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Here Are Places Women Can't Take Their Husband's Name When They Get Married

While women in the U.S. are increasingly keeping their maiden names, that’s nothing new just across the border. In Quebec, all women have been …

Ex-Defense Official ‘Alarmed’ About Google Retreat From AI Plan

A former top U.S. Defense Department official said Tuesday he was "alarmed" by a recent decision by Alphabet Inc.’s Google to withdraw from work on a …

Make the most of your research: publish your data & methods

David Parsons<p>Publisher, <i>Data in Brief</i>, Elsevier<p>David Parsons is the New York City-based Publisher of <i>Data in Brief</i>. He has been working in academic and …

Donald Trump has a point about China’s technology abuses | Financial Times

Still basking in the afterglow from his summit with Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump confirmed last week that the US would levy a 25 per cent …

Trump is right: Canada's protectionist food policies rip the world off

• <b>Trump is right about one thing: Canada charges the US exorbitant tariffs on dairy.</b>• <b><br>Canada's supply-management system rigs the market with centralized price-setting, allocated production quotas, and exorbitant tariffs.</b>• <b><br>This drives massive profits to a small group of largely corporate farm operations,</b> …

UK tech sector gets £2.3 billion investment boost

As part of London Tech Week, 1,600 new jobs and billions of pounds of investment into the UK economy have been announced at an event hosted by Prime …

Why London will always be a global connectivity leader

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in effect, and Brexit negations in full swing, there is tremendous debate about London’s new place …

AI winter is well on its way

Deep learning has been at the forefront of the so called AI revolution for quite a few years now, and many people had believed that it is the silver …

Children Play Less the More Toys They Get

Children are losing the ability to play properly because they are being given too many toys and games, according to new research.The studies show …

Spoiled Kids: Kids with Too Many Toys

There’s a fire truck in your bathroom. “Old McDonald” echoes throughout the house each time you step on a miniature-rolling xylophone. A talking …

Are children given too many toys?

<b>Retailers are starting to gear up to sell the latest generation of Christmas toys, but some campaigners are advocating a change in attitude. Do some Western children have too many toys, asks Joanne Furniss.</b><p>I stood in the playroom holding an empty suitcase. We were emigrating and could only pack a …

Forget Bali, Hawaii and the Algarve - 10 paradise spots you won’t believe are in the UK

BRITAIN'S coastline has an undeniable charm that attracts millions of holidaymakers every year, but it's hardly as exotic as the Italian Riviera or a …

Amazon Alexa heard and sent private chat

A couple in Portland, Oregon joked that their Amazon Alexa might be listening in to their private conversations.<p>The joke came to an abrupt end when they discovered a conversation was indeed recorded by Alexa - and then sent to an apparently random person in their contact list.<p>"Unplug your Alexa …

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Tenant rights: Can a landlord kick me out?

<b>Millions of people pay monthly rent to a landlord for a room or a home, but many will be unclear about their rights as a tenant.</b><p>BBC News asked Citizens Advice to answer the 20 most commonly asked questions.<p>1. Can a landlord kick me out without a reason, and how much notice should I be given?<p>Your …

Housing

More Brits are choosing staycations over holidays abroad – and these are the 2 best places

According to a new travel study…<p><b>Which would you pick – an exotic beach holiday in a faraway land or a staycation in your home country with a gamble on the weather?</b><p>Well, it turns out more Brits than ever are choosing the latter, with higher numbers opting for a summer holiday in the UK rather than …

Travel

Alfie Evans: When are parents denied the final say?

<b>The parents of 23-month-old Alfie Evans were embroiled in a lengthy legal challenge against the decision to prevent him from leaving the country for treatment.</b><p>His death, almost a week after life support was withdrawn, raises painful questions around what happens when doctors and parents disagree …

Alfie Evans

The quirkiest UK theme parks that you need to visit right now - from Diggerland to Chester Ice Cream Farm

KEEPING the kids entertained in the summer is an endless task – but luckily the UK has plenty of options when it comes to days out.<p>And there are lots …

Roller Coasters

BBC - London Bridge: A tale of two cities

Fifty years ago, London Bridge wasn't falling down, but it was sinking. So it was sold to an American entrepreneur.<p>Robert P McCulloch bought it on 18 April 1968 for $2.4m (then over £1m), dismantled it and rebuilt it in Arizona's Lake Havasu City.

‘I was a teacher for 17 years, but I couldn’t read or write’

<b>John Corcoran grew up in New Mexico in the US during the 1940s and 50s. One of six siblings, he graduated from high school, went on to university, and became a teacher in the 1960s - a job he held for 17 years. But, as he explains here, he hid an extraordinary secret.</b><p>When I was a child I was told …

High School

Regular excess drinking can take years off your life, study finds

<b>Regularly drinking above the UK alcohol guidelines can take years off your life, according to a major report.</b><p>The study of 600,000 drinkers estimated that having 10 to 15 alcoholic drinks every week could shorten a person's life by between one and two years.<p>And they warned that people who drink more …

Travel agents and popular sites didn’t share the risks with those booking travel to Mexico resorts

CLOSE<p>Jason Enwere describes how he was mugged and nearly beaten to death while vacationing in Mexico to celebrate his mother's 50th birthday.<p>They …

China's president offers US possible trade concessions

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping set the stage Tuesday for a possible effort to resolve a worsening clash with Washington over technology and …

China

Getting a Ph.D. Will Turn You Into an Emotional Trainwreck, Like Me

Who wouldn’t want a job where you only have to work five hours a week, you get summers off, your whole job is reading and talking about books, <i>and</i> you …

They called my university a PhD factory – now I understand why | Academics Anonymous

Senior academics warned that my university cared more about cheap labour than launching academic careers. It turns out they were right<p>As I reluctantly consider quitting academia after a year-long research fellowship, I find myself recalling a drug dealer’s line in the film Withnail and I: “If …

Apple Pay FAQs

The merchant will use the DAN (Device Account Number) to process the return, just like they’d use your card number if you’d paid using that. The …

Apple Pay

How do I return an item that I bought using Apple Pay in a store?

If you need to return an item that you have bought in a store, we recommend that you take the card with you that you used when you made the purchase …

Apple Pay

Fed up of people? Here are 11 of Britain's most remote holiday cottages

Hunting for "remote cottages" in which to alienate yourself isn't as straightforward as it might seem. There are plenty of ways to measure seclusion, of course, but "miles from the next nearest human" can be hard to quantify.<p>In our quest, we settled on holiday rentals furthest (as the crow flies) …

Trump threatens further $100bn in tariffs against China

<b>US President Donald Trump has instructed officials to consider a further $100bn (£71.3bn) of tariffs against China, in an escalation of a tense trade stand-off.</b><p>These would be in addition to the $50bn worth of US tariffs already proposed on hundreds of Chinese imports.<p>China's Ministry of Commerce …