james_newman

384 Flips | 4 Magazines | 1 Following | 4 Followers | @james_newman | Keep up with james_newman on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “james_newman”

Alex Turner Unplugged: His 10 Best Acoustic Moments

Not only is Alex Turner able to rock with the best of them on Arctic Monkeys‘ most visceral cuts (‘Pretty Visitors’), he’s also established himself …

Blues-rock

Everything We Know So Far About The New Last Shadow Puppets Album

One is the frontman of the biggest band in the world, Arctic Monkeys; a poet, a genius, the voice of a generation. The other is Miles Kane.<p>Together …

Arctic Monkeys

F1 testing: 10 things we have learned as grand prix season gears up | Paul Weaver

Mercedes shape up for F1 masterclass while McLaren falter – but Ferrari, Red Bull and Williams certain to ensure 2015 podium campaign is attractive for fans<br>• McLaren admit they will make slow start<p>We knew Mercedes were ahead of the field but after three testing sessions everyone’s fears were more …

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Tea

The economy is worse than you hoped but better than you think | Financial Times

The oil price has fallen by more than half in a little over six months, and you might expect investors to be cheering. Perhaps they would have been — …

Economics

Ethane – the next challenge for the energy market

One of the many lessons to be learnt from the dramatic developments in the world energy market over the past six months is that outcomes are driven …

Oil & Gas Industry

The Swiss currency bombshell – cause and effect

The completely unexpected decision of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to remove the 1.20 floor on the Swiss franc against the euro on Thursday was one …

Central Banks

Not your usual oil-price decline effect

2015-01-19T12:14:49.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Yup. Analysts and economists <i>still</i> can’t decide whether the fall in oil prices is net positive or net …

Capital flowing to Brazil despite economic gloom

The gloom continues to darken over the outlook for Brazil’s economy this year but, for the time being, investors are betting that the country’s very …

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

Warning over Asian 'super ant’ colonies invading your electrics

Colonies of the Asian fire ant invade a house in Hendon and more are discovered in Buckinghamshire<p>A “super ant” that forms colonies of thousands and causes fires because of its fatal attraction to electricity is spreading across the country.<p>The Asian super ant, also known as the fire ant, was first …

The World Cup TV duel: ITV’s Men Behaving Badly v BBC’s Death Star

‘NO! YES! GET IT! WHOA!” I can hear the shouts before I reach the studio. When I then do walk into ITV’s World Cup base in Rio, it feels a lot like arriving at a mate’s flat and finding him on the sofa with three blokes, all screaming at the football on TV.<p>“Oh my GOD! Look at THAT!”<p>It’s early …

Here's The Full World Cup Schedule For The Group Stage

Starting Friday, there will be at least three World Cup games every day for 14-straight days. The start times — 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. eastern time — are more conducive to watching live in the United States than they were in previous World Cups.<p>Here's a full, day-by-day schedule, with …

Ready to feel old? The Killers' 'Hot Fuss' turns 10 this weekend! Here's 20 killer facts about the 'Mr Brightside' hitmakers' debut album http://nmem.ag/xBzSN

'Real' people not feeling recovery, says Ken Clarke

<b>"Real people" have "not yet felt any sense of recovery" from the economic downturn, Conservative cabinet minister Ken Clarke has said.</b><p>But the former chancellor told Channel 4 News the nation's situation was improving "more strongly" than that of others in Europe.<p>Mr Clarke, a Europhile, also said he …

World Cup 2014: why Gary Lineker is a man of two halves

As it turns out, one of the best bits of my conversation with Gary Lineker comes right at the end, just as I've managed to steer the talk around to the subject of interviewing Gary Lineker. He is, of course, famously, even rather beautifully opaque when it comes to his public persona – a …

Lockscreen iOS App Takes the Pain Out of Finding Cover Images

You may have thousands of images on your iPhone, but surprisingly few of them really work well for your locked cover screen. Lockscreen Wallpaper Designer, just released by developer Erwin Zwart, solves the problem for both the iPhone and the iPad.<p>Lockscreen Wallpaper Designer lets you create a …

Touré’s cake, De Bilde’s dogs and Stoichkov’s car: worst transfer excuses

Yaya Touré’s apparent dissatisfaction with the lack of appreciation and love shown to him by his employers on the occasion of his 31st birthday has been the source of much surprise and amusement in the past 24 hours. Forced to make do with a cake without candles, a celebratory tweet from Manchester …

How octopuses don’t tie themselves into knots

You’d think their arms would get all tangled up. There are eight, after all …<p>An octopus’s arms are covered in hundreds of suckers that will stick to …

Bigger buzz spells trouble for binge drinkers

The better the buzz, the more likely young binge drinkers are to develop drinking problems later in life, according to a new study.<p>The findings run …

Alcohol

Stick insect genomes show how evolution repeats

Research with stick insects suggests that the genomes of new species may evolve in a similar, repeatable fashion—even in cases where populations are …

Biology

Designing A 1,000-MPH Car

The long journey to make the fastest car on the planet<p>Apart from a brief break in the 1960s and 1970s, British engineering and drivers have played a dominant role in setting the land speed record in the fastest cars on the planet. Starting from Lydston Hornsted’s Benz No. 3, which broke the record …

Statins may have no harmful side effects, as controversial paper withdrawn

Claims about harmful side effects of statins retracted by British Medical Journal after Harvard scientist's paper is found to contain errors<p>Claims that statins cause muscle pain, tiredness and diabetes contained in a paper by a Harvard medical expert may be wrong and have been withdrawn after …

17-million-year-old giant sperm discovered — and it was preserved in a very strange way

<b>(Juan Gaertner via Shutterstock)</b><p>Scientists say: “These are the oldest fossilized sperm ever found in the geological record”<p>Sarah Gray<p>May 14, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Scientists in Australia made an incredible reproductive discovery: 17-million-year-old sperm. The male sex cell was found in the fossilized …

Keane launches scathing attack on Manchester United flops

Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Michael Carrick and Ed Woodward were all targets of the ex-captain's ire, but he feels David Moyes deserved more time to impress<p>Roy Keane has launched a scathing attack on Manchester United's underperforming players, highlighting Phil Jones, Chris Smalling …

World Cup 2014 TV Schedule: BBC And ITV's Live Televised Matches

The BBC and ITV will again broadcast the World Cup finals, with England's opening fixture against Italy in Brazil ebing televised by the BBC at 11pm …