Charles Butters

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Google argues UK privacy laws do not apply to it

Google is trying to avoid a potentially costly bill in the UK for allegedly breaching the privacy of iPhone users by arguing it is not subject to British laws.<p>The company is facing a landmark group legal action by Britons angry over the way it circumvented settings on the iPhone to track their web …

Russia Not Only Country With Anti-Gay Laws

Many other countries, from Iran to Cameroon, have harsh anti-gay laws.<p><b>A new Russian law that criminalizes "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors" has sparked growing calls from the global gay community and its supporters for a boycott of Russia's upcoming Winter Olympics.</b><p>While …

How to Be a Design Entrepreneur: Seven Tips for Running Your Own I.D. Business

For the past ten weeks, I've been talking to a variety of American design entrepreneurs about the realities of running an I.D. business today. The …

Weather conditions are expected to be favourable for the Perseid meteor shower, which should give its best display from late Monday evening to early Tuesday morning, forecasters say. How to get the best view: Photo: The Perseids meteor shower seen from the Cairngorms last year. Credit: Oli Trenouth

Boa constrictor snake ‘on the loose in Portsmouth after man throws it from taxi’

The search is on for a boa constrictor that was reportedly set loose in Portsmouth after its owner apparently threw it in a bush when a taxi driver …

Meet Gabrielle Turnquest - Britain's youngest barrister in 600 years and at just 18 Photograph: Neil Hall/The University of Law

Zero-hours contracts: are they bad for workers? - five-minute debate

The sound this little baby panda makes as it’s reunited with its mother will melt your heart. Listen to it here:

While researching genetic disorders, a group of scientists have created a litter of glow in the dark rabbits. Watch them glow here:

How would you react if you were given this receipt?

One of the year's most spectacular astronomical events, the Perseid meteor shower, will peak over the next two nights. With clear skies predicted, meteor watchers in the northern hemisphere are in for a treat. Have you ever seen a meteor? Share your images and stories with us via GuardianWitness Photo: A shooting star illuminates the night sky near Sieversdorf, Germany, 11 August 2013. Credit: Patrick Pleul/dpa/Corbis #perseids

The Most Stylish Movie Characters of All Time

<b>When you think about the work</b> that goes into costume design on literally every movie ever made — studios have been employing small armies of people to find or make clothes to dress each character since basically the dawn of the motion picture — it's really no surprise that cinematic fashion has had …

One year on from the Higgs boson find, has physics hit the buffers? Despite the success of the Large Hadron Collider, evidence for the follow-up theory – supersymmetry – has proved elusive Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images