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Government 'reckless' with consumer cash for green energy

Policy Exchange says Government policies have been a major factor behind energy bill rises, accusing them of being 'wasteful' in allocating subsidies<p>Ministers have been "reckless and wasteful" in spending consumers' money on green energy subsidies, a leading think tank has said, urging them to …

Woz: We've made machines too important

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I am writing this at the behest of my leader, the Lady Laptop.<p>For a number of years now, she has tried to explain to me who's boss. I have offered resistance. Ignorant resistance. She tired of trying to …

Steve Wozniak

What is the Penrose Inquiry?

Thousands of NHS patients were inadvertently infected with deadly diseases after being given contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s - now the Government is set to apologise<p><b>What is the Penrose Inquiry?</b><p>Back in the 1970s and 1980s, thousands of National Health Service patients were inadvertently …

Egyptian woman who has lived as man for 40 years voted ‘best mum’

Sisa Abu Daooh is Egypt’s matriarch of the moment, after being named by officials in her home town of Luxor as the city’s most supportive mother. Which may come as a surprise: for she is Luxor’s “best mum” by virtue of having worked and dressed for more than 40 years as a man.<p>Abu Daooh, 65, met …

China’s wind farms can now produce more energy than all of America’s nuclear plants

China is building more than a third of the world’s nuclear reactors currently under construction, and has plans to triple its nuclear power capacity by 2020. That has some observers worried about the country’s opaque and politicized nuclear safety regulations.<p>But amid all the hype over nuclear …

Singapore to cane Germans for graffiti on train

Two Germans have been sentenced to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane in Singapore for breaking into a depot and spray-painting graffiti on a commuter train.<p>Andreas Von Knorre, 22, and Elton Hinz, 21, who had pleaded guilty, expressed remorse while being sentenced on Thursday as …

Meet the little girl who’s been 'designed' to help beat Huntington’s disease

Adorable seven-month-old Amelia Queen is a baby with a difference<p>Baby Amelia Queen, aged seven months, was genetically engineered in a laboratory to help beat an incurable disease which has blighted her family.<p>Her birth is one of the first in Britain which is hoped will help eradicate devastating …

Given a multiverse, does astrology work somewhere? | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Whether they exist or not, we can at least think of four different kinds of multiverse. Or maybe five.<p>I find it amazing that the scientific method (or methods, if you prefer) is powerful enough to start classifying different types of multiverse. Max Tegmark has had a go at it, as described here by …

OK, don't read this article about passive-aggressive behaviour. Honestly, it's fine

It was Valentine’s Day recently, a fraught time for anyone in a relationship. Perhaps the gift you got your partner was obviously a last minute purchase from a petrol station? Or maybe you ignored Valentine’s Day because you both agreed it’s stupid, only your partner didn’t <i>quite</i> mean it?<p>Whatever …

Psychology

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

Apps

Isil 'broadcast video of pilot burning on giant public screen to young children'

Young boy shown in video saying "I wish to capture pilots and burn them", as leaders across the Middle East condemn the death by burning of a captive Jordanian pilot<p>Isil broadcast the horrific video of a Jordanian pilot being burned to death on giant public screens to crowds that included young …

The man who hired Steve Jobs explains Apple’s ‘dreadful problem’

As one of the only people who ever truly gave Steve Jobs a job, Atari’s Nolan Bushnell has a pretty big claim to fame. Now 71 years old, Bushnell gave an interview to <i>The Australian Financial Review</i> over the weekend in which he talked about Jobs, passing up the opportunity to become a one-third …

Tim Cook

Americans! This is what it's like to use the NHS, Britain's universal healthcare system that Trump thinks is 'going broke and not working'

President Trump woke up this morning and fired off a tweet criticising Democrats who "are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working."<p>"Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and non-personal …

Health Care

UK: Green Party leader says 'it should not be a crime to join ISIS'

The leader of the Green party has said people should not be banned from joining the Islamic State (Isis) or Al Qaeda.<p>Natalie Bennett said inciting …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Terror suspects and criminals to be stripped of human rights

The draft bill, to replace the Human Rights Act, would allow British judges to ignore the European Court of Human Rights<p>Terrorists, criminals and illegal immigrants will be prevented from hiding behind human rights to avoid deportation under plans being drawn up by the Conservatives for the …

David Cameron disagrees with Pope Francis on responding with violence

David Cameron has contradicted the pope over whether it is right to react with violence against insults to religious beliefs.<p>The prime minister told a US news programme that it was wrong to “wreak vengeance” if someone insulted your faith.<p>Speaking to journalists on a plane last week, Pope Francis …

Tech Companies Want You To Buy Your Music All Over Again At Higher Prices

Apple, Sony, and Pono, a music-player project spearheaded by Neil Young, are planning to release new products that play music in high-end formats that will likely command premium prices. Pono was finally released on Monday.<p>The prism-shaped device can play music in higher resolutions than iPhones or …

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