Jonathan Bainbridge

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It's HOW long since Frankie Goes To Hollywood topped the charts?

Ever realised that something you thought happened recently took place decades ago? David Thomas knows the feeling...<p>I was staggered this week when I realised it is 20 years since Manchester United’s mercurial midfielder Eric Cantona, infuriated by insults from the crowd, launched a flying kung-fu …

Dr Hannah Fry: the mathematical models that underpin our sexual success

In an extract from her new book, Dr Hannah Fry explains how mathematical modelling underpins everything from the possibility of finding a partner to the number of sexual partners we have in a lifetime<p><b>What are the odds?</b><p><i>Or how mathematician Peter Backus weighed up his chances of finding love…</i><p>Just as …

Mathematics

This video shows how SpaceX plans to land largest rocket in the world

You know what's cooler than a gigantic rocket? A gigantic rocket that can land itself. Elon Musk's SpaceX released a new video this week demonstrating just what it plans to do with its upcoming Falcon Heavy rocket, which is set to launch for the first time later this year.<p>In essence, the rocket is …

Space Travel

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

Olloclip 4-In-1 Lens Review: How To Take Better iPhone 6 Photos

Olloclip’s popular snap-on lenses can transform your smartphone photography, delivering results which are simply impossible with the phone camera alone.<p>Here, I’m taking a look at the latest 4-in-1 lens set, redesigned specially for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The kit includes a wide angle and fisheye …

Mobile Photography

Great city walks: Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s former volcano provides a breathtaking restorative for walkers and hungover students alike • Five more walks tomorrow<p><b>Distance</b> 2.7 miles/4.4 km<b><br>Typical duration</b> 2 hours<b><br>Start and finish</b> Scottish parliament building<b><br>Start postcode</b> EH99 1SP<b><br>Step-by-step details and maps</b> …

Hiking

Travel tips: cultural weekends in Manchester, and deals of the week

A trio of reasons why now’s the time to go north; plus foraging in Yorkshire and family fun in France<p>Take me there: Manchester<p><b>Why go?</b><br>They say good things come in threes and that’s certainly true for Manchester this year: the city will celebrate the opening of two major new cultural spaces, followed …

Travel

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

Fiery star deaths may look different than we thought

Supernovae are the funeral pyres of very massive stars. They forge most of the basic elements we know, including the ones that make up our bodies. But we still don't know exactly how they happen. It's getting a little clearer though, and a new study published today in <i>Science</i> could address part of …

Universe

Apple: what do you do after becoming the world’s most profitable company?

Its quarterly results stunned the tech industry – and its Chinese competitors, who have now been eclipsed in their home market. But reaching the financial pinnacle creates some questions – and even problems – of its own<p>When Apple became the most profitable company in history last week, analysts …

Tim Cook