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How Meghan Markle's Toronto home compares to Kensington Palace

Loading the player...<p><b>Meghan Markle</b> will move into <b>Prince Harry</b>'s home, Nottingham Cottage, it has been confirmed. The couple, who announced their …

The Hottest Inhabited Place on Earth Is Shockingly Beautiful

Among the hottest places on Earth — from Death Valley to Sudan — the destination with the hottest regular temperatures is a remote spot in the …

Death Valley

The woman who can’t forget

Some people can remember every single event in their life – what’s it like?<p>“When I was about a week old I remember being in this pink cotton blanket,” Rebecca Sharrock recalls. “I’d always know when it was Mum holding me, for some reason. I just instinctively always knew and she was my favourite …

The Brain

Why tinsel and Seventies tat is the height of cool this Christmas

It was once an integral part of Christmas. Yet, long ago, tinsel was dismissed as irredeemably naff. Too brash, too sparkly, too Bet Lynch; it had no place on our tasteful Nordmann Fir decked in Scandi-chic wooden decorations, thank you very much.<p>But now, the sparkly stuff is back as part of the …

Decorations

The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change

What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?<p>From the air, the coast of Greenland appears vast and tranquil. Hundreds of fjords, their surfaces a mirror of blue sky and cloud bottoms, divide the territory. In the gaps between them, the terrain folds over itself, hill over hill, descending into …

Global Warming

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

Inside the inventor's world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars – and hopefully find love …

Elon Musk

Why are children’s authors eccentric?

The writers of Eloise, Goodnight Moon and more pushed boundaries of behaviour. Dark episodes in their pasts may have proved fruitful, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>As new parents and anyone who’s ever gone rummaging through their old childhood libraries quickly realises, much of the best literature for …

Books

The Sports Video Game That’s Not About Sports

In Football Manager, dexterity is less valuable than your ability to clear your in-box of scouting reports.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In November, 2012, the Azerbaijani soccer team FC Baku hired a Swedish immigrant named Vugar …

31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

Apps

What is a coup? These 40 African countries could help explain

On Wednesday (Nov. 15), Zimbabweans woke up to a reality that may have been new to them but is familiar in many other African countries: a military takeover of the government.<p>The Zimbabwean Defence Force (ZDF) took over the state broadcaster and reportedly put longtime leader Robert Mugabe and his …

Africa

A mission for journalism in a time of crisis

In a turbulent era, the media must define its values and principles, writes Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner<p>‘No former period, in the history of our Country, has been marked by the agitation of questions of a more important character than those which are now claiming the attention of the …

Yes, You Can Make Office Politics Less Toxic

I once served on the board of a nonprofit with a group of men and women I deeply admired. Board meetings were an uninterrupted joy. Even lengthy conference calls were opportunities for spontaneous sharing, personal connection, and productive problem-solving. It was Camelot. Until it wasn’t.<p>As the …

This Is How Countries Get Their Names

If you tell your friends you’re planning a visit to <i>Vitalia</i>, they’ll probably think you’re heading to some new spa for a week of pampering. Or you …

Christopher Columbus

'Network': Why A Play Based On A Film About A TV Show Is Perfect For Our Digital Age

Rufus Norris had not long taken on the biggest job in British theatre, three years ago, when a draft for Network landed with a thud on his desk. …

Digital Age

Winter surf in the UK: exhilaration for mind and body, or sheer madness?

Heavy footed, with pellets of rain assaulting my face and overhead clouds dashing my hopes of Insta-perfect blue vistas, I look ahead to a set of ominous breaking waves. What the hell am I doing, I ask myself?<p>I've always thought that there was a latent surfer in me; a beach bum in waiting. One day, …

Aquatic Sports

Archbishop Justin Welby hopes he does not have to oversee the Queen's funeral

In a time of deep spiritual turmoil - from seemingly ceaseless terrorist attacks to the tragically handled refugee crisis - the leader of the Church …

Tim Farron
Italy
South Africa

Slavery Ensnares Thousands in U.K. Here’s One Teenage Girl’s Story.

LONDON — Every Friday morning, as commuters arrived in London Victoria station, a teenage girl would board a train to Eastbourne, a coastal town about 60 miles outside the city.<p>Dressed in her sports uniform and carrying a shoulder bag covered in badges of pop icons, she tried to give the impression …

From an evolutionary perspective, does it make any sense to be nice?

Solving Darwin’s puzzle of kindness.<p>World Kindness Day is a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. We are encouraged to perform acts of kindness such as giving blood, cleaning a communal microwave at work, or volunteering at a nursing home.<p>Of course, …

Life in the shadow of Grenfell: the tower next door

In June they woke to see Grenfell tower in flames. Now the people who live in the tower next door face an uncertain future of their own.<p>default