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Silicon Valley comes up against the Great Firewall of China

Mark Zuckerberg is one of the world’s most high-profile Sinophiles. The Facebook founder speaks fluent Mandarin, in which he regularly addresses Chinese audiences in speeches and online videos. His own Facebook profile has photos of him beaming while walking the Great Wall, jogging through …

What the U.K. Wants From the EU

Prime Minister David Cameron is seeking an overhaul of the European Union ahead of a referendum in 2017 over whether to remain in the bloc.<p>Prime Minister David Cameron, in a letter to the president of the European Council, is seeking an overhaul of the European Union ahead of a U.K. referendum in …

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10 Fascinating Things About Slavery in New York City That You May Not Know

In 1991, excavators for a new federal office building in Manhattan unearthed the remains of more than 400 Africans stacked in wooden boxes 16 to 28 …

Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

A spacewalk selfie, the Giant Squid Nebula and an origami solar array – in pictures

This month’s roundup of the best space-related imagery in the known universe includes a dramatic solar flare, a cosmonaut’s selfie and an improbable marriage between technology and the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding<p>On 24 August a flare erupted from the sun, seen on the left edge of our home …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including the Turner prize presentation, protests in Hong Kong, dog surfing, and that wedding in Venice

Cutlery 'can influence food taste'

<b>Our perception of how food tastes is influenced by cutlery, research suggests.</b><p>Size, weight, shape and colour all have an effect on flavour, says a University of Oxford team.<p>Cheese tastes saltier when eaten from a knife rather than a fork; while white spoons make yoghurt taste better, experiments …

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