How the burning of fossil fuels was linked to a warming world in 1938

Seventy-five years ago this month an amateur weather-watcher from West Sussex published a landmark paper in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society directly linking the burning of fossil fuels to the warming of the Earth's atmosphere.

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Scientists clone extinct frog that gives birth from its mouth

Australian Lazarus Project recreates cells of gastric brooding frog – and the Tasmanian tiger, woolly mammoth and dodo could be next

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South Korean scientist expands pet cloning business

Insung Hwang's business, according to his website, is "healing broken hearts". Specifically those of people who have lost a beloved dog. Now he is to offer his therapeutic services in the UK.

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British vegan to brand 3 activists in protest against long-banned practice of branding

Animal-rights protesters have long been masters at courting both attention and controversy in their quest to put an end to what they perceive as cruel farming practices.

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Why IBM's 'Watson' supercomputer can't speak slang

A supposedly sophisticated computer failed to correctly use the risque terms in Urban Dictionary. So is slang the last frontier for artificial intelligence?

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Climate Change denier leaks intergovernmental report online

Draft of IPCC's fifth assessment, due to be published in September 2013, leaked online by climate sceptic Alex Rawls

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Study: Climate change disbelievers get most column space in U.S. and UK newspapers

Climate sceptics feature more prominently in newspapers in the US and UK than other countries, and their views are more likely to go unchallenged in right-leaning papers, an academic study has shown.

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Charity condemns tourists' use of fresh water in developing countries

Study finds visitors to Bali, the Gambia and Goa use 16 times as much water as locals, causing conflict and disease

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Czech president to keynote Heartland conference despite objections to billboard campaign

Václav Klaus, the Czech president and prominent climate sceptic, has condemned a controversial billboard campaign used by a rightwing US thinktank to advertise the forthcoming conference at which he is scheduled to give the keynote speech. However, his spokesman said Klaus will not join other speakers who have pulled out in protest and says he still intends to proceed with the engagement.

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Heartland Institute funder withdraws support after Unabomber billboard

Diageo, one of the world's largest drinks companies, has announced it will no longer fund the Heartland Institute, a rightwing US thinktank which briefly ran a billboard campaign this week comparing people concerned about climate change to mass murderers and terrorists such as Osama bin Laden, Charles Manson and Ted Kaczynski.

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