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The Atlantic

Gorsuch's Selective View of 'Religious Freedom' As the Judiciary Committee hearings for Judge Neal Gorsuch begin, I retain my impression that he is in his way a splendid fellow, intelligent and hard working, and, as near as I can tell, devoid of the streak of jack-in-office meanness that mars the legacy of his predecessor, Antonin Scalia. But I also wonder whether he has a blind spot in an area that should concern Americans—religious freedom.
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The Atlantic

A Supreme Court Nominee Alert to the Dangers of Big Business As Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin Monday, Democratic senators, led by Chuck Schumer , are preparing to argue that President Trump’s nominee favors big business over small business and capital over labor. The Center for American Progress argues that “if he becomes a justice, the Supreme Court would very likely continue its trend of ruling in favor of big business .”
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The Guardian

Pound slips from three-week high after date fixed for Brexit to be triggered - business live S&P positive on Irish banks German producer prices at five year high Sterling higher ahead of this week’s inflation data and prime minister’s Brexit tour 2.12pm GMT In Greece prime minister Alexis Tsipras has told a visiting delegation of tourism officials that he is confident an ongoing bailout review will be wrapped up imminently. Helena Smith reports: The Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras ha
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Brugte vindmøllevinger skal omdannes til trafikstøjskærmeInden for et års tid bliver skærme mod trafikstøj - konstrueret af aflagte vindmøllevinger - sat i produktion.
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The Guardian

Cancer rates are soaring in Africa, yet Tanzania's radiotherapy hub stands idle A state-of-the-art oncology clinic lacks the funding and staff to get its equipment up and running, despite thousands of people requiring life-saving treatment The white bulk of the cobalt-60 radiotherapy machine is just visible inside the dark cement bunker. The electricity in the room at Bugando Medical Centre is shut off. The machine, donated last year by the Indian government, looks ready to
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The Guardian

Atlantic City and Miami Beach: two takes on tackling the rising waters Sea level rise is making floods more common and as the New Jersey resort braces for the next Sandy, the well-heeled Florida city is throwing money at the problem The Irish Pub near Atlantic City’s famed boardwalk doesn’t have any locks on the doors as it is open 24 hours a day. So when Hurricane Sandy crunched into what was once known as the Las Vegas of the east coast in 2012, some improvisation
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The Guardian

Care contracts cancelled at 95 UK councils in funding squeeze Quarter of private firms at risk of insolvency after struggling to deliver services on funding offered, investigation finds Ninety-five UK councils have had home care contracts cancelled by private companies struggling to deliver services on the funding offered, an investigation has found. As a result, a quarter of the UK’s 2,500 home care providers were at risk of insolvency, and almost 70 had c
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The Guardian

Meritocracy: the great delusion that ingrains inequality | Jo Littler From Theresa May to Donald Trump, our leaders sell it as a utopian system of fairness – but ‘merit’ has been manipulated to privilege the wealthy “We must create a level playing field for American companies and workers!” shouted Donald Trump in his first address to Congress last month , before announcing that tighter immigration controls would take the form of a “merit-based” system. Related: Is
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The Guardian

'Half these apartments are empty': Mao’s former home city struggles with growth Like many second-tier Chinese cities, historic Changsha is growing at a staggering rate – 460% in 10 years – leading to gridlocked roads, polluted air, surplus housing and overstretched services. What is it like to live among such change? The other China week: what it is and how you can be involved Explore our special investigative series here A sprawling city of 3.7 million people, Changsha boas
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The Guardian

How to finish a novel: tracking a book's progress from idea to completion Data from an app Wyl Menmuir used to help him write his Booker-longlisted debut gives insights into how it was done Continue reading...
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The Guardian

How can I leave my job in ad-land and use my skills to do good? I enjoy working at my large agency but despair at selling people rubbish when I could be making their lives better Twice a week we publish problems that will feature in a forthcoming Dear Jeremy advice column in the Saturday Guardian so that readers can offer their own advice and suggestions. We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. I’m a strategic planning directo
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The Guardian

10 of the best things to do in Tallinn There’s a lot more to Estonia’s capital than cheap beer. The 1,000-year-old city has a modern vibe, with architecture, museums and cafes to match Tallinn, one of Europe’s newest capitals, boasts a rich mix of architecture and culture in a small geographic area. Its Old Town was almost untouched by war and remains perfectly preserved. And outside the city walls there are beguiling districts of bri
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The Guardian

Innocent co-founder: 'everyone told us it wouldn't work' Richard Reed on selling his smoothie brand to Coke, struggling to find investment and his worst moment in business It was borne out of friendship. My two best friends [Adam Balon and Jon Wright] at university and I used to organise club nights together, which gave us a sense of how much fun it would be to work together. After we left university, we keep talking about setting up a business. It was
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The Guardian

CBeebies' Cerrie Burnell: 'I want to push diversity in other directions' The TV presenter who refused to hide her disability is quitting the channel to focus on writing children’s books and acting After eight years as a presenter on CBeebies, Cerrie Burnell has decided to move on and start a new chapter as an author and actor, spending time focusing on just one of her viewers – eight-year-old daughter Amelie. “She’s grown up with her mum sort of being like an attracti
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The Guardian

My vegan experiment: ‘Even in my maddest moments I never saw myself doing this’ Middle-aged health worries forced me to change my diet – with the help of ready meals (and an emergency helpline for crisis situations) The first thing I want to say is that this is the last thing I ever expected to write. Over the years, I have contemplated joining the police, moving to Canada, and taking up darts, but even in my maddest moments I never saw myself doing this. The need I feel to
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The Guardian

Vera review – less north-east noir, more Miss Marple, Pet There are bleak skies, a dead body and a barrel of red herrings in this traditional whodunnit. Plus: Happy birthday to another Vera We’re going to Northumberland for a week at Easter, the very same part of the coast as in this episode of Vera (ITV, Sunday). Maybe we can pick up some ideas. The little harbour with the lively pub is Craster, I believe. And they’re calling the island with the cliffs
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The Guardian

Brexit-proof the UK economy with more R&D, say employers New CBI campaign says economy risks being left behind unless UK research budget rises to 3% of GDP from 1.7% Britain must Brexit-proof its economy by ramping up spending on research and development or risk being left behind in the global race to deliver game-changing innovations in areas such as space tourism and robotics, the country’s leading business group has said. The CBI lobby group will la
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The Guardian

Ray K Metzker's Abstractions – in pictures Metzker was a modernist who experimented with formal techniques to create new ways of seeing. His evocative cityscapes mark him out as one of the great masters of American photography Continue reading...
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The Guardian

