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Troubled outsourcer Capita drafts in Carillion adviser Lazard to advise on financing options

Outsourcing giant Capita, collector of TV licence fees and a major government contractor, has drafted in the adviser which served construction …

Prince Charles' official title has 18 separate elements — here's what each part of it actually means

British royalty have a lot going on in their full titles — as well as having more given names than normal people, there is also a flurry of dukedoms, honours, and awards to deal with as well.<p>Of the senior tranche of royals, the most extravagant moniker belongs to Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth's …

UK manufacturers give strength to Bank of England's stance on interest rates

THE Bank of England’s new-found hawkishness on interest rates was borne out today by the UK’s manufacturers, enjoying their best run for 30 …

The Republican spending bill throws conservative principles – whatever remains of them – into the wind<p>Once upon a time, conservatives said they hated Barack Obama because of his budget deficits. They said he was destroying America and its future, which made them very angry indeed. They were so mad …

Donald Trump

Welfare state: Who's bigger on benefits, Germany or the UK?

The welfare states in Germany and the UK have been able to create a lot of legitimacy for governments. Politicians just had to promise to increase …

Economics

Now we know what Brexit means, and it isn’t what the north-east voted for

The morning after the Brexit referendum I was in Grainger Market, Newcastle upon Tyne’s 19th-century covered market, which is both a tribute to our industrial history and a legacy of it. A woman stopped me, clearly flustered.<p>“Oh,” she said, “I wish I’d seen you yesterday. I didn’t know which way to …

Great Britain

Incredible new "super wood" is as strong as steel

It’s a twig, it’s a branch, it’s… Super Wood! Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a so-called “super wood” that is stronger than …

Engineering

Set up your first bot

This is the first of two part articles. In this article, I explain how you can start creating your first LINE Bot in C#. The series covers followings.<p>…

Software Development

Stressed About Turning Your Idea Into a Product? Read This

Meet entrepreneur Jason Simmons of DeadSoxy, as we talk startup sense, cold calls, product-centricity, oh, and the ups and downs of building a sock brand.<p>The toughest part of being an inventor or an entrepreneur is all of the unknowns. There are no guarantees and there is a lot of room for failure. …

GitHub: Here are the biggest open source project trends we'll see in 2018

Users are starring projects where they can learn new coding skills, among other trends.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the …

Deep Learning

Israel launches 'large-scale' attack in Syria after fighter jet crashes

Israel has launched what it described as a large-scale air raid in Syria after one of its F-16 fighters crashed while under Syrian anti-aircraft fire.<p>Twelve sites, including four “Iranian targets” near the Syrian capital, Damascus, were destroyed in the raid, according to an Israeli military …

Middle East

How Having More Power Changes You as a Boss

With more power comes less empathy.<p>Science and history have shown that people who focus on others--those who are emotionally intelligent and generous--are the ones who typically rise to power. You might wonder then, why are there so many stories of leaders who abuse their power through corruption …

First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed

The images below are the first of creatures found in a previously unexplored region of the Antarctic seabed offering a fascinating glimpse of life in one of the most remote and pristine places on the planet.<p>The rare species were found by Dr Susanne Lockhart, an Antarctic biologist who visited the …

Seafloor