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Google patents 'creepy' cuddly toys 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 12:37:09 GMT 
    A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.


Starbucks gift card hack was 'fraud' 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 10:25:18 GMT 
    A hacker reporting a security hole in Starbucks' website criticises the company's handling of the matter.


Kahlo's home recreated in New York 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 11:16:51 GMT 
    Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio are recreated at the New York Botanical Garden.


Gurlitt painting up for auction 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 10:25:20 GMT 
    A Max Liebermann painting from the collection of the late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt is to go up for auction next month.


Ocean's 'tiniest organisms' revealed 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 23:59:26 GMT 
    Thousands of species of the ocean's tiniest organisms are revealed in a series of studies.


Antarctic in 'dramatic' ice loss 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 22:44:29 GMT 
    Satellites have recorded a big sudden change in the behaviour of glaciers on the Antarctica Peninsula, according to a UK-based team.


Depression makes heart failure worse 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 06:31:32 GMT 
    People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.


Quarter of skin cells 'on road to cancer' 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 23:51:16 GMT 
    More than a quarter of a middle-aged person's skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.


Will Hull's season end on high note? 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 22:20:37 GMT 
    Hull face Manchester United looking to overhaul Newcastle and avoid relegation on the last day of the top-flight season.


Vettel tops final Monaco practice 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 10:35:42 GMT 
    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel pips the Mercedes drivers in final practice at the Monaco Grand Prix, after Lewis Hamilton had dominated.


The element that made the 20th Century shine 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 23:53:54 GMT 
    Chromium is the chemical element of modernity - the key to innumerable gleaming, spotless surfaces. But it harbours a dark secret.


Hooked - Part 5 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 23:00:57 GMT 
    Told through a cartoon - the moving personal story of one young African man caught up in the international drugs trade.


Kim Jong-un brother seen in London 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 17:53:24 GMT 
    Footage has emerged showing North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's elder brother in London - attending two Eric Clapton concerts.


Fitzgerald's Gatsby home for sale 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 11:10:32 GMT 
    The suburban home where F Scott Fitzgerald is believed to have written The Great Gatsby goes on sale.


Cholera hits 3,000 Burundi refugees 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 19:04:08 GMT 
    More than 3,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania have contracted cholera, the UN says, with hundreds of new cases a day.
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