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In the 1990s this huge prison would have stood head and shoulders above the rest as the most violent prison on the planet. It is Rikers that has inspired the modern day prison system portrayed in the mass media as a corrupt and brutal world ruled over by gangs.
In 2008 on average, only 70 stabbings take place a year an impressive figure when the prison holds 15,000. But in 1998 that figure was close to 1,000.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
Confused Apple customers are finding coins in their MacBooks.
High levels of iron help prevent hearing loss, a study has claimed.
A software engineer has constructed a fingernail-sized engine made of paper and it totally works!
Conspiracy theorists claim that there is a mysterious alien based pyramid in the Antarctic.
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