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Primatologist Jane Goodall: ‘Tarzan married the wrong Jane’

The 83-year-old chimpanzee expert has been the subject of more than 40 films. Ahead of the release of the latest, Jane, she explains how she went from ‘dreaming a man’s dreams’ to living her own<p>Growing up in Britain during the second world war, Jane Goodall was often told her dreams were just that …

Animals

18 of the greatest photographs from 125 years of National Geographic

Lloyds 'mugged' shareholders with HBOS deal in teeth of financial crisis, High Court told

Lloyds Banking Group “mugged” shareholders by withholding vital information about the “catastrophic” financial state of HBOS prior to its takeover in the teeth of the financial crisis, the High Court has heard.<p>Richard Hill QC, acting for 6,000 shareholders suing Lloyds for £600m in losses they …

Here Are 15 All-Time Best Photos From Cassini That You Absolutely Must See

Wow. Just, wow.<p>Cassini has been out there hard at work for a long time. The Saturn probe departed Earth in 1997 and spent seven years speeding across …

Astronomy

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 83 – The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1776-1788)

Perhaps the greatest and certainly one of the most influential history books in the English language retains its power today<p>The most celebrated history book in the English language has its own famous founding myth:

Literature

Modus and BPCM London Merge

As the business of public relations evolves, the newly created agency ModusBPCM will provide a more integrated approach to marketing and …

Black people have had a presence in our history for centuries. Get over it | David Olusoga

Africans have lived in Britain since the Roman empire. When a leading historian confirmed this, she was vilified<p>It has been ugly. Two weeks of full-on, culture-wars inspired, anti-intellectualism; a fortnight of alternative-facts, dog-whistle racism and shameless misogyny. Yet this – one of the …

British History

People in rich countries are dying of loneliness

Sociologists have long been warning about the dangers of increased isolation thanks to aging populations, scattered families, and cultures that promote the individual over the collective. Now, new research analyzing previous studies suggests people who fall into the loneliness trap are 50% more …

Psychology

HBO hackers claim to have obtained detailed on how Game of Thrones season 7 ends and the 'ideas' for season 8

Though HBO doesn't believe its "e-mail system as a whole has been compromised", it is still trying to ascertain the severity of the recent hack, the …

Britain’s richest woman worth £11,500,000,000 poses on her luxury superyacht

<b>Her wealth eclipses J.K. Rowling and the Queen’s combined, but you might not have heard of Britain’s richest woman.</b><p>An astounding fortune of £11.5 …

Meet The Dutch Social Entrepreneur Who Wants To Destroy Your Mobile Phone For You

It’s hard to imagine life without a mobile phone today. But as important as the device is, the lifespan of a mobile phone model is less than three years. Creeping commoditization. Then what? Toss it on a garbage heap somewhere as you would a cheap T-shirt? (Not recommended!) Disposing of electronic …

Toyota claims a leap that would vastly increase electric-car range

In an unusual statement, Toyota says it is nearing a breakthrough in a type of lithium-ion battery system that has vexed researchers for decades, and …

The fountain of youth might reside deep in our brains

According to some new research, the key to living longer may reside deep in our brains. In a major breakthrough for our understanding of how the …

Neuroscience

Amazon Is Hiring 50,000 New Workers. Here's How to Get One of Those Jobs

Interviewing with Amazon can be tricky. Here are a few tips.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>This could be the job of a lifetime.<p>It could, of course, be a job that pays just OK and makes you feel a little better about yourself …

Employment

BT boosted as Ofcom is forced back to the drawing board over 'dark fibre' plans

BT has landed a blow against attempts to boost competition in the market for heavy-duty broadband lines for businesses, threatening access to the so-called “dark fibre” that rivals say will be crucial to 5G mobile connectivity.<p>A judge-led panel ruled that the telecoms regulator Ofcom made a string …

Quantum Computing Would Make Today’s Encryption Obsolete

Quantum computing offers processing power so vast it may soon make today’s supercomputers look as crude as 1980s PCs. There’s a downside—the …

