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VIDEO: Confetti harvest time in Shropshire 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:51:51 GMT 
    A natural confetti farm is harvesting and drying its crop, in a harvest that lasts only ten days.


VIDEO: New tech opens doors for jobseekers 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:51:36 GMT 
    New technology is opening up whole new careers to young jobseekers who may be having difficulty getting into more established professions.


VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:02:28 GMT 
    A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.


VIDEO: Star Trek star Takei's life on film 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:53:52 GMT 
    Star Trek star George Takei talks about being his childhood experience of living in an internment camp during World War Two.


VIDEO: Turkish PM scores football hat-trick 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:28:06 GMT 
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored three goals in an exhibition match to open a new stadium in Istanbul.


UK to allow driverless cars on roads 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:35:09 GMT 
    The government is to outline measures that will allow driverless cars on public roads in the UK by 2015.


VIDEO: Zoo animals stay cool with ice lolly 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:13:56 GMT 
    During the hot summer weather zookeepers are having to come up with ways to keep animals comfortable in the heat.


Twitter shares surge on user growth 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:48:39 GMT 
    Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.


Japan output falls most since 2011 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:10:34 GMT 
    Japan's factory output falls 3.3% from May to June, the latest sign to highlight that the recent sales tax rise is affecting consumer demand.


Sleep sensor smashes Kickstarter goal 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:01:09 GMT 
    A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking device cracks $1m (£590,000) on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform in five days.


OKCupid experiments with 'bad' matches 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:47:43 GMT 
    Dating website OKCupid reveals that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect.


Secret Cinema to begin one week late 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:18:52 GMT 
    Secret Cinema's screenings of Back to the Future are to begin in London on Thursday after the opening week was cancelled.


Unesco asks for Star Wars report 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:45:33 GMT 
    Unesco contacts the Irish government asking for a report on the use of a County Kerry island for filming the new Star Wars film.


How faces drive first impressions 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:23:36 GMT 
    UK scientists model the physical attributes that underpin our social judgements about strangers.


Astronomers weigh up Milky Way 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:11:55 GMT 
    The Milky Way is lighter than previously thought and is only about half the mass of a neighbouring galaxy, researchers conclude.
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