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Meryl Streep slathers on fake tan for convincing Donald Trump impression

Actor nails the Republican’s ‘braggadocio-inflected voice’ in her surprise performance at Public Theater Gala in New York<p>Meryl Streep’s latest physical transformation for a role has taken a red tie, a hairpiece, and a face full of fake tan.<p>The three-time Oscar winner also donned a padded suit to …

Michael Gove to set out Tory leadership stall after forcing out Boris Johnson

Former London mayor drops bid for No 10 at the eleventh hour, with Theresa May joining justice secretary as frontrunner<p>Michael Gove sets out his leadership stall on Friday, having ambushed Boris Johnson with a surprise entry into the Conservative leadership battle, a decisive move that killed off …

Prince William Just Said Kate Is the Reason He's "So Skinny"

William even agreed with her!<p>While attending a gala in support of East Anglia's Children's Hospices' Nook Appeal on Wednesday evening, Kate Middleton …

Boris Johnson rules himself out of Tory leadership race

Main public face of Brexit makes shock announcement hours after his key ally Michael Gove launched his own campaign<p>Boris Johnson has unexpectedly ruled himself out as a candidate for Britain’s next prime minister, after the justice secretary, Michael Gove, sent shockwaves through Westminster with a …

Britain's pro-EU side nervous as odds slashed on 'leave'

LONDON (AP) — Nervous "remain" supporters stepped up campaigning in Britain's European Union referendum Tuesday after odds on a vote to leave the …

J.P. Morgan: Brexit poll analysis suggests 'In' is just ahead

LONDON (Reuters) - Investment bank J.P. Morgan said its analysis of recent opinion polls on Britain’s European Union membership referendum showed the “In” camp was narrowly ahead on Wednesday, a day before Britons go to the polls.<p>Supporters of the "Britain Stronger IN Europe" group campaign in the …

Tory MPs threaten to block Osborne’s post-Brexit budget

George Osborne faces an extraordinary challenge to his authority as chancellor from 57 Conservative MPs who are threatening to block his emergency budget of tax rises and spending cuts if Britain votes to leave the EU.<p>Six former cabinet ministers - Iain Duncan Smith, Liam Fox, Owen Paterson, David …

There is an incredible theory that a Brexit won't actually happen even if the public votes for it

A really crucial detail about the upcoming EU referendum has gone virtually unmentioned, and it is probably <i>the</i> most crucial detail: <b>Parliament doesn't actually have to bring Britain out of the EU if the public votes for it.</b><p>That is because the result of the June 23 referendum on Britain's EU …

Great Britain

The Best Time To Buy A Plane Ticket, According To A 2018 Study

Remember this number.<p>Ever wondered if there’s a magic number of days before a flight when tickets are at their cheapest?<p>Science has an answer: 70 days before takeoff is now, on average, when flights within the continental U.S. are at their absolute lowest price. And if you don’t nail 70 days ahead …

A New Play Imagines Prince Charles on the Throne

King Charles III, a play that imagines what happens when the longest-waiting royal heir in British history finally takes the throne, makes the jump across the pond.<p>Although the American War of Independence was won some time ago, British actors and the royal family continue to reign supreme on …

Should driverless cars kill their own passengers to save a pedestrian?

Imagine you’re in a self-driving car, heading towards a collision with a group of pedestrians. The only other option is to drive off a cliff. What should the car do?<p>Philosophers have been debating a similar moral conundrum for years, but the discussion has a new practical application with the …

EU tests new screening process on refugee-hit Greek island

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — A garbage-strewn hillside on this Greek island has become the European Union's testing ground for a new fast-track registration process for migrants. If it works, authorities plan rapid expansion to other refugee "hotspots" struggling to cope with the influx of hundreds of …

Which is the world's most segregated city?

