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New Evidence Links The Collapse of Aztec Society to a Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

80% of the population was wiped out.<p>When Spanish forces arrived in Mexico in 1519, the native population was estimated to be around 25 million. A …

Qualcomm’s new 802.11ax Wi-Fi chips will reduce congestion on next-gen networks

Qualcomm's new router chip promises peak speeds of up to 4.8Gbps.<p>The 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard has been around for a few years now, long enough that it …

Ikea’s effect on the antiques trade: here’s how to turn the tables

Our fondness for the Swedish manufacturer has contributed to falling antique sales – and our inability to appreciate other furniture. Here’s a list of six design classics to set the flat-packs packing<p>I have a confession to make. I am a design critic, and my house is full of Ikea products. There are …

Cash chaos shows India's women need financial system they can bank on | Sarah Gammage

Banning the country’s most widely used notes has hit poor women hardest, as they often do not have bank accounts or access to financial services<p>Long queues. Days off work. Loss of assets. Not the effects of an economic crash, but rather what has happened in recent weeks after India’s prime …

India

Britain champions female refugees abroad only to fail them here | Kasia Staszewska

Despite saying it wants to protect women from sexual violence in conflict, the UK fails to provide safe, legal routes to sanctuary and handles asylum insensitively<p>Ramya, an Eritrean, was raped more than once by the traffickers who held her captive in a camp in Libya. Hala, from Aleppo, was offered …

In The Search For The Perfect Desk – Get Inspired

As easy as it may be to buy the first desk you come across, that’s rarely a good idea. There are more types of desks than you’re aware of and each …

Furniture

This Cozy Guest Cottage is a Book Lover's Dream

(Image credit: House and Garden)<p>If you're one of those people who feels most comfortable surrounded by books, this cozy guest cottage, a converted …

Cottages

Samsung Note 7 investigation will blame ‘irregularly sized’ batteries and manufacturing flaws, says WSJ

Samsung’s official investigation into the cause of widespread faults with the Galaxy Note 7 will blame “irregularly sized” batteries and manufacturing faults, according to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The company is set to announce the results of its inquiry this weekend, but the <i>WSJ</i> claims …

Cliffside Residence

Suspended on a narrow limestone ridge halfway down a cliff overlooking Lake Austin, this home was designed to enhance the drama of living in such an unusual natural setting. We opened up both the water side and the cliff-face side with large windows, and provided decks for outdoor living at …

This Upgraded Nikon Chills the Sensor for Clearer Shots of the Stars

Those long exposure photos of the night sky that capture details of our galaxy invisible to the naked eye come at a cost. The longer a camera’s …

Photographer Puts Faces To The Groups Trump Has Bullied In Powerful Series

These photos -- and the people in them -- challenge Trump's hateful words.<p>A compelling new project is taking Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric and contrasting it against individuals whose lives and experiences are affected by the presidential candidate’s lies.<p>#NeverTrump is a portrait series from …

Donald Trump

20 ways being left-handed impacts your health

With just 10% of the population being left-handed, it can be easy for everyone else to forget we're living in a right-handed world. But aside from making it tough to cut a straight line with a pair of scissors designed for righties, being a southpaw can also have some subtle effects on our physical …

Photographers Give Iconic Hollywood Movie Shots an African Remake

[re-]Mixing Hollywood is a project by American photographer Antoine Tempé and Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop, who shot elaborate portraits …

Hungary's treatment of refugees is shocking and unacceptable, says UN

UN secretary general expresses outrage over use of teargas and water cannon, as thousands of people enter Croatia<p>The UN secretary general has condemned the Hungarian government’s treatment of refugees on its southern border, arguing that the use of teargas, pepper spray and water cannon on people …

UN Secretary-General

Homeless Pit Bulls Get a Chance to Shine in Floral Photo Series

Murdock, says New York-based photographer Sophie Gamand, who has been making portraits of pit bull type dogs over the last year, is “the sweetest …

How The Fashion Industry Is Failing Black Models

It's 2015, people.<p>Getting cast in runway shows isn't the only challenge black models deal with during Fashion Week. If they do become one of the few brown faces booked, they may encounter hairstylists and makeup artists who aren't trained to work with kinkier hair textures or darker skin tones. …

#IStandwithAhmed supports teen arrested for making his own clock

Last night, the <i>Dallas Morning News</i> reported an odd story. A teenager in Irving, TX brought a homemade electronics project to school, and while his engineering teacher called it "really nice," after another teacher saw it the police got involved. He was arrested, handcuffed and potentially faced …

Gender equality in politics still far away

This year, for the first time in history, women in every country will have the right to vote; Saudi Arabia ended its status as the final holdout by …

People Watch on Bourbon Street

Buskers on Royal Street (Photo: Joshua Brasted)<p>Who needs reality TV when there’s New Orleans? The city’s diverse feast of humanity is spellbinding. …

In-flight Wi-Fi is 'direct link' to hackers

Aeroplanes with in-flight Wi-Fi are vulnerable to hacks by passengers and could be targeted by a "malicious attacker" on the ground, a US report has …

Cybersecurity

Boko Haram Kidnapping, One Year Later

Melody on the menu: how a sprinkle of Mozart might give your meal zing

Photograph: Carlos Barria /Reuters<p>British food on a union jack table at Ultraviolet in Shanghai.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/4/1428156134970/058c42cb-0bc9-4b6d-80e4-f4b47e16f725-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Carlos Barria /Reuters<p>British food on a union …

Food (UK)