Feminists clash over ‘violent, misogynistic’ Rihanna video (NSFW)

A track on the singer’s new album has caused outrage – and been watched 12 million times

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The 80 greatest moments in the last 80 years: The people and events that shaped our world

Agree or disagree, scratching your head at a few of the names or delighted to see some unsung heroes, it’s undeniably a list that is as diverse in opinion as it is unifying in themes.

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'Silent revolution' of biotechnology food will surpass GMO products: Greenpeace report

The row over genetically modified crops should be a thing of the past because they have failed to live up to their promise, according to Greenpeace, which will publish a report this week highlighting the successes of biotechnology projects it claims are outstripping GM in improving food production around the world.

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In the Age of Extinction, which species can we least afford to lose?

The threatened extinction of the tiger in India, the perilous existence of the orangutan in Indonesia, the plight of the panda: these are wildlife emergencies with which we have become familiar. They are well-loved animals that no one wants to see disappear. But now scientists fear the real impact of declining wildlife could be closer to home, with the threat to creatures such as ladybirds posing the harshest danger to biodiversity.

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The quiet Great Train Robber reveals identity of the gang's mystery insider

Now 85 and living in Spain, Douglas Gordon Goody has decided to share his story with the world – including unmasking the mysterious 'Ulsterman' who helped to plan the crime – then vanished

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British backpacker dies after taking hallucinogenic brew in Colombia

The body of a British teenager has been found by the road in a Colombian forest, after he took part in a "shaman experience" advertised for tourists.

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Neuroscientists find secrets of 'sex on the brain'

Survey asks men and women to rank parts of the body by pleasure – and some of the results prove surprising

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Study shows kids eat healthier with shared family diet

Sitting down to the same meals as Mum and Dad found to have a bigger impact on health than class or snacking habits

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Insects could be humans next food source... even if that gives you the creeps

A festival next month in London aims to take the yuck factor out of eating bugs and promote the environmental benefits

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Activists launch campaign against 'autonomous weapons': Killer robots must be stopped

Autonomous weapons', which could be ready within a decade, pose grave risk to international law, claim activists

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Robots find Barrier Reef coral at extreme depths, amazing ocean scientists

Living coral found at 125 metres, four times deeper than scuba limit

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Why Che's daughter fights to preserve his image as idealistic revolutionary

Forty-five years after Che Guevara's death, his daughter, Aleida, talks about growing up in the shadow of a world-famed leader

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Internet addiction even worries Silicon Valley

The latest trend on the internet is to step away from the internet, according to a growing band of American technology leaders and psychologists for whom the notion of the addictive power of digital gadgets is gaining sway.

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Melinda Gates hits 'war on women' on eve of family planning summit

Religious groups attack London family planning conference as 'blatant attack on morality'

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