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Robot Performs Soft-Tissue Surgery By Itself

Doctor Robot, you're a new and better man.<p>With a bulky camera eye and spindly hydraulic arm, this medical robot looks like it could fit in on an automotive production line. This bot isn't building a Toyota, though. It carefully scans soft, sticky intestinal tissue and delicately weaves stitches …

Robots

London's Best Restaurants According to Top Chefs

<b>Jamie Oliver recommends Frenchie</b><p>It was Oliver who gave chef Greg Marchand the nickname that’s now synonymous with lighter, healthier French cooking. …

How Much Protein You Really Need In Your Diet

Getting enough protein is important, regardless of whether you want healthy skin and nails, to lose weight, or get bulging biceps. But “enough” could …

Cuba can't keep up with the US-sparked tourism boom

HAVANA (Reuters) - The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba has nearly doubled this year, its tourism minister said on Wednesday, as the island races to build hotels and expand Havana airport to keep up with booming demand.<p>Tourism has taken off since Cuba and the United States announced they would work …

Tourism

Why Refrigerators Were So Slow to Catch On in China

The technology was once considered superfluous, until contemporary capitalism made it a necessity. An Object Lesson.<p>“Have you thought about buying a refrigerator?” I asked my aunt one day over lunch.<p>I was living in a smallish rural town in Shandong province, China, called Jiaxiang, conducting …

Asia

Humans Paid for Bigger Brains With Gas-Guzzling Bodies

A new study shows that we burn many more daily calories than other apes.<p>Evolution works on a strict energy budget. Each adaptation burns through a certain number of calories, and each individual can only acquire so many calories in the course of a day. You can’t have flapping wings <i>and</i> a huge body …

Calories

The $571 Billion Debt Wall That Points to More Defaults in China

Chinese debt investors are turning bearish at just the wrong time for the nation’s corporate borrowers, which face a record 3.7 trillion yuan ($571 …

Chinese Economy

The world is about to suffer a massive rice shortage

The world is expected to suffer a major rice shortage after global production was hit by extreme weather patterns - potentially fuelling an …

What a tycoon daughter’s plan to sell used handbags online tells you about Hong Kong

Much is justifiably expected of the sons and daughters of families who are blessed with wealth and power. But, in Hong Kong, if you can’t live up to …

Hong Kong

Australian smokers must pay £23 for a packet of cigarettes from 2020

Increasing tobacco tax by 70% is set to raise $4.7 million for the coalition government over four years

Being German is no laughing matter

Shortly after moving back to Germany in 2012 after decades of absence, mainly in Anglo-Saxon countries, I took my kids to the Berlin zoo. The …

The chart that shows how Leicester's budget was dwarfed by rivals

Leicester’s Premier League triumph has been heralded as one of the greatest stories in sporting history, with their title success undoubtedly the …

The map of countries where you can be murdered for being an atheist

Maps

Quaker Oats Is Being Sued Because People Still Don't Know What 'Natural' Means

Quaker Oats is being sued over the big “100% Natural” label on the front of its box. What else is in that big bucket o’ oats that makes the label a …

Oats

China probes Baidu after national outrage over death of student who searched online for cancer cure

Baidu, China's top search engine, is currently facing the most serious scandal in company history, accused by state media and web users of placing …

Asia

Young, gifted and held back

The world’s young are an oppressed minority. Unleash them<p>IN THE world of “The Hunger Games” youngsters are forced to fight to the death for the …

Delta Promises It Will Never Lose Your Bags Again

RFID bag tags will ensure it.<p>Thanks to newly integrated RFID technology, the carrier is promising you’ll get your bags every time you fly, no matter what.<p>According to the most recent set of data from the Department of Transportation, there are more than 118,000 baggage-related incidents each month …

Travel

Leicester City, the Unlikeliest of Winners

The team, which had 5,000-to-1 odds of winning the English Premier League, has pulled off the biggest upset in sports history.<p>Much to everyone’s disbelief, the Leicester City soccer club was crowned the champion of the English Premier League Monday.<p>The team’s chances last summer were small, to say …

Leicester City FC

Leicester City gave us back all that we love about football

MARTIN SAMUEL: Be aware that this is no standard match report. No end-of-season wrap-up, no routine summary of facts. This records an event you will …

Leicester

Barack Obama is officially one of the most consequential presidents in American history

On Saturday night, President Obama attended his eighth and final White House Correspondents' Dinner, walking to the podium to Anna Kendrick's cover …

Political History

The Leicester Supremacy – a triumph that was never supposed to happen

Do not adjust your reality: this really is happening. For the last three months Leicester City’s gloriously bold progress towards a first English top-flight title has unfurled like a slow breaking wave. A draw against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon left Claudio Ranieri’s collection of …

Leicester

Good Good Duck, Leong Hup & Long Kee Roast Duck Trucks

Get your ducks in a row, on the go: Here's one fowl move we can get behind - a food truck that dabbles in Cantonese roast duck & smoked duck, …

Food & Dining

let economics help plan your summer vacation

For our honeymoon, my wife and I (Tim) went to Argentina. There were a number of reasons the country attracted us — gorgeous architecture, delicious …

World News

The joke was that Obama wasn’t joking

The White House Correspondents' Dinner has become a strange event. It is, ostensibly, an evening when the president and the press can come together …

Barack Obama

How France sank Japan’s $40 billion Australian submarine dream

In 2014, a blossoming friendship between Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe looked to have all but sewn up a …

France

Obama Drops The Mic With Coolest Exit By A President Ever

President Obama ended his final White House Correspondents Dinner with what was the coolest exit by a president in history. The President said, …

Liberal News

Obama didn’t hold back at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Here were some of his best jokes.

President Barack Obama appeared at his final White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday night, riffing on Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, …

Barack Obama

Yu Feng: China’s unorthodox ‘marriage counsellor’ has tried to get 10,000 husbands to dump mistresses and return to wives

<b>YU FENG, 45, dubbed the ‘mistress discourager’ by mainland media, tells LAURA ZHOU how he helps clients – mainly desperate wives – by persuading</b> …

China

Japan: Hokkaido tourism board tells Chinese visitors to avoid farting in public

CHINESE tourists in a Japanese prefecture have been advised to avoid off-putting behavior such as flatulating and belching in public when visiting …

Japan

China’s army of investors haven’t learned their lesson, and it looks like history is going to repeat itself

You might think the crazy roller coaster ride that is China's stock market would be too much for some mom-and-pop investors to stomach.<p>Think again.<p>According to a survey of 2,200 Chinese residents by Bernstein, individual investors in the country actually want more risk, not less.<p>And that looks like …

Asia