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Licences for oil and gas cut back to protect wildlife

Licences for oil and gas cut back to protect wildlife

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Licensing of oil and gas exploration in UK waters has been cut back by the UK government in its bid to ensure protection of marine wildlife. The 26th round of offshore licensing, since it began in the 1960s, was announced on Wednesday. They include 22 licences for deep water drilling across 64 sea blocks, in depths of more than... 

Assassin bug lures spiders by mimicking prey

Assassin bug lures spiders by mimicking prey

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Scientists have described how a species of insect lures spiders by mimicking prey caught in webs. Continue reading the main story Related stories * Bees trapped by sex sting * Sea snake’s two-headed illusion Assassin bugs plucked the web’s silk threads that replicate the vibrations of a fly or other insect,... 

US lab clears Higgs hunt hurdle

US lab clears Higgs hunt hurdle

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An expert panel has recommended extending the lifetime of a US “particle smasher” by three years. This will allow the Tevatron accelerator in Illinois to continue its hunt for the elusive Higgs boson particle. Continue reading the main story Related stories * ‘God particle’ lab eyes reprieve *... 

Dutch police use unusual tactics in botnet battle

Dutch police use unusual tactics in botnet battle

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Dutch police have taken the unusual step of tapping into hijacked computers to tell users that their machines had been taken over. It is the culmination of an operation to close 143 servers commanding an army of 30 million hijacked computers around the globe. The infected machines formed a huge botnet, giving criminals access... 

Portugal parties fail to agree austerity budget

Portugal parties fail to agree austerity budget

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The minority government of Portugal has failed to gain opposition support for its proposed austerity budget. It is unclear whether the right-wing opposition will actually block the budget or merely abstain from voting. A failure to pass the budget could plunge the country back into the debt crisis it had seemingly escaped since... 

Greek economy ‘to shrink by up to 3%’

Greek economy ‘to shrink by up to 3%’

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Greece’s finance minister has said the country’s economy will shrink by up to 3% in 2011, worse than previously estimated. “Growth will contract by 4% this year, and next year by between 2.5% and 3%,” said George Papaconstantinou. The government’s draft 2011 budget had forecast only a 2.6% contraction. He... 

Testicular cancer risk ‘greater’ for tall men

Testicular cancer risk ‘greater’ for tall men

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Taller men may have a higher risk of getting testicular cancer, say experts in the United States. After looking at data on more than 10,000 men, researchers found that for every extra two inches or 5cm in height above average, the risk went up by 13%. But experts stressed the lifetime risk of developing this cancer is low –... 

Gorbachev: Nato victory in Afghanistan impossible

Gorbachev: Nato victory in Afghanistan impossible

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The former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, has warned Nato that victory in Afghanistan is “impossible”. Mr Gorbachev said that the US had no alternative but to withdraw its forces if it wanted to avoid another Vietnam. As Soviet leader, he pulled his troops out of Afghanistan more than 20 years ago... 

The Hobbit will be made in New Zealand, PM confirms

The Hobbit will be made in New Zealand, PM confirms

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Two movies based on The Hobbit will be filmed in New Zealand as planned, the country’s prime minister has confirmed. The announcement follows two days of talks with Hollywood executives over whether the Lord of the Rings prequels should be shot in the country. Warner Bros and New Line had considered taking the production... 

French MPs adopt pension reform

French MPs adopt pension reform

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France’s National Assembly has voted to raise pension age by two years after weeks of industrial action across the country. The bill will now face legal challenges before President Nicolas Sarkozy can sign it off next month. Continue reading the main story French Pensions Crisis * Sarkozy success – but at what... 

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