Eric Hill

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The Week in Review: New Wave of Apple Products

A souped-up Apple Watch courtesy of Hermes, a larger iPad Pro for gaming and entertainment, Apple TV with Siri enabled and a faster and more durable iPhone were among the tech giant’s announcements at their annual event, held on Wednesday in San Francisco.<p>Two thousand engineers, advertisers, …

The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world

Set in an Arctic mountainside, the Svalbard seed bank contains the world’s most prized crops. But a row has erupted over whether this is the best hope of feeding the world after a catastrophe or just an overpriced deep freeze<p>One Tuesday last winter, in the town nearest to the North Pole, Robert …

Agriculture

Uber: Disability Laws Don’t Apply to Us

Is Uber letting its drivers dodge The Americans With Disabilities Act?<p>Sometimes it slips Kristin Parisi’s mind that she’s disabled. After 25 years in …

Billy Bragg pays tribute to folk singer Pete Seeger

British singer Billy Bragg has paid tribute to folk musician Pete Seeger, who has died following a short illness aged 94.<p>After performing Seeger's song If I Had A Hammer, the left-wing activist told BBC Newsnight that people had "lost a direct connection to those great struggles of the 20th …

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