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Russia 'must give answers' after watchdog confirms spy and daughter poisoned with 'high purity' Novichok

Boris Johnson has said the the Kremlin “must give answers” after an international watchdog confirmed that Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a "high purity" strain of Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury.<p>The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said that it had …

Britain needs to join fight against Syrian regime, government agrees

Theresa May’s Cabinet has agreed Britain needs to take action on the Syrian regime.<p>May met with her senior ministers to discuss the alleged chemical …

Key moments from Mark Zuckerberg's Senate testimony

Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook, appeared before lawmakers for the first time on Tuesday to answer questions about how his social networking juggernaut handles its 2.2 billion users’ private data, as well as the role the company played in Russia’s meddling in the 2016 …

Internet

Israel's Holocaust museum appeals for artifacts as survivors dwindle

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli museum dedicated to memorializing the Holocaust is still expanding its exhibits from the Nazi genocide and, more than seven decades on, is urging survivors and their families to donate any artifacts they hold lest they get lost.<p>Yad Vashem's "Gathering the …

That's just rude: why being polite may not be a universal concept

A French waiter hit the headlines in March 2018 when he contested his dismissal from a Canadian restaurant for his “aggressive tone and nature”. The …

Language

The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners for 2018. This year's contest attracted nearly 320,000 entries from more than 200 countries. The organizers have again been kind enough to share some of …

Yellowstone National Park

Dreary Days: 10 Books to Make the End of Winter Darker and Sadder

A Novel<p>Celeste Ng<p>Celeste Ng’s <i>Everything I Never Told You</i> begins with the line: “Lydia is dead, but they don’t know this yet.” If that’s not the most heartbreaking way to start a novel, then I don’t know what is. The story unfolds in the 1970s, and follows the life (or rather, death) of Lydia, the …

Books

For centuries, lexicographers have attempted to capture the entire English language. Technology might soon turn this dream into reality – but will it spell the end for dictionaries?<p>By Andrew Dickson<p>In February 2009, a Twitter user called @popelizbet issued an apparently historic challenge to …

Linguistics

Was Queen Victoria the original foodie?

She was a fan of street food, and once ordered bratwurst and beer at a German market. She was always willing to try new and unusual foods and drinks, such as an artisan perry from Gloucestershire (which she loved). There was a whisky distillery on her land. No, it's not a modern-day foodie, but …

Pictures Capture the Invisible Glow of Flowers

Ultraviolet light reveals alien-like colors and fairy sparkles in seemingly normal plants.<p>Take a look at some of the flowers photographed by Craig Burrows and you might feel as if you’ve suddenly been transported into the alien world of Pandora from James Cameron’s <i>Avatar</i>. Brightly pigmented petals …

James Cameron

New Indonesia web system blocks more than 70,000 'negative' sites

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has blocked more than 70,000 websites displaying "negative" content such as pornography or extremist ideology in the first month of using a new system to help purge the internet of harmful material, the communications minister told Reuters.<p>The world's most populous …

Internet

Coinbase and Visa deny fault in cryptocurrency overcharging disaster

Following a deluge of complaints, Coinbase confirmed it suffered a glitch which resulted in charging numerous users multiple times for the same cryptocurrency purchase – some for up to 50 times the original sum. But while customers deal with negative balances, both companies remain reluctant to own …

Digital Currency

Dramatic Whale Hunts Depicted in Ancient Rock Art

The paintings match historical artifacts that suggest hunters set out on small boats with makeshift harpoons.<p>Using makeshift harpoons and rafts, a hunter spears a large whale.<p>It would have been a welcome kill for hunter-gatherers living in one of the world's driest regions, Chile's Atacama Desert, …

Archaeology

Auctus is bringing blockchain tech to the $36 trillion retirement plan market

Retirement planning is not the sexiest topic in the world, but we all have to think about it at some point. And it is a significant business. Depending on which research firm you quote, we’re talking about a $36 trillion to $50 trillion global market.<p>The problem with retirement plans is that …