Pregnant women without legal status 'too afraid to seek NHS care' Growing number of women who fear being reported to Home Office or being hit with high bills are avoiding NHS, charities say Hundreds of pregnant women without legal status are avoiding seeking NHS antenatal care because of growing fears that they will be reported to the Home Office or face high medical bills, according to charities that work with vulnerable migrant women. The Guardian has seen le
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The Guardian

Caroline de Bendern: 'leave campaign was lies and xenophobia' Activist, who became symbol of 1968 protests when she was photographed in Paris, prepares to march against Brexit Her image has been symbolic of the national mood once before. Recreating a 19th-century masterpiece of Lady Liberty leading the French to revolution, a statuesque portrait of Caroline de Bendern emerged as a defining image of the protests that swept Europe in the summer of 1968. Now a
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The Guardian

New roads in England create more traffic, rural campaigners claim Campaign to Protect Rural England calls for halt to expansion in roadbuilding after study shows traffic actually increased faster in areas with new roads New roads built in England have almost all failed to either relieve congestion or boost local economies, according to what campaigners claim is the biggest ever independent review of completed schemes. A study of 86 road schemes commissioned by
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The Guardian

In Donald Trump’s fantasy world, hints of reality are dawning | Matthew d’AnconaFrom the travel ban to healthcare to Nato funding, the president is realising that there are limits to the power of his falsehoods The great philosopher-novelist Umberto Eco once declared that we will always come up against “the hard core of Being” and the “lines of resistance” that tell us when we are talking rubbish, or acting nonsensically. Related: Germany rejects Trump claim it owes Nato and
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The Guardian

Stephen Hawking: I fear I may not be welcome in Donald Trump's US Leading British physicist and cosmologist tells Good Morning Britain he is concerned about US president’s environmental policy Stephen Hawking, the leading British physicist and cosmologist, has said he no longer feels welcome in the US under Donald Trump. Prof Hawking is a recipient of the prestigious US Franklin medal for science and received the presidential medal of freedom from Barack Obama
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Insider Q&A: Girding for net neutrality fightSome tech companies are gearing up for a fight over Obama-era rules that prohibit broadband providers from treating some web services—ahem, their own—better than rival services.
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Ars Technica

Early review: Mass Effect: Andromeda is Dragon Age: Inquisition in space Enlarge / "We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and new aliens to be banged." (credit: Electronic Arts / Bioware ) Quick summary: If you’ve ever said “You know what would be awesome? If they took Dragon Age: Inquisition and reskinned it into a Mass Effect game,” then boy are you going to love Mass Effect: Andromeda . I got the press re
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Ars Technica

Qualcomm has made a new chip for flip phones (yes, in 2017) Qualcomm It has been ages since any old-style feature phone could credibly be described as "cutting-edge," but that doesn't mean people don't still buy them. Especially in poorer countries where the smartphone market is less saturated and mobile networks are less robust, they can make up as much as one-third to one-half of sales. Flip phones are not a growth market, but there's still money to be
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Community in chaotic Jakarta goes green to fight evictionBrightly coloured wooden and brick houses line a clean riverside path amid trees and vegetable gardens, a tranquil scene in the normally chaotic Indonesian capital Jakarta.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

President of embattled Uber leaves after 6 months on jobJeff Jones, president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job, the company confirmed Sunday.
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Science-Based Medicine

Is the ACCME cracking down on quackery in continuing medical education (CME) offerings? Richard Jaffe thinks so.Richard Jaffe, a lawyer who has made a career out of defending quacks like Stanislaw Burzynski against state medical boards and the FDA, thinks that the ACCME, the main accrediting body for continuing medical education (CME) credits, is cracking down on "complementary and alternative medicine" CME courses. That would be a very good thing indeed, but is it really happening? More importantly, would
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The Guardian

British tampons and nappies set to fuel power stations New scheme aims to tackle one the UK’s trickiest disposal issues by turning thousands of tonnes of hygiene products into burnable bales One of the UK’s trickiest waste problems is being tackled by turning the undesirable into the combustible – tampons and incontinence pads are being converted into dry, burnable bales. The new initiative, from a major waste company, compresses the waste into fuel
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Live Science

Most Teens Who Abuse Opioids 1st Got Them from a DoctorAmerican teens who abuse opioid drugs typically first received the drugs from a doctor, a new study finds.
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The Guardian

Monday briefing: Neighbours drama as May begins 'tin ear' Brexit tour Devolution row grows as PM visits Wales … FBI director to testify on Trump wiretapping claims … fears Neighbours could disappear Good morning all, this is Graham Russell bringing you the news to kick off your week. Continue reading...
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Dagens Medicin

Blodfortyndende medicin øger risikoen for blødninger i kranietForskere fra Syddansk Universitet finder sammenhæng stigende forbrug af blodfortyndende medicin og øget forekomst af kranieblødninger.
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The Guardian

FBI director to testify on Trump wiretapping claim and Russia campaign links James Comey to appear before House of Representatives committee amid inquiry into Russia’s role in US election The FBI director is due to appear on Monday morning before a congressional committee which will ask him whether Donald Trump was wiretapped and whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. James Comey’s appearance in the House of Representatives, alongside intellige
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Ingeniøren

Microsoft og Google udfordrer Slack https://www.version2.dk/artikel/microsoft-google-udfordrer-slack-1074606 Både Microsofts Teams og Googles nye Hangouts Chat møver sig ind på Slacks domæne for samarbejdsværktøjer med indbyggede robotter. Version2
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Udkast til ny skattelov: Udvidet adgang til personoplysninger uden dommerkendelse https://www.version2.dk/artikel/udkast-ny-skattelov-udvidet-adgang-personoplysninger-uden-dommerkendelse-1074582 Ny lov skal begrænse Skats frie adgang til teleoplysninger, men myndigheden har fortsat bedre adgang end politiet til en lang række følsomme data. Og i nogle tilfælde udvides adgangen, viser analyse. Version2
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Ingeniøren

Fire karriereråd du skal undgå at lytte til Emner Arbejdsmarked https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/fire-karriereraad-du-skal-undgaa-at-lytte-7121 Der er mange tips til, hvordan du hiver et job i hus, men nogle af rådene er det bedst ikke at følge. Læs, hvilke du skal holde dig langt fra. Jobfinder
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The Guardian

Shock art: can grossing people out be considered an art form? In her new web series, art historian Christina Chau asks whether disgusting viewers runs the risk of closing minds instead of opening them Emerging from a bath filled with stew – potatoes, carrots, onions and all – the art historian Dr Christina Chau is a little disgusted and not entirely impressed. “If you really want to confront people’s stereotypes, I think you’ve got to ease them into it,” sh
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The Guardian

Katy Perry says she tried to 'pray the gay away' as an adolescent Singer made an emotional speech while accepting the National Equality Award at the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Gala Katy Perry has opened up about her Christian upbringing and being taught to “pray the gay away at Jesus camps” while accepting an award for LGBT rights advocacy. The 32-year-old pop star made an emotional speech while accepting the National Equality Award at the 2017 Human Rights Cam
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Ingeniøren

DSB udskyder fejlsøgning: IC4-pumper skal hænge i ny wireDSB tør ikke blot spænde hydraulikpumperne bedre fast på IC4-togene, af frygt for hvor svingningerne forplanter sig. I stedet skal en ny wire forhindre pumperne i at dumpe ned på skinnerne.
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The Guardian

Wiping out crime: face-scanners placed in public toilet to tackle loo roll theft Facial recognition software installed in Beijing convenience to crack down on people taking large amounts of toilet paper One of Beijing’s busiest public toilets is fighting the scourge of toilet paper theft through the use technology – giving out loo roll only to patrons who use a face scanner. Continue reading...
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

New in the Hastings Center ReportHow should the field of bioethics respond to the resurgence of authoritarian populism across the globe? In addition, medical studies with prisoners, noninvasive prenatal genetic screening, and more in the March-April 2017 issue.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Do you really have high blood pressure?A study by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) shows that more than half of family doctors in Canada are still using manual devices to measure blood pressure, a dated technology that often leads to misdiagnosis.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

A new tool to predict the potential public health benefit of e-cigarettesA new study predicts that when e-cigarettes are available as alternative to cigarettes, by 2050 the 32 percent of smokers in the UK that otherwise would have continued smoking would have completely switched to e-cigarettes.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Academics urged to strengthen ties to US peers in face of Trump travel banIn the face of the Trump travel ban, academics must strengthen, rather than sever, ties to the United States, argues Dr. Matthew Stanbrook, Deputy Editor, CMAJ, in an editorial.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Years after diagnosis, many young cancer survivors continue to struggle sociallyA new study indicates that the social difficulties faced by many adolescent and young adult cancer survivors often persist for years after their diagnosis.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Poison centers receive 32 calls a day about kids exposed to prescription opioidsA new study found that there were more than 188,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers for pediatric exposure to opioids from January 2000 through December 2015, averaging 32 calls a day or one every 45 minutes.
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New on MIT Technology Review

How a Boy’s Lazarus-like Revival Points to a New Generation of DrugsDrugs made from RNA may be the next great class of medicine.
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The Guardian

Australia keep Border-Gavaskar series alive in Ranchi - as it happened Australia (240-6) bat out entire final day to secure third Test draw Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh keep Border-Gavaskar series alive 11.27am GMT And one final thing: here’s the match report from Adam Collins in Ranchi. Related: Handscomb and Marsh guide Australia to draw and keep India series alive 11.07am GMT It all started for Australia on day one with Matthew Renshaw and David Warner. Anothe
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The Guardian

Sam Allardyce looks to Crystal Palace chairman to keep Wilfried Zaha • Winger has not agreed new contract, with Tottenham believed interested • Manager describes his Ivory Coast winger as ‘genius’ Sam Allardyce is hopeful the Crystal Palace chairman, Steve Parish, can persuade Wilfried Zaha to stay at Selhurst Park next season after his “genius” winger inspired a third successive victory for the former England manager. An own goal from the Watford captain , Troy D
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The Guardian

Gregor Townsend will boost Scotland’s expansive game, says Stuart Hogg• Full-back sure style favoured by Vern Cotter will continue under new coach • ‘It’s exciting times for Scottish rugby,’ says Hogg Stuart Hogg paid a glowing tribute to the departing head coach, Vern Cotter, but believes his replacement, Gregor Townsend, can continue Scotland’s upward trajectory after a Six Nations campaign that featured three victories for the first time in more than a decade. To
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The Guardian

Raheem Sterling adds improvised flourish to Pep Guardiola’s solid lines | Barney RonayThe Manchester City wing tormented his former Liverpool team-mates with his attacking verve on the wing but clearer heads took centre stage at the Etihad At one point during Manchester City’s early-season training Pep Guardiola became so frustrated by Raheem Sterling’s puppyish eagerness to cut inside and join the crowd, thereby messing with his precision fine-tuning, he drew a chalk spot on the r
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The Guardian

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City draw with Liverpool ‘one of my happiest days’• Manager delighted by his side’s spirit after Champions League exit • ‘I think we could have won,’ says Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp Pep Guardiola insisted he would remember Manchester City’s 1-1 draw against Liverpool as “one of the most special days of my life” even though it left his team 12 points off Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table. Sergio Agüero’s equaliser spared City from anoth
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The Guardian

Ben Murdoch-Masila’s two tries help Salford edge past Castleford in thriller• Salford 13-12 Castleford • The Tigers’ unbeaten record wrecked by Red Devils Daryl Powell had said in the buildup to this game that Castleford would inevitably suffer a blip this season but he surely cannot have expected it to come so soon. Given how outstanding the Tigers have been in the opening month of the season, this was uncharacteristic from a side who have swept all before them thus far.
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The Guardian

Orly airport attack: drugs and alcohol found in gunman's blood Toxicology tests showed Ziyed Ben Belgacem had consumed alcohol, cannabis and cocaine before he attacked a soldier and was later shot dead The man shot dead at Paris’s Orly airport after attacking a soldier was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time. Investigators are still trying to understand the motive behind Saturday’s assault by 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem , which led to a m
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The Guardian

Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion A district will drop the Mercator projection, which physically diminished Africa and South America, for the Peters, which cut the developed world down to size When Boston public schools introduced a new standard map of the world this week, some young students’ felt their jaws drop. In an instant, their view of the world had changed. The USA was small. Europe too had suddenly shrunk. Africa and So
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The Guardian

Anita Cobby murder: 'Everyone in the car that dreadful night had a passport to doom' Thirty years after the trial of five men for the shocking attack on a Sydney nurse, then public defender Bill Hosking reflects on his part in it The tragedy that would shock the whole of Australia began just before 10pm on 2 February 1986. A registered nurse, 26-year-old Anita Cobby, had been having dinner with friends after finishing her shift at Sydney hospital on Macquarie Street, next to stat
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Secret of a sperm's successHow a sperm manages to reach the fallopian tubes is clear at last, scientists say.
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The Guardian

‘Crazy dream’: the former Delhi IT worker in the race to land on the moon TeamIndus is one of four teams competing to win Google’s Lunar XPrize for the first ever private moon landing, worth $20m To this day, Rahul Narayan doesn’t know why he said yes, except that it was the very last day to sign up, and if he didn’t agree to it, then there would be no Indian teams in the running. He threw together a proposal and clicked submit. Perhaps it was the dullness of his day j
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The Guardian

Arsène Wenger determined to stay on as Arsenal manager• Wenger said on Saturday ‘you will soon know’ of his decision • Reports club have approached Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Tuchel Arsène Wenger remains determined to stay on at Arsenal for yet another cycle despite the club being mired in the worst sequence of Premier League results of his long tenure. Wenger’s team slumped to a 3-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday – their fourth reverse i
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The Guardian

