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Can an iPad help schoolchildren get better grades?

At Hove Park School, every child is now equipped with an iPad. The headteacher tells Matt Warman they've made a vital difference.<p>Can a tablet really help a school child to get better grades? The growing consensus among teachers seems to be that they can, and at this week’s annual London education …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

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National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

The man behind Silk Road – the internet's biggest market for illegal drugs

Silk Road was the internet's wild west. What are the ideology and passions behind its radical founder, Ross Ulbricht?<p>On a bright Tuesday afternoon at around 3.15pm, a handful of plain-clothed FBI agents climbed the stone stairs of Glen Park Library, an unobtrusive building on Diamond Street in San …

Alcohol without the hangover? It's closer than you think

Science now allows us to develop a safer way to get drunk. But before we can sober up in minutes, the drinks industry needs to embrace this healthier approach<p>Imagine enjoying a seasonal drink at a Christmas party without the risk of a hangover the next day, or being able then to take an antidote …