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Still work to be done to achieve rights for people with disabilities — The 'Tom Clarke Bill' was passed in 1986, and Tom Clarke himself here looks back at what the legislation achieved and what still needs to be done. The Disabled Persons (Services Consultation and Representation) Act received its Royal Assent in July 1986 after a fierce battle in Parliament.

iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: Which is the better for you? — iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: Apple's 2016 smartphone takes on the Samsung Galaxy flagship in the ultimate iOS vs Android face-off. (Update: 9 September 2016): The iPhone 7 is now available for pre-order. Here's a complete guide on who wins in the battle between iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7.

Tom Clarke interviews Pete Doherty before Libertines frontman's Coventry Empire show — I'm no stranger to interviews before a tour, it's standard practice for any musician heading out, except usually I'm the person being asked the questions rather than the person asking them. Interviewing world renowned artists it turns out is actually quite tricky, maybe trickier than giving the answers, but later this month Peter Doherty will be taking to the stage in Coventry for the second time this year.

A Coal-Mining Environmentalist? Virginia Executive Says He Can Be Both — Tom Clarke, the president of a healthcare company who considers himself an environmentalist, announced earlier this month that his nonprofit, the Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund (VCLF), will acquire assets from Patriot Coal Corp., one of several coal companies that recently filed for bankruptcy.

Chernobyl: inside the nuclear disaster exclusion zone — A European-funded project is racing to complete a vast steel containment building covering the entire Chernobyl reactor number four. The original concrete and steel sarcophagus covering the melted down reactor is becoming unstable. The new arch, designed to be slid into place, is tall enough to house the Statue of Liberty.

Cancer breakthrough after 'spectacular' melanoma results — Professor Peter Johnson, director of medical oncology at Cancer Research UK, said: "The evidence suggests we are at the beginning of a whole new era for cancer treatments." An international trial on 945 patients with advanced melanoma saw them treated with the drugs ipilimumab and nivolumab.

Red kites: from the brink of extinction to life in the burbs — "We give them the leftovers from the local carvery," said Victor King who's been feeding kites for a couple of years. "They love a bit of fresh liver too". The reddish-brown raptors have a nearly six-foot wingspan - but don't worry too much about your pet guinea-pig.

Britain votes for world's first 'three-parent' IVF babies — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. MPs back regulations to permit the use of an IVF technique which allows the creation of a baby bearing DNA from three people.

Is inactivity more lethal than obesity? - video — New research shows that even as little as a brisk 20-minute walk a day can transform your life expectancy - and exercise trumps diet in cutting death rates. Does Jon Snow agree?

How did milk become cheaper than bottled water? - video — A global glut of milk has caused a crash in prices. It is now cheaper than bottled water. Dairy farmers say they can no longer compete and fear they'll be driven out of business, reports Tom Clarke.
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Oct 22, 2016

RT @challenguate: That there is such a thing as a Picasso Bug is reason enough to become a naturalist. Photo by Bart Wursten.…

Oct 19, 2016

RT @helenczerski: This is the twitter account to be keeping an eye on right now, as Schiaparelli touches down (hopefully): @ESA_EDM #ExoMars

Oct 19, 2016

RT @milkysa: Always delightful to see a new squiggly line appear on @dsn_status - Go @ESA_TGO !

Oct 19, 2016

One down, two to go. @esa has put an orbiter @ESA_TGO around mars. But it's lander is still MIA.

Oct 19, 2016

RT @esaoperations: ACQUISITION OF ORBITER SIGNAL! #ESOC hears @ESA_TGO's signal loud & clear after it emerges from behind #Mars

Oct 19, 2016

RT @esaoperations: #MarsExpress recording of @ESA_EDM descent is now processed and is being analysed by experts at #ESOC #ExoMars

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