Pavel Novikov

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The Wall Street Journal's Trump problem

Dozens have left the paper in the past year and interviews with current and ex-staffers show outrage over pressure from management to normalize Trump<p>On Monday 13 February, just over three weeks after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Wall Street Journal’s editor-in-chief Gerry Baker held a town-hall …

Donald Trump

This graffiti in Newcastle tells a touching father and son story

This wonderful bit of graffiti outside the Central Library in Newcastle reads like an Irvine Welsh short story.<p>It’s a powerful piece of prose.<p>Dad?<br>Aye …

Libraries

Illustrator brilliantly turns famous love songs into Stephen King book covers

Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator Butcher Billy has re-imagined tragic love songs by the likes of Lionel Richie, The Police and Hall & …

How to Cross 'Writing a Book' Off Your Bucket List

Here are 3 surprising tips to help you start writing daily (and keep doing it).<p>Writing a book is a high-ranking bucket list goal for many people. One of the reasons that this goal tends to stay on our bucket lists for far too long is that we're out of practice in the art of writing. Like any other …

How to Recognize When Someone Is Talking Rot, and Other Advice Harvard First-Year Students Just Heard

Expect to be wrong, identify when someone's talking rot, and learn from the person sitting next to you.<p>Expect to be wrong, and learn to recognize when someone is talking rot.<p>Those are two pieces of advice that 1,702 first-year students heard this week as they started their Harvard careers in …

Samsung heir sentenced to five years in jail after corruption conviction

South Korean court sentences Lee Jae-yong over role in scandal that led to impeachment of former president Park Guen-hye<p>A bribery and cronyism scandal that has already toppled a South Korean president has claimed a major business scalp after a court sentenced Lee Jae-yong, the acting chairman of …

South Korea

Over my dead f**king body, says Queen

<b>CHARLES will become king when I am cold in the ground and not a minute earlier, the Queen has confirmed.</b><p>Reports had suggested that Elizabeth was …

Widespread Loneliness Is Killing People And We Need to Start Taking This Seriously

Talk to a friend.<p>Researchers are warning that loneliness and social isolation is becoming a greater public health threat than the widely discussed …

Psychology

Brexit threatens Britain’s place at the nuclear top table | Ian Chapman

The UK is currently a world leader in fusion research; leaving Euratom would be calamitous<p>In the south of France, the largest scientific experiment mankind has ever embarked upon is rising out of the ground. This facility, the Iter project, will demonstrate nuclear fusion power on a commercial …

Woman 'steals' her stolen bike back from thief who advertised it on Facebook

A Bristol cyclist has "stolen" her bike from a thief who advertised it for sale on Facebook.<p>Jenni Morton-Humphreys, 30, turned the tables on the thief with an ingenious sting, even though she was advised against doing so by the police.<p>Ms Morton-Humphreys had appealed for help by posting a picture …

The Tories continue to fail Armed Forces returning from combat, says Jeremy Corbyn

I meet many people in distress or who have experienced homelessness and discover a great many are ex- forces personnel.<p>Our Armed Forces sacrifice so …

Here's how I feel about all this Stephen Hawking 'news' going around

There are some stories that, as a space journalist, you just don't want to cover.<p>And well, famed cosmologist Stephen Hawking's most recent …

12-year-old girl beats Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking in IQ test

A 12-year-old girl has scored higher in an IQ test than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.<p>The so-called genius benchmark is set at 140 and Rajgauri …

Stephen Hawking

Leaked: The UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors

Real-time full-blown snooping with breakable encryptionThe UK government has secretly drawn up more details of its new bulk surveillance powers – …

This map reveals Wi-Fi passwords at airports around the world

Is there anything more annoying than having to pay for Wi-Fi, that basic of human rights?<p>Anil Polat, a travel blogger and computer security engineer, …

Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel

By Adam Entous ,<p>Adam Entous<p>Reporter who wrote about national security, foreign policy and intelligence.<p>Bio<p>Greg Miller ,<p>Greg Miller<p>Reporter covering national security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Kevin Sieff and<p>Kevin Sieff<p>Latin America Correspondent<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Karen DeYoung<p>Karen DeYoung<p>Associate editor and …

Trump Administration

Physicists Have Detected a Friction-Like Force in a Perfect Vacuum

Without breaking the fundamental laws of physics.<p>One of the most fundamental tenets of modern physics is that in a perfect vacuum - a place entirely …

Bishop 'distressed' by row following Qur'an reading at cathedral

David Chillingworth of Scottish Episcopal Church says he regrets widespread abuse received by St Mary’s Cathedral<p>The leader of the Scottish Anglican church has said he was “deeply distressed” at the “widespread offence” caused by a reading from the Qur’an at a service to mark the feast of the …