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Google reveals computer-on-a-stick  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:31:29 GMT
Google announces that a range of computer-on-a-sticks and laptops costing as low as $149 (£101) are joining its range of Chrome OS devices. 
Tech sites lead on April Fools gags  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:39:24 GMT
The Force - the mysterious energy field used by the Jedi in Star Wars - has been discovered by researchers at the Cern laboratory in an April Fools prank. 
Amazon launches home ordering kit  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:38:46 GMT
In an attempt to attract more household shoppers, Amazon unveils a button for replenish items such as washing powder and razors. 
Wahlberg to make Boston bombing film  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:55:49 GMT
Mark Wahlberg is to co-produce and potentially star in a film about the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon and the city-wide manhunt that followed. 
Daily Show star defends Trevor Noah  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:37:14 GMT
One of the stars of The Daily Show speaks out in defence of Trevor Noah, its newly appointed host, amid controversy over old remarks he posted on Twitter. 
US makes climate pledge to UN  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:27:37 GMT
The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025. 
LHC fixes glitch, prepares for beams  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:05:13 GMT
The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the metal particle responsible. 
Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain'  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:06:01 GMT
Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns. 
Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:41 GMT
Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation. 
Scotland to discover Georgia fate  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:12:18 GMT
Scotland will discover on 21 May if their Euro 2016 qualifier in Georgia will be played behind closed doors after crowd trouble in Tbilisi. 
American Broner hints at Khan fight  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:58:54 GMT
Adrien Broner tweets a video of himself talking to Amir Khan on the phone, hinting at a possible showdown. 
America's most generous con artist  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:53:47 GMT
Mark Landis spent 30 years donating works of art to respected museums and galleries - but the pictures were fakes that he had created himself. 
I nearly drowned in chocolate  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:55:30 GMT
A Syrian refugee tells how he nearly drowned in a lorry of melted chocolate as he tried to enter the UK. 
World's most northerly lichen tufts  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:12:08 GMT
The world's most northerly tufts of a rare lichen have been recorded on a group of small Hebridean islands, says Scottish Natural Heritage. 
Ants in space grapple with zero-g  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:09:26 GMT
A study finds that ants on board the International Space Station still use teamwork to search new areas, despite falling off the walls of their containers for up to eight seconds.