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Publication of 27 letters after 10-year legal battle shows heir to the throne petitioning ministers on subjects from the Iraq war to alternative therapies<p>A cache of secret memos between Prince Charles and senior government ministers has been released after a 10-year legal battle, offering the …

Prince Charles

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Happiness

Four mistakes smartphone manufacturers make

By far, the most popular content on websites like Pocketnow is the device reviews. We spend countless hours meticulously picking apart every aspect …

China says Philippines breaking code of conduct by building in South China Sea

China has accused the Philippines of violating a 13-year-old informal code of conduct in the South China Sea by building on disputed islets, a move that comes after repeated criticism of China’s construction work.<p>China and the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed an …

China

Photograph: Creative<p>The Soundblaster Jams are difficult to beat for under £100 on sound for wireless headphones.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/4/1430739794074/7356acff-281b-4352-a5f3-276d4039e789-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Creative<p>The Soundblaster Jams are …

Consumer Tech

Nepal under pressure to re-open Everest route after quake

<b>In what could prove a highly controversial move, the Nepalese government has sent a team of Sherpas to Mount Everest to fix the route through the treacherous icefall above Base Camp so that climbing can resume on the mountain as soon as possible.</b><p>An avalanche triggered by last weekend's earthquake - …

Let’s chat about these leather-backed phones

You know? I was willing to let it slide when just one OEM was doing it, but now that it seems to be becoming a trend, maybe it’s time to say …

The ageing gangster and the mystery of the missing masterpieces

The FBI thinks a 79-year-old Connecticut mobster can help them find 13 stolen works of art. But Robert Gentile is not talking<p>The greatest art heist in <b>American</b> history took just 81 minutes from start to finish.<p>At 1.24am on the morning of March 18, 1990, two men dressed as Boston police officers …

Crime

Top 10 Songs of The Week - May 9, 2015 (UK BBC CHART)

Top 10

The Google app: Questions

Google Apps

Unseen on screen! It's make or break for David, but he's in a spin! | Britain's Got Talent 2015

Britain's Got Talent

Oppo N3 Review: lots of innovation, lots of opportunity

At a time when most smartphones look and feel the same, our inner geek is always in need for something new, something we could seriously call cool! …

Harmony rehab robot guides recovery

Until now, rehabilitation exoskeletons have generally been one-armed, and haven't been of much help in providing the sort of two-arm training that …

Robotics

Royal baby: London gun salutes mark birth of princess

<b>Gun salutes have taken place in London to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby girl.</b><p>Volleys were fired by soldiers in Hyde Park and the Tower of London to honour the arrival of the new princess.<p>Prince William and Catherine have not yet announced the name of their second child, …

TomTom wants to salvage its business by putting its navigation system in self-driving cars

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch navigation company TomTom aims to become a main provider of technology for self-driving cars as it charts its way back to success after seven lean years, chief executive Harold Goddijn said.<p>Goddijn told Reuters that an overhaul of TomTom's digital mapping architecture …

Petrified Afterlives

When I was a young fossil fan of about nine, my favorite book was David Norman’s <i>Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs</i>. The local librarians must have wished that I’d just buy a copy instead of checking it out at least once a month. But I couldn’t help it. The book was dense with information and …

Paleontology

Photograph: Pete Dewhirst/Demotix/Corbis<p>Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary, will say: ‘David Cameron should come clean with the British people about his plans for the NHS after the …

Radiation Therapy

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

<b>Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in "The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy Pictures)</b><p>It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p>Douwe Draaisma<p>May 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”<p><i>There’s no time to</i> …

As the stricken country waits for concerted aid, its resourceful people try to keep up hope in the face of anguish<p>On the third day after the earthquake, the village of Swarathok buried its dead. The aftershocks were less frequent and less powerful. The initial chaos and fear had given way to grief …

Save the Children

What Happens To A Country When An Outbreak Of Ebola Ends?

Liberia is nearing a milestone. On May 9, its Ebola outbreak will be officially declared over, assuming no new cases between now and then.<p>But what happens when an outbreak of Ebola ends?<p>Dr. Peter Piot, the director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the co-discoverer of …

You Asked. We Answered.

<b>Can chicken soup really help fight off a cold? I thought it was just an old wives’ tale. —Walter D., Columbia, SC</b><p>It was considered an old wives’ tale …

Chicken Soup

Samsung Galaxy S6 phones emphasize design, ditch many popular features

A sleek glass and metal body, no removable battery or waterproof capabilities, fixed storage space and a new mobile payment service.<p>No, not the<p>iPhone. It's the newest Samsung smartphone.<p>The South Korean electronics giant introduced its redesigned smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, at the<p>…

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More heavy rain is expected in parts of the UK, bringing further risk of flooding in areas already affected by recent storms. What is it like where you are? http://bbc.in/Me33T8

Nokia Android phone UI leaked in new images, launch date teased | Trusted Reviews

<b>New images of the Nokia Android UI have leaked online, with some suggesting they contain a launch date clue.</b><p>As the leaks become more frequent and …

South-east Australia has been hit with extreme hot weather, with temperatures of over 40C (104F) in some areas, and several bushfire warnings in place. http://bbc.in/1gKmTOZ Have you been badly affected by the extreme heat? Is your business or work being affected?

Cool waves: the best surfing photography – in pictures

Chris Power<p>First published on Tue 14 Jan 2014 12.00 EST

Motorola's Moto X is finally coming to the UK, albeit without Moto Maker customisation. Here are our first impressions... http://www.t3.com/reviews/motorola-moto-x-review

Six-Week Game Changer Diet