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Yanis Varoufakis: Marx predicted our present crisis – and points the way out

The Communist Manifesto foresaw the predatory and polarised global capitalism of the 21st century. But Marx and Engels also showed us that we have the power to create a better world. By Yanis Varoufakis<p>For a manifesto to succeed, it must speak to our hearts like a poem while infecting the mind with …

Downton Abbey

How half a million hens were saved from slaughter – video

There's a growing trend in the UK for re-homing chickens, with tens of thousands finding new homes across the country every year. Many of the hens ​come from farms where they share cages with up to 90 other birds, and have never seen daylight or breathed fresh air

Chickens

People Are Teaching Their Cats to High-Five

Confession: We might like cat high fives better than human high fives. And we think you will too, especially after seeing some of the most adorable …

Pets

Look at Syria, and you can see all the elements that have led to world wars

It’s hard to believe the west’s leaders are letting this escalate. Have we learned nothing from history?<p>What on earth are we doing? I have not heard a single expert on Syria explain how dropping missiles on that country will advance the cause of peace or lead its dictator, Bashar al-Assad, to back …

Middle East

Avoid Gulf stream disruption at all costs, scientists warn

How close the world is to a catastrophic collapse of giant ocean currents is unknown, making halting global warming more critical than ever, scientists say<p>Serious disruption to the Gulf Stream ocean currents that are crucial in controlling global climate must be avoided “at all costs”, senior …

Global Warming

Finland has found the answer to homelessness. It couldn’t be simpler

The number of rough sleepers in Britain is soaring, with deaths now a weekly occurrence. It’s time we got over our prejudices<p>“I was born in Liverpool and grew up on a council estate. I had a clean home, toys and nice meals as a kid. When I was nine years old, the sexual abuse started. My abusers …

Homelessness

Drug waste clogs rivers around the world, scientists say

Large numbers of pharmaceuticals found at levels dangerous for wildlife and the environment<p>River systems around the world are coursing with over-the-counter and prescription drugs waste which harms the environment, researchers have found.<p>If trends persist, the amount of pharmaceutical effluence …

Pollution

World leaders to miss union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Terror attack survivors among those invited to attend wedding but politicians are not on list<p>Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to break with tradition for their wedding, with UK and foreign politicians not on the official guest list.<p>Donald Trump, the US president, and his predecessor, Barack …

Prince Harry

Yang Fudong's best photograph: seven intellectuals in a boat suspended in the air

‘We found a boat-lifting machine and asked the actors to jump aboard, then set the mechanism in motion as we started to shoot’<p>This shot was taken in 2006 in Shandong province, near the port city of Weihai – I was there to film the fourth instalment of a five-hour video work, Seven Intellectuals in …

Art

Good news at last: the world isn’t as horrific as you think

Training yourself how to put the news into perspective – practising ‘factfulness’ – will change your outlook for the better<p>Things are bad, and it feels like they are getting worse, right? War, violence, natural disasters, corruption. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer; and …

Crime

Would we all be better off living with wolves?

A Spanish man apparently raised by wolves says since leaving the pack he has been disappointed by humans. Have others reportedly reared by animals felt the same?<p>You would be forgiven for thinking stories of orphans growing up with wolves were the domain of The Jungle Book or the mythic founders of …

Wildlife

Eat your brussels: scientists say vegetable provides heart benefits to older women

Australian research shows eating vegetables including sprouts, broccoli and cabbage is beneficial<p>Research has shown eating broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussels sprouts to be particularly beneficial for the hearts of elderly women.<p>A University of Western Australia study of more than 950 women …

Nutrition

What’s up PewdiePie? The troubling content of YouTube’s biggest star

Childish, offensive and immensely popular, the YouTube star – whose real name is Felix Kjellberg – continues to command a huge audience. But what is he really saying?<p>PewdiePie has started a book club. Once a month, the YouTuber sits in his box room studio, bathed in soft pink light, and critiques a …

Internet

NHS appoints humanist to lead chaplaincy team

Lindsay van Dijk will help meet demand for non-religious pastoral care in Buckinghamshire<p>A humanist has been appointed to lead a team of NHS chaplains, in a move that reflects growing demand for emotional and spiritual support from people who do not identify with any organised religion.<p>Lindsay van …

Humanism

He has wrapped the Reichstag – now the artist Christo is heading to the UK with 7,506 barrels

