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Mouth-watering Mojito recipes for sunny days

From the classic Mojito to pimped-up versions with raspberries and rosewater, these cocktail recipes are an absolute treat<p>The Mojito is the classic Cuban cocktail, so it really should be made with Havana Club and drunk on a painted balcony under a sultry sky. But… we’re in the UK. So here are some …

Recipes

Making sense of President Trump's attacks on the FBI

Historian says Trump has 'never really tried to understand why people do things that are not in his interest'<p>For a split second it seemed Donald …

Donald Trump

Oregon lawmakers pass gun-control bill; first since Florida shooting

Fueled by anguished voices in the aftermath of the Florida high school shooting, Oregon's Legislature on Thursday banned people convicted of stalking and domestic violence or under restraining orders from buying or owning firearms and ammunition.<p>The passage of the bill by the state Senate on a …

Guns

Gun control bill OK'd by Oregon; 1st since Florida shooting

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Fueled by anguished voices in the aftermath of the Florida high school shooting, Oregon's Legislature on Thursday banned people convicted of stalking and domestic violence or under restraining orders from buying or owning firearms and ammunition.<p>The passage of the bill by the …

Guns

UK regulator to cap prices BT can charge rivals for use of fast broadband

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's telecoms regulator will cap the price BT can charge rivals to use its fast broadband service and make it easier for all providers to use the company's infrastructure to build their own networks to boost the roll-out of fiber.<p>Full fiber broadband is many times faster - …

Telecoms

Inside the OED: can the world’s biggest dictionary survive the internet?

For centuries, lexicographers have attempted to capture the entire English language. Technology might soon turn this dream into reality – but will it spell the end for dictionaries?<p>By Andrew Dickson<p>In February 2009, a Twitter user called @popelizbet issued an apparently historic challenge to …

Linguistics

Bentley wants its next new car to be fully autonomous

This week in Austria, Bentley launched its new V8 iteration of its luxury Bentayga SUV. The first Bentayga came off the production line back in 2015, …

Volkswagen

2002 Cruiser(s) of the Year

<i>This article was originally published in the December 2002 issue of Motorcycle Cruiser.</i><p>Some years it’s a simple task to pick the most momentous new …

Motorcycles

Young Sheldon review: he’s an irritating little smartypants – but he’s headed for something Big one day

There are plenty of laughs in this prequel to The Big Bang Theory, but the emotional punches are only threatened, and never land<p>East Texas, 1989, and a nine-year-old boy is playing with his train set. Not so much for the love of trains but because it allows him to demonstrate Newton’s first law of …

TV

Ex-president: Putin hates America

CNN's Matthew Chance interviews the former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in Amsterdam about Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia

CERN scientists get antimatter ready for its first road trip

Antimatter is notoriously tricky to store and study, thanks to the fact that it will vanish in a burst of energy if it so much as touches regular …

Physics

These Orecchiette Recipes Are the Next Best Thing to Booking a Trip to Italy

From the region of Apulia, located in the south of Italy comes orecchiette pasta, a variety of small, dimpled noodles which are thought to resemble …

Italian Food

Net Neutrality Legal Battle Officially Begins: What You Need To Know

And they’re off! The legal floodgates for net neutrality lawsuits officially opened Thursday as 23 state attorneys general re-filed their complaints (“Petition For Review“) challenging the FCC’s December 14 decision repealing the Obama-era net neutrality rules. This marks the next phase in the …

Net Neutrality

History’s Real Lessons on Iran

Several recent articles have called on President Donald Trump to change the Iran policy of the United States based on ‘past lessons’ and Persian …

South Asia

The Most Anticipated Horror Movies Of 2018

Who doesn't love a good scare? Luckily for you, 2018 has a lot of them in store. From brooding, indie horror films to bloody, fright-filled sequels, the year will bring you some spooky, freaky, downright chilling movies that might make it a little bit more difficult to sleep at night.

