Tory backbenchers vow to block 'on the hoof' promise to sustain higher Scottish funding David Cameron faces a “bloodbath” at the hands of Tory MPs after all three parties pledged to continue high levels
Apple just released its new mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 8. There are a lot of big new features like app extensions and third-party keyboards, but there are also plenty of hidden
It was a rainy Saturday afternoon when Khumbuzile Gubenani got the call. He had spent the morning with a shovel in his hands working the banks of the Mbashi river. A lorryful of sand from the same "dark
In 18 years as a journalist, I have seen how hideous tragedies can lead to disastrous decisions, from the Dangerous Dogs Act right up to the war on terror. Everyone panics. The impulse is to do something,
Robert De Niro has confirmed that he is planning to reunite with director Martin Scorsese on a gangster film in the near future. Speaking at a press conference in London for his latest film The Family,
Astronomers call it the monster. It was the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed. Had it been closer, Earth would have been toast. Because the blast was 3.7bn light years away, mankind
Those who know me well know I am someone who swears a lot. What can I say? I am emphatic about many things – surprise, anger, frustration, joy, boredom. The list goes on. But with a 15-month-old, my swearing
Last week, Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country’s energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling The
India's first Mars orbiter mission is scheduled to arrive in late 2014. The race to Mars is heating up with India's successful launch Tuesday of its first mission to the red planet. (See also "Video: to
Two bodyguards trotted behind Enrique Peñalosa, their pistols jostling in holsters. There was nothing remarkable about that, given his profession – and his locale. Peñalosa was a politician on yet another
The grassy knoll. The book depository. Any further description of the location is superfluous. We know where we are, and when. Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas on 22 November 1963: the scene of the assassination
Sydney’s famous landmarks, the Harbor Bridge and Opera House, are barely visible after a blanket of smoke drifted from fires in the Blue Mountains, just outside the city. Pollution levels rocketed to times
I have a twentysomething friend in the US who, for purposes of preserving our friendship, I'll call Mary. As Mary is a human being, she likes to have sex. One thing Mary does not like, however, is contraception.
The Nexus 5 is here! The Nexus 5 is here! After months of hype and more questionably “accidental” leaks than any device in recent memory, Google announced their new flagship Android handset this morning.
Apple's incredibly popular handset, the iPhone, has earned it multiple awards from J.D. Power, but the tablet market may not be playing out the same for the iPad maker. According to a recent study conducted
Well folks, Apple has just put up some mixed numbers in its fiscal Q4 2013 earnings release — $37.5 billion in revenue and $7.5 billion in net profit to be exact — but how exactly did the tech titan fare
We were intrigued by the Phonebloks concept phone that teased the ability to switch out a handset's components the way most users change ringtones, and now Motorola is putting its resources behind it.
Neurocam uses brainwave sensors similar we've already seen in moving cat ears and TV navigation, but this time hooks up with your smartphone camera. This prototype, demoed at last week at Japan's Human