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Who will write tomorrow's code? Bill Thompson writes about the programming skills shortage in the UK, and that those taking computing degrees are dwindling.

Secret 'dino bugs' revealed. Although we're used to hearing about aged mosquitoes trapped in amber, a la Jurassic Park, European scientists have been using the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility to reveal a lot more trapped ancient organisms.

UK's first hybrid embryos created. Scientists at Newcastle University are the first in the UK to have created part-human, part-animal hybrid embryos. Medical bodies and patient groups say such research is vital for our understanding of diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Spam blights e-mail 15 years on. Surprise surprise, spam is still flowing 15 years after the term was coined, and 30 years after the first spam was sent.