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Nigeria's addiction to the death sentence | Law

<b>Lagos, Nigeria -</b> As much of the rest of the world geared up to celebrate winter holidays in December last year, a group of 54 soldiers formerly deployed to fight Nigerian Islamists stood in front of a court martial in Abuja.<p>Among them, one young man listened in shock as the court found him guilty …

Africa

Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer: Men are objectified on TV, just look at Poldark

Aidan Turner's hit BBC role is a reminder that both men and women can be sexually objectified, says the actress<p>Game Of Thrones star Natalie Dormer says men are objectified as much as women in the world of showbiz - and pointed to Aidan Turner's Poldark as an example.<p>The 33-year-old actress, who is …

TV Series

Hire your own ski resort for £35

Ever looked at a heaving lift queue and wished you had the mountain all to yourself? Well, you can. At Eagle Point in Utah, the entire ski resort can be hired out for a day and a night, for less than a week's stay in a <b>luxury chalet in the Alps</b>.<p>The resort, roughly equidistant from Las Vegas and Salt …

3D-printed cities: is this the future?

Hailed as a housing solution for slums and a rapid response to disaster-stricken communities, 3D-printed architecture holds a lot of promise. But what problems lie behind its production, and can we realistically expect our cities to be printed?<p>The words “we print architecture’s future” adorn the …

Construction Industry

How To Design The World’s Biggest Airport Terminal

How do you make an airport terminal that spans 173 acres feel like anything but a monster? Zaha Hadid attempts the impossible in Beijing.<p>Beijing’s new airport is going to be a monster. At 7.5 million square feet, it covers about the same amount of space as 130 football fields put together–all …

Strongest material known to man? A limpet's tooth

Limpet's teeth are the strongest material known to man, it has emerged, as researchers consider the impact that the discovery could have on engineering and design in the future<p>Scientists believe they may have found the strongest natural material known to man, one that could be copied to make the …

Engineering

Three owner reportedly in talks to buy O2 in the UK

Three-owner Hutchison Whampoa is in talks to buy Britain’s second-largest mobile phone operator O2 for up to £9bn, according to reports.<p>The Hong Kong conglomerate owns the UK’s smallest network, Three, which has 8 million customers but bought O2 in Ireland in 2014 to combine with Three Ireland and …

Telecoms