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Boy soldiers and dogs in the first world war – in pictures

A quarter of a million underage soldiers fought for Britain in the Great War, and mostly officers turned a blind eye to them signing up under false names. Damian Kelleher tells their story through the character of 15-year-old Billy and a stray dog called Scruff who rescues him from the blood-soaked …

World War I

Activision is teasing a new Guitar Hero

Earlier this year reports surfaced that both the <i>Guitar Hero</i> and <i>Rock Band</i> franchises were set to make a comeback, and it looks like they were right: we already know that <i>Rock Band 4</i> is in the works, and today Activision is teasing a brand new <i>Guitar Hero</i>. While the brief video doesn't explicitly say …

Uberchord: Personal Guitar Teacher in Your Pocket

Coming out of Berlin is an app that is trying to disrupt how people learn to play the guitar. The app, called <b>Uberchord</b> (yes…another company with Uber …

Mindy Kaling's brother 'pretended to be black' to get into medical school

Vijay Chokalingam, brother of The Mindy Project star Mindy Kaling, says he decided to take advantage of positive discrimination policies<p>Vijay Chokalingam, the brother of the actress Mindy Kaling (whose real name is Vera Mindy Chokalingam), has written a book about his experiences posing as a black …

US university students discover how to use sonic waves to suppress flames, avoiding the need for toxic chemicals<p>It happens so quickly you almost don’t believe it: Seth Robertson and Viet Tran ignite a fire, snap on their low-rumbling bass frequency generator and extinguish the flames in seconds. …

Engineering

Obama tells Muslims: don't let Isis hijack your religion and identity

Muslims in the US and around the world have a responsibility to fight the idea that terrorist groups like Islamic State speak for them, Barack Obama has declared in his most direct remarks yet about any link between Islam and violent extremism.<p>“We are not at war with Islam,” Obama said. “We are at …

Islam

The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever

New data shows that the “vanishing” of polar ice is not the result of runaway global warming<p>When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic …