Jennifer Smith-Kirk

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The British women who secretly served in the Cold War

<b>For more than 20 years, the green plains of Holderness, East Yorkshire, were the secret location of underground bunker RAF Holmpton, where radars watched the skies amid the threat of the Cold War.</b><p>During the uncertain years of the Cold War, when nations prepared for the prospect of a devastating …

Cold War

Nine Ways You’re Cooking Pasta Wrong

In 2017, Italy landed the No. 1 spot on the Bloomberg Global Health Index. Eating all that pasta pays off.<p>If there’s a chef in the U.S. who can offer …

Italian Food

Windrush generation: Who are they and why are they facing problems?

<b>Prime Minister Theresa May has apologised to Caribbean leaders over deportation threats made to the children of Commonwealth citizens, who despite living and working in the UK for decades, have been told they are living here illegally because of a lack of official paperwork.</b><p>Who are the "Windrush …

United Kingdom

Why is Friday the 13th unlucky? A look back at the history of this ominous date

Today is Friday the 13th and we all know that means bad luck.<p>The superstition surrounding the date is thought to originate with the Last Supper, …

Ancient History

Kidnapped as Schoolgirls by Boko Haram: Here They Are Now

The New York Times met and photographed dozens of the students abducted by Boko Haram. Now at a university, they say they are the lucky ones. But their celebrity has a price.

Africa

Sugar tax comes into force today here’s what you need to know

Sugar lovers, it’s here.<p>And by ‘it’, we mean the sugar tax has arrived – so you’re now going to be paying more for your soft drinks.<p>The move, which …

Diabetes

How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete

If we could understand how the infant mind develops, it might help every child reach their full potential. But seeing them as learning machines is not the answer. By Alex Beard<p>Deb Roy and Rupal Patel pulled into their driveway on a fine July day in 2005 with the beaming smiles and sleep-deprived …

Parenting

17 Reasons Why The Gender Pay Gap Exists

Life<p>by Nell Frizzell | 06 04 2018<p>© Shutterstock<p>The Gender Pay Gap, like a fatberg, is made up of many different unsavoury factors.The wet wipes, …

Gender

Lottery win teen: Did she choose wisely?

<b>Canadian teenager Charlie Lagarde had an enviable decision to make - how best to cash in her lottery win.</b><p>Miss Lagarde struck the jackpot after buying a scratch lottery ticket for the first time to mark her 18th birthday.<p>She had the choice between taking a C$1m (US$780,000; £550,000) lump sum or …

Retirement

Article 50 a year on: Brexit ‘red lines’ change colour

“Dear President Tusk… We are leaving the European Union,” wrote Theresa May on 29 March, 2017.<p>A year after the British prime minister triggered Article 50 setting the formal process in motion, the EU and the UK have successfully negotiated the terms of departure and a 21-month transition period …

United Kingdom

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

The dysfunctional megacity: why Dhaka is bursting at the sewers

Cities can be dense without being overpopulated. But in the world’s most crowded city, the drains can’t cope – creating a grim new job<p>After decades cleaning the sewers of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s crowded capital, Sujon Lal Routh has seen plenty of misery. But the tragedy of 2008 was the worst. After a …

Urbanization

Why Mars is first for human colonisation and then beyond

Brian Cox, professor of particle physics at Manchester University and TV presenter, talks about life on Mars, spotting alien lifeforms and how human …

UFOs

Spy poisoning: What the diplomat expulsions mean for Russia

<b>This is building into the most serious diplomatic crisis between Russia and the West since Moscow's seizure of the Crimea.</b><p>Whatever the denials, Britain's allies have clearly accepted London's view - that the use of a military grade nerve agent in an assassination attempt in a British city was …

Russia

How clever people help societies work together better

What drives people to cooperate with each other? And what characteristics lead a person to do something that will both benefit them, and those around …

Psychology

12 amazing facts about time zones

With the clocks going forward tonight, Telegraph Travel has uncovered a few oddities on the subject of time zones.<p>1. Greenland is in the same time zone as Britain<p>Despite its location in the middle of the North Atlantic, between Iceland and Canada, a narrow slither of eastern Greenland - the weather …

New Zealand

The Queen Is Handing Her Powers Away. Is ‘King Charles’ Ready?

