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Britain's poor diet more deadly than its smoking habit as alcohol related deaths soar

Why the nation's love of crisps, take-away meals and sweets is doing us more harm than tobacco<p>Britain's junk food diet has become the leading cause of death and ill-health, ahead of smoking, according to a study published in The Lancet.<p>The research shows that 40 per cent of NHS resources are spent …

‘Fair use’ matters in dancing toddler copyright case: U.S. court

Copyright holders must consider “fair use” before demanding the removal of videos that people post online, including on Google’s YouTube, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday.<p>In a closely followed case over a home video of a toddler dancing to the Prince hit “Let’s Go Crazy,” the 9th U.S. Circuit …

How to Watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Chronological Order

With an array of television shows, one-shots, Netflix series and movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe can be quite a daunting prospect for the …

Bumble is Tinder's new feminist competitor. Does it work?

Dating apps work. They're convenient, free, require as much effort as you're willing to put in and give you access to partners you wouldn't normally …

Hands-on with the new Oculus Orchestra VR app

Beethoven’s 5th Symphony — with its unique and stirring opening notes — is probably the most recognizable piece of music on the planet. That’s one reason why it was chosen by the LA Philharmonic as kind of a classical music ambassador to debut its new Orchestra VR app, designed by Oculus and made …

Divinity: Original Sin dev seeks information on women playing the game

"Where are the women?"<p>That's the question that kicks off a fascinating blog post from Swen Vincke, the founder of developer Larian Studios. Last year, Larian released <i>Divinity: Original Sin</i>, an old-school RPG that grew quite popular. Now it's gathering funding on Kickstarter for a sequel. But Vincke …

'Stop being the Empire,' Star Wars author tells homophobic readers

Author Chuck Wendig has a simple message for those who say he's ruining Star Wars by making a lead character of his novel <i>Star Wars: Aftermath</i> a gay man: "You're not the good guys."<p>Wendig's <i>Aftermath</i> hit shelves on Sept. 4 as part of the Force Friday merchandise event for the new Star Wars trilogy. …

Scientists Calculate Calories Needed To Walk To Mordor

Lord of the infinite supply rings<p>Napoleon famously quipped that an army marches on its stomach, and a fellowship of the ring is no different. Throughout the series of fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, we are treated to complaints about the lack of food to meet a hobbit’s voracious appetite. Now, …

Heroism

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl review – clever take on tragicomic teen narrative

What might have been the mawkish tale of a geek getting to know a leukaemia sufferer is lifted by its offbeat tone<p>The prospect of a Sundance-wowing indie take on the themes of <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i>or <i>Now Is Good</i> sounds irksome beyond words, but Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s very likable film confounds both …

The Danish Girl director Tom Hooper says there is "a problem" with roles for transgender actors

Tom Hooper, director of Oscar hopeful <b>The Danish Girl</b>, has spoken about roles for transgender actors after his film’s world premiere at the Venice …

New UK trailer for Suffragette

Ahead of its release next month, a new U.K. trailer has arrived online for upcoming historical drama <b>Suffragette</b>, which sees Sarah Gavron directing a …

Civil Rights

25 comic books for nerdy newbies to read first

Every comic book nerd has an origin story, and it starts with opening that first book.<p>There are so many titles with so much history, so it's natural …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Can you solve it? Professor Povey's perplexing problem

<i>A coin of diameter 1 is thrown on an infinitely large chessboard with squares of side 2.</i><p><i>What is the chance that the coin lands on a position touching both black and white?</i>

Mathematics