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The death of the car industry is about more than statistics

Regardless of which party wins the election, the economy will remain in a great state of flux. The problems created by the end of the investment side of the mining boom, the structural decline of the manufacturing sector, and the high value of the dollar unfortunately will not go away just because …

The satirical verses

POLITICAL jokes travel farther than ever before. Last year the <i>Onion</i>, a satirical magazine in America, declared Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s round-faced …

The Melbourne supremacy

<b>Movers and shakers on the EIU’s city liveability ranking</b><p>THE best quality of life of any of the world's urbanites is still enjoyed by Melburnians, …

Car wars

FRANCE has banned imports of some Mercedes cars, claiming they fail to meet European technical standards for emissions of global-warming gases. It …

Bezos buys the Post

MAYBE Jeff Bezos believes in karma. Bibliophiles and authors often blame Amazon, the online retailer he founded, for undermining the books business. …

Helicopter powered by man on bicycle wins $250,000 prize

Engineers at the University of Toronto have won a prize that has been unclaimed for 33 years by building the world's first helicopter powered only by …

Apple's App Store at 5: 10 key moments on the road to 50bn downloads

Happy birthday, Apple's App Store. It launched on 10 July 2008, a year after the first iPhone went on sale, with 500 apps available.<p>More than 850k …

Amazon bags Game of Thrones author for its Jet City Comics imprint

Amazon is getting into comics and graphic novels publishing – both physical and digital – with the launch of an imprint called Jet City Comics.<p>The …

Animal astronauts: the unsung heroes of space exploration

From intrepid turtles to pioneering jellyfish, a host of animals have made their mark as the unsung heroes of space exploration.<p>Early animal …

America's founders would be horrified at this United States of Surveillance

I'm a longtime subscriber to an Internet mail list that features items from smart, thoughtful people. The list editor forwards items he personally …

Japan attacks Australian role in whaling 'moral crusade'

Japan has told the United Nation's highest court that Australia's anti-whaling stance is part of a "civilising mission and moral crusade" that is …

Short cuts

GAZA hardly seems like a good place to be a film-maker. The besieged Palestinian territory not only lacks formal training for making films, but also …

Windsor's knot

COMMITTED souls often pitch tents on city streets and sleep rough overnight to be first in line for a Lady Gaga concert. You would not expect legal …

Fetal enaction

<b>America’s restrictions on abortions</b><p>ON JUNE 26th Wendy Davis, a state senator from Texas, prevented the passage of what would have been America's most …

Treasury minister hints at Amazon and Google tax action

Treasury minister David Gauke has given the firmest indication yet of the government's determination to stamp out the kind of tax loopholes exploited …

US pledges to reduce use of chimpanzees in scientific research

The US National Institutes of Health, the world's largest funder of biomedical research, has announced it is to "substantially reduce" the use of …

Government plans £100bn in infrastructure projects

A study on a new Crossrail to link London from north to south and the biggest road investment programme in 50 years will be announced on Thursday by …

What is skeuomorphism?

DURING the two-hour-plus presentation at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) a few days ago, Craig Federighi, Apple's head of software …

Singing for his country

A CACOPHONY of fireworks, car horns, cheers and loud music kept Gazans sleepless until dawn. Anywhere else the enthusiasm might have seemed …

A queer state

THIS midsummer’s weekend, hundreds of Beijingers enjoyed ales and pies at the second annual craft-beer festival. The Beijing LGBT Centre, a …

Where can he go?

<b>The NSA leaker Edward Snowden can take refuge in many places</b><p>THE whereabouts of Edward Snowden, a former computer technician at America’s National …

Too bourgeois to bus tables

OUR report this week from the Mexican-American border points out that Mexicans are becoming too bourgeois to cross illegally into the United States. …

Due date

DESIGNERS of the Pebble Watch were no tyros or slouches. Yet no amount of expertise and industry would have helped them meet the five-month deadline …

Courting victory

<b>A comparison of men's and women's tennis grand-slam records</b><p>WIMBLEDON, the third major tennis tournament of the year, starts today with its …

Nelson Mandela in critical condition | South Africa News

South African President Jacob Zuma has said that the health of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela "remains in a critical condition".<p>Speaking to journalists in Johannesburg on Monday, Zuma said that doctors were "doing everything possible" to ensure the 94-year-old's well-being and comfort on his …

Why is the yuan so strong?

EARLIER this month eight American senators proposed a law to punish China and other countries for keeping their currencies artificially cheap. Two of …

100 years ago: A mile long trail of flying ducks

The scoters which visited a Cheshire mere were, apparently, stragglers from a passing host. My Old Colwyn correspondent noticed on Sunday what, from …

Beta testing

ALZHEIMER’S disease wrecks lives. And as people live longer, it will wreck more with every passing year. It also wrecks budgets. In America in 2010, …

Seeds of change

“AWAKENING on Friday morning, June 20th, 1913,” wrote Sol Plaatje, a black, Setswana-speaking intellectual and activist, “the South African Native …