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The best 20 smartphones in the world

1/<p>20. BlackBerry Passport<p>BlackBerry<p>The BlackBerry Passport may look strange, but a lot of BlackBerry fans seem to love it. It has a really nice …

Researchers are teaching robots how to make pancakes from scratch

As a normal human with the average brain cells found in a being of my species and age, I find it hard to get pancakes just right. There’s a fine and delicate art to them that requires a ton of information.<p>But I don’t need someone to tell me how to hold a spatula.<p>That’s the thing with robots! …

Robotics

The dark truth about rape at UK music festivals

A growing number of women are reporting sexual assaults and rape at UK music festivals. Radhika Sanghani speaks to the organisers, ahead of Reading and Bestival, to find out how big the problem is - and what can be done<p>This weekend, thousands of people gathered in Essex to watch Calvin Harris, …

Festivals

Slash Says He and Axl Rose Have Reconciled

Slash left Guns N’ Roses in 1996 in the wake of a feud with frontman Axl Rose. But any hard feelings appeared to have softened over the years.<p>The …

Would you eat this Tesco scotch egg Cornish pasty?

Tesco have invented a Cornish pasty with a massive scotch egg in the middle, melding together two picnic foods<p>Do you ever eat a Cornish pasty and think "what this missing is a massive hard-boiled egg in the middle"?<p>Tesco think that they have invented a "better way" of eating the picnic food by …

a brief history of Aston Martin's DB cars

The history of Aston Martin is a crash-bang-wallop epic worthy of 007 himself, the secret agent with whom the Gaydon marque has become inextricably …

Le Mans

2 studies have narrowed the search for dark matter and dark energy

Dark matter was first proposed more than 70 years ago to explain why the force of gravity in galaxy clusters is so much stronger than expected. If the clusters contained only the stars and gas we observe, their gravity should be much weaker, leading scientists to assume there is some sort of matter …

How Phil Knight built Nike into one of the biggest brands in the world and became a billionaire

With a net worth of $21.6 billion, he's also one of the world's richest self-made billionaires.<p>Knight might be stepping down as the brand's longtime chairman this year, but his legacy will live on.<p>Here's a look back at how Knight's marketing prowess and relentless spirit have driven Nike from a …

14 celebrities who are secretly tech insiders

Celebrities are usually known for their hot-selling albums, athletic abilities, and red-carpet appearances — but not always for their tech savvy.<p>Some celebrities try to fly drones with code. Others have made the march from Hollywood to Silicon Valley to join venture capital firms. A few are even …

The science of forgiveness: “When you don’t forgive you release all the chemicals of the stress response”

<b>(altanaka via Shutterstock)</b><p>Researchers are studying how we can let go of our grievances and live a healthier life. Here’s how it works<p>Megan Feldman Bettencourt<p>August 24, 2015 2:26am (UTC)<p>From “Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World”<p><b>The Burn Surgeon: How Anger Can Impede Healing</b><p>In …

Psychology

British curry houses in crisis due to lack of chefs

The British curry industry is in turmoil, with two restaurants closing every week<p>It's often been said that Tikka Masala is the British national dish.<p>But it might not be for much longer, as figures show two curry houses are closing in Britain each week due to a shortage of chefs.<p>This crisis is due …