Henrike Wilford

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The true true size of Africa

LAST month Kai Krause, a computer-graphics guru, caused a stir with a map entitled "The True Size of Africa", which showed the outlines of other …

Don’t call them riots. That dismisses the anger over Rashan Charles’s death

Concerns about the mistreatment of people of colour by police in the UK are legitimate. The deaths of Oluwashijibomi Lapite in 1994, Mark Duggan in 2011, Edson Frederico Da Costa last month and Rashan Charles last weekend, to name just a few examples, show the severity of the problem. In all of …

Sociology

Station Road: The dutiful son

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Allow mobile phone network roaming in UK, urge MPs

<b>Mobile phone companies should allow customers to roam between networks in areas of the UK where they struggle to get reception, a group of MPs has said.</b><p>The British Infrastructure Group said foreign visitors get better coverage, as they are not tied to any provider, so can use the strongest …

CITES species meeting: 'The only game in town'

<b>A big hand for the Nile Crocodile, the poster animal for the argument that regulated international trade can save endangered species.</b><p>Though perhaps a gentle round of applause from a suitable distance might be a tad more appropriate.<p>For as well as being a fearsome killer of humans, or anything else …

In pictures: Britain from the air

The Ordnance Survey's flying unit is in the skies between February and November each year, surveying and capturing about 50,000 images covering Britain's urban, rural, moorland and mountain terrain.<p>Alongside the 196-megapixel camera used to take high-resolution images from the skies, the team …

Mapping ocean height from space

This is an unprecedented time for the study of the oceans.<p>Space agencies are now flying six satellite altimeters, returning large volumes of data on the height and shape of the sea surface - and in rapid time.<p>The information is fed into all manner of applications, from forecasting the weather to …

How Britain's rural routes are mapped

Immigration: May rejects points-based system for EU nationals

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The man inside China's lonely 'bachelor village'

Xiong Jigen, 43, is one of many men inside China's remote "bachelor village", where bad roads and few women make it hard to find a wife.<p>He lives in Laoya village in a very rural part of Anhui province of eastern China.<p>He shared his story with the BBC's Robin Brant.

Pickering leaky dams flood prevention scheme 'a success'

<b>A natural flood management scheme saved a North Yorkshire town from floods at Christmas, a report says.</b><p>The pioneering scheme slowed river peak flow by 15-20%, saving Pickering's museum and several homes, Environment Agency (EA) analysis revealed.<p>More than 2ins (5cm) of rain fell in the area over 36 …

Brain scan could detect Alzheimer’s in earliest stages

Scientists have developed an imaging process that for the first time, they say, can identify and track the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in people’s brains, even when there are no symptoms — a development that could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment for a disease that has become more …

The melting Arctic is to blame for snow and rain in other parts of the world

New research suggests that the snowiest winters on the East Coast are fueled by moisture being pumped out of the Arctic Ocean.<p>The study, which drew on more than 40 years of water samples taken at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire, found that much of the precipitation in snowy …

Global warming is changing the way the Earth spins on its axis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds.<p>Melting ice sheets — especially in Greenland — are changing the distribution of weight on Earth.<p>And that has caused both the North Pole and the wobble, which is called polar motion, to …

Tata Steel plans to sell loss-making UK plants

<b>India's Tata Steel plans to sell its loss-making UK business, putting the jobs of thousands of workers at risk.</b><p>Its European holding company has been told to "explore all options for restructuring", including the partial or entire sale of its UK operations.<p>Union leaders travelled to Mumbai in a bid …

'I don't think Scunthorpe has a future'

It is just over a week since Tata Steel announced it would be cutting 1,200 jobs from its works in Scunthorpe and Motherwell, compounding a dreadful month for the industry which also saw the closure of the SSI works in Redcar.<p>The cuts are being blamed by many on the Chinese 'dumping' cheap steel in …

Five numbers that sum up China's one-child policy

<b>China has announced it's abolishing its one-child policy, which was introduced to limit the birth rate, amid concerns that the country's population is ageing too quickly. What difference has it made, statistically speaking?</b><p>400 million births prevented<p>China's government says the one-child policy, …

China to end one-child policy and allow two

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Syria refugees: Bishops urge David Cameron to do more

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Philippines battered as Typhoon Koppu barrels in

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Thousands need aid after volcano eruption

Thousands of Ethiopians in Afar State are facing critical food, water and health gaps almost a month after a volcano erupted in neighbouring …

Africa

Ten million jobs at risk from advancing technology

Up to 35pc of Britain's jobs will be eliminated by new computing and robotics technology over the next 20 years, say experts<p>Ten million British jobs could be taken over by computers and robots over the next 20 years, wiping out more than one in three roles.<p>Low-paid, repetitive positions are most …

Labor Economics

Waste coffee grounds set to fuel London with biodiesel and biomass pellets

Sometimes an idea seems so good you can't believe it hasn't been done before. Using waste coffee grounds to make biomass pellets and biodiesel occurred to Arthur Kay when he was studying architecture at UCL in 2012. Tasked with looking at closed loop waste-to-energy systems for buildings, he …

Biomass

Migrant crisis: Croatia closes border crossings with Serbia

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Breakfast around the world – gallery

How nutritious is your first meal of the day? We asked our community to share pictures of what breakfast looks like where they live. Here are our favourites<p>Explore all the contributions here

Breakfast

Pakistan heatwave: 'There is no longer space for the bodies' – video

Charity says at least 65 people have died in Pakistani city as temperatures exceed 40C<p>Published: 22 May 2018<p>Citizens consider fleeing Nawabshah in fear of what summer might bring<p>Published: 2 May 2018<p><b>RTCC:</b> In an exclusive interview, influential politician says country needs strategy to invest in …

Weather

Arctic sea ice is getting thinner faster than expected

While the steady disappearance of sea ice in the Arctic has been one of the hallmark effects of global warming, research shows it is not only covering less of the planet, but it’s also getting significantly thinner. That makes it more susceptible to melting, potentially altering local ecosystems, …

Global Warming

London: the city that ate itself

London is without question the most popular city for investors,” says Gavin Sung of the international property agents Savills. “There is a trust factor. It has a strong government, a great legal system, the currency is relatively safe. It has a really nice lifestyle, there is the West End, …

Housing

The dangers of eco-gentrification: what's the best way to make a city greener?

When construction on New York City’s famous High Line began in 2006, the project to turn a remnant of the industrial age into a post-industrial garden and tourist attraction appeared innovative, but potentially very risky.<p>In fact, having finally opened in 2009, the High Line is now suffering from …

Urbanism

What would make London a fairer city?

Transport delays, rainy days and noisy neighbours: if you’re a Londoner, lots of daily irritations might feel unfair. But when we really think of what fairness means, is London a fair city?<p>Inequality grips the UK capital: while many benefit from the city’s economic successes, others struggle to get …

Housing