Jamie Lee Curtis

US bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The nation's largest privately-owned bank holding company and a major car rental chain said Thursday they will stop promotions aimed at National Rifle Association members.<p>The Nebraska-based First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract to issue the group's NRA Visa …

South Dakota

2 scientists have left the Interior Department after Zinke demanded confidential energy data

Two senior U.S. Geological Survey officials have stepped down after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke demanded that they provide his office with confidential data on the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska before it was released to the general public.<p>Murray Hitzman and Larry Meinert — who had served as …

Ryan Zinke

Students demand tuition fee refunds: here's how to complain

Tens of thousands of students have signed petitions demanding refunds for lost teaching time as a result of a lecturers’ strike over pensions.<p>Members of the University and College Union, representing lecturers and other academic staff, are walking out for up to two weeks in protest over plans to …

Higher Education

Scottish granite is at the heart of curling

Scottish locals started curling on frozen ponds 500 years ago.<p>Each smooth, polished stone is crafted from granite mined on an island 10 miles (16 kilometres) off the Ayrshire coast.<p>Kays Curling has exclusive rights to mine granite on the uninhabited island of Ailsa Craig.<p>The centre of the curling …

Curling

Old-fashioned Meatloaf Recipe

Old-fashioned Meatloaf Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat; add celery and onion, and sauté 7 minutes …

Country Lifestyle

A Dark and Disturbing Sci-Fi World of Gangsters, Sadists and Pedophiles

Netflix’s ‘Mute,’ the latest film by Duncan Jones (‘Moon’), stars Alexander Skarsgard as a man who journeys into the underworld of neo-Berlin in …

Alexander Skarsgård

Apple’s AirPower said to be released next month, pricing info still unclear

Alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone X last September, Apple showcased its wireless charging accessory called AirPower. The charging mat will allow Apple users to charge their iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch on the same surface. At the time, Apple teased a 2018 debut, and now it looks like we’re …

Tech Trends

‘I don’t know how you got this way:’ a young neo-Nazi reveals himself to his family

The mother and son were sitting in the living room, arguing about Ellen DeGeneres again.<p>“She definitely helps push the degeneracy. Didn’t she have that cross-dressing little boy on?” Kam Musser, 21, said of one of her recent guests. “That little boy in makeup.”<p>Kam Musser spends a lot of time on his …

Empathy

Quantum Mechanics, Explained In Five Minutes

Quantum mechanics deals with the mathematical description of the motion and interaction of subatomic particles, incorporating the concepts of …

Quantum Mechanics

10 Noteworthy Cars Coming Soon

We have our eyes on this promising group of new and redesigned models coming later this year.<p>Although these vehicles may be tempting, we …

Volkswagen Arteon

Here's How Much The NRA's Chief Gets Paid To Fight Gun Control

While railing against the "elite" of the United States, the NRA's CEO attempted to slam some members of the Democratic Party for supposedly …

Guns

9 Alexa tips for music lovers

If you love music and your Alexa speaker, here are nine things you should know.<p>Simple as it may be, streaming music is one of Alexa's key features, largely because it does it so well. Alexa removes a lot of the friction that used to exist when trying to play music throughout your home. You no …

Music Industry

Mute review – Duncan Jones's sci-fi thriller is a Netflix disaster

The Moon director has delivered a catastrophically misjudged riff on Blade Runner with an astoundingly dull performance from Alexander Skårsgard<p>If one were to relax one’s eyes and stand very far away, the career of Duncan Jones might begin to resemble that of the young Hollywood savior he’s clearly …

Paul Rudd

20 Mind-Boggling Facts About Quantum Computing Everyone Should Read

The dream of “quantum computing” – harnessing the power of quantum-level mechanics in order to create computers far faster and more powerful than any available today – came a step closer to reality recently.<p>Microsoft and Google both have just announced that they are expecting to reach key …

Quantum Mechanics

'I've never been so unimpressed by a person in my life': Parkland shooting survivor delivers a biting critique of her phone call with Trump

A student who survived the February 14th mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, had some terse words for President Donald Trump, who she said called her on the phone while she was recovering in the hospital.<p>Samantha Fuentes told The New York Times she did not feel comforted by Trump, …

Donald Trump