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Remove yourself from people search sites and erase your online presence

Here is a step-by-step guide to reducing your digital footprint online, whether you want to lock down data or vanish entirely.<p>There is now a very …

Social Media

Theresa May’s humiliation in Salzburg makes it clear: the Brexit on offer is nothing like the one we were promised

If Brexit was supposed to be a moment of national renewal and pride with Britain striding optimistically towards its bright new future something has …

Murdered man's body found after tree 'unusual for the area' grew from seed in his stomach

A missing man who was murdered more than 40 years ago has been found - after a seed from a fig in his stomach grew into a tree.<p>Ahmet Hergune was …

Freshers week is torture for an ageing academic like me

A fellow academic once said that working at a university is one of only a few places where you grow older while everyone around you stays the same age. It was this remark that occupied my mind this week as I trundled through campus, smiling and greeting our ever-younger-looking first-year …

Tony Blair

George R.R. Martin on Winds of Winter: 'I Wish I'd Been Done 4 Years Ago'

Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin wishes he had been done with the upcoming novel Winds of Winter years ago.<p>In an interview with The …

George R.R. Martin

The Scottish Wildcat Is Disappearing. Can It Be Saved?

AnimalsVideo<p>Perhaps only a couple dozen "Highlands tigers" are left in the wild. Now, the race is on to prevent their extinction.<p>AnimalsVideo<p>Britain used to be home to wide variety of wildlife, including large creatures such as lynx, wolves, bears, and wildcats. Of these, only the wildcat is left, …

Highlands

Black Mirror is almost a reality: China says it's on track to launch its dystopian scorecard system that ranks citizens on every aspect of their behaviour by 2020

It sounds eerily similar to the plot of an episode of Charlie Brooker's popular dystopian science fiction series Black Mirror.<p>But China's …

Black Mirror

What they DON'T tell you on the label: How chlorine sprays, chemical washes and shiny waxes that can catch FIRE are just some of the hidden horrors being put on your supermarket fruit and veg

Ever pondered whether you can set fire to a cabbage? Neither had mother-of-six Tina DeMille, until she started to strip off the outer leaves of a …

Immune System

Why Brexiters look defeated

One reason Brexiters split in stage one of the Brexit endgame is that there is no good way forward for them. When Boris Johnson calls the EU’s Irish …

Boris Johnson

This Windows file may be secretly hoarding your passwords and emails

A little-known Windows feature will create a file that stores text extracted from all the emails and plaintext-files found on your PC, which …

Online Privacy

Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule that forced energy companies to capture methane — a key contributor to climate change that's released in huge amounts during drilling on U.S. and tribal lands.<p>A replacement rule from the Interior Department …

Natural Gas

Times Newer Roman is a sneaky font designed to make your essays look longer

For when you need to hit that five-page minimum, but you’ve run out of things to say<p>As someone who is ostensibly a professional writer, I can say with some authority that sometimes, writing is hard. And when you’re staring at page three of an essay that your professor has insisted should be at …

Digital Age

Not such a wonderful world! Thought-provoking images that show the VERY dark side of modern life will make you do a double take

In today's fast-paced world, we're all guilty of being oblivious to our surroundings, but these snaps will make you stop and think.<p>A subreddit called …

Dystopia

'A second referendum offers the real can-do spirit of the Second World War, not hard Brexit': 95-year-old veteran's message to Boris Johnson

A certain amount of improvised ceremonial is required before Rod Russell and Denny Ashenhurst can settle on the sofa.<p>“Just shift your bottom,” …

Boris Johnson

Right-wing U.S. think tanks co-author radical US-UK free trade deal

Environmental regulations would be gutted, and industries open to intense privatization.<p>Brexiters have teamed up with prominent right-wing American …

