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Gorillaz: All 17 Of Their Singles Ranked In Order Of Greatness

It’s exciting times for Gorillaz fans. The fictional animated quartet – created by artist Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn – have just released another …

WhatsApp: 16 tips and shortcuts to make the most of the messaging app

WhatsApp needs little introduction. A constant presence on Google Play and the App Store’s top apps charts, it’s one of the first apps you’ll …

Want to Question Your Reality? Read Carlo Rovelli’s New Book

Most of us would characterize our perception of the world as a continuous flow: the steady stream of time, and the smooth, reliable, recognizable matter in the form of a table, say, or a piece of stone. Such matter is perhaps most often considered in the realm of art. But for physicists, objects …

Physics

11 times Radiohead covered other artists’ songs brilliantly

Radiohead have been known to surprise fans by playing a snippet of The Smiths’ ‘How Soon Is Now?’. They’re not a band that cover stuff regularly, but …

Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech

Here is an unedited transcript of President Obama's prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House.<p>---<p>It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight …

Political Science

Do People Really Change?

"Personality" is a word used to describe traits that are consistent across time and place. For example, we expect a highly extraverted person to be …

Short Film Showcase – Jesus vs. Santa (1995)

Jesus vs. Santa (a.k.a. The Spirit of Christmas), 1995.<p>Written, Directed, Produced, Animated and Voiced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone.<p>After seeing …

The first trailer for Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ has arrived

The movie is due for release next year<p>The first trailer for <i>Alien: Covenant</i> has been shared online today (December 25).<p>The film, directed by Ridley …

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Cocktail recipe video: How to make a French Royale

This is a glamorous cocktail that is full of flavour and most importantly full of bubbles.<p>This cocktail is perfect for Christmas parties as well as a …

Cocktails

Online surveillance will give Trump a lot of information on us. Here’s what you can do to resist

Donald Trump is about to have a lot of information on us. When he assumes the US presidency in a few weeks, he will oversee two separate but deeply interconnected surveillance apparatuses—which means that even Americans who typically take a blasé attitude toward privacy may be about to take it a …

Isis offers a $1m reward for the death of one the most famous women who stood up to them

Isis has reportedly offered a $1 million reward for the killing of a Kurdish-Danish woman who dropped out of university in 2014 to fight the …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we …

This epic Harry Potter super cut is like a wizard version of ‘Boyhood’

• Harry Potter<p>Near the beginning of Richard Linklater’s Oscar-winning indie opus <i>Boyhood</i>, there’s a scene that shows the film’s child actors in full …

SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son is investing to make the ‘Singularity’ happen

The Singularity is the day in the future when machine intelligence exceeds all human intelligence combined. It has been heralded by futurists such as Ray Kurzweil and Vernor Vinge, and it has provided the inspiration for the investment strategy of one of the world’s most powerful men: Masayoshi …

Singularity

SweetVinyl’s SugarCube SC-1 removes clicks and pops from old vinyl records

A company called SweetVinyl just introduced a device that takes pops and clicks out of records without damaging them. Called the SugarCube SC-1, SweetVinyl says it designed an algorithm to detect unwanted noises, isolates them, and removes them in real time. The SC-1 is a standalone device that can …

Stranger Things 2: episodes, reviews, trailers and the big questions we’re left with

• Netflix<br>• Stranger Things<p><i>Stranger Things 2</i>, perhaps Netflix’s biggest ever hit is finally here. Here’s what you need to know about the show from its …

iOS 10 apps you should replace today

iOS 10 lets you delete a whole bunch of built-in apps such as Mail and Calculator. Here are the apps you should be replacing them with.<p>Apple's iOS 10 …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Extreme Sports

Limoncello

How many drinks are this mouthwatering yet powerful, fresh-tasting yet long-lived? Or, indeed, packed with tangy acidity, yet syrupy and thick – and are sipped after dinner as a digestif ?<p>At least, that’s how they drink limoncello in southern Italy, especially along the Amalfi coast and in Sicily. …

10 classic vodka cocktail recipes

Before we begin, I must make a small confession. I have been a little sniffy about vodka in the past. I have even called it unfinished gin. But, thanks to some rather pure and delicious vodkas its fans have forced upon me, I am redeemed.<p>The Salty Dog<p>There’s nothing remotely seafaring about this, …

Toddler-Proof Your iPhone With This Quick Trick

In a parental pinch, iPhones and iPads make great pacifiers. That’s not to say you should let junior put Apple devices in his or her mouth, but their …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

Revealed: how to make the perfect gin and tonic

Lime or lemon? A little tonic or a lot? A scientist has researched how to make the definitive G&T<p>We Britons all have our own ideas about what makes a great gin and tonic – whether it’s Gordon’s with a slice of lemon or Beefeater with a wedge of lime<p>Now, however, the question of how to make the …

10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

Get started with VR on your iPhone or Android phone with these 100 apps, spanning films, games, news and 360-degree photo-sharing<p>You don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to give virtual reality a try.<p>The Android or iPhone handset in your pocket is a VR device …

Virtual Reality

The eco guide to population growth

Every hour 10,000 people are born. Fortunately a new crop of eco innovations will help tackle the pressures on our planet<p>The regularity with which I’m contacted by population worriers – people who think it’s pointless discussing green energy, climate change and ethical pensions when the elephant in …

10 of the finest cocktails for National Tequila Day

It's National Tequila Day, and what better way to mark the occasion than with ten of the best tequila-based cocktails, from the classic to the creative? Actually, it’s more like eight, because I’ve thrown in a couple of mezcal drinks to spice things up a bit. The differences between them are …

Ranking the Post-Island Careers of the Major Players on Lost

Some might wish they could go back.<p>Once, not so long ago, <i>Lost</i> was the biggest thing on television–but six years to the day after <i>that</i> final episode divided fans and critics, which of the cast have managed to capitalise on the show's huge success?<p>Here's a look at the careers of 20 of the island's …

10 classic Mad Men-era cocktails