Andreas Richardson

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Exclusive first look: Daisy is Apple's new robot that eats iPhones and spits out recyclable parts

A two-minute journey through this machine renders a smartphone into recyclable materials.<p>Inside a facility in Austin, Texas, there’s a huge box filled with hundreds of dead iPhones. It’s a salad of smashed screens and bent cases that spans nine different models—from iPhone 5 to the iPhone 8 plus, …

Mobile Technology

The vetting files: How the BBC kept out ‘subversives’

<b>For decades the BBC denied that job applicants were subject to political vetting by MI5. But in fact vetting began in the early days of the BBC and continued until the 1990s. Paul Reynolds, the first journalist to see all the BBC's vetting files, tells the story of the long relationship between the</b> …

Christmas Trees

“As an Added Bonus, She Paid for Everything”: My Bright-Lights Misadventure with the Magician of Manhattan

She walked into my life in Gucci sandals and Céline glasses, and showed me a glamorous, frictionless world of hotel living and Le Coucou dinners and infrared saunas and Moroccan vacations. And then she made my $62,000 disappear.<p>According to my closest friends and various suspect Internet sources, …

Hung Up

See Ominous Photos of Crumbling Ex-Soviet Spa Resorts

In a state-funded program, citizens were required to take mandatory spa vacations for at least two weeks each year.<p>In a small town in west-central Georgia, green foliage infiltrates decaying buildings that are relics from another time. Grand columns, pillars, and arches painted in light blue and …

Black Sea

Down In Saudi Amnesia, They're Partying Like It's 2008

Is this really 2018? It started to sound a lot like 2008 in Saudi Arabia on Friday, as the kingdom's oil minister argued that the world could …

Oil

The croissant is already living its best life. Please don't try to change it

A croissant’s only job in this world is to be delicious. But some chefs just can’t leave it alone to perform this singular task.<p>Take the charcoal croissant that tried to break the internet this week. It certainly isn’t the only eyebrow raisingly non-traditional pastry (paywall) out there (though it …

Breakfast

'Dear Mark, this is why I hate you.' An open letter to Zuckerberg

Dear Mark,<p>Fuck you. Oh, sorry, were you expecting something politer? Senators might courteously thank for you volunteering to appear in Congress, but …

Privacy

Tiny Islands Make for Big Tensions Between Greece and Turkey

KASTELLORIZO, Greece — In the narrow Mediterranean strait between the easternmost islands of Greece and the shoreline of western Turkey, Kostas Raftis steered his fishing dinghy along the invisible maritime border dividing the two countries. Usually, this is a placid spot where Mr. Raftis fishes …

North Africa

Forget the deathbed test — take your life lessons from Elon Musk

I love Elon Musk a lot, probably half as much as he loves himself. In a leaked email to staff, the Tesla founder said they should walk out of …

Dilbert

How an asparagus farmer's death spurred robotic innovation

<b>It seems there are few jobs robots can't do these days, even the most delicate jobs, like picking asparagus or potting plant seedlings. But they're only needed because humans can't - or won't - do the work, farmers say.</b><p>Marc Vermeer had a problem. He was struggling to attract workers to pick his …

Robotics

The holiday village run by spies

<b>Arous was an idyllic holiday resort in the Sudanese desert, on the banks of the Red Sea. But this glamorous destination was a base for Israeli agents with a secret mission.</b><p>"Arous on the Red Sea, a wonderful world apart," the glossy brochure says, pronouncing it "the diving and desert recreation …

Israel

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.<p>The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first …

Pollution

Tesla says its factory is safer—but it left injuries off the books - MIT Technology Review

Inside Tesla’s electric car factory, giant red robots – some named for X-Men characters – heave car parts in the air, while workers wearing black …

Tesla

How I fled North Korea

Kim Joo-il was an officer in North Korea when he defected in 2005 - now he's an activist living in the UK.<p>He describes his escape from the country and explains why he supports US President Donald Trump's tough stance on North Korea.<p><i>Illustration and animation by Matt Withers and Andy Khatouli.</i>

