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Al Pacino: ‘It’s never been about money. I was often unemployed’

The actor, 74, on fame, his tailspin at 22 – and the enigmatic Michael Corleone<p><b>I’ve learned to live without anonymity.</b> I haven’t been in a grocery store or subway for years. It’s hard for my children to go out publicly with me. Fame is different now than it was 20 years ago – I don’t know what the …

Marlon Brando

Award-Winning Environmentalists Score on Ocean Protection

Human Journey<p>Howard Wood has been awarded a Goldman Environmental Prize for his work creating Scotland’s first community-developed marine protected area. Photo: Courtesy Goldman Environmental Prize<p>On Wednesday evening, Earth Day, the Goldman Environmental Prizes were celebrated in Washington, D.C., …

20+ Photos Of Geometrical Plants For Symmetry Lovers

Who said math can’t be interesting? Fractals like these can seem too perfect to be true, but they occur in nature and plants all the time and are …

Mathematics

How 370 investors lost £18m - in minutes

A shock move by the Swiss National Bank left a group of British investors suddenly in debt. One investor, who staked less than £10,000, now faces losses of £250,000<p>Hundreds of investors with Britain’s biggest spread betting firm, IG, say the firm is to blame for losses totalling £18.4m which were …

Researchers have created 3D holograms that you can see without glasses

<b>Anyone who’s seen the original Star Wars trilogy will remember the scene where the droid R2-D2 projects a hologram of Princess Leia saying ‘Help us,</b> …

Facebook isn’t a charity. The poor will pay by surrendering their data

Silicon Valley holds out the promise of connectivity for all. But there’s a price to pay<p>Luxury is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed. Such, at any rate, is the provocative argument put forward by Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist. Recently dubbed “the Varian rule”, it states …

Oil & Gas Industry

Should I buy an electric car?

I’d like to change my fossil fuel car for a pure electric one. Will this make a difference?<p>Ideally we’d sit down together and pick you out a lovely green car, like the passive consumers we’ve been taught to be (car dealership Motorparks has a handy guide to alternative vehicles). But electric …