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How misbehaving at school made one man a multimillionaire

<b>There are not many people who have become multimillionaires as a direct result of misbehaving at school, but Jack Cator is one of them.</b><p>Back in 2005, the then 16-year-old was annoyed that his secondary school in Norfolk, eastern England, had put strict blocks on its computer network, to prevent the …

A Point of View: Is the US president an elected monarch?

<b>President Obama has been accused of acting like a monarch. But the US presidency has been an elected kingship since 1776 in all but name, argues the historian David Cannadine.</b><p>After five weeks of campaigning, which may have seemed unending and interminable at the time, but which in retrospect passed …

Barack Obama

Beautiful knowledge: Complicated numbers made simple

<b>When will men become extinct? Which times table sums do children find most difficult? What are the most common computer passwords?</b><p>We are bombarded daily with information, and it can be difficult for our brains to process facts and figures in bulk. But author, designer and data-journalist David …

Michael Mosley: Why I consumed my own blood

<b>Human blood is an extraordinary substance that manages simultaneously to nourish, sustain protect and regenerate our bodies, but despite decades of research we are only just beginning to exploit its full potential. Michael Mosley has been putting his own blood through a series of rigorous tests.</b><p>In …

Is Titan submarine the most daring space mission yet?

<b>Dropping a robotic lander on to the surface of a comet was arguably one of the most audacious space achievements of recent times.</b><p>But one concept mission being studied by the US space agency could top even that.<p>Scientists are proposing to send a robot submarine to the oily seas of Saturn's moon …

Seafloor

Hunga Tonga volcano eruption forms new S Pacific island

<b>A new island has been formed in the South Pacific after the eruption of an underwater volcano in Tonga.</b><p>Images have emerged of the island's surface, 45km (28 miles) north-west of Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa.<p>The island - which is 500m (1,640 feet) long - was formed after an eruption at the Hunga …

Tonga

One-man rule in Israel's hippy micro-state

<b>While most Israelis vote for a new parliament next week there's one place in the north of Israel that will be an election-free zone - one-man rule has been the way there for more than 40 years.</b><p>On Israel's coastal road, just south of Lebanon, lies a crossing into a land of another kind.<p>Large blue …

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

National Academy of Sciences

Warped space-time tips pulsar out of view

<b>A pulsar, one of deep space’s spinning “lighthouses”, has faded from view because a warp in space-time tilted its beams away from Earth.</b><p>The tiny, heavy pulsar is locked in a fiercely tight orbit with another star.<p>The gravity between them is so extreme that it is thought to emit waves and to bend …

The girl with three biological parents

<b>Alana Saarinen loves playing golf and the piano, listening to music and hanging out with friends. In those respects, she's like many teenagers around the world. Except she's not, because every cell in Alana's body isn't like mine and yours - Alana is one of a few people in the world who have DNA</b> …

Genetics

Genetically modified flies 'could save crops'

<b>A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off could be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.</b><p>These male mutant flies have a lethal gene which interrupts female development.<p>They were trialled in a greenhouse resulting in "population collapse".<p>If …

Sweat-powered battery could charge your phone

The biobattery tattoo is fuelled by lactate - naturally present in sweat after vigorous exercise<p><b>A sweaty gym workout is not only good for your health - it could also energise your phone.</b><p>A tattoo that produces power from perspiration has been unveiled at the American Chemical Society meeting.<p>The …

Wearable Tech

A Point of View: Isis and what it means to be modern

<b>Although it claims to be reviving a traditional Islamic system of government, the jihadist group Isis is a very modern proposition, writes John Gray.</b><p>When you see the leader of Isis, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, in Mosul announcing the creation of a caliphate - an Islamic state ruled by a religious leader …

Caliphates

It's 200 years old, but what is Italy's carabinieri?

<b>This year Italy's carabinieri is 200 years old - it's older than the country itself. But why does Italy have two police forces and what is so special about this one?</b><p>I've always been puzzled by the fact that Italy has two police forces, although Italians don't seem to find it strange at all.<p>If you …

Civil Service

Similar memories benefit from 'extra space' in brain

<b>Similar memories overlap physically in the brain and this produces less confusion if the brain area responsible is larger, according to new research.</b><p>Scientists scanned the brains of 15 people recalling four similar scenes, in a study published in PNAS.<p>They spotted overlapping memory traces in a …

The Brain

The next billionaires in numbers

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1084000/1084150_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534548222_8e3a72088446346caefc75e4b7b4df52<p><b>The extremely wealthy are growing in numbers and entire industries are being created to cater to their desires but where are the individuals who</b> …

Billionaires

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Where is the cheapest place to buy citizenship?

<b>It is a cliche used from Bond to Bourne: the classic spy image of a suitcase filled with cash and multiple passports for a quick getaway. But increasingly it is not spies that are looking for a second passport, but a growing number of "economic citizens".</b><p>Henley and Partners citizenship expert …

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

If You Drink Milk and Don't Get Sick, You're a Mutant

Milk is full of a sugar called lactose, which needs a special enzyme called lactase to break it down. But children used to stop producing the enzyme …