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David Cameron's new cabinet lineup

<b>George Osborne</b><p><b>First secretary of state and chancellor of the exchequer</b><p>Cameron’s right-hand man is effectively taking the position of deputy prime minister vacated by Nick Clegg with the new office of first secretary.<p><b>Best quote: “</b>Tax cuts should be for life, not just for Christmas.”<p><b>Theresa May</b><p><b>Home</b> …

Civil Service

La Haine, the controversial 1995 drama that held up a mirror to the social ills of modern France, arrived during a dark time in the country’s history. Twenty years on, with a sequel mooted and France again experiencing uncertain times, we reflect on the film’s lasting significance<p>At a distance of …

France

The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless<p>Water is the only substance on Earth whose chemical formula has entered the vernacular. We all know H2O, even if we don’t understand …

Francis Bacon

10 Batman v Joker Stories We Need To See On The Big Screen

Warner Bros. recently unveiled the first official image of Jared Leto as The Joker (if you missed the image, you can check it out byclicking here), …

Michael Gove, New Justice Secretary, Once Advocated Bringing Back Hanging

<b>UPDATE: Say Goodbye To The Human Rights Act Now The Tories Are In Charge</b><p>Michael Gove - the new Justice Secretary - once advocated bringing back …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Parasomnia is a pain – but you can conquer your night terrors

Four times a week, in the middle of the night, while I was asleep, my ceiling would fall in. Sometimes I’d try to prop it up while screaming for help; sometimes I’d just leap out of bed and run.<p>Other strange things were happening, usually around 2am. Spiders and other bugs would get into my bed and …

Sleep

Welcome to Liberland, the tiny patch of woodland claiming to be the world's newest country

Self-proclaimed libertarian micro-state whose founder admires Nigel Farage welcomes its first citizens on Friday, with the first 100 arrivals to be granted honorary citizenship<p>The first citizens will arrive on Friday to populate the world's newest self-declared country – Liberland, a tiny patch of …

Election 2015 results MAPPED: 2015 full list

Just the facts: find out who your MP is with our easy to read list of results of the 2015 UK general election by constituency<p><b>Viewing this in a Telegraph app? Tap here for the results map.</b><p>Full general election 2015 results by constituency are below. Click on the constituency name for a full …

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Confused about the general election? Don't worry, there are only two possible outcomes...

Although there are countless possible coalitions and alliances, David Cameron or Ed Miliband both need a magic 323 Commons seats to take office<p>Can something ever be true simply because you really want it to be? It’s a question I ask in a genuine spirit of inquiry rather than rhetorically – and …

The worst election campaign leaflets – including 'Vote Name Surname'

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p><b>Don’t disguise your leaflet as a newspaper</b><p>Believe it or not - a Liberal Democrat leaflet<p>Sent via Guardian Witness<p>By ID651971<p>30 March 2015, 11:37<p>Look what we’ve got here, a free copy of the local newsp… oh. Wait a second. It’s a leaflet. Stop trying to trick us!<p>The …

Elections

Dull and duller: Terry Eagleton, literary theorist, scours the manifestos for any wit or originality among the bland promises<p>For the last century or so, by far the finest manifestos have been the work of artists, not politicians. From the futurists and dadaists to the surrealists and situationists, …

Great Britain

Resurrecting 'Guitar Hero' through live rock and robots

<i>Guitar Hero Live</i> is trying to pull off one of the most difficult acts in rock and roll: the return to relevance. Not just a reunion tour feeding off nostalgic fans looking to recapture the good, old days of 2005, but a bona fide resurrection. After a five-year hiatus for the series, FreeStyleGames …

Guitar

Chomsky says US is world's biggest terrorist

Noam Chomsky is one of the superstars of the intellectual world; a prolific author and self-proclaimed anarchist, who, at the age of 86 still doesn’t seem to be slowing down. He still rails against a whole host of perceived injustices, with the West generally in his line of fire. Isabelle Kumar of …

Political Science

In Finland's 'open prisons,' inmates have the keys

To find the inmates at the prison in Kerava, Finland, just walk down a tree-lined path and open the door to the greenhouse.<p>“It’s quite relaxing to be here,” says Hannu Kallio, a convicted drug smuggler. “We have bunnies.”<p>The 70 inmates in this facility go to work every day in the greenhouse. Today, …

Here’s The Craziest, Most Thorough Nicolas Cage Prank Ever Pulled

Australian brothers Matt and Tim have been engaged in a prank war for some time now, but Matt inadvertently escalated the conflict when he dissed Nicolas Cage earlier this year, calling the cinematic treasure “a big d-bag.”<p>Immediately, Tim began covertly compiling the craziest photos and …

Resilient Birds In Chernobyl Are Actually Adapting to Radiation

Chernobyl is a scary, seemingly sinister place, where trees don't decay and plants glow. A newly published study, however, shows that not all living …

Chernobyl

Most Expensive U.S. Home Sale Ever: Connecticut Estate Goes For $120 Million

Ladies and gentlemen, a new record has been set: Copper Beech Farm is now the most-expensive home sale in the United States–ever. The estate, at 499 Indian Field Road in Greenwich, Connecticut, closed Friday for $120 million.<p>That figure shatters the prior record held by Softbank billionaire …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

How Are Those Cities of the Future Coming Along?

A Map of all the Places in the U.S. Where Nobody Lives

These high-quality images may look like photographs of world cities at night taken by astronauts from the International Space Station – but they are painstakingly constructed from public map data and finessed by artist Marc Khachfe

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

What are the best-paid jobs in 2013?

Think you deserve a better paid job? The Office of National Statistics has just released its Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013, so we can tell you exactly how to get one.<p>Just bear in mind, when reading the results of the survey, that it measures salary only; it doesn't take into account …

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