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I had it all - now I create a new world in a single room

Michael Van Huffel in his apartment<p><b>As Prince's art director, Michael Van Huffel became used to working at all times of day or night. But 10 years ago the debilitating neuroimmune condition ME left him barely able to move - since then he has had to find very different ways of making art, within the</b> …

Thousands Once Spoke His Language in the Amazon. Now, He’s the Only One.

INTUTO, Peru — Amadeo García García rushed upriver in his canoe, slipping into the hidden, booby-trapped camp where his brother Juan lay dying.<p>Juan writhed in pain and shook uncontrollably as his fever rose, battling malaria. As Amadeo consoled him, the sick man muttered back in words that no one …

University of California

Buy a cat, stay up late, don't drink: top 10 writers’ tips on writing

Made a New Year resolution to start writing that novel? Take some writing tips from Leo Tolstoy, Muriel Spark, John Steinbeck and other famous authors<p>Over the past year, Helen Gordon and I have been putting together Being a Writer, a collection of musings, tips and essays from some of our favourite …

Top 10

How To Become Indispensable At Work This Year

You can gain some job security and maybe even a promotion by taking these actions.<p>Virtually every office has one: that employee who is the go-to contact and seems to know everything and everyone. The office can’t run without her. No one wants to think about what would happen if he ever left.<p>Being …

Leadership

Those huge CPU vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, explained

By now you've probably heard. A large portion of the world's computer processors are vulnerable to at least one of two exploits that render them …

Information Security

The rise of JR: how a French graffiti artist with a Xerox conquered the art world

In September last year, a one-year-old child appeared on the American/Mexican border near the crossing at Tecate, south east of San Diego. He was peering over the wall and smiling, his fingertips resting on the top.<p>He was 65ft tall. The image, which went viral, was the latest politically charged …

Inside the Amish town that builds U2, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift's live shows

In December 2016, designer Ric Lipson was in New York on a conference call with Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. Lipson is a senior …

Spielberg's Ready Player One – in 2045, virtual reality is everyone's saviour

At last, a film that dares to show the positive side of living in virtual reality. Steven Spielberg’s future shocker, about people using VR to escape hell on Earth, promises to be everything The Matrix wasn’t<p>It’s 2045 and Earth has been brought to its knees by catastrophic climate change and a …

Every Episode of Black Mirror, Ranked From Best to Worst

With four seasons of the sci-fi anthology series in the books, it’s time to stack up the best and worst entries envisioning humanity’s bleak future …

TV

The world banded together to heal the ozone layer, and now NASA says it's working

Earth's infamous ozone hole won't fully recover for another half-century, but NASA has its best evidence yet that this massive environmental scar is …

Ozone

Is social media bad for you? The evidence and the unknowns

What the science suggests so far about the impact of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on your mental well-being.<p>Three billion people, around 40% of the world’s population, use online social media – and we’re spending an average of two hours every day sharing, liking, tweeting and …

Social Media