Lords warn leaving EU legal framework poses risks for cross-border cases Justice sub-committee says alternatives should be in place before walking away from reciprocal regulations Enforcing the return of children abducted during family breakdowns and resolving international business disputes within Europe are among the legal cases likely to become more difficult after Brexit, a parliamentary committee has warned. Unless mutual recognition of judgments is renegotiated,
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The Guardian

Siegfried Sassoon poem to be displayed for first time at anti-war show Handwritten version of famous war poem The General is part of new exhibition at IWM London A handwritten poem by Siegfried Sassoon is to go on display for the first timein an anti-war protest exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London. The manuscript of one of Sassoon’s most famous war poems, The General, will be displayed at IWM London as part of the People Power: Fighting for Peace exhibit
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The Guardian

Police reveal extent of crimes against MPs since Jo Cox murder Death threats, Twitter trolling and criminal damage among offences recorded by Metropolitan police’s parliamentary liaison and investigations team A specialist police squad set up in the wake of the murder of Jo Cox to investigate crimes against MPs has dealt with more than 50 complaints in its first six months. Abusive messages and harassment, as well as 13 reports of theft and four allegations
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The Guardian

Historic England unveils £6m plan to bring towns and buildings back to life Storm-damaged Abbleby in Cumbria, Kent seaside and listed buildings in industrial heartlands to benefit from heritage restoration project A Cumbrian town battered by floods and a once-thriving seaside destination in Kent are among the areas to be “brought back to life” in a £6m restoration project by Historic England. Continue reading...
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The Guardian

Few foods on track to meet salt reduction targets, survey reveals Research by Consensus Action on Salt and Health finds bread and rolls are the only foodstuffs likely to meet 2017 targets Bread rolls are the only manufactured foodstuff likely to meet stringent 2017 salt-reduction targets, research has revealed. The food industry will miss almost every salt target set to lower the amount of the “hidden killer” in processed food. Continue reading...
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The Guardian

Amazon land battle pits indigenous villagers against might of Ecuador state Only a bridge separates the Shuar village of El Tink from threat of military and mining interests in high-profile dispute resulting in death and displacement Continue reading...
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The Guardian

Roger Federer sweeps aside Stan Wawrinka for historic Indian Wells title Federer becomes oldest player to win a Masters 1000 title Elena Vesnina defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova in women’s championship Federer defeats Wawrinka for Indian Wells title – as it happened Roger Federer defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win a record-tying fifth BNP Paribas Open title in the all-Swiss final. At 35 years and seven months, Federer became the oldest champion in the desert tournamen
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The Guardian

Uber faces further turmoil as company president Jeff Jones quits Jones, hired to boost taxi hailing app’s reputation, is latest in string of high-level executives to leave as firm faces multiple controversies Taxi hailing app Uber has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help bolster its reputation. Jones quit less than seven months after joining the San Francisco company, an Uber spoke
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The Guardian

Roger Federer continues to defy time and critics with Indian Wells winThe Swiss defeated his compatriot Stan Wawrinka in straight sets for another triumph two months after winning the Australian Open Amazingly, irresistibly, beguilingly Roger Federer is playing tennis, five months short of his 36th birthday, that, apart from minor adjustments for age, is virtually indistinguishable from that which held his rivals transfixed for most of his 20s. It hardly seems possi
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The Guardian

Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona survive early Valencia shock• Barça win 4-2 after Eliaquim Mangala scores and is then sent off • Runaway leaders Juventus and Bayern Munich win 1-0 Lionel Messi scored twice as La Liga champions, Barcelona , saw off a persistent Valencia , who had Eliaquim Mangala sent off in the first half, to win 4-2 and stay on the heels of the leaders, Real Madrid. The Manchester City loanee Mangala stunned the Camp Nou by heading Valenc
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Big Think

Why People Use Information Avoidance to Choose Their Own Reality A new study explains why and how people choose to avoid information and when that strategy could be beneficial. Read More
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The Guardian

Theresa May is warned of looming battle over devolution Welsh first minister says PM needs to ensure she engages with population over effects of Brexit as she sets off on UK tour Theresa May will face demands from the leaders of the UK’s devolved governments to radically rethink her approach to the union as she begins a four-nation tour before beginning Britain’s exit from the EU. Downing Street said the visits, which will begin on Monday in Swansea w
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The Guardian

England’s defeat by Ireland a necessary wake-up call for Eddie JonesThere is no shame in losing 13-9 to Ireland but, regardless of the tricky conditions, England also made a major contribution to their own downfall In 30 years’ time most people looking at the 2017 Six Nations table will assume England enjoyed a truly golden season. Dylan Hartley’s team retained their title, finished the tournament with their second-highest haul of tries since 2004 and equalled the
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The Guardian

SS-GB finale recap – at the last, the Nazi-infested world gets gripping Death by firing squad, fish hooks to the throat and thrilling escapes … after four often dreary episodes, the occupation suddenly shifted into a complex, compelling and suitably odd place Well we got to Bringle Sands in the end, and what fun we had. I think I even managed to work out what was happening. Colonel Mayhew, that sly resistance fox, didn’t want the clapped-out old king to escape after
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Discovery (uploads) on YouTube

Hear What Wes Adams Learned On Naked And Afraid #NakedAndAfraid | Sundays at 10/9c Wes went back the original cloud forest location in Ecuador and found their map, snares, and bloodstone. His advice for anyone facing the challenge? Be adaptable and don't quit. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/naked-and-afraid Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.faceb
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The Guardian

Snow bunting takes a winter break in Somerset The commonest garden bird in Iceland, and no stranger to the Scottish Highlands, this visitor is taking the bunting equivalent to a holiday in the Med Some birds are simply more compelling than others. Think bullfinches and barn owls, peregrines and storm petrels, gannets and golden eagles. The snow bunting is certainly high in the charisma stakes. I first saw them in 1973, swirling around a shin
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Gizmodo

Experts Worry as Germany Tests Voice Recognition Software to Screen Refugees Photo: Getty Germany announced this week that it will begin testing voice recognition software in its screening of refugees seeking asylum. The approach may help speed up the processing of hundreds of thousands of migrants, but some experts fear that the imperfect technology could cause more harm than good. In 1998, Germany began to use speech analysis to help determine the country of origin for
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Viden

Nyt fra Googles Area 120: Tastaturløs chat og videoer med emojiArea 120 er det noget kryptiske navn på Googles afdeling, hvor alternative projekter udvikles for senere at blive lakmustestet på den brede offentlighed.
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Gizmodo

