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Empire Windrush: forgotten archive material reveals who was on its outward voyage to the Caribbean

When the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in Essex on June 22, 1948 it was carrying a crowded cargo of around 500 West Indian settlers dressed in …

Windrush

Nobel Prize in Literature postponed after sexual misconduct scandal

<b>(CNN) —</b> This year's Nobel Prize in Literature has been postponed in the wake of a sexual and financial scandal that has engulfed the Swedish Academy, the cultural institution responsible for awarding the prestigious prize.<p>The academy, one of Sweden's most respected institutions, made the …

Literature

How to recover your precious data from a seemingly-dead computer

And possibly bring it back to life.<p>You push the power switch to turn on your computer...and nothing happens. Even in this worst-case scenario, you can work through a number of troubleshooting options—so don't panic yet.<p>When your desktop or laptop refuses to start, that means either the hardware or …

The universe may be a giant video game, but it certainly isn't Pac-Man

How to interpret one popular Flat Earth theory.<p>Elon Musk and other prominent Silicon Valley kooks may hold the belief that we live in a simulation, but one conspiracy theorist speaking at the Flat Earth Convention in England last weekend articulated an even stranger theory about our home, the …

Mosquitoes flock to human blood when thirsty, new study finds

Mosquitoes are more likely to bite when thirsty, new research has found.<p>Researchers at the University of Cincinnati found that dehydration has a significant impact on how mosquitoes feed. When thirsty, up to 30 percent of female mosquitoes resorted to a blood meal, compared to only 5 to 10 percent …

Rolls-Royce on course for financial forecasts despite engine woes

Rolls-Royce has shrugged off the estimated £1bn cost of fixing problems with its latest generation of jet engines and maintained its profit and cash generation forecasts.<p>In an update ahead of the blue-chip engineer’s annual meeting at its Derby base on Thursday, Rolls said it was making good …

Unicef raises money for Myanmar crisis with cryptocurrency mining

Unicef has turned to a novel kind of fundraising by using the processing power of people’s computers to raise money via cryptocurrency mining.<p>The Australian branch of the charity has set up a website - thehopepage.org - which harnesses a computer’s power to mine the Monero cryptocurrency, …

The Artful, Erotic, and Still Misunderstood Funk of Betty Davis

Like many uncompromising, creative women, the funk-rock diva Betty Davis is often called a pioneer. The term is a tribute, of course, a way of defining her legacy in terms of the inroads that she made for later artists. Certainly Davis, who released three exquisitely raw, libidinous albums in the …

How Donald Trump Became the Author of His Own “Astonishingly Excellent” Health

Judging by the latest news from the White House—about Donald Trump shuffling his legal team in apparent preparation for a lengthy battle with Robert Mueller, the special counsel—it may well be many months, or even years, before we get a final resolution to the story of Russia’s interference in the …

Russia claims poison used against ex-spy and daughter in Salisbury was BZ toxin 'in service in UK and US'

Russia claims the substance used to poison double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia was an agent called BZ that has been used by Nato …

Boris Johnson defends remarks on Russian role in novichok case

Boris Johnson has for the first time defended his apparent claim that Porton Down scientists had told him Russia was responsible for deploying a military grade nerve agent to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury last month.<p>Making the first defence of this claim since Porton …

Boris Johnson

Nerve agent used to poison ex-Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury was delivered "in a liquid form"

The nerve agent used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury was delivered "in a liquid form", the Department for Environment …

Nerve agent used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal was delivered in 'liquid form', says Defra

The nerve agent used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury was delivered in a liquid form, the government has said.<p>Nine sites …

The Surprising Psychology of BDSM Players

Both the book and movie versions of <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> got a good deal right about erotic bondage-discipline-sado-masochism (BDSM). But <i>Fifty Shades</i> …

How to Remember What You Read

A great place to start with book retention is with understanding some key ways our brain stores information. Here are three specific elements to …

Note-Taking

Schizophrenia May Be the Price We Pay for a Big Brain

Plenty of us have known a dog on Prozac. We have also witnessed the eye rolls that come with the mention of canine psychiatry. Doting pet …

Neuroscience

How to Spot Psychopaths: Speech Patterns Give Them Away

NEW YORK — Psychopaths are known to be wily and manipulative, but even so, they unconsciously betray themselves, according to scientists who have …

Psychology

Coldhearted Psychopaths Feel Empathy Too

Psychopaths may be capable of empathizing with others in some situations, a new study has found.<p>The study's researchers investigated the brain …

Psychology

How Negative Thinking Can Help You Get Ahead

Here are three ways negativity can be a powerful thing, and why the trick may be figuring out when to put it to use.<p>As I've written before, the upside of bad moods is becoming more detail-oriented. Since you're so attuned to everything around you — and presumably why it's not what you want — poring …

A mathematical formula reveals the secret to lasting relationships

According to mathematician Hannah Fry, it may come down to a simple formula.<p>Fry, who works at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis in London, explains in her 2014 TED Talk and recently released book, "The Mathematics of Love," that the best predictor of long-lasting relationships is how …

Everyday Routines Make Life Feel More Meaningful

Think about the most meaningful experiences in your life. You will probably recall your wedding, or a trip across Europe, or your first skydive. You …

Psychology

How Much Can You Really Change After You Turn 30?

I am turning 30 in March, and so I was a little unnerved when I recently came across a question that researchers who study personality have …

5 Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone: Backed By Research

Here are the things you can tell just by looking at someone<p>As for personality, you can generally trust your gut when guessing extraversion, …

Brains of Introverts Reveal Why They Prefer Being Alone

Human faces may hold more meaning for socially outgoing individuals than for their more introverted counterparts, a new study suggests.<p>The results …

Psychology

Why It's So Hard To Stop Reading Books You Don't Even Like

Every week, we curate the best new photography and photojournalism on the web, so you can spend your weekend kicking back and enjoying some beautiful …

Final Fantasy

Why It's So Hard To Stop Reading Books You Don't Even Like

A Cartwheeling Galaxy (Header Image)<p>​Lying about 500 million light-years away in the constellation of Sculptor, the cartwheel shape of this galaxy is …

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Why It's So Hard To Stop Reading Books You Don't Even Like

Our bodies need shutdowns from time to time, and so do our minds.<p>In 2010, four employees of one of the world's largest mining companies were jailed …

Final Fantasy

RC Sherriff: the writer who couldn't escape the horror of the trenches

There is something very salutary about reading the news reports from 100 years ago that the Telegraph has been reprinting for the past four years. They are daily reminders, amid the sound and fury of the news, of how lucky we are today, and of how much we owe the men who fought for our freedom.<p>From …

Why Bother Having Separate Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director?

It’s a peculiarity of the Academy Awards that the Oscars in two different categories—Best Picture and Best Director—have coincided sixty-four out of ninety times, honoring a movie and its director rather than the director of another film. (Since 1953, the awards have coincided fifty-one out of …

What to Stream This Weekend

Five films that were runners-up for Oscars awards.<p><i>Each week, Richard Brody picks a classic film, a modern film, an independent film, a foreign film, and a documentary for online viewing.</i><p>“The Elephant Man”<p>The Academy’s track record regarding the actual best movie of the year has been abysmal, but …