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, his late wife, became famous for their extraordinary sculptures, including one that made Italians feel they were walking on water. Now he’s coming to Britain, what surprises can we expect?<p>Christo is standing in the driving rain patiently surveying the site for his latest …

Habitats

Nichelle Nichols: At 85, the Star Trek icon is bold as ever

Star Trek's original Uhura continues to push boundaries and love her career -- and her fans.<p>She boldly went where no other women of color had been and became a role model along the way.<p>Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek, The Original Series, was one of the first African-American …

Science Fiction

Henry and Baloo: Dog and cat travel companions gain cult following

<b>Best friends Henry and Baloo have a lot in common - they have both been rescued and now enjoy long walks in the great outdoors. What makes them special to their many fans is that they are a dog and cat travelling duo.</b><p>Their unlikely friendship and hiking trips around the beautiful mountainous …

Pets

Shocking live export conditions not uncommon, animal rights groups say

Animal welfare groups say shocking conditions shown in footage of the Australian live export ship Awassi Express in which more than 2,000 sheep died are not uncommon and have been repeatedly reported to the federal regulator.<p>The ship was due to leave Fremantle with 65,000 sheep and 250 cattle on …

Exports

25 Quotes About Mindfulness That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

For most of us, multitasking has become a way of life. We are expected to do it all, know it all, and always be 10 steps ahead. But are we actually doing ourselves a disservice by constantly running on autopilot? What are we missing out on? The concept of mindfulness focuses on bringing your full …

Mindfulness

'Killer robots': AI experts call for boycott over lab at South Korea university

Academics around the world voice ‘huge concern’ over KAIST’s collaboration with defence company on autonomous weapons<p>Artificial intelligence researchers from nearly 30 countries are boycotting a South Korean university over concerns a new lab in partnership with a leading defence company could lead …

North Korea

Arkansas judge drops murder charge in Amazon Echo case

<b>(CNN) —</b> A judge dismissed a murder charge against an Arkansas man in a case that drew national attention when prosecutors sought evidence they believed was stored in an Amazon Echo speaker.<p>James Bates was charged with first-degree murder in the 2015 death of Victor Collins after a night of drinking …

Crime

The wedding singer: Adele and the rise of celebrity ministers

Alan Carr has confirmed that the pop star got ordained to marry him to his long-term partner earlier this year. But she’s not the only celebrity with the power of love<p>It has been revealed that Adele took on the role of best man, wedding planner and minister at her best mate Alan Carr’s wedding …

Weddings

Revealed: Facebook hate speech exploded in Myanmar during Rohingya crisis

Analyst says: ‘I really don’t know how Zuckerberg and co sleep at night’ after evidence emerges of a spike in posts inciting violence<p>Hate speech exploded on Facebook at the start of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar last year, analysis has revealed, with experts blaming the social network for creating …

Social Media

Teachers warn of growing poverty crisis in British schools

Schools plugging gaps left by social services budget cuts as poverty becomes more extreme<p>Extreme child poverty is worsening across the UK, with schools increasingly forced to fill in the gaps being left by councils and social services budget cuts, school leaders have said.<p>Headteachers from schools …

Universal Credit

Sex for rent … the rogue landlords who offer a ‘free’ room in return for ‘favours’

As the housing crisis deepens, words such as ‘intimacy’ and ‘benefits’ are starting to appear in the to-let columns<p>To the unaware, the true meaning of some of the phrases used on the ads for tenants could be missed. Rooms for rent are offered in exchange for “benefits” or “keeping me company”. …

North London

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Dita Von Teese: ‘Staying pale takes some effort in LA’

<b>Burlesque has become</b> a place for an alternative feminist movement.I didn’t ever think I was going to be famous. I just started doing it because it was fun and something cool that nobody else was doing. We get to decide if we want to be objectified. But I recognise that one person’s empowerment can …

George Michael

Tin Foil Hats That Shield the Thoughts of Conspiracy Loving Cats (and Their Equally Concerned Humans)

Because it feels like the whole world is going crazy, online novelty retailer Archie McPhee has released a handy tin foil hat for conspiracy loving …

Pets

20-Year-Old Digital Artist Uses Photoshop To Create The Most Magical Animals

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Image by Julien Tabet and featured with permission <br>Julien Tabet is a 20-year-old digital artist from …

Tutorials

How do you make friends as an adult? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Looking back at your childhood with rose-tinted glasses can trick you into thinking it was easy to make friends as a kid. You shared a biscuit, a puzzle and maybe some germs, and …

Relationships