Geology: How a landslide magnified Japan’s tsunami

A sightseeing ship is washed onto 2-story high building after an 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan, on March 15, 2011 in Otsuchi, Iwate, Japan
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Seismologists originally believed that the March 2011 magnitude 9.1 earthquake alone caused the event

Icefish
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Biochemistry: the cold facts

Antarctic icefish survive in sub-zero waters thanks to ‘anti-melt’ proteins

High-speed video was used to analyse the extraordinary movements of the desert sidewinder rattlesnake
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Robotics: inspirational snakes

Scientists have analysed the mesmerising movement of sidewinder snakes to improve the performance of robots

Apple Pay: revolution at the tills

This digital payment service may succeed where others have failed

Andrew Ballheimer, Sara Pickersgill and Claire Coppel (blonde hair) from Allen & Overy. Photograph: Rosie Hallam

Three generations in one office

Millennial, Generation X and baby-boomer colleagues on their jobs

Amgen: splitting hairs

Amgen is not a conglomerate. Breaking it up is pure valuation arbitrage

Internet of things is ready to deliver

Wearables will refine the technology further

Google leaps into new virtual reality

Technology group leads $542m investment in Magic Leap

On the first day of class at Hackbright Academy, students start learning to pair program and go through "Learn Code the Hard Way" while talking through problems with their pairing partner. with Melissa Skevington and Cassandra Lynn Dixon at Hackbright Academy.
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Women code schools tackle gender divide

Female coding training offers role models and insights

Life sciences seek angel investors

MedCity project aims to establish London as medical research hub

Energy policy should listen to the market

Politicians always think they know the answers – and leave consumers paying the price

Start-ups reinvent smartphone for elderly

Cambridge’s Zone-V finishes fundraising for range of chunkier devices with sensory innovations

IBM shares slide as profit and sales fall

Third-quarter results blow to largest shareholder Warren Buffett

Nigeria uses Twitter for Ebola campaign

Vibrant social media spurs community initiative to combat virus

Egg-freezing triggers diversity debate

Tech company perk prompts look at role in employees’ lives

The Science Interview: Remains of the DNA

The Swedish paleogeneticist Svante Pääbo has spent 30 years analysing DNA from ancient bones, transforming the understanding of our origins

Apple nears ambition to kill off the Sim card

Latest iPad addition will make it easier for users to switch operators

Roche sees sales of new cancer drugs rise

Swiss drugmaker expects single-digit sales growth

‘Techno-hippies’ versus Silicon Valley

The counter-cultural innovators who aim to carve out a new space

Eye disease trial raises stem cell hopes

Vision improved in macular degeneration patients

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