These days, seemingly everyone outside North America is all-aflutter with Xiaomi, the relatively new Chinese OEM startup that has taken (part of) the world by storm. Last year it even managed to acquire
Who needs modern self-help gurus when a 19th-century novelist had it all worked out? Fortify yourself for the first Jane Austen day with quotes from her novels – and let us know the ones we have missed
Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand. This year, I got about half.
The year 2014 was a tumultuous one, with more than its fair share of world-changing events. The media has covered the chaos using all the methods at its disposal: Live blogs, images and rapid on-the-ground
When Polish composer Frederic Chopin died in 1849 he seemed to have suffered a classic Romantic death from tuberculosis. But doubts soon arose about the diagnosis, and a scientific examination of the earlier
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