Amazon's Legend of Master Legend Pilot Brings Real Life Superhero Down to Earth All Stills: Amazon Amazon’s pilot season continues with The Legend of Master Legend , its latest addition to the superhero genre. However, this show is a big departure from The Flash or Luke Cage . There are no superpowers here, or billionaires with battering rams. This is the simple story of a vigilante trying to save his city. Oh, did I mention he’s real? The Legend of Master Legend is a dark c
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The Guardian

Police arrest man, 33, on suspicion of murder after baby dies at London flat Bidhya Sagar Das arrested close to scene of incident in Finsbury Park after one-year-old boy died and one-year-old girl suffered serious injuries on Saturday Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of murder after the death of a baby at a flat in north London on Saturday night. Murder squad detectives had been hunting for Bidhya Sagar Das in the aftermath of the incident. After appeal
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Gizmodo

YouTuber JonTron Tries To Clarify His Controversial Views On Race Last week, YouTube personality Jon Jafari made a series of offensive remarks about race during a debate over on Steve Bonnell’s Twitch channel . Earlier today, he released a video on the Jon Tron Show YouTube channel to try and set the record straight. “I said lots of stuff that could be misconstrued in all sorts of ways,” said Jafari, better known to his fans as JonTron. An alumnus of the let’s
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Fan Film Makes Me Yearn for a Ms. Marvel Solo Flick Still: YouTube Disney and Marvel might have the next several years already planned out, but after the second Avengers: Infinity War , they’re going to need to fill in some gaps. A fan film based on the adventures of Ms. Marvel makes a strong case for who should get a solo debut next. YouTuber Anita Kalathara and Lansi Aponte have released a short fan film about Kamala Khan, the Pakistani-American
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Jon Lansman hits back at MPs over criticism of Unite-Momentum pact Plans by grassroots group to affiliate with Unite union could ‘destroy Labour party as an electoral force’, says Tom Watson Momentum’s Jon Lansman has hit back after fierce criticism by Labour MPs of his intention to affiliate trade union Unite to his grassroots group as a way to consolidate its power in the party. The plans for Momentum to affiliate the UK’s biggest union and take full control o
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California waiter fired for asking customers to prove residency Huntington Beach restaurant employee demanded proof of legal residency Brenda and Diana Carrillo thought waiter was joking but ‘he didn’t have a smile’ A waiter has been fired from a restaurant in southern California after asking customers to prove they had legal residency before serving them. The Los Angeles Times reported that 23-year-old Brenda Carrillo said she and a friend were asked the que
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Labour demands answers over George Osborne's Evening Standard job Government departments to be asked to detail advertising spending with London newspaper as row over former chancellor’s job as editor rumbles on George Osborne’s appointment at the London Evening Standard while remaining a Conservative MP could be a potential conflict of interest with government advertising budgets, Labour has said. The row came as former prime minister Tony Blair praised the app
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Racing news and tips: Gordon Elliott’s Navan spree piles pressure on Willie Mullins• Trainer now a 1-4 chance to take Irish title for first time • Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John parades in home village Gordon Elliott continued the exceptional form which made him the top trainer at the Cheltenham Festival last week when he saddled five of the seven winners at Navan on Sunday afternoon. Elliott was responsible for a treble on Tuesday’s opening card at Cheltenham, a double
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Trump and Spicer’s remarks about British ‘wiretapping’ are absurd – and dangerous The president and his press secretary risk undermining mutual trust between the allies, to the delight of our enemies, Britain’s former ambassador to the US writes It is now two weeks since Donald Trump first tweeted his still-unsubstantiated allegations that Barack Obama tapped his phones during the presidential election campaign. Since then, the chairs of both the Senate and House intelligence
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Oleo sponge invented at Argonne National Laboratory can sop up oil in a spill Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory A group of researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory have developed a sponge that will collect oil from bodies of water, which could improve how harbors and ports are cleaned, as well as how oil spills are managed. The Oleo Sponge is made of a polyurethane foam whose interior surfaces are covered with oleophilic molecules that draw oil out of water. The
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The Real ExpanseHuman colonization of space would be terrifyingly hard, and that's the best thing about it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Anglican clergyman accuses Church in Wales of homophobia Jeffrey John claims he was rejected for appointment as bishop of Llandaff after objections to his sexuality were raised A senior Anglican clergyman has accused the Church in Wales of homophobia, claiming he was rejected for appointment as bishop of Llandaff after objections to his sexuality were raised. Jeffrey John, the dean of St Albans Cathedral, has said he was told that bishops considering t
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Tim Farron calls on Tory MPs opposed to hard Brexit to defect or resign Lib Dem leader tells MPs opposed to current Brexit agenda to show self-respect and not vote against their consciences Tory MPs who oppose a hard Brexit should defect or resign rather than vote against their conscience, the Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has said in a direct appeal to Conservatives to join his party. Farron said the Lib Dems had the momentum to defeat Tories who decide to re
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Some Photos of Earth For Shaq, Who Thinks the Earth is Flat Photo: Getty Dr. Shaquille O’Neal is no longer a professional basketball player, he’s a podcaster. That means he has unlimited opportunities to stick his size 22 foot in his mouth. On the latest episode, he threw his support behind the ridiculous belief that the world is flat. Why? He drives, and when he does, it’s flat to him. Speaking with his co-host of The Big Podcast , John Kincade, Shaq add
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Roger Federer defeats Stan Wawrinka for historic Indian Wells title – live! Federer (35yrs 7mos) becomes oldest player to win a Masters 1000 title Australian Open champion improves to 13-1 (6-0 v top 10) this season Andy Murray is shock absentee from Miami Open with injured elbow 11.28pm GMT “What can I say? This has been a fairytale week once again,” Federer says. “I came here for the first time 17 years ago. To be the champion again, I can’t tell you what it means to m
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The Guardian view on music and poetry: growing up together | EditorialCultural forms built with words were once all indistinguishable, but in popular culture they are again coalescing. Figures such as Chuck Berry and Derek Walcott were part of bringing them together The deaths of Derek Walcott and Chuck Berry prompt the question: what’s going to happen to poetry? In their very different ways, the two men worked on opposite sides of the great divide in reading that h
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The Guardian view on Tory election spending: it’s a scandal | EditorialThe cost of perverting elections will have to be raised to such a level that parties do not think it is a price worth paying to win In poor democracies, votes are bought directly. In rich ones, money is spent to secure votes. Instead of being bribed, voters are subjected to a deluge of advertising, rounds of door-knocking and incessant social media messaging. Laws in richer democracies are meant t