Liberal View

Rightwing thinktanks unveil radical plan for US-UK Brexit trade deal

A radical blueprint for a free trade deal between the UK and the US that would see the NHS opened to foreign competition, a bonfire of consumer and environmental regulations and freedom of movement between the two countries for workers, is to be launched by prominent Brexiters.<p>The blueprint will be …

Free Trade

UK children inhaling toxic air on school run and in classroom

Children in the UK are being forced to breathe dangerous levels of toxic air as they make their way to and from school – and even once they are inside their classrooms, according to new research.<p>The findings from academics at Queen Mary University in London reveal that young children were absorbing …

Particles

Where Are We in Space? Astronomers Update Their Celestial Frame of Reference

How do you know where anything is in space? Sure, you can say, “Oh, that star, it’s the one in the middle of the Big Dipper,” but that’s not very …

Geek

Air India pilot averts massive disaster, saves 370 lives by manually landing aircraft in US

Even after multiple system failure, adverse weather conditions and lack of fuel while struggling to land at the John F Kennedy Airport in New York, …

Flying

Michigan Man Discovers Strange Glowing Rocks In The Upper Peninsula

A Michigan man made the discovery of a lifetime when he stumbled on glowing rocks on the beaches of Lake Superior. The rocks, which he named “Yooperlites” emit an eerie glow, appearing to be partially molten rock.<p>Rintamaki, a gem and mineral dealer, made this discovery after hunting for rocks in …

Lake Superior

The real Goldfinger: the London banker who broke the world

Every January, to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Oxfam tells us how much richer the world’s richest people have got. In 2016, their report showed that the wealthiest 62 individuals owned the same amount as the bottom half of the world’s population. This year, that number had …

No helmets, no problem: how the Dutch created a casual biking culture

A chat with the authors of a new book on cycling in the Netherlands.<p>nIn 2010, Chris and Melissa Bruntlett sold their cars and began transporting their family of four around Vancouver, BC, by bike. They noticed that bicyclists’ stories were not being told, so they started blogging about their …

Exponential Finance Conference

​Linus Torvalds takes a break from Linux

Linux's creator is stepping back from his Linux kernel work -- to work instead on his behavior toward other developers.<p>In a surprising move, Linus …

Linus

An economic recovery based around high debt is really no recovery | Larry Elliott

Had US policy makers relied on machine-learning algorithms they would have been better prepared for the trouble ahead<p>As a profession, economists are absolutely hopeless at forecasting recessions. That is true not only in the years before a severe downturn. It happens when the storm is about to …

Machine Learning

Here’s the science behind the Brexit vote and Trump’s rise | Michele Gelfand

What is the essential dividing line between human beings around the world? The one between the haves and the have-nots? East and west, rural and urban, secular and religious? Or maybe globalists and nationalists – a split purported to explain Putin, Brexit and the rise of Trump? These divisions are …

University of Maryland

Likely birthplace of Henry VII found in Pembroke Castle

Archaeologists believe they have identified the exact site of Henry VII’s birth in 1457 after excavations in the grounds of Pembroke Castle in Wales uncovered the remains of a massive medieval mansion worthy of one of the most famous kings of England.<p>Just days into an initial dig, archaeologists …

Pembroke

A decade after Lehman fell, the global economy is not better. It’s worse

Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the financial crisis that followed, it is clear that far from being safer, the world is a more unstable and worrisome place. In the UK, average wages remain below pre-crisis levels and inequality is high. Investment in equipment and hi-tech …

Business

The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever

For years you’ve been told to go for skim over full-fat dairy. Even the latest dietary guidelines for Americans urge people to avoid the full fat, …

How to hack your memory and remember almost anything

My foray into the world of memorisation began with a single memory — a startling, gut-wrenching memory, at that. I was in France, visiting my …

Living Rooms

Woman saves the lives of 10,000 animals after giving up home and modelling career

More than 10,000 animals owe their lives to Barby Keel.<p>The 82-year-old has ­dedicated her life to abandoned pets – and has given up relationships, a …

Pets