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Armchair cybersleuths on the trail of the PlayStation Network hackers have been focusing attention on a chat log that shows technically sophisticated PlayStation tinkerers discussing Sony’s security vulnerabilities just two months before the breach.

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Physicists at the University of Geneva in Switzerland have devised a new kind of quantum experiment using humans as photon detectors, and in doing so have made the quantum phenomenon of entanglement visible to the naked eye for the first time.

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The embodiment of our biological and cultural diversity, the link between the past and the future of evolution, the common property of past, present and future generations of farming communities who have been seed breeders, is being stolen...

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The sweet potato has become an unsung hero against malnutrition in Africa. High in vitamin A and suited to a variety of climates, it hass championed by advocates of biofortification, a movement to improve global health by breeding nutrient-rich crops

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Joi Ito, the multi-talented investor and thinker who has just been announced as the new head of MIT's media lab, than his account of how he became so addicted to World of Warcraft that he became a Guild Master in the game.

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