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Canadian wins $1m Global Teacher Prize for work with Inuit students Maggie MacDonnell praised for ‘transforming her community’ in village of Salluit, which has a high rate of suicide A Canadian who teaches at a school in a fly-in-only village in the Arctic has won a $1m (£800,000) Global Teacher Prize at a ceremony in Dubai. Maggie MacDonnell, praised for “changing the lives of her students and transforming her community”, was among 10 finalists chosen from 20,00
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Corrigendum. The Week in Review for 03/19/2017What happened this week? Measles returns to kill. Stem cell injections blind. Lousy acupuncture studies. Fire hot. Skinny jeans are not a reason to see a chiropractor. Lesbian tendencies do not respond to homeopathy. And more.
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The Guardian view on a key poll: victory for anti-Muslim bigotry | EditorialIn India there is increasing concern that minorities are being told they exist merely on the goodwill of the majority. For some of India’s 140 million Muslims it is enough to debate withdrawing from public life The world breathed a sigh of relief last week as the Islamophobe populist Geert Wilders failed to become the head of the biggest party in Holland . The respite from elected bigotry did not
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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos Your weekend roundup of the best photography from England’s top flight • Follow us on Instagram for more great sports photography Continue reading...
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In an Israeli warehouse, clues about Jesus' life and deathIn a cavernous warehouse where Israel stores its archaeological treasures, an ancient burial box is inscribed with the name of Jesus.
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SpaceX capsule returns space station science to EarthA SpaceX capsule is back on Earth with a full load of space station science samples.
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Barcelona 4-2 Valencia: La Liga – as it happened! A thrilling match saw Valencia take the lead and equalise with 10 men after opening goalscorer Eliaquim Mangala was sent off, before Lionel Messi and André Gomes scored to seal a Barcelona win in the second half 9.40pm GMT From the moment Eliaquim Mangala headed Valencia in front, you couldn’t take your eyes off this game. He didn’t last the half, sent off for holding back Luis Suárez, who had eq
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Clashes in Damascus after rebels tunnel into government-held areas Insurgents make unexpected advance after months of losses at the hands of government forces elsewhere in Syria Fierce clashes broke out in the Syrian capital on Sunday after insurgents infiltrated government-held parts of the city through tunnels overnight in a rare advance after months of steady losses elsewhere in the country. It was a surprising breach of the security perimeter in Damascus, wh
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Sergio Agüero pegs back Liverpool to rescue point for Manchester City By the end, it was difficult to recall the last time a 1-1 draw had provided so much incident and drama. Between them, Manchester City and Liverpool kept up a long narrative of breathless, energetic football. A two-goal thriller that had just about everything: controversy, penalties, non‑penalties, near-unremitting attacking and, from Adam Lallana, a miss that might wake him in a cold sweat. Ever
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George Osborne’s new role means we may find ourselves agreeing with him | Zoe WilliamsIn our post-Brexit landscape, the former chancellor at the Evening Standard will be a rare voice speaking up for the much-scorned ‘metropolitan elite’ They arrived like The Expendables, strolling out of the still-lucrative wreckage of their careers to do one last job. Tony Blair unleashed a barrage of sense that left the BBC’s Andrew Marr groping blindly for the nation’s outrage. He had it one sec
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Hvordan er livet som hval? Verdens første permanente undervandsmikrofon er nedsænket i MiddelfartForskere kan nu følge havpattedyrenes liv under overfladen.
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What's Behind Phantom Cellphone Buzzes?Have you ever checked your phone thinking you had felt it vibrate or heard it ring, only to see that no one tried to reach you? One researcher decided to study this phenomenon.
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Neighbours could disappear from British screens Talks over a deal for Channel 5 to continue showing long-running Australian soap have reportedly broken down It has been part of the staple British soap diet for more than 30 years and provided a launchpad into the pop industry for some of its biggest stars. But the TV show that put Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan on the road to fame could be axed from our screens. Neighbours, the popular Austral
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French presidential election candidates to face off in first TV debate First-round frontrunners to outline programmes on social, economic and international questions on Monday night France’s leading presidential candidates will take part in the first live debate of the bitterly contested campaign on Monday night. The confrontation, expected to take up a two and a half hour primetime television slot, will challenge the five first-round frontrunners to outline their p
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Beauty and the Beast smashes the box office in opening weekend Disney’s live-action film breaks series of records on both sides of the Atlantic, after grossing £18.4m over first weekend Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has broken box office records after taking £18.4m over its opening weekend. The huge haul means the live-action version of the animated classic, which stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, is the fifth highest grossing three-da
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Cesare Prandelli: I said no to Leicester over treatment of Claudio Ranieri• Former Italy head coach claims club contacted him after Ranieri’s sacking • Prandelli: ‘You don’t go there after seeing how Ranieri was treated’ The former Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli has claimed he turned down an approach from Leicester City to discuss taking over as manager “after seeing how [Claudio] Ranieri was treated”. Asked in an interview on the French television channel SFR Sport
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Doc Rivers: Cavaliers' decision to rest LeBron James and co was 'not cool' LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love took a seat for the game against the Clippers at the Staples Center – and the Clippers ran out easy winners Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said the Cavaliers’ decision to rest LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love for the big Saturday night game against the Clippers was “not cool”, while ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy was a little less measured, calling i
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Ex-UK ambassador calls White House wiretap claims 'gratuitously damaging' Sir Peter Westmacott, writing in the Guardian, has accused the White House of ‘peddling falsehoods’ by suggesting British intelligence spied on Trump Tower The former British ambassador to Washington, Sir Peter Westmacott, has issued a withering criticism of Donald Trump and his inner circle, accusing them of making absurd, unthinkable and nonsensical claims about the UK’s involvement in alleged
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SpaceX Dragon capsule returns to EarthThe SpaceX Dragon capsule returns to Earth after its mission to the International Space Station.
