2015 16:31:25 GMT
A Tunisian author who was inspired to write his first novel after the Arab Spring wins the Arab world's top prize for fiction. 
SpaceX tests launch abort system  Wed, 06 May 2015 13:02:33 GMT
SpaceX puts its Dragon astronaut capsule through a practice abort - a demonstration of how the ship would cope with a pad emergency. 
Tim Peake passes final Soyuz exam  Wed, 06 May 2015 16:41:12 GMT
British astronaut Tim Peake passes his final Soyuz exam, as he prepares for November's mission to the space station. 
C. diff used to beat C. diff infection  Wed, 06 May 2015 01:50:59 GMT
Potentially deadly Clostridium difficile infections have been treated with a dose of more Clostridium difficile. 
Ovarian cancer blood test 'boost'  Tue, 05 May 2015 01:27:34 GMT
A 14-year UK trial of regular blood tests shows such success in early detection of ovarian cancer that it could lead to a national screening programme. 
Patriots 'probably deflated balls'  Wed, 06 May 2015 18:14:34 GMT
New England quarterback Tom Brady was "generally aware" of a scheme to under-inflate balls during a crucial NFL play-off game. 
Taylor denies 'England quota' claim  Wed, 06 May 2015 18:30:45 GMT
Former England manager Graham Taylor denies allegations he spoke about pressure to limit the number of black players he selected. 
Getting wet feet for Tuvalu  Tue, 05 May 2015 23:17:19 GMT
The floating pavilion of the tiny, sinking Pacific nation of Tuvalu at the Venice Biennale, is a symbol of the country's vulnerability. 
The man who cut out his own appendix  Mon, 04 May 2015 23:41:50 GMT
Russian surgeon, Leonid Rogozov, got appendicitis while on an Antarctic mission - he had to operate on himself. 
Man completes 100-mile morris dance  Sat, 02 May 2015 10:44:20 GMT
A man accomplishes a 100-mile morris dance from London to Norwich to recreate a journey undertaken by William Shakespeare's clown in 1600. 
Pop music 'saw three revolutions'  Wed, 06 May 2015 08:19:40 GMT
The evolution of thousands of pop songs spanning from 1960 to 2010 is analysed by scientists. 
Adebayor reveals issues on Facebook  Wed, 06 May 2015 10:04:42 GMT
Tottenham and Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor has used Facebook to write about his personal family issues. 
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