Alexander Noble

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8 cardio machines that really work

Whether you’re trying to bulk up or cut fat, cardio workouts improve aerobic and muscular endurance, and make your abs pop.<p>Since professional …

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Sochi's secret: intolerance was in the air - and the LGBT fight won't stop now

Prior to the Winter Olympics, the conventional wisdom was that President Vladimir Putin would be on his best behavior in Sochi. He was too politically savvy, the theory went, to continue his crackdown on LGBT rights before the eyes of the world.<p>But a not-to-funny thing happened on my way to the …

What's next after WhatsApp: a guide to the future of messaging apps

Facebook’s $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp this week does much more than measure the breadth of Mark Zuckerberg’s spending power and his company’s ambition. It should highlight how important one of the most basic forms of digital communication – messaging – is to the internet’s future.<p>Here’s the …

Jon Ronson is ready for blast-off. Is Richard Branson?

Photograph: Winni Wintermeyer<p>Richard Branson posing for photos with SpaceShipTwo in the Mojave desert, California, September 2013. Photograph: Winni Wintermeyer for the …