Molly wants to use your online presence to create an automated knowledge base

Isn’t it frustrating when you ask a friend a question — like what’s your favorite restaurant in New York or what trips have you been on this year — knowing that these specific answers are certainly already accessible on social media?<p>The problem is no one wants to spend an hour combing through their …

Tesla's latest smart power grid experiment begins in Canada

Tesla's experiments with smart power grids are headed further North. Canada's Nova Scotia Power recently finished setting up a pilot project that will use a combination of Tesla's Powerwall 2 home batteries and utility-grade Powerpack batteries to create a more reliable wind power system. The …

Nova Scotia

11 of the best books you can read in a week

If you want to emulate some of the most successful people in the world, you can start by reading books — lots of them.<p>From Elon Musk to Mark Cuban to Oprah Winfrey, the most powerful innovators in the world all read several hours a day.<p>But starting a new book can be a daunting task if you don't …

Books

Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies

SAN FRANCISCO — The currency they were after was virtual, but the guns they carried were anything but.<p>In the beach resort of Phuket, Thailand, last month, the assailants pushed their victim, a young Russian man, into his apartment and kept him there, blindfolded, until he logged onto his computer …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin price could hit ‘near-zero’, co-founder of rival cryptocurrency Ethereum warns

Cryptocurrency investors could lose their life savings ‘at any time’ due to the volatility of the digital money markets, the co-founder of Bitcoin’s …

12 Asian Slow-Cooker Meals to Come Home to Dinner Served

Cooking

10 books to read before they become movies in 2018

If one of your New Year’s goals is to read more, then you have some quality pages to turn this year.<p>From childhood classics to action-packed adventures, 2018 has some exciting book-to-film adaptations, featuring stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Hemsworth. Kick off …

Books

11 Tea Lattes for Fancy Brunches or Chilly Fall Mornings

Nothing hits the spot like a flavorful, creamy drink when you first wake up in the morning. But if you don’t drink coffee, hot, iced, or nitro, it can be a little harder trying to figure out what to pour into your mug. Enter the tea latte. Made with herbal or caffeinated leaves and topped with …

Chai

Hören lernen

Ob im Restaurant oder in der U-Bahn - bei lauter Geräuschkulisse anderen zuzuhören, ist für Menschen mit Hörproblemen eine kaum lösbare Aufgabe. Doch …

Google Pixel 2 XL: 18:9-Modus für YouTube ab sofort verfügbar

<b>Besitzer eines Google Pixel 2 XL können ab sofort innerhalb der YouTube-App eine Option aktivieren, mit der das gesamte 18:9-Display zum Ansehen von</b> …

Leben außer Balance

Schwindel gilt nicht als Krankheit, aber er ist dennoch oft dringend therapiebedürftig und wird ebenso oft falsch behandelt. Vieles ist möglich und …

Künstliche Intelligenz in der französischen Politik

„Es hilft, wenn man Zahlen grob überschlagen kann: Geht das überhaupt auf, was da jetzt vorgeschlagen wird?” sagt Wolfgang Schäuble heute im …

SSD Festplatte: Die besten SSDs ab 75 Euro - CHIP

<b>Wer sich eine SSD kauft, entscheidet sich für mehr Speed im Rechner oder Laptop. Die Kapazitäten reichen dabei von 128 GByte bis hin zu satten 4</b> …

Toshiba Tecra X40-D: Vier Notebooks der 14-Zoll-Klasse auch mit LTE-Modul

Toshiba bietet das leichte Notebook Toshiba Tecra X40-D für Geschäftskunden ab sofort auch mit vorinstalliertem LTE-Modul an. Die vier …

Sphero R2-D2 im Test: Der Roboter, der Herzen stiehlt

BEEP BOOP DIDELDIDI! Ich habe keine Ahnung was R2-D2 sagt, während er den Kopf zu mir dreht, mich mit seinem schwarzen Kullerauge anschaut und dabei …

Schlemmen auf der Straße

Es blubbert, zischt und duftet: Vier Wochen lang ist Mike Hofstetter durch Thailand gereist und hat bunte Essensmärkte fotografiert. Hier sehen Sie …