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Tories Threaten To Suspend House Of Lords If It Kills Off Tax Credit Cuts As George Osborne Faces Down Critics

The House of Lords could be suspended or flooded with Tory peers if it takes the 'nuclear option' of killing off George Osborne’s tax credits cuts …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

The new reserve currency for the world’s rich is not actually currency

Here’s an interesting question: If the world’s economy is filling markets with a pervasive sense of uncertainty, why is the art market picking up steam for yet another season of what would appear to be massive sales?<p>For the very rich, art is a store of value—which is not a very new idea and one …

Art

What You Are Missing About SnapChat and the Future of Storytelling for Business

I always advise businesses to do what is right for their brand and their audience when it comes to social marketing. Not every brand can thrive on the same social platforms. Retail businesses are thriving on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter, while b2b tend to do better on LinkedIn and …

Jeremy Corbyn: Conservatives are poverty deniers

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Conservative ministers of being “poverty deniers” and said Labour can win the 2020 general election by creating a radical grassroots movement.<p>In a speech short on soundbites but welcomed by union leaders as a breath of fresh air, the new Labour leader told delegates at the …

George Osborne

Pharrell Williams On Juxtaposition And Seeing Sounds

Pharrell Williams helped make two of 2013's biggest songs: He sang on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and co-wrote Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." He received seven Grammy nominations, in some categories competing against himself. His song "Happy" was featured prominently in the film <i>Despicable Me 2</i>. <i>Morning</i> …

Money has corrupted us. We no longer understand what it's worth

The house across the street has just gone on sale for £850,000. A bog-standard, late-Victorian, ex-council terrace house in the rough part of Islington, with a yard billed as a garden, costs as much as a street in Middlesbrough or Stoke.<p>When Marx wrote, in his Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts …

Alain de Botton's guide to art as therapy

It comes naturally to most of us to think of music as therapeutic. Almost all of us are, without training, DJs of our own souls, deft at selecting pieces of music that will enhance or alter our current moods for the better. Yet few of us would think of turning to the visual arts for this kind of …

Technology predictions for 2014: smarter cities, bigger games

This is the year that cities become even smarter. Local authorities and councils the world over have invested in social capital and connected infrastructure with the aim of better understanding the needs of their citizens.<p>The Watershed arts venue in Bristol, for example, organised a Playable City …

One for your afternoon: This clever and slightly surreal animation combines an old method of remembering with cutting edge wearable technology. Watch: http://fw.to/oqBu7oH

Skype says user information safe in Syrian Electronic Army hack | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A day after the Syrian Electronic Army said it had hacked into Skype’s social media accounts, the Internet calling service acknowledged on Thursday it had been hit with a “cyber attack” but said no user information was compromised.<p>A page from the Skype website is seen in …

Snapchat says millions of user accounts compromised | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Snapchat, the red-hot private messaging service, said on Thursday that it knew for months about a security loophole that allowed hackers this week to harvest millions of phone numbers and announced changes to its systems.<p>An anonymous group called Snapchat DB posted the …