Andrew Newdigate

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Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

If you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might want to tack on some useless (though accurate) information from a tangentially related scientific field.<p>It turns out that when you tack on additional information from a respected field of …

The Brexit figureheads had no plan besides exploiting populist fears and dismissing experts who rubbished their thinking<p>Where was the champagne at the Vote Leave headquarters? The happy tears and whoops of joy? If you believed Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, the Brexit vote was a moment of national …

Great Britain

UK faces Brexit crisis after Europe’s leaders demand: ‘Get out now’

France and Germany urge swift action by Britain as Tory MPs say Boris Johnson is preparing leadership bid<p>Britain was heading into a period of unprecedented political, constitutional and economic crisis on Saturday night as European leaders stepped up demands for it to quit the EU as soon as …

Great Britain

Islamic State is often called ‘medieval’ but is in fact very modern – a horrific expression of a widespread frustration with a globalised western model that promises freedom and prosperity to all, but fails to deliver<p>Violence has erupted across a broad swath of territory in recent months: wars in …

Political Science

How South African Zulu king's spending drove his purse-holder to madness

King Goodwill Zwelithini fired his finance director after he challenged the monarch over his extravagent taxpayer-funded spending on his six wives and 27 children<p>The former purse-holder for <b>South Africa’s</b> Zulu king has told how the monarch’s endless spending on his six wives, 27 children and six …

'Helicopter Parenting' Hurts Kids Regardless of Love or Support, Study Says

Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Evan …

South Africa's 'brazen cover-up' of Zuma's home upgrade

<b>The offence itself was bad enough - an orgy of overspending by obsequious officials and conniving contractors who managed to spend 246m rand ($21.7m, £14.3m) of public money lavishly upgrading South African President Jacob's Zuma's private homestead, Nkandla.</b><p>That is nearly 10 times what taxpayers …

The dad dividend

MOST fathers who are not entitled to paternity leave look with envy upon the dads in other countries who get to spend months at home with their …

Tynker, A Startup That Teaches Kids To Code, Now Works With Robots, Drones And More

Tynker, a startup that teaches children the fundamentals of programming by having them build their own games, is now expanding its platform to allow kids to control connected devices, including drones, robots and other “smart home” products, like lighting systems. The company will introduce these …

Airlines send SA trophy hunting industry into tailspin with cargo ban

Cape Town - Global aviation giant, Emirates Airlines, has sent shock-waves through the South African hunting industry after it became the second …

Articles about minimalist duplex venice california on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Don Dimster celebrates the concept of communal family space with a pair of homes in Venice, California, for himself and...<p>Our kitchen island modern lighting adds to the minimalist feel of this California home.<p>Crane.tv, the excellent video magazine focusing on design and contemporary …

Seymour M. Hersh · The Killing of Osama bin Laden

The most blatant lie was that Pakistan’s two most senior military leaders – General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, chief of the army staff, and General Ahmed …

South African mercenaries' secret war on Boko Haram

Mercenaries from South Africa have proved quietly decisive in helping the Nigerian military turn around its campaign against Boko Haram, writes Colin Freeman in Abuja<p>With their roots in <b>South Africa</b> apartheid-era security forces, they do not fit the standard image of an army of liberation. But after …

Africa

I Need a Better Way to Say These Things to My Kids

Instead of reading to you at bedtime, I’m going to tweet using only words appropriate for your grade level. So follow me.<p>I don’t feel safe letting …

Parenting

Govt's plan to expropriate more land revealed

Cape Town - A proposal on land ceilings that seems to be a way for the government to acquire more farmland, was revealed by Rural Development and …

Cape Town

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

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This Scary Time Lapse From Space Reveal's Humanity's Global Footprint

The deforestation, water use, urban sprawl, and climate change is out of control.

ES6 In Depth: Iterators and the for-of loop

<i>ES6 In Depth is a series on new features being added to the JavaScript programming language in the 6th Edition of the ECMAScript standard, ES6 for</i> …

On xenophobic attacks, Zuma asks Africa: ‘Why are their citizens not in their countries and are in South Africa?’

SOUTH AFRICA President Jacob Zuma Monday lashed out at Africa governments who “criticise the South African government but their citizens are in our …

Flying is now more energy-efficient than driving

That doesn't make it good for the environment, exactly, but Reuters' John Kemp reports on a new study out of the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan:<p>Transporting one person a distance of one mile by aircraft consumed on average the energy equivalent to 2,465 British …

Slack's CEO reveals what it's like building the fastest $2 billion startup in history

Stewart Butterfield has created two companies that have shaped the way we use the Internet.<p>In 2004 he co-founded Flickr, the photo-sharing service, …

Postmortem of a Venture-backed Startup

Lessons Learned from the rise and fall of @Sonar<p>For those unfamiliar, Sonar Media Inc. was a mobile app created to help make the world a friendlier …

Startups

LED Bulbs Are Now Two for $5—Officially Too Cheap to Ignore

If you're among the holdouts who cling to their incandescent light bulbs like plastic eggs on Easter morning, you may want to loosen that grip. A new …

Home Automation