As a psychotic Sunni jihadist state establishes itself on the border of Turkey, it is clear America is losing control of the Middle East Events in northern Iraq are a fearsome demonstration of what has
Growing up with the Internet gives today’s children a very unique view on the way the world works — one that is vastly different from that of older generations. These kids, the ‘digital natives,” are with
How is living online changing us? Author Clive Thompson argues that we shouldn’t fear the likes of Facebook and Twitter because it’s helping us to achieve things we couldn’t have done before. What are
Does money buy happiness? Wealthier people are happier than poor people. Wealthier countries are happier than poor countries. As countries get richer, they get happier. The relationship between income
Fellow fans will probably agree with writer Teju Cole’s description of the World Cup as ”beauty in epic form.” But what about all the World Cup viewers who will be parachuting into the drama mid-epic?
Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). Little things you do (and don't do) can exhaust you both
Sony has overtaken Nintendo for the first time in eight years, based on the total number of game consoles sold. Sony sold 18.7 million systems in the last financial year - which ended in March - compared
Our picks of the week from around the web, including robot servants at home, the continuing lure of the printed page and visualising centuries of chess games. London’s buried diggers Ed Smith | New Statesman
The PowerUp 3.0, a device that lets you pilot a paper airplane with your smartphone, will ship 20,000 straight to Kickstarter backers, VentureBeat reports. It's set to go on sale to the public this summer.
Apple TV may have a new competitor in the form of Sony, which unveiled its PlayStation TV at Monday’s E3 event — showcasing a TV set-top box which features a strong emphasis on gaming. Released as PS TV
If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact,
A computer program named Eugene Goostman which imitates a Ukrainian teenager with a quirky sense of humour and a pet guinea pig has won an artificial intelligence competition at the Royal Society in London.
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It used to be wars, Communism and colonialism that kept atlas illustrators on their toes. These days, though, their biggest headache is global warming. For instance, when the National Geographic Atlas
Britain's child poverty plans are "doomed" to fail as 3.5 million children will be in poverty by 2020, says a watchdog chaired by former health secretary Alan Milburn. The government's draft strategy the