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Polaroid Swing aims to reboot brand and inspire new generation Silicon Valley startup to offer equipment, exhibition space and possible commissions in new photographers’ support programme In the 20th century Polaroid was associated with artists who included Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol and David Hockney . Now the rebooted brand is hoping to walk a similar road and inspire a new generation. Related: Watch out, Instagram: new Polaroid app brings a nostalgic classi
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Manchester United’s José Mourinho refuses to discuss Middlesbrough spat• Boro’s Rudy Gestede clashes with Eric Bailly in tunnel after United win • Mourinho denies exchanging harsh words with Stewart Downing José Mourinho refused to answer questions about an unseemly altercation in the tunnel at the Riverside following a bad-tempered end to Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Middlesbrough. Stewards were called to separate the warring players as a spat between Middlesbroug
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A History of North Korean Misadventures On October 9, 1983, a large delegation of senior South Korean government officials assembled at a mausoleum across the street from Burma’s gleaming Shwedagon Pagoda, located in what was then the city of Rangoon. They were in Burma for a state visit, and had come to the mausoleum for a wreath-laying ceremony to honor several Burmese independence leaders assassinated by political opponents in 1947.
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Drake: More Life review – new 'playlist' sets the sound of summer agenda Is it a mixtape? Is it a compilation? Regardless, the rapper’s latest project features the road rap of Giggs and nods to the South African house scene Drake may be an international pop star able to sell albums at will, but often his best work appears outside of official avenues on mixtapes, one-offs and collaborations. Earlier in his career, his OVO blogspot page offered up between-album tracks t
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Man charged over attack on Gainsborough painting at National Gallery Keith Gregory, 63, charged after 1785 work The Morning Walk damaged in attack that prompted east wing evacuation A wing of the National Gallery was evacuated on Saturday afternoon after a man attacked a Thomas Gainsborough painting with a screwdriver. At about 2.15pm in the east wing of the gallery, a visitor attacked the 1785 painting Mr and Mrs William Hallett, better known as The Morning Walk.
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Republican healthcare bill faces biggest test yet: GOP defectors With the bill due to face a vote in the House, Donald Trump and GOP leaders remain confident it will pass – Paul Ryan, however, is committed to changes The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has survived a damning report from the Congressional Budget Office, bipartisan opposition, criticism from virtually every corner of the healthcare industry, and even dueling p
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Get Out of Town With Amazon's One-Day Camping Gear Sale Coleman Camping Sale It’s the perfect time of year for a camping trip, and Amazon’s celebrating with a huge sale on Coleman camping gear , including tents, sleeping bags, cooking supplies, and more. A few examples are below, but head over to Amazon to see the rest .
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Germany's SPD elects Martin Schulz as leader to challenge Merkel Former European parliament president wins all 605 votes at party conference and will run for chancellor in September Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) have voted overwhelmingly for former European parliament president Martin Schulz to become the party’s new head and the main challenger to Angela Merkel in September’s general election. Schulz, 61, who has emerged in recent weeks as Germany’s versio
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From the Heart by Susan Hill – digested read ‘Olive woke up to discover she was a lesbian having an affair with an older teacher called Thea’ Evelyn Piper had prayed for three sons, only to be disappointed by the birth of a single daughter, whom she called Olive. The disappointment got worse the older Olive became, as she became a dull, plain teenager who wore glasses. Just about the only thing Olive had going for her was that she didn’t ha
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More Medical Residency Spots Filled, But Fewer International ApplicantsThe number of positions hit a record high this year, even as the number of non-U.S. citizens who applied declined -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bees Have Emotions and Moods. But Do They Have Feelings and Consciousness? The beloved honeybee has more in common with vertebrates that anyone thought. Read More
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Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli hand Spurs victory over Southampton The Premier League title has begun to feel like a pipe dream for Tottenham Hotspur, given the majestic form of Chelsea, but they continue to suggest that they will finish as the best of the rest. This was a 13th consecutive win at White Hart Lane in all competitions, with 10 of them having come in the league and if it was underpinned by angst in the second half, as Southampton mounted a stirring
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We've "Outsmarted" Nature’s Cycles—And It's Disrupting Our Mental Health A "new" field of medicine called chronotherapy demonstrates that following nature's cycles, as our ancestors did, is integral to proper biological and cognitive function. Read More
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Pregnancy test's alleged link to birth defects to be reviewed by UK regulator Watchdog to examine new files found by campaigners while Primodos maker Bayer denies it caused abnormalities The UK drugs regulator is to examine new evidence about a pregnancy test used in the 1960s and 70s which hundreds of parents believe caused serious deformities in their children, often leading to early death. A 7,000-page cache of files discovered by a victims’ campaign group includes pape
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Two Russians charged over £2m malware attack on UK banks Vugar Mollachiev and Abdurahman Bazaev charged with money laundering after arrest by Met police cyber crime unit Two Russian nationals have been charged with money laundering by detectives investigating a £2m computer malware attack on UK banks. Vugar Mollachiev, 37, and Abdurahman Bazaev, 48, both from Winchmore Hill, north London, were arrested by the Metropolitan police Falcon cyber crime unit
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Today's News: March 19, 2017 —Secret Service officials said they arrested a man who drove up to a White House checkpoint and claimed to have a bomb in his car. More here —An appeals court judge has denied an emergency order request from two Native American tribes that would stop oil flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline. More here —We’re tracking the news stories of the day below. All updates are in Eastern Standard Tim
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Haddock has taken a battering – so what now for your fish and chips? Stocks of the species are low but fishmongers recommend lots of tasty alternatives “It’s OK to eat fish / cause they don’t have any feelings,” sang Kurt Cobain in the early 90s, but the ethics of ocean sustainability have come into sharper focus since then. Last week, for instance, haddock from three North Sea and west Scotland fisheries were removed from the Marine Conservation Society (MCS)’s “
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New Zealand media on England loss: ‘Stuffed plastic bags in need of a trolley’The two sides’ winning sequence battle has ended in a draw with some claiming it is in fact Ireland who are the All Blacks’ closest challengers Eddie Jones has a habit of being at his most honest straight after matches. After England’s victory over Italy he was not playing ball but a better example was when, after beating Wales, he made his true feelings known about the Principality Stadium roof c
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Ars Technica

