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What to do if millions of Romanian vampires pitch camp at Marble Arch

I hate to be cynical, but I think Boris Johnson is deliberately evoking deeply buried fears about blood-eating Transylvanians<p>During the Thatcher era, wealthy British people leaving the National Theatre skirted British homeless people in the cardboard cities of the South Bank subway. Today, wealthy …

We need to have a frank discussion about marriage

The reasons people normally cite for getting hitched no longer make sense. We should be asking: why get married at all?<p>Marriage, as most know it in western countries, is regarded as the end goal of a relationship between (usually) a man and woman, and it normally has some sort of religious …

Lorde: Feminism Is 'Completely Natural,' 'Just Part Of Being A Girl'

In case her musical talent and outspoken opinions about the entertainment industry weren't enough to sell you on Lorde, she's gone and proven yet again that she's one of the coolest teens out there.<p>The 17-year-old pop star sat down -- over Skype, of course -- with fellow awesome teen girl and …

Synthesisers are killing film and TV music, say British composers

Two of Britain's leading film composers warn that the quality of music for film and TV is suffering because synthesised sounds are increasingly replacing real instruments in an effort to cut costs.<p>Carl Davis, whose scores include that for the <i>World at War</i> documentary series, said a synthesised …

Johnny Marr claims Spotify 'hampers' new bands' potential

Johnny Marr has joined Thom Yorke and David Byrne in suggesting that Spotify harms the modern music industry.<p>"I can't think of anything more opposite to punk rock than Spotify," Marr told NME. "I think it entirely hampers new bands, and the situation that Thom Yorke and Beck have been criticising …

Baked Banana French Toast

February 6, 2012<p>Who doesn’t like french toast? I never really eat it, but when I do, I always think why has it been so long. And then another three …

Breakfast

Stonehenge: Origin of Stones Discovered

Geologists in Wales have identified the source of stones used to build Stonehenge, they told local publication the Western Mail on Tuesday, Nov. 19. …

Archaeology

The next global pandemic is somewhere out there. The challenge is to stop it

The threat from a modern global epidemic is real - especially in a connected world<p>Walk past the endless rows of vegetables, past the dozens of stalls selling every possible part of a pig and, at the centre of Cao Lanh city's market, a woman is doing a brisk trade in selling rats for food. Two cages …

Potato power: the spuds that could light the world

With a simple trick, the humble spud can be made into a battery, so could potato powered homes catch on?<p>Mashed, boiled, baked or fried? You probably have a preference for your potatoes. Haim Rabinowitch, however, likes his spuds “hacked”.<p>For the past few years, researcher Rabinowitch and colleagues …

Clean Energy

Scientists shed light on creativity by studying pianists' brain activity

Images of pianists' brains highlighted areas that seemed to underpin their musical creativity<p>Scientists claim to have shed light on the neural basis of creativity by scanning the brains of accomplished pianists while they improvised on a keyboard.<p>Images of the pianists' brains highlighted areas …

7 Of The Best: Guitar Solos

Whether he was playing the National Anthem with his teeth, igniting his guitar on stage, or ploughing his way through a heavenly solo composition …

Guitar

The Three Reasons Twitter Didn’t Sell To Facebook

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg tried to acquire Twitter not once but twice, through official channels and via co-founder Jack Dorsey. The details of the efforts are revealed in Nick Bilton’s new book Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal.<p>I’ll have a full review of the …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Silicon Valley

Lou Reed: 10 essential tracks

In memory of Lou Reed, Neil McCormick chooses 10 tracks that sum up the genius of the Velvet Underground founder<p>1. <b>Heroin</b> (1967)<p>In the era of Sergeant Pepper and flower power, The Velvet Underground’s seven minute, two note drone about shooting up, speeding drug rush followed by grinding come down, …

Lou Reed

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history • NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records • $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products • Security experts say programs 'undermine the fabric of the internet'<p>• Q&A: submit your questions for our privacy …

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media

Pulitzer Prize winner explains how to fix journalism, saying press should 'fire 90% of editors and promote ones you can't control'<p>Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the …

Tony Benn: 'All political careers end in failure. Mine ended earlier than most' http://gu.com/p/3jpjj/fb

Top ten hidden YouTube features

YouTube is used by millions of people to watch videos every day, but how many of us really put it through its paces? Here are a few of its hidden gems<p><b>1. Better linking</b><p>If you want to link to a specific point in a video, just right-click the video and select 'Copy video URL at current time'. When …

Peru's UFO investigations office to be reopened due to "increased sightings of anomalous aerial phenomena" http://gu.com/p/3jqba/fb 1963 picture purportedly showing a UFO in New Mexico. The Peruvian unit will bring together sociologists, archaeologists, astronomers, meteorologists and air force personnel to analyse sightings. Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis

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<i>In the wake of Lou Reed’s death, do not be fooled into thinking he was a man whose genius was a result of being cool, or of simple recalcitrance. He</i> …

Andy Warhol

Lou Reed: 20 Essential Tracks

After leaving the Velvet Underground in 1970, Lou Reed went to work for his dad's accounting firm as a typist. If he had never played a note of music …

Do Call For A Comeback: Top Of The Pops

At its very end, <b>Top Of The Pops</b> got it right. Well, apart from the whole <i>having Jimmy Savile and Dave Lee Travis amongst its swansong episode</i> …

Miley Cyrus

Play The Smiths’ new ‘Meat Is Murder’ video game where you save animals from slaughter

Morrissey and co team up with PETA for the 8-bit arcade-style game<p>The Smiths have teamed up with animal rights group PETA for a new online video game …

Animals

50 Years Later: The Greatest Beatles Performance of All Time

Months before the The Ed Sullivan Show, the band played a seven-song set for Swedish radio that settles any doubt about their electrifying live presence.<p>With their last club residency in Hamburg’s boozed-up Reeperbahn district less than a year in the past, the Beatles were still one kickass bar …

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

Bridges

John Lennon's Final Interview

On December 5, 1980, three days before he was murdered, John Lennon sat down with <i>Rolling Stone</i>'s Jonathan Cott for a nine-hour interview. Select …

Music

Dan Mason

Josh Homme joins Arctic Monkeys on stage in Los Angeles – watch

Queens Of The Stone Age frontman joins Alex Turner to perform 'Knee Socks'<p>Arctic Monkeys were joined on stage by Queens Of The Stage frontman Josh …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking