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Mark Zuckerberg’s Day on Capitol Hill: Pictures

The uncertain future of handwriting

Computers and tablets are changing how we write – will the ability and need to wield a pen die out altogether?<p>We're told that writing is dying. Typing on keyboards and screens dominates written communication today. Even scribbling a signature has become rarer due to the prevalence of chip-and-pin …

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Why we pretend to know things, explained by a cognitive scientist

New research explains why we pretend to know more than we do.<p>Why do people pretend to know things? Why does confidence so often scale with ignorance? Steven Sloman, a professor of cognitive science at Brown University, has some compelling answers to these questions.<p>“We're biased to preserve our …

Critical Thinking

Insects Are In Serious Trouble

In western Germany, populations of flying insects have fallen by around 80 percent in the last three decades.<p>The bottles were getting emptier: That was the first sign that something awful was happening.<p>Since 1989, scientists from the Entomological Society Krefeld had been collecting insects in the …

The last Nazi hunters

The Central Office for the Investigation of National Socialist Crimes is an austere, pale-yellow prison building nestled into the 18th-century city wall of Ludwigsburg in southwestern Germany. Once used by the Nazis to detain political prisoners, the building announces its contemporary tenants …

Buenos Aires

Princess Diana: A Tribute in Pictures

Surrey

Princess Diana's last words revealed by fireman who treated her after the Paris crash

The firefighter who treated Princess Diana as she lay fatally injured in a Paris tunnel has said he was certain she would survive the crash.<p>Twenty …

How has Princess Diana's death changed the Royal Family?

<b>The death of Princess Diana in 1997, and the public's response to it, shook the House of Windsor.</b><p>Twenty years on, there's been a coup at the palace. It was bloodless. All the royals remain standing. But the power has shifted.<p>The departure, earlier this month, of the Queen's dedicated senior …

Prince Charles

Princess Diana’s astrologer ‘predicted eclipse in her stars’ weekend of deadly crash

Princess Diana’s astrologer predicted a ‘huge event’ the weekend of her death – but Diana believed that it would be something positive.<p>Diana was an …

A Look Back At Princess Diana's Travels Around The World

The People's Princess made an impact across the globe.<p>In remembering the late Princess Diana, it's clear to see she left an impact well beyond the country of Britain. The "People's Princess" touched lives across the entire globe—leaving her mark everywhere from the Americas to Africa, Europe, Asia …

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Princess Diana Death: 6 Times The Royal Family And The Media Clashed

Their relationship with the press has been tense since the tragedy.<p>The frenzied level of attention Princess Diana received from the British press was …

'The day I met Princess Diana'

<b>With her world renowned glamour and her willingness to get close to people through her charity work, Princess Diana fascinated the nation. Here people tell their stories of when they met the 'people's princess'.</b><p>A winning ballot ticket led to Susan Philcox from Oxford, becoming the only female …

Prince Charles

How 'Candle in the Wind' became an anthem to Princess Diana

When words fail, music steps into the breach. After Lady Diana's death, "Candle in the Wind," Elton John's ballad about a life extinguished early, …

Princess Diana was an economic force with ‘no living equivalent’

The 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death on Friday has been getting plenty of attention this week.<p>New TV documentaries and biographies have …

20 years on, Britain remembers Diana's shock death

Fans and friends of Diana, princess of Wales, were marking 20 years since her death on Thursday as Britain looked back on the day when the shocking …

Public mourns Princess Diana on 20th anniversary of death

LONDON (AP) — Kathy Martin joined the stream of visitors laying tributes to Princess Diana outside the gates of Kensington Palace on Thursday, just …

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'She touched the lives of millions': readers on Diana's death and funeral

For many people, Diana’s sudden death – and the public outpouring of grief that followed – was an extraordinary time. In commemoration, we asked readers to share their memories of the day and her funeral 20 years on. Here’s what some of them said.<p>‘I was working with Mark Shand [Camilla’s brother] …

Breast Cancer

Princess Diana's final words revealed on the 20th anniversary of her death on Good Morning Britain

Princess Diana's final words were revealed on <i>Good Morning Britain</i> today (August 31).<p>To mark the 20th anniversary of her tragic death, Xavier …

Princess Diana

20 beautiful photos of Princess Diana at home

The Princess of Wales might have had a packed royal schedule, but she still spent plenty of time with her family<p>The Princess of Wales might have had …

Full Transcript of Princess Diana Eulogy - Earl Spencer's Eulogy for Princess Diana

<b>Twenty years after Princess Diana's funeral, we're still talking about the memorial's iconic moments, from the sea of flowers and mementos left</b> …

Princess Diana: In her own words

Some of the most iconic quotes from Princess Diana, as we remember her on the 20th anniversary of her death.

Princess Diana

London High Court rejects bid to halt British arms sales to Saudi | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - London’s High Court on Monday rejected a claim by campaigners that Britain’s multi-billion-pound arms sales to Saudi Arabia should be halted because they were being used in Yemen in violation of international humanitarian law.<p>FILE PHOTO: The Royal Courts of Justice are seen in …

Middle East

UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia can continue, high court rules

Campaigners have lost a high-profile case calling for UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia to be stopped over humanitarian concerns, as the high court ruled exports could continue.<p>Saudi Arabia's standing is damaged despite ruling on arms exports<p>Read more<p>Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) launched the …

Middle East

Deal struck with DUP to keep Theresa May in power with working majority

Theresa May has finally secured a costly deal with the Northern Irish DUP to prop up her weakened government following weeks of painstaking …

Saudi king empowers young reformer son in succession shake-up | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31-year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks a radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran.<p>Although Mohammed bin Salman’s …

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How Instagram has changed restaurant design — and the way we eat

Before opening his first restaurant in Paris, chef Simon Horwitz spent months sourcing tables from Burgundy, light fixtures from Germany and …

Iran calls Trump's reaction to ISIS attacks "repugnant"

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran has slammed US President Donald Trump's response to Wednesday's twin terror attacks in Tehran as "repugnant", as the death toll from the ISIS-claimed assaults rose to 16.<p>"Repugnant WH (White House) statement & Senate sanctions as Iranians counter terror backed by US clients. Iranian …

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Trump takes sides in Arab rift, suggests support for isolation of Qatar | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump took sides in a deep rift in the Arab world on Tuesday, praising Middle East countries’ actions against American ally Qatar over Islamist militants even though the tiny Gulf state hosts the largest U.S. air base in the region.<p>Trump wrote on Twitter …

Middle East

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s …

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