North Korea

Susan Kigula: The woman who freed herself and hundreds from death row

<b>When a young woman was convicted of murdering her partner and sentenced to death, no-one could have imagined that she would study law and free not only herself but hundreds of others from death row. Now Susan Kigula wants to go further and set up the first legal chambers staffed by lawyers behind</b> …

Crime

Turkey's Double ISIS Standard

The decline of the Islamic State, nearly four years after its emergence, was the result of an aggressive military campaign to combat the group …

Middle East

Airbus is going to start putting beds in airplane cargo holds

From 2020, Airbus has announced that it will be giving airlines the option of adding even more sleeping areas to its A330 family of aircraft. But …

Airbus

Show Me a Self-Regulating Facebook And I’ll Show You A Fish Riding A Bike

Self-regulation runs counter to every impulse of the company’s “Hacker Way.”<p>When you think about it, asking Facebook to regulate itself is a ridiculous idea. During his two days of testimony in front of Congress, Mark Zuckerberg was asked repeatedly if he thought his company should be regulated. …

Personal Data

Nazi legacy found in Norwegian trees

<b>The relentless campaign to find and sink Germany's WWII battleship, the Tirpitz, left its mark on the landscape that is evident even today.</b><p>The largest vessel in Hitler's Kriegsmarine, it was stationed for much of the war along the Norwegian coast to deter an Allied invasion.<p>The German navy would …

World History

Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine

<b>Reaction Engines Limited (REL), the UK company developing a revolutionary aerospace engine, has announced investments from both Boeing and Rolls-Royce.</b><p>REL, based at Culham in Oxfordshire, is working on a propulsion system that is part jet engine, part rocket engine.<p>The company believes it will …

Aviation

The wealthy ‘Next Gen’ with their eyes on the purse strings

In my day, they were called trustafarians. Then came The Rich Kids of Instagram. Today, children with wealthy parents who shun conspicuous …

Bank of Canada

Reward: £50m for a new centrist party

The news that some wealthy entrepreneurs are ready to make £50m available to anyone ready to form a new political party has left me wondering whether …

UK Politics

Big Oil’s New Favorite Toy: Supercomputers

BP, others boost raw computing power in digital arms race to find oil and trim costs<p>Xukai Shen, a geophysicist working at BP Plc, had a hunch he could solve a riddle that had vexed the company: whether there was a lot of oil hidden beneath a salt dome 7,000 feet underwater in the Gulf of Mexico. So …

Oil

Facebook co-founder says reckoning over its data use is ‘overdue’

Print this page<p>One of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook co-founders has expressed his surprise that the under-fire chief executive had not already been …

Social Media

Nobody walks to LAX

I once tried to walk out of Los Angeles International Airport. This wasn't easy.<p>I'd stepped off a flight with no luggage and decided on a whim to walk back to Venice, where I lived at the time. That seven miles turned out to be a breeze compared with navigating the maze of garages, rights-of-way …

Los Angeles

Investors nurse $10m losses on LongFin index mistake

FTSE Russell’s mistaken decision to include Nasdaq-listed trade finance company LongFin in the Russell 2000 and 3000 indices has left investors …

Investing

Brexit trade deal: US lays out 'wishlist' and it does not look good for the UK

The US has laid out its annual trade “wish list” and it will not make easy reading for David Davis and Liam Fox’s team of negotiators.<p>The 500-page …

United Kingdom

UK looks to former colonies to secure post-Brexit future

More than 6,500 athletes and officials gathered in Australia’s Gold Coast for the opening of the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. For Brexit Britain, …

United Kingdom

The myth of the Indian vegetarian nation

<b>What are the most common myths and stereotypes about what Indians eat?</b><p>The biggest myth, of course, is that India is a largely vegetarian country.<p>But that's not the case at all. Past "non-serious" estimates have suggested that more than a third of Indians ate vegetarian food.<p>If you go by three …

India

Worried pasta will make you fat? Spaghettaboutit.

Although pasta science points to it being healthier than other processed carbs, there's not much else to say about it.<p>The cream-soaked, free-bread-basket excesses of fancy “Italian” dining of the past few decades have given pasta a bad name—one that Big Pasta has invested serious money into trying …

Nutrition