Marian Van Reesch

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Giant turkeys roamed Australia two million years ago, study finds

Scientists have discovered that Australia was once inhabited by a variety of giant birds – including a kangaroo-sized flying turkey – which roamed the continent more than two million years ago.<p>The finding was based on an analysis of fossils and bones found in 1880 which have long been thought to …

iWork update adds hundreds of cool new emoji-style symbols

The iWork suite just got an update across iOS and macOS, with some neat new features for Keynote, Pages, and Numbers. But the headline new feature is the addition of a brand new Shapes Library across all the apps. You know that section that always let you put little squares and circles into your …

Graphics

10 of the best cafes and restaurants near Paris’s major attractions

Lunch near Paris’s big draws doesn’t have to be expensive or touristy. A short walk from the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre will reveal a classic bistro, stylish brasserie or locals’ favourite<p>Everyone visiting Paris is likely to end up among the crowds at its most famous sights; the problem that …

France

Tootoomoo

A pan-Asian pad serving decent-value small plates.<p>This poky new Islington spot – part of a small chain of pan-Asian restaurants – takes its name from …

Britain's 30 best places for brunch (and what to order at each one)

The brain interprets sarcasm in emoji the same way as verbal communication, study shows

The brain interprets irony or sarcasm conveyed by an emoji in the same way that sarcasm is conveyed verbally, according to a new report from …

Language

29 Books That Will Enrich Your Inner Literati

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Books

Five Dystopian Books Every Man Should Read

The etymology of the word “dystopia” is as you would expect: from the ancient Greek, it’s literal translation is “bad place”. However, its antonym …

Ray Bradbury

10 of the best market restaurants in Barcelona

The restaurants and stalls around Barcelona’s markets use fresh produce, often direct from the vendors – and are some of the best places to eat in the city<p>You’ve not really done Barcelona until you’ve ticked off a Gaudí or two, had some average tapas, watched stag and hen parties messily collide in …

Extreme Sports

Fudge Doughnut Recipe - Great British Chefs

William Curley gives his Scottish fudge doughnut recipe a little twist by adding sea salted caramel to the luxuriously creamy centre. Labour …

This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins constructed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A …

Facebook takes its fake news fight to Germany

Facebook is expanding its trial of measures to combat fake news beyond the U.S. for the first time — and will shortly be rolling out the updates in Germany. In a blog post yesterday the company said it will be introducing the updates to the market “in the coming weeks”.<p>Last month Facebook’s VP of …

Internet

Trail Cam Photos Reveal What Wild Animals Do When Humans Aren't Around

(Image Link)<p>Trail cameras are set up to give rangers and scientists a way to track animal movement in the area or spot a rare and reclusive species, …

Animals

Marvel pulls sexualised Riri Williams cover after backlash

Marvel and Midtown Comics pulled its <i>Invincible Iron Man</i> #1 variant cover featuring Riri Williams on Thursday after fans criticised the drawing for …

Comics