The queen is preparing to cede power to her son, even if the public wants the crown to bypass Prince Charles and go straight to a future King William …

Prince Philip

Modern Headlights Are 'Blinding Drivers' Says RAC

15% of motorists said they have suffered a near-miss because of modern headlights.<p>Modern headlights are so bright that they are temporarily blinding …

Driverless Cars

Cambridge Analytica: The story so far

<b>It's a sensational story containing allegations of sleaze, psychological manipulation and data misuse that has provoked an internationally furious response.</b><p>Tech giant Facebook and data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica are at the centre of a dispute over the harvesting and use of personal data - …

Cambridge Analytica

I'm blind and deaf, and I've explored 127 countries alone – here's what I've learnt

Close your eyes, cover your ears, now go and tour Rome on your own. It’s a prospect that seems infeasible, and yet voyaging the world solo while blind and mostly deaf is exactly what Tony Giles does, and he’s almost certainly better travelled than you are.<p>The Devon-based author and explorer, who …

Papua New Guinea

Westminster attack anniversary: Survivors and friends of victims tell of their suffering one year after tragedy

Survivors and friends of the victims of the Westminster terror attack have spoken about their suffering, one year after the tragedy in which five …

Extremism

Why have we given up our privacy to Facebook and other sites so willingly?

Cambridge Analytica’s ransacking of millions of Facebook users’ data has triggered a backlash against the social network – and highlighted how much personal information we share without thinking of the consequences<p>Mark Zuckerberg breaks silence on Cambridge Analytica<p>Facebook is on the ropes. A week …

Privacy

Stephen Hawking Dies at 76; His Mind Roamed the Cosmos

Stephen W. Hawking, the Cambridge University physicist and best-selling author who roamed the cosmos from a wheelchair, pondering the nature of gravity and the origin of the universe and becoming an emblem of human determination and curiosity, died early Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England. …

Physics

After Trying Nearly Everything, This Is the Diet That Helped Me Lose 30 Pounds

I was always athletic growing up, and even after I left graduate school and started working full-time, I maintained a pretty fit physique. But 2016 was a rough year for me, to say the least, and all the trauma and stress I experienced caught up to me. Before I knew it, I had gained more than 30 …

Fitness

Dark secrets of Porton Down: Inside controversial defence lab which developed VX nerve agent and used human 'guinea pigs'

It is one of Britain's most secretive sites, remaining shrouded in mystery for more than 100 years.<p>But this week Porton Down found itself at the …

How Britain's 'Diva of Divorce' Wins Bumper Payouts for Spouses of the Super-Rich

Pauline Chai seemed to have everything. The former Miss Malaysia spent over four decades married to the scion of one of her country’s richest …

Eric Clapton

Poisoning of Russian spy raises troubling questions

<b>London (CNN) —</b> It's more than a week in and questions are still swirling over how and why a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in the cathedral city of Salisbury in southern England. Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter, Yulia, 33, remain hospitalized in "very serious condition."<p>On …

Nerve Agents

Where is the world’s noisiest city?

The ‘ignored pollutant’ can cause depression, stress, diabetes and heart attacks. What are cities doing to curb excess noise?<p>The constant roar of traffic, incessant construction noise, piercing sirens, honking horns, shrieking loudspeakers – noise in cities is clearly a nuisance.<p>But it’s also a …

High Blood Pressure

Everything you need to know about International Women's Day

International Women's Day is back, and with it the opportunity to stand up for women and girls everywhere.<p>This year, everyone from Chelsea Clinton, …

50+ Drawing Ideas That Will Get You Sketching Right Now

Practice is a vital part of perfecting your drawing skills. Learning the basics and repeating them over and over again is the only way to improve. For proof, just check out what a few years of drawing practice can do. It’s truly incredible the progress that you can make by dedicating time to this …

Sketching