Andreas Richardson

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A Deep Flaw in Cars' Guts 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

The truth about the claim 29 per cent of Remainers want to report EU citizens

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 …

European History

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

Making Affirmative Action White Again

Jeff Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee 20 years ago that affirmative action irritated people (he meant white people) because it could cause them to lose opportunities “simply because of their race.” This sense of grievance lies behind the Justice Department’s recent memo seeking lawyers …

Affirmative Action

Brexit Is Quietly Strangling Science

For many years Andre Geim was best known for designing an experiment that looked more like a parlor trick than a serious piece of scientific …

Science

Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice?

More and more singers are cancelling big shows and turning to surgery to fix their damaged vocal cords. But is the problem actually down to the way they sing? By Bernhard Warner<p>“I don’t even know how to start this,” Adele wrote in an online letter to fans on 30 June. The previous night, she had …

Music

Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNA

When biologists synthesize DNA, they take pains not to create or spread a dangerous stretch of genetic code that could be used to create a toxin or, …

DNA

The experts strike back! How economists are being proved right on Brexit

The only surprise is that the experts’ predicted economic consequences of Brexit took so long to materialise<p>The Brexit debate is an endless source of mirth for anyone with a dark sense of humour. My favourite quote is from Michael Gove, Britain’s environment secretary.<p>Just before the EU referendum …

Brexit

Enough with the moral panic over smartphones. The kids are all right

An article in the Atlantic has found some alarming results linking depression and technology. My research with Australian teens paints a different picture<p>Catharine Lumby is a media professor at Macquarie university<p>A recent article in the Atlantic brings parents of teenagers fresh alarming news …

Teens

The Secret Civil Servant: In Brexit negotiations, there is such a thing as a stupid question

In the first of a new series, our anonymous insider reports from the frontline of the EU negotiations – if someone has remembered to book the …

Brexit Negotiations

Mary Beard is right, Roman Britain was multi-ethnic – so why does this upset people so much?

Nil nimium studeo, Caesar, tibi velle placere,<br>nec scire utrum sis albus an ater homo.<p>I’m not overly anxious, Caesar, to please you,<br>Or to know whether …

Roman Empire

There’s a biological reason you feel down after having the time of your life

Think about the last time you were really happy. Not just when you were pleasantly surprised, or you had a “nice” time, but rather a moment in which you were smiling uncontrollably and laughing not because someone said something funny, but because it was a moment of pure bliss.<p>Those moments tend to …

Happiness

Older generation has 'shafted' Britain's youth over Brexit, says Vince Cable

Older Brexit voters with views “coloured by nostalgia from an imperial past” have “shafted” the young, Sir Vince Cable has said.<p>The Lib Dem leader …

Brexit

The ghostly radio station that no one claims to run

“MDZhB” has been broadcasting since 1982. No one knows why.<p>In the middle of a Russian swampland, not far from the city of St Petersburg, is a rectangular iron gate. Beyond its rusted bars is a collection of radio towers, abandoned buildings and power lines bordered by a dry-stone wall. This …

Soviet Union

The Everywhere Store: Amazon's AI-powered master plan to be the world's biggest company

By replacing the web store interface with a ubiquitous AI, Amazon plans to sell customers whatever they want, wherever they are, whenever they need it<p>…

Amazon

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Meet Alex, the Russian Casino Hacker Who Makes Millions Targeting Slot Machines

Late last autumn, a Russian mathematician and programmer named Alex decided he’d had enough of running his eight-year-old business. Though his St. …

Security

Cleaning a Dirty Sponge Only Helps Its Worst Bacteria, Study Says

Stop. Drop the sponge and step away from the microwave.<p>That squishy cleaning apparatus is a microscopic universe, teeming with countless bacteria. Some people may think that microwaving a sponge kills its tiny residents, but they are only partly right. It may nuke the weak ones, but the strongest, …

Biology

The best way to fix broken bones might be with glass

Glass may not seem an obvious material for a bone replacement. But UK surgeons are finding that bioglass not only is stronger than bone: it can bend, bounce and even fight infection.<p>In 2002, Ian Thompson, a specialist in facial reconstruction at King’s College, London, received an urgent phone …

Medicine

How one man built a $51m theme park for his daughter

<b>A father from Texas realised there were no theme parks where his disabled daughter could play. So he decided to build one.</b><p>Gordon Hartman had just got out of the swimming pool on a family holiday, when his 12-year-old daughter Morgan went up to some children playing in the water. She tried to make …

Water Parks