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Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing receives royal pardon

Alan Turing, the second world war codebreaker who took his own life after undergoing chemical castration following a conviction for homosexual activity, has been granted a posthumous royal pardon 59 years after his death.<p>The brilliant mathematician, who played a major role in breaking the Enigma …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Let teenagers have their kicks. They are only doing what comes naturally

British teenagers are an increasingly responsible and sober bunch. Teen pregnancies are at an all-time low, drug-fuelled dance culture is vanishing, careers are planned from a tender age, and preparations are made for a lifetime of tuition fee loan repayments and pension contributions. Most of the …

Zaha Hadid's Extraordinary 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium

Architect extraordinaire Zaha Hadid and global engineering firm AECOM have recently released the initial details for their highly anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium in Qatar. The Al Wakrah Stadium will be the first of several arenas built for the worldwide tournament and is set to begin …

Unraveling the mysteries of life

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: ESA/NASA/Hubble<p>Time, space and matter were created 13.7 billion years ago, when the Big Bang occurred. This pale, blue …

The spaceship is cleared for landing, Cupertino approves new Apple HQ

A little over two years since Steve Jobs presented his case for it and after the occasional setback, the Cupertino City Council has finally given Apple full approval to go ahead with its futuristic campus. In exchange, Apple has agreed to fork over more money to the city in the form of a reduced …

Do the maths: the science behind the numbers that govern our lives

In the mid-60s, the psychiatrist Charles Hofling wanted to know more about the way nurses and doctors interact with one another, so he devised an experiment, in a real hospital. While on duty, the nurses would receive a telephone call from a doctor, who ordered them to give a 20mg dose of medicine …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

Gmail's top nine hidden features

Most tech-savvy email users have a Gmail account - but how many of them know its hidden features? Here's a list of the top nine tips<p>Most email users probably have a Gmail account, unless you're still using aol.com, in which case my first tip for you is to immediately set up a Gmail account.<p>But for …

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Carlos Burle at Nazaré: the biggest wave ever surfed? - in pictures

Nazaré on the Atlantic coast of Portugal has become a legendary spot in the world of big wave surfing. Brazillian Carlos Burle headed to Praia do Norte and rode what has been called the largest wave ever. We bring you the best images from this astonishing feat

11 Or 12 Things I Learned About Life From Day Trading Millions Of Dollars

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. I was a day trader for many years and it almost killed me.</i><p>I was a day trader for many …

In pictures: Concorde the supersonic airliner - Telegraph

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10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

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The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

10 of the Most Dangerous Space Walks Ever Done

The blockbuster film Gravity features one heart-stopping emergency in space after another, most of them outside the confines of a spacecraft. Real-life emergencies during extravehicular activity, or EVA, are more rare, but they do happen.<p>The blockbuster film <i>Gravity</i> features one heart-stopping …

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Samsung Goes First, Google Experiments And Apple Refines

There’s a new rhythm to product releases among the biggest players in mobile tech, and increasingly, Samsung is building a reputation as the most brash and quick-to-act of what I would call the ruling triumvirate, which also includes Google and Apple. Google plays the reasoned experimenter, Apple …

US shutdown: 10 unexpected consequences

<b>A closed sign on national parks and monuments across the US is the most visible consequence of a budget wrangle that has caused large parts of the government to shut down. But what about the more surprising consequences?</b><p><b>1. One person maintaining the Canada border</b><p>It's a 5,525-mile (8,891km) border, …

What Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Will Look Like in 2026

The <i>Sagrada Famlia</i>, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaud, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaud took his time …

Breaking Bad Posters

To commemorate the finale of Breaking Bad, Mattson Creative has created a poster series that illustrates the transformation of Bryan Cranston’s …

US government on verge of first shutdown in two decades - live

Summary<p>Welcome to Shutdown America. Let's wrap this up.<p>• <b>The federal government is partially shutdown for the first time in 17 years.</b> The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo around 11:40 ET instructing agencies to "execute plans for an orderly shutdown due to the absence of appropriations."<p>…

The “Breaking Bad” school

THERE are obvious reasons for watching “Breaking Bad”: for once the Hollywood hype surrounding the television series is justified. But there is also …

This column will change your life: stop rating your whole self http://t.gu.com/oQiS8 'Trying to think of yourself as a good person dramatically raises the stakes of everything you do and magnifies mistakes' Illustration: Robin Hursthouse for the Guardian

5 Tips From an Expert to Sculpt the Ultimate Cut Physique

Hitting the gym is hard work, and just like anything else into which you put a great deal of energy, you want to maximize your gains. And metabolic …

Android phones decline as iPhone reconnects

Google's share of the UK smartphone market has fallen for the first time, as Apple’s iPhone has rebounded.<p>Sales of smartphones running the Google-designed Android software, such as those made by Samsung, accounted for 56.2pc of the UK market in the second quarter of the year, according to research …

Meet Helpouts, Google’s Secret Project That Turns Hangouts Into A Commerce Platform

While its roots lie in search, today, Google wears many hats. From self-driving cars and wearable technology to social networking and mobile operating systems, there are few industries where the search and advertising giant has yet to make its presence felt. Lately, however, Google’s expansion has …