Category: People

Key ocean mission goes into orbit

By Jonathan Amos Science reporter, BBC News A space mission that will be critical to our understanding of climate change has launched from California. The Jason-2 satellite will become the primary means of measuring...

LSD inventor Albert Hofmann dies

Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who discovered the hallucinogenic drug LSD, has died of a heart attack at his home in Basel at the age of 102. Mr Hofmann first produced LSD in 1938...

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Suicide projects get lottery cash

Two projects in Wales which aim to support people at risk of suicide and prevent it have each been given lottery grants of almost £1m. They are among 19 projects across Wales to receive...

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Sick of work

By Innes Bowen BBC Radio 4, More or Less It’s widely thought that employees on lower grades suffer if they have little control over their jobs. Is this true A group of middle managers...

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Boy’s 200,000 volt shock ordeal

A teenager is recovering in hospital after a 200,000-volt electric shock which threw him 25ft (7.6m) onto a live railway line in Wigan. Sam Cunningham, 16, was wearing steel toecaps when he tried to...

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Dark family secret

By Rob Liddle BBC News Family skeletons have been toppling out of closets since the searchable details of more than 200 years of Old Bailey trails went online last month. So how does it...

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The hanging of Saddam Hussein

The hanging of Saddam Hussein – directors cut This should be the infamous cameraphone video showing all the action of Saddam’s hanging… actually I think they could spare showing this but… As seen on...