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Brexit bust: Britain's dash for independence is on road to failure

Brussels can conclude with certainty that Britain will not take action to defend itself against a one-sided and asymmetric deal. It will not walk out …

United Kingdom

Teens are abandoning Facebook in dramatic numbers, study finds

Teenagers have abandoned Facebook in favour of other social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram, according to a study from the Pew Research Center.<p>Just 51% of US individuals aged 13 to 17 say they use Facebook – a dramatic plunge from the 71% who said they used the social network in …

Social Media

Sorry, Apple and Samsung — the best smartphone innovation is happening in China right now

Three smartphone makers have just put up teasers for new, exciting smartphones. Another three recently launched flagships that are so good, it's hard …

Phones

Theresa May's Brexit will hike support for a united Ireland warns devastating study

Theresa May's model of Brexit will hike support for a united Ireland, a devastating study suggests today.<p>The research claims voters believe leaving …

Ultra-clean homes could trigger childhood leukaemia, major review suggests

Keeping children cocooned in ultra-clean homes away from other youngsters could trigger childhood leukaemia, a landmark study suggests.<p>A major new analysis by Britain’s leading leukaemia expert has concluded a deadly chain of events is set in motion when susceptible children are not exposed to …

Immune System

No Irish. No blacks. No dogs. No Galileo

Stuff business! The Brexit-tinged tussle over the EU's satellite navigation system, Galileo, is all about the technology and the engineering …

The incredible story of Britain’s hundreds of regional accents – and while they’ll last forever

The incredibly rich landscape of British regional accents doesn’t only define who we are, it’s part of our cultural heritage, says Flora Watkins.<p>When …

MH370 captain 'deliberately evaded radar' during final moments of doomed flight

Aviation experts believe they may have solved the mystery of the disappearance of flight MH370, saying the 239 passengers and crew were the victims of a deliberate, criminal act carried out by the plane’s captain.<p>The fate of the Boeing 777 has mystified investigators ever since it went missing en …

Airplanes

When Is Irish Whiskey Not Irish Whiskey? Maybe After Brexit

Irish whiskey might be about to get caught in the Brexit wars.<p>For 400 years, Bushmills, distilled close to the banks of the River Bush in Northern …

The five habits that can add more than a decade to your life

People who stick to five healthy habits in adulthood can add more than a decade to their lives, according to a major study into the impact behaviour has on lifespan.<p>Researchers at Harvard University used lifestyle questionnaires and medical records from 123,000 volunteers to understand how much …

World Health Organization

How the U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria hit their targets before Assad's missile defenses even fired

Western powers said on Saturday their missile attacks struck at the heart of Syria's chemical weapons program, but the restrained assault appeared …

Exclusive: City unlikely to get more than "token, minimalist" Brexit deal

A senior City figure has warned that the UK risks being stuck with a “token, minimalist” deal on financial services as part of the post-Brexit …

£100,000 pension pot? How to avoid being penniless at 80

How long will your pension savings last in retirement? Analysis by investment advisers Hargreaves Lansdown suggests that drawing down much more than 5% a year could leave you penniless in your 80s.<p>Hargreaves examined the real-life outcome of retiring in 2000 with a pension pot of £100,000. It found …

Finance

A Lesson for NATO From Ukraine: In a War With Russia, Smartphones Might Be the Safest Way to Communicate

KYIV, Ukraine—After four years of constant combat against Russia and its separatist proxies in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian troops have learned the …

Apple Hires Former Amazon Devices CTO for Software Role

Apple Inc. said it has hired technology executive Jon McCormack as a vice president working on software.<p>McCormack previously led software for HP …

How to Manage Your Google Privacy Settings

Dig into Google's account dashboard to see what the company knows about you.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>A privacy policy is meant to be a contract between you and a company -- big tech companies in particular -- that ensures these companies are keeping your data safe. One company that …

What is India's caste system?

<b>India's caste system is among the world's oldest forms of surviving social stratification. The BBC explains its complexities.</b><p>The system which divides Hindus into rigid hierarchical groups based on their karma (work) and dharma (the Hindi word for religion, but here it means duty) is generally …

The Brexit perspective from Sheffield

Brexit has divided people up and down the country and the city of Sheffield is no different. There, the leave camp won narrowly – with 51 per cent of …

Download the latest version of iOS if you want control over your iPhone’s battery life

Apple released iOS 11.3, the latest version of its mobile operating system today, March 29. The update includes new privacy settings, new Animoji, updates to its augmented-reality engine, and other general updates. It also includes a new setting called Battery Health, which lets iPhone owners …

Brexit: Britain will be strongly in favour of staying in EU by 2021 as society changes, academics say

Britain will be strongly in favour of staying in the EU in just three years as society changes dramatically, academics warn today – as the clock …

United Kingdom

A dangerous virus, as yet unknown, has the potential to wipe out millions of us. Yet public health bodies are mired in complacency<p>Somewhere out there a dangerous virus is boiling up in the bloodstream of a bird, bat, monkey or pig, preparing to jump to a human being. It’s hard to comprehend the …

Public Health

Key issues unresolved as EU publishes draft text of Brexit treaty

The European Commission published on Thursday an updated draft text of the treaty that will regulate Britain’s exit from the European Union on March 29th, 2019, but some of the key sticking points remain unresolved.<p>The text, which includes both the terms of the divorce as well as of the two-year …

Great Britain

U.K.'s Brexit Bill Would Pay for Itself via a Trade Deal: Chart

Even if the U.K. gets a Canada-style trade arrangement, rather than a muted proposal for a so-called ‘Canada Plus Plus’ deal, the economic benefit of …

Russia's MiG-25s Flew So Fast They Destroyed Their Own Engines - Warrior Maven

Engines

Yahoo exclusive: EU warns human rights fears could threaten Brexit free trade deal

<b>Brexit</b> is likely to bring about a “significant regression” in human rights safeguards in the UK, the European Parliament has been warned.<p>A report for …

United Kingdom

The economic impact of Brexit is just beginning to bite

Brexit

U.K. House Prices Fell in February as Market Softened Further

U.K. house prices declined in February as Brexit and a weaker economic outlook reinforced a slowdown in the property market.<p>Values slipped 0.3 …

What is a customs union?

The time has come for Britain to decide: Should it remain in a customs union with the European Union? Should it leave?<p>It's a question that has loomed over the UK economy since voters chose to leave the EU in June 2016, an event that could result in punishing new trade barriers.<p>Prime Minister …

David Cameron’s return reveals that both sides of the Brexit debate are in crisis

Neither Remainers nor Leavers seem to expect anything better than avoiding disaster.<p>I want you to imagine something for me: it’s 2022, and the new …

Brexit: Britons favour second referendum by 16-point margin – poll

Voters support the idea of holding a second EU referendum by a 16-point margin, according to one of the largest nationwide opinion polls since the Brexit vote.<p>The ICM survey, conducted as part of a Guardian reporting project, found 47% of people would favour having a final say on Brexit once the …

UK Economy