Fingerprints aren't as unique as first thought, says Home Office scientist

Fingerprints aren't as unique as first thought, says Home Office scientist - The Home Office's first Forensic Science Regulator claims that human error, partial prints and false positives mean that fingerprints evidence is not as reliable as is widely believed. [

Plan to change fracking trespass law

Plan to change fracking trespass law - Ministers want to give energy firms the right to run shale gas pipes under private land to kick-start fracking. [BBC Politics]

Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'

Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s' - The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show. [BBC Health]

£200,000 'Dalek' machine blasts POTHOLES in just 120 seconds

£200,000 'Dalek' machine blasts POTHOLES in just 120 seconds - The £200,000 machine is on trial in central Bedfordshire where it is filling in potholes 30 times faster than conventional methods. [Daily Mail Tech]

How leaving NEGATIVE online reviews boosts sales

How leaving NEGATIVE online reviews boosts sales - Researchers in Atlanta, Chicago and Minnesota, claim that being polite in a negative review positively affect the image of both the reviewer and the product being sold. [Daily Mail Tech]

Facebook to shutdown chat function forcing users to download Messenger app

Facebook to shutdown chat function forcing users to download Messenger app - The switchover will begin in Europe where people will instead have to use the Messenger function, which Facebook launched three years ago. [Daily Mail Tech]

Rural centre 'flawed from outset'

Rural centre 'flawed from outset' - A failed rural heritage centre which cost the public purse more than £3.4m when it collapsed should have been more closely monitored, a government auditor says. [BBC Politics]

Pensioners could get death estimate

Pensioners could get death estimate - Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb. [BBC Health]

Land Rover's Discovery Vision Concept car can be driven remotely using your iPhone

Land Rover's Discovery Vision Concept car can be driven remotely using your iPhone - The Discovery Vision Concept can be driven remotely using a smart phone, a tablet or the car's removable console - a technology once considered so fanciful it appeared in the James Bond film 'Tomorrow Never Dies'. [

Growth in Scottish economy slows

Growth in Scottish economy slows - The Scottish economy grew by 0.2% in the final three months of 2013, compared with growth of 0.7% in the UK as a whole. [BBC Business]

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