Segregation by income has increased in 11 of 13 major European cities – with the worst culprit being Madrid. From gender to race to income, which cities worldwide are most unequal?<p>“Reclaim your community,” declared the posters. “Hipsters beware.” Pinned around London’s East End last month, they …

Housing

The Real Power of ISIS

The West has failed utterly to understand the appeal of the ISIS narrative, much less to develop effective counternarratives.<p>As U.S. troops and their …

How British Suffragettes Radicalized American Women

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Food banks have become a lifeline for many, but where is the way out? | Patrick Butler

As MPs debate the impact of benefit delays on poverty, mainstream support services are being replaced by food handouts<p>In a large steel container outside St Philip’s church in north Nottingham, Nigel Webster is taking stock: not just of the thousands of neatly stacked tins of food arrayed there, but …

Tasting a Flavor That Doesn't Exist

Scientists and food companies are experimenting with “phantom aromas,” in which a smell tricks the brain into manufacturing a taste.<p>In 2007, the Campbell Soup Company started slashing the salt content in its canned soups in an effort to be more health-conscious. But the move, while it may have been …

Processed Food

Britain, Jamaica, and the Looming Battle Over Reparations

Jamaica is pressing British Prime Minister David Cameron for reparations for slavery. So far, Britain hasn’t shown any willingness to go along.<p>The British prime minister’s jaunt to Jamaica isn’t likely to be a pleasant island sojourn or an easy respite from the refugee crisis plaguing Europe. For …

Tony Blair

Ten British women get go-ahead for womb transplants

Ethical approval has been granted for the clinical trial which will see ten British women without wombs carry their own babies<p>Thousands of women born without a womb could benefit from a new transplant which has been given the green light.<p>Ten British women will be given womb transplants in a trial …

Fundraising

FYI: Why Do I Poop More When I Have My Period?

I mean, it's not just me, right?<p>The answer is prostaglandins. These are the chemical signals girls' and women's bodies make and send to the uterus to tell it to contract, thus expelling the uterine lining at the end of the menstrual cycle. Prostaglandins aren't super picky about whom they talk to, …

A Cultural History of the Fever

The fever phobia that parents experience is ancient and useful.<p>For most of human history, an unusually high body temperature was a sign of the supernatural. Fevers were sinister but common, unnatural but real. And without a theoretical underpinning by which to understand them, fevers long seemed to …

University of Michigan

Britain braced for long, snowy winter as strongest El Nino since 1950 expected

The strongest El Nino for 65 years could bring a winter like the 2009/2010 Big Freeze<p>Winter is coming, and it could be colder and snowier than normal after forecasters predicted that this year’s El Nino weather phenomenon could be the strongest since 1950.<p>Met Office meteorologists said conditions …

Weather

Ostracised, sacked … and even arrested: the fate of whistleblowers at the UN

Photograph: Reuters<p>French soldiers on patrol in the Central African Republic. A report into sexual abuse of children by some French peacekeepers was leaked by a UN aid …

Queen Elizabeth II: The platinum monarch?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just like her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria before her, Elizabeth II was never expected to rule; as the eldest daughter of the king's second son, Prince Albert (later King George VI), hers was a life destined to be lived in relative privacy, until the 1936 abdication of her uncle, …

Queen Elizabeth II

How UK government decided to kill Reyaad Khan

British Isis fighter was target of drone strike that also killed Ruhul Amin and a third Isis militant. We look at some of the questions raised by the military action<p>The British drone strike that killed a number of Isis fighters, including two British citizens, has raised questions, including how …

Postpartum Grooming: Insane or Indispensable?

This weekend, <i>The New York Times</i> published a piece on the rise of postpartum grooming, aka the practice of bringing a hairstylist to the hospital after giving birth. It seems more and more women are choosing to have professionals make sure they look their best for those first pictures with their …

Pregnancy

The Royal Family's war years, in pictures - Telegraph

SNP unveils plans for MPs to focus on England

Angus Robertson, the SNP's Westminster leader, says the party's strength at Westminster means it will now get involved in issues outside of Scotland<p>The Scottish Nationalists are to start regularly interfering in English affairs as part of a plan to use their new strength in the Commons to extend …

Smartphones could be charged in 60 seconds with new battery

An iPhone 6 takes around two hours to charge but could be full of power in a minute if fitted with a new aluminium battery<p>Smartphones could be charged in less than one minute after scientists at Stanford University invented an aluminium battery so powerful it could revolutionise the industry.<p>The …

Clean Energy

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

By Jay Cassano4 minute Read<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health …

Happiness