Jesse Francis

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Message in a bottle, promising finder a shilling, bobs up after 108 years

Communication thrown into sea by Plymouth biologist in 1906 and found by German woman confirmed as oldest in the world<p>When the distinguished marine biologist threw his message in a bottle into the sea, asking whoever found it to contact him, he wasn’t expecting a speedy response. Which is just as …

How megacities are changing the map of the world

"I want you to reimagine how life is organized on earth," says global strategist Parag Khanna. As our expanding cities grow ever more connected …

The Scarlett Johansson Bot Is the Robotic Future of Objectifying Women

As robotics and 3-D printing technologies become more accessible to home tinkerers, men are (of course) building robots of beautiful women. Anyone …

Australia spends millions on film 'persuading migrants to stay away'

The Australian government has been criticised for its lavish budget to fund a feature-length film aimed at persuading potential migrants to stay at home, including almost £1 million paid to a company run by an Afghan who was himself a refugee to Australia.<p>The 90-minute fictional film, The Journey, …

A massive leak of documents connects Putin and other world leaders to offshore deals

Some 72 current or former heads of state, including Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, have been linked with secret offshore deals following a leak of 11 million papers from one of the world’s largest offshore law firms, Mossack Fonseca.<p>The documents suggesting Putin’s connection, first reported on …

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