Ed Sheeran clarifies his Twitter situation after ‘Game Of Thrones’ backlash

• Game of Thrones<p>Sheeran says it's "clearly fuckin' awesome" that he appeared on the HBO show.<p>Ed Sheeran has insisted he didn’t quit Twitter because of …

TV Series

Aliens from another dimension might have created our universe, according to a speculative new study

Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose?<p>Conventional scientific wisdom says no. As physicist Lawrence Krauss puts it in his latest book, our evolution on this planet is just a "cosmic accident". If you believe otherwise, many would accuse you of suffering from some kind of …

Luxury hotel experience meets the sea as the Ritz-Carlton launches a cruising collection

Cruising remains an ever-popular way of travel, and the choice has just expanded now that the Ritz-Carlton has announced its entry into luxury yachting and cruises. The hotel group, which is headquartered in Maryland and is part of Marriott International, intends to bring its particular brand of …

12 stylish resorts for chic family travel

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new wave of design-focused properties recognizes that just because you have tots in tow doesn't mean you want cheesy interiors, chicken fingers and character breakfasts.<p>Carlisle Bay (Antigua)<p>No need to worry about getting side-eye or exasperated sighs from childless vacationers at this …

Family Travel

The CEO of a $34 Billion Company Gave Me This Advice on How to Be a Better Leader

"You have to be in the service of your teams. Your primary job has to be to enable your teams to succeed."<p>Dr. Vishal Sikka has been the CEO of Infosys, a $34 billion internet technology company, since 2014. With over 200,000 employees in offices across more than 20 countries, Vishal is responsible …

Leadership

Mark Zuckerberg shares the hiring rule he says separates good companies from great ones

Hiring Sheryl Sandberg was one of the smartest business decisions Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ever made.<p>Sandberg joined in March 2008 at a time when Facebook was ready to scale and needed the acumen she developed in her role as the head of Google's advertisting arm as well as the chief of staff to …

Aviva eyeing AI and big data in bid to become fintech firm

Aviva is eyeing acquisitions in artificial intelligence and big data as it looks to overhaul the insurance industry and transform itself into a fintech firm.<p>Chief executive Mark Wilson said the 321-year-old insurance giant had built a “pretty good balance sheet” and was primed to use it to ensure …

How not to launch a company in the US — lessons learned from LeEco

After a months-long parade of endless red flags, LeEco’s Stateside woes finally came to a head this week. The company announced that it would be laying off 325 employees in the U.S. alone. And judging from a number of address forwarding emails I’ve received, the company moved swiftly and without …

New technology uses the way you walk as a password

The way you walk could one day be the "fingerprint" that unlocks your phone. A a small wearable protoype developed at the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's Data61 lab not only uses the kinetic energy created as you walk to generate power, but it also turns …

Mobile Devices

Graphene Just Brought Us One Step Closer to Practical Quantum Computers

Wonder Material Meets Supercomputer<p>Right now, graphene and quantum computers both stand out as symbols of the next steps in human technological …

Listening to This Music Will Make You 4 Times More Productive

Do you listen to music to help you concentrate? Does it work? If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a bit of a win-some, lose-some history with the …

Albert Einstein

Starbucks' Howard Schultz Just Gave Excellent Career Advice by Asking These 3 Questions

Most bigshots seem to have answers for everything. Starbucks' chairman doesn't.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>The great thing about many CEOs is that they know so much.<p>Or, at least, they think they do.<p>Who can forget Microsoft …

Howard Schultz

Warren Buffett Says Artificial Intelligence Will 'Hurt' Berkshire Hathaway's Business

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett isn’t known for worrying much about technology. The legendary stock-picker has famously shunned smartphones, …

Europe’s Super Rich Earned Tens of Billions on French First-Round Election Results

The Eurozone. Political independents. Pollsters. Now another group has reason for cheer after the first round of France’s election on Sunday: …