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Julian Assange policing costs reach £10 million

Scotland Yard confirms latest costs of mounting round-the-clock operation outside the Ecuadorian embassy in central London, where Julian Assange has claimed asylum since 2012<p>The British taxpayer has footed a bill of £10 million and rising to police the Ecuadorian embassy where <b>Julian Assange</b>, the …

The Simpsons: best musical guests

Jackson Browne says it's fun to be parodied as a music guest on The Simpsons, a show that also featured Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber<p>Music is one of the key elements of <b>The Simpsons</b>, from the parody songs (remember You Don’t Win Friends With Salad?), to the guest musicians and the use …

Ariel Atom 3.5R

It's plain fantastic.<p>Given the free choice of locations, where would you drive a 350-hp Ariel Atom? A flowing Alpine pass in the summer sunshine? Or a nice, quiet racetrack surrounded by deep run-off areas? Maybe you’d just nominate a nice wide runway to safely explore the performance of a car with …

Le Mans

The Pirate Bay crew 'couldn't care less' about being taken offline

One of the filesharing site’s administrators says it’s taking a break, but promises that if it returns ‘it’ll be with a bang’<p>A raid by Swedish police has temporarily sunk filesharing site The Pirate Bay, but one of its administrators claims to be unworried by its failure to set sail again yet.<p>“We …

Google Translate Adds 10 More Languages, Including Burmese

Google’s translation tool is constantly adding new languages, but its latest update is notable because it includes Burmese, the official language of Myanmar, as well as Malayalam, one of India’s six classical languages with 38 million speakers.<p>The latter is especially significant because it ties …

My Family Love Story, by Seth Rogen

<b>Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller, watched as her mother lost her ability to speak, feed, and dress herself, all by age 60. Now Rogen, star of the new movie The Interview, bravely tells Glamour how that changed their lives, their marriage—and their future. As told to Alex Morris</b><p>I think humor …

Hangover severity may be partly genetic

Alcohol researcher Sally Adams investigates recent research suggesting that a tendency to experience horrendous hangovers is partially inherited<p>With the party season ahead, many of us will indulge in the odd tipple at the office Christmas party or enjoy a drink or two with friends and family. But …

'Relegating the arts in favour of STEM is a big mistake'

Whilst it is true that STEM subjects are vital, there seems to be an instinct to promote them at the expense of a wider education, says headmaster Keith Budge<p>Last week, the Prime Minister announced a government push on maths, science and technology in schools, with teachers to get specialist …