Andreas Richardson

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Harvard scientists took Exxon’s challenge; found it using the tobacco playbook

A new study finds a stark contrast between Exxon’s research and what the company told the public<p><i>Read all of these documents and make up your own mind.</i><p>That was the challenge ExxonMobil issued when investigative journalism by Inside Climate News revealed that while it was at the forefront of climate …

Climate

Forget summer, it's time to prepare for Christmas

<b>Many of us are still on our summer holidays so thinking about Christmas might seem premature. But for businesses providing festive food, drinks and presents, things are already gearing up.</b><p>The festive season begins for a lot of retailers when they send out their invitations for summer Christmas …

Christmas

The soul of the rose

Written by Dwan Kaoukji<br>Photos by Derrick Evans<p>For more than 400 years, since the time of the Mughal emperor Jahangir, the Indian city of Kannauj has been distilling flowers to make perfume.<p>But the industry is in decline. Synthetic perfumes are pushing the distilleries towards closure - and these …

Herbs

Artificial intelligence has opened up a whole new way to steal pictures online

In June, Google told stock photography website Shutterstock that its researchers had found a weakness that could destroy the site’s entire business.<p>Google’s researchers had built an AI-powered tool that could easily remove the watermarks Shutterstock uses to protect all of its images across the …

Artificial Intelligence

UK condemned over 'shocking' export of deadly weedkiller to poorer countries

UK accused of double standards as thousands of tonnes of pesticide not authorised for use in EU are produced in Britain for export to developing world<p>A highly toxic weedkiller not authorised for use in the EU is being exported to developing countries from a UK factory.<p>Paraquat, a pesticide so …

Geography

This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley

<b>In December 2010</b>, Sheryl Sandberg gave a talk about women’s leadership in which she mentioned “sitting at the table.” Women, she said, have to pull …

Ivy League

Trump May Not Survive His Term But the Assassination Complex Will

Donald Trump’s speech on Afghanistan will briefly turn the media spotlight onto America’s longest war. Much of the media analysis will undoubtedly be …

United States

The next media revolution will come from driverless cars

Who'll want to listen to the radio when you could play Gran Turismo in the car?<p>Driverless cars are here to stay, whether they are Elon Musk’s …

Reed Hastings

In a Grain, a Glimpse of the Cosmos

When scientists traced a museum rock back to its origins, they uncovered mysteries about the early solar system.<p>One January afternoon five years ago, …

Geology

Why people believe in conspiracy theories – and how to change their minds

I’m sitting on a train when a group of football fans streams on. Fresh from the game – their team has clearly won – they occupy the empty seats …

Psychology

The U.S. Spy Hub in the Heart of Australia

A short drive south of Alice Springs, the second largest population center in Australia’s Northern Territory, there is a high-security compound, …

North Korea

New surface is so slippery, shellfish can’t get a grip | Ars Technica

Mussels end up confused when they try to stick to a polymer/lubricant mix.<p>When engineers look at mussels, they're typically looking in awe at how …

Into the Water

Secret chips in replacement parts can completely hijack your phone’s security | Ars Technica

Booby-trapped touchscreens can log passwords, install malicious apps, and more.<p>People with cracked touch screens or similar smartphone maladies have …

Information Security

The Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat

Every so often, officials at Rockwell Collins Inc. pitch a one-day job offer to residents near its Winston-Salem, N.C. design center: Earn $100 for …

Airlines

How hackers are targeting the shipping industry

<b>When staff at CyberKeel investigated email activity at a medium-sized shipping firm, they made a shocking discovery.</b><p>"Someone had hacked into the systems of the company and planted a small virus," explains co-founder Lars Jensen. "They would then monitor all emails to and from people in the finance …

Cybersecurity

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Internet Billionaire

A dozen years ago, the largest internet company in China wasn’t Alibaba or Tencent, but game developer Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. Its …

China

It Began With Sudden Blackouts. Then Came Some Alarming News.

‘‘You need to come to the hospital right away.’’ The voice on the phone was kind, the instructions clear. But to the 59-year-old woman on the other end of the line, the meaning seemed elusive. Was something wrong with her heart? Looking at their monitors, miles away, the doctors said it was beating …

Medicine

A Deep Flaw in Your Car Lets Hackers Shut Down Safety Features

Since two security researchers showed they could hijack a moving Jeep on a highway three years ago, both automakers and the cybersecurity industry …

Information Security

Impatient to return to the UK, a British royal rushed through Partition and created a bloodbath

The midnight between Aug. 14 and 15, 1947, was one of history’s truly momentous moments: It marked the birth of Pakistan, an independent India, and the beginning of the end of an era of colonialism.<p>It was hardly a joyous moment: A botched process of partition saw the slaughter of more than a …

History

The secret ingredient that makes the Mediterranean diet work is money

To better understand the relationship between a Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular health, a team of Italian scientists recently turned to the data in the Moli-Sani cohort study, a longitudinal study of the cardiovascular health of thousands of people in southern Italy.<p>Across a sample of nearly …

Nutrition

Saudi Arabia's missing princes

<b>In the last two years, three Saudi princes living in Europe have disappeared. All were critical of the Saudi government - and there is evidence that all were abducted and flown back to Saudi Arabia… where nothing further has been heard from them.</b><p>Early in the morning on 12 June 2003, a Saudi prince …

Middle East

Brexit report: Do 29 per cent of Remainers really want to deport EU citizens? And does 70 per cent of UK back hard Brexit?

A report in <i>The Independent</i> last Friday relayed the findings from a new study that suggested almost a third of Remain voters “would accept” the …

Brexit

Disruption is over - and Facebook won

<b>On Friday, another one bit the dust. As Snap's shares plunged following disappointing results, it became clear that the myth that a feisty young challenger to Facebook could topple the social media giant from its perch was just that - a myth.</b><p>Of course, the company behind Snapchat is still a very …

Mark Zuckerberg

North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say

North Korea’s success in testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that appears able to reach the United States was made possible by black-market purchases of powerful rocket engines probably from a Ukrainian factory with historical ties to Russia’s missile program, according to an expert …

North Korea

How do oil rigs actually work?

Big drills, big profits. Here's how black gold is made<p>Every day, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) extracts around three million barrels of …

Oil

Exxon Mobil Is Still Pumping Toxins Into Black Community in Texas 17 Years After Civil Rights Complaint

Joseph Gaines was sitting on his porch in the Charlton-Pollard section of Beaumont, Texas, on a recent evening in June, sipping beer and chatting …

Exxon Mobil

The FBI Has Quietly Investigated White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement

White supremacists and other domestic extremists maintain an active presence in U.S. police departments and other law enforcement agencies. A …

Surveillance

A Russian Hacker Group Used a Leaked NSA Tool to Spy on Hotel Guests

Appropriately paranoid travelers have always been wary of hotel Wi-Fi. Now they have a fresh justification of their worst wireless networking fears: …

Security

The German Great Escape: the science of how 83 military officers tunnelled out of a Welsh prison camp in 1945

It only takes the opening notes of the theme tune to 1963 classic film The Great Escape for most people to conjure up images of the lives of …

Archaeology

Independence: Do Indians care about the British any more?

<b>Seventy years since India gained its independence from the British Empire, the UK is seeking a closer trading relationship. But what do modern Indians think about the British?</b><p>I have an intimate family connection to the independence movement in India.<p>It is not something I normally talk about because …

India