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Spiders strum on leaves for love 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 02:07:53 GMT 
    Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.


Breast-feeding protest at McDonald's 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 16:14:26 GMT 
    Mothers with babies occupy a McDonald's restaurant in the Hungarian capital Budapest in protest after a woman was told not to breast-feed there.


Email error reveals bank's EU project 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 09:00:10 GMT 
    The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.


Yellen: US rates may rise this year 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 17:39:12 GMT 
    The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, says she expects the central bank to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year".


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.


US reality show taken off schedule 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 23:37:25 GMT 
    A US cable network pulls a long running reality TV show over allegations of sexual abuse by one of its members.


Grange Hill's Benny Green found dead 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 11:54:38 GMT 
    Terry Sue-Patt, who played Benny Green in the children's TV series Grange Hill, is found dead in east London.


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.


NZ take charge against England 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 18:44:48 GMT 
    New Zealand tighten their grip over England with another dominant display on day three of the first Test at Lord's.


Barcelona 2-2 Deportivo La Coruna 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 19:20:00 GMT 
    Barcelona players will wear special shirts in their final league game to honour Xavi as he ends his association with the club.


Saving coffee from extinction 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 23:17:17 GMT 
    Two billion cups of coffee are drunk around the world every day but scientists says the most popular species, Arabica, is under threat - they are now working to save it from extinction.
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