Ananda Muniswamy

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The rate at which vertebrate species are dying far exceeds the norm<p>Life on Earth is in trouble. That much we know. But how bad have things become – and how fast are events moving? How soon, indeed, before the Earth’s biological treasures are trashed, in what will be the sixth great mass extinction …

Extinction

Nina Flohr Is Flying High

<b>On the Runway</b><br>Nina Flohr leads a life that even the most seasoned traveler would envy. The 28-year-old Swiss-born, British- and American-educated creative director of VistaJet, the über-chic private aviation company that her father, Thomas Flohr, founded in 2004, divides her time between London, her …

Web rivals’ business models undermine users’ privacy, says Tim Cook, who also warns governments on pursuing ‘dangerous’ encryption policies<p>Apple chief executive Tim Cook has delivered his sharpest attack yet on rivals Google and Facebook, with a speech criticising their advertising-supported …

Privacy

Oscar-winning film-maker says he is to blame, following accusations of ‘whitewashing’, and promises to heed calls for diversity in future<p>Cameron Crowe has apologised for casting the white actor Emma Stone as a “part-Asian” Hawaiian in controversial “whitewashed” romance Aloha.<p>Crowe addressed the …

Rachel McAdams

90 Years Of Hollywood Stars, Caricatured By Al Hirschfeld

The legendary illustrator Al Hirschfeld, known as the “Line King,” lived for a century–from 1903 to 2003–and spent the majority of that century drawing pen-and-ink caricatures of Broadway and Hollywood stars. His drawings of the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sidney Poitier, Ringo Starr, and Julia …

"Spy" Photographer Captures Secret Marriage Proposals All Over New York City

You plan for weeks or even months. You've bought the ring, you've picked out the place and now you want a way to remember the flood of emotions that will come with that special moment. Who do you call but Vlad Leto, a 30-year-old photographer who's well-equipped for these types of shots. As of …

Putin’s Polonium-Poison Revenge on ex-Spy Laid Bare in UK Inquiry

Details of the defector Alexander Litvinenko’s gruesome death in 2006 finally get aired in a public hearing. Thousands of innocents were put at …

New Cuba Travel, Trade Rules Will Start Friday: U.S. Government

Decades of U.S. trade and travel restrictions on Cuba will come to an end on Friday, the government announced in the first tangible step towards restoring diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana.<p>New rules will allow Americans to travel to the country without a license – as long as they go for …

Animal photos of the week - Telegraph

Animal photos of the week: 9 January 2015

Photograph: PR<p>Loweswater Gold beer at the Kirkstile Inn<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/13/1421161624227/ddb013e8-78c3-4344-9bd0-4c48ffa971ad-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Loweswater Gold beer at the Kirkstile …

Lake District

The States People Are Fleeing

More people are moving out of New Jersey than are moving in. The same is true for New York and Illinois. Those three states top the “outbound” list compiled by United Van Lines, the big St. Louis-based moving company that has put together an annual survey of where Americans are moving for the last …

New Jersey

Chelsea’s Diego Costa is struggling with hamstring, says José Mourinho

José Mourinho has admitted Diego Costa is still struggling from the hamstring problems sustained on international duty with Spain this month and the niggling injury is not allowing the striker to play two games in four days.<p>Costa, who has scored seven times in his four Premier League starts …

13-Year-Old Kazakh Girl Trained To Become Eagle Hunter

“<i>I wanted to document the ‘Future Generation’ – boys who take their first steps in learning the hunting skills, boys who hold the tradition’s future</i> …