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Woman files for divorce due to husband’s bike obsession - MBR

"He is literally in love with his bike"<p>A Turkish couple are set to be divorced due to the husband’s fondness for all things bicycle which the wife …

Learning Python: Best free books, tutorials and videos

There's a wealth of free resources out there, including books, sites, videos, and even courses.<p>If you want to learn a programming language in 2018 …

New army chief survives deadly Mogadishu bomb blast

Somalia's new military boss has survived a suspected suicide car bomb attack that has killed at least 15 people, according to police.<p>General Mohamed Ahmed Jimale, who was recently named new chief of defence forces, was travelling with senior military officials on Sunday when the bomb exploded near …

Will The Milky Way Get Strangled To Death?

It was a neighboring galaxy, in a cluster, with the rope<p>Just like lifeforms here on earth, galaxies can die. And it isn't always pretty. A paper published in <i>Nature</i> suggests that most galaxies die by strangulation.<p>A galaxy is pronounced dead (or quiescent, which doesn't sound as dramatic) when it …

Alberto Contador grabs Giro d’Italia’s maglia rosa on first summit finish

• Spaniard takes overall lead, ahead of Fabio Aru and Richie Porte<br>• Jan Polanc of Lampre-Merida wins stage five after attack on final climb<p>Alberto Contador claimed the overall lead in the Giro d’Italia after the first mountain stage on Wednesday, as the race favourites leaped into action on the …

We’ve all been taken for a ride over diesel

Diesel is a major environmental menace that kills thousands of people a year, yet the green movement gave it a free pass<p>Imagine if there was an industry in Britain that annually churned out thousands of tonnes of carcinogens that scientists found were killing more than 7,000 of us every year. …

I’m ashamed of Britain’s aid pledge to Nepal – just 12p each | Carole Cadwalladr

Nepal,Earthquakes,South and Central Asia,World news,Aid,Natural disasters and extreme weather,Foreign policy,Politics,Equality,Charitable giving,Money,Charities,Voluntary sector,Global development<p>I don’t feel lucky to have missed the earthquake. The real luck is that we live such rich and gilded …

Everest Base Camp

Forget London: these are the best UK cities for tech jobs

London has the most jobs and offers the highest salaries, but tech hubs in other cities are growing at a faster rate and even paying freelancers more<p>Demand for IT workers is growing healthily but techies looking to beat the competition could do well to venture outside of London.<p>The number of …

Cheese: the secret to a longer life and faster metabolism?

Good news for fromage fiends: a new study suggests a link between cheese consumption and a longer, healthier life<p>It's the best news we've had all year: a study suggests that cheese consumption could be the key to a faster metabolism and reduced obesity.<p>Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark …

How Cars Are Made, In 20 GIFs

Think of an automobile factory. It’s a cacophony of whirring robots, massive clunking steel stampers, spark-spitting welders, and buzzing drills. But separate all the steps that go into turning a lump of metal into a shining automobile, convert them into 20 separate GIFs, and the process goes from …

GIF Animations

Portraits of Women Who Were the First in Their Fields

“First Women” is a 10-year-long project that photographer Anita Corbin started back in 2008. By the time the work is finished in 2018, the 100-year …

Pets Place

Pasta <i>cacio e pepe</i> (“cheese and pepper”) is made with Pecorino Romano, a tangy aged sheep’s-milk cheese originally from Rome, and lots of freshly …

Italy

10 of the best beaches … that you’ve probably never heard of

Photograph: Alamy<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/24/1429896408101/07566b2b-290d-40a6-b741-c96d15bcff6b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Beaches

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

Apps

Russell Crowe says friendship with Tom Cruise led him to look into Scientology

‘We were spending a bit of time together so I thought I’d find out a little bit about what he was into,’ says Crowe, who met Cruise through Nicole Kidman<p>Russell Crowe has said his friendship with Tom Cruise led him to look into Scientology.<p>The actor spoke about his curiosity about the religion in …

Wi-Fi software security bug could leave Android, Windows, Linux open to attack

Crafted P2P SSID names could potentially be used to crash or execute code on targets.<p>In an e-mail today to the Open Source Software Security …

McDonald's to announce new plans to stop alarming sales slide

McDonald’s plans to unwrap a plan next month that it says will help turn around sales declines around the world.<p>The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Wednesday global sales declined 2.3% at established locations during the first three months of the year. That included a 2.6% drop in the US, …

The power of deadlines

People like procrastinating. Or at least, they keep doing it despite their protestations. It’s very common to see Facebook posts or tweets where someone reveals that they shouldn’t be on Facebook or Twitter because they have important work to do, but are procrastinating. So people procrastinate by …

Procrastination

Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

You may have never heard of it, but if you are a Chrome user, chances are you’ve used Google’s QUIC protocol already. As Google disclosed this week, about half of all requests from Chrome to Google’s servers are now served over QUIC.<p>So what’s the big deal here? QUIC is Google’s experimental, …

Information Security

Hong Kong stocks soar as investors flood market

Boom! Hong Kong stocks have surged over the past two days, as investors flood the market with wads of cash.<p>The Hang Seng Index hit its highest point in seven years on Wednesday, the first day of trading after an extended holiday. Hong Kong stocks continue to soar on Thursday, pushing the market up …

Opinion poll gives UK Labour Party one percentage point lead over Conservatives | DW | 08.04.2015

The poll of 1,672 adults in Britain was carried out by international, internet-based market research firm YouGov for News International's The Sun …

6 things we learnt from the Scottish leaders' debate

Nicola Sturgeon, Jim Murphy, Ruth Davidson and Willie Rennie went head-to-head on STV, but what did we discover from the two-hour debate?<p>Now that the first of three Scottish leaders' debates are over, what did we learn from the experience? Here are a few suggestions.<p>1. Nicola Sturgeon wants another …

Microsoft is looking to hire more autistic employees

Microsoft announced Monday that it would be implementing a pilot program aimed at helping the computing giant bring more autistic people into its …

IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet

• Home<br>• ><br>• Wind Power<br>• ><br>• IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet<p>posted 3 years ago<br>Categories: Wind Power<p>A …

The Simple, Elegant Algorithm That Makes Google Maps Possible

Edsger W. Dijkstra’s short solution to a bottomless complexity.<p>​ Algorithms are a science of cleverness. A natural manifestation of logical reasoning—​mathematical induction, in particular—a good algorithm is like a fleeting, damning snapshot into the very soul of a problem. A jungle of properties …

Some Very Good Teacher-recommended Tools for Teaching and Learning English

Created by a high school student, this free site finds correct spellings and definitions for any word in a document.<p>Learn a language by watching a …