Intel’s first Optane SSD: 375GB that you can also use as RAM A 3D XPoint wafer. (credit: Intel) Intel announced today the first Optane-branded product using its new 3D XPoint memory: the catchily named Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X. It's a 375GB SSD on a PCIe card. Initial limited availability starts today, for $1520, with broad availability in the second half of the year. In the second quarter, a 750GB PCIe model, and a 375GB model in the U.2 form factor wil
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UK Mail driver who was unable to work after car accident charged £800 Delivery company accused of ripping off workers over costs passed on for finding drivers to cover for sickness absences Delivery company UK Mail has been accused of “ripping off” workers and using “inhuman” practices after it charged a courier nearly £800 when he was unable to work as a result of a car accident while on duty. The £250m business , which delivers for retailers including Tesco, Home
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Best photographs of the day: St Patrick's Day parade and Kolkata taxis The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including a counter-terrorism drill in London and Thai tattoos Continue reading...
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Man and two teenagers arrested on suspicion of child abduction in Birmingham Arrests come after police find two 13-year-old girls who had been missing since Friday in Washwood Heath area of the city A man and two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of child abduction after two 13-year-old girls went missing. West Midlands police said officers had found the two girls at an address in the Washwood Heath area of Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday, after they were
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Skull Island Director Originally Wanted to Be a Total Dick to Previous Kongs Image: RKO Pictures You’re not supposed to bite the hand that feeds you, but Kong: Skull Island was originally going to chew it up, spit it out, and dance on that poor hand’s grave. Thank Kong it didn’t happen. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts recently chatted with the Empire podcast about his new monster movie, which has made over $140M since its release on March 10. It’s a solid film that gives Kon
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Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool: Premier League – as it happened A frantic game packed with controversial incidents and ludicrous misses finished with Manchester City and Liverpool stuck on a goal each 6.35pm GMT And with that, I’m off. It’s been a blast, and now I’m all typed out. Bye! 6.34pm GMT James Milner talks about penalties at both ends. That was very intense. Both teams went for it and I’m sure it was a good game for a neutral. It hink it was a good g
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Dabbing makes politicians look like a stunned circus bear | Stuart Heritage Any idiot could do this dance move. Most already have. That’s why it’s best left to the kids I am a simple man of simple tastes. I don’t want much from life. I’d like to remain healthy. I’d like to be happy. But, more than anything, I’d give everything I’ve got to never see another politician dab again as long as I live. “But, Stu,” some of you will be asking, what is dabbing, exactly?” The fact
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Google braces for questions as more big-name firms pull adverts Vodafone and trio of high street banks take action as industry and UK government ask how their ads became attached to extremist material Google executives are bracing for a two-pronged inquisition from the advertising industry and the government over the company’s plans to stop ads being placed next to extremist material. A slew of big-name companies, advertising firms and government departments
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Lockheed Martin Has a Laser for the Army Rendering of the laser mounted to a truck. Image: Lockheed Martin While everyone complains about the fact that they don’t have a jetpack or a flying car yet, the military has patiently waited for its killer laser beams. Lockheed Martin says that it will hand off exactly that to the Army in the next few months. The weapons manufacturer says it has successfully tested a new laser weapon at 58 kilow
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Three US troops wounded after Afghan soldier opens fire Afghan army spokesman calls shooting a ‘mistake’ that was not deliberate Shooter was shot dead at base in southern Helmand province An Afghan soldier opened fire on Sunday inside a base in the southern Helmand province, wounding three US soldiers before being shot dead, an Afghan official said. Colonel Mohammad Rasoul Zazai, an army spokesman, said the soldier had made a “mistake” and had not fir
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Da astronomerne troede, de små grønne mænd bankede påFor 50 år siden opfangede astronomen Jocelyn Bell et usædvanligt radiosignal fra det ydre rum. Før den rette sammenhæng blev opklaret, nåede astronomerne at overveje, hvordan de skulle præsentere nyheden om, at vi ikke er alene i universet.
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NASAs vilde ide: Magnetskjold skal genopbygge Mars' atmosfæreVed at blokere for Solens stråling kan en enorm elektromagnet måske ændre Mars' klima - og gøre planeten mere beboelig.
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Beauty and the Beast: feminist or fraud? Has Disney really turned Beauty and the Beast into a feminist fairytale? Or is it all just posh frocks and women’s work with a slice of Stockholm syndrome thrown in? We delve beneath the furry facade Beauty and the Beast was billed as a great feminist retelling of a fundamentally regressive fairytale. It was so feminist that Emma Watson, its eponymous Beauty, has been pilloried on social media fo
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North Korea rocket test ups ante with belligerent Trump administration | Simon Tisdall Washington’s own provocative stance may play into Pyongyang’s hands and reduce China’s willingness to cooperate North Korea’s latest provocation, a weekend rocket engine test coinciding with high-level US-China talks in Beijing, has underlined just how dangerous and unpredictable the escalating military confrontation on the Korean peninsula is becoming. The Trump administration, far from calming
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Egyptian newspaper: Sisi to meet Trump in Washington next month Al-Ahram says in front-page report US visit set for first week of April Egyptian leader met Trump on sidelines at UN general assembly The Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, will meet Donald Trump in Washington next month, Egypt’s leading state-owned newspaper said on Sunday. Related: 'That's not how it works': Trump's grasp of Nato questioned Continue reading...
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Peach Tree and Momo-No-Ki, Shrewsbury: restaurant review | Jay Rayner A modern British bistro and a Japanese ramen house out of one kitchen? Somehow it works and it’s lots of fun The Peach Tree and Momo-No-Ki, 18-21 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AE (01743 355055). Meal for two, including wine and service: £50-£100 Just outside the loop in the River Severn that encloses the heart of old Shrewsbury , all mullion windows, dark beams and twisted brick, is a mini rest
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Bravo England on 18 in a row but Cyprus beat rats, kicks and punches for 24 | Simon BurntonEngland may have felt aggrieved at missing out on topping New Zealand’s 18 consecutive wins, but they would still have been five behind the mighty Mouflons The report on the official website of the Cyprus Rugby Federation of the team’s resounding victory over Azerbaijan in 2008 makes for interesting reading. Among the indignities endured by the travelling team in Baku were “two hours at immigratio
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Sunday's Best Deals: Tommy Hilfiger Accessories, Camping Gear, Bestselling Ebooks, and More Tommy Hilfiger accessories , Coleman camping gear , and New York Times bestselling Kindle books lead off Sunday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Logitech K400 Keyboard/Trackpad , $18 If you own a home theater PC, or just occasionally plug your laptop into your TV to watch videos, this wireless keyboard/trackpad combo is an ideal way
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Normal review – drama about real-life serial killer questions the nature of sanity Styx, London Emma Baggott leads an astute, clever revival of Anthony Neilson’s play about the 1920s killer known as the ‘Düsseldorf vampire’ Like many people, Justus Wehner (Corey Montague-Sholay) thinks of himself as normal. In Anthony Neilson ’s 1991 play, Wehner is the naive young lawyer appointed to defend Peter Kürten (Richard Ede), a real-life serial killer who committed nine murders in 192
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Antonio Valencia seals win for Manchester United over Middlesbrough It may have ended in acrimony with a late altercation involving Middlesbrough’s Rudy Gestede and Manchester United’s Eric Bailly subsequently spilling over into the tunnel but, away from the sound and fury, both managers were left harbouring grounds for cautious optimism. Hope can be a fragile commodity but on a day when goals from Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard and Antonio Valenica lifted his
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Chuck Berry, the First Rock n' Roller for Aliens, Dies at 90 All Photos Getty Images Chuck Berry, the father of rock n’ roll, passed away Saturday at 90 years old. His music was sent to space for aliens to find, and for Back to the Future fans, he’s the guy on the phone who heard Marty McFly perform “Johnny B. Goode” and knew it would change the future. That’s right, Chuck Berry has transcended both space and time. From the first guitar riff on, Berry ushe
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Jake Gyllenhaal: ‘I would love to not talk about my personal life’The workaholic actor is one of the finest of his generation – and his new sci-fi horror Life the latest example of his skilful character-building. But perhaps it’s best not to ask him about Taylor Swift ... Jake Gyllenhaal arrives at today’s interview carrying his own chair. Specifically, the chair he dragged across the fancy hotel suite so that he could sit in a normal, upright position, rather t
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Unilever bids to heal shareholder rift amid 'garage sale' warnings Sale of spreads business and one-off special dividend considered as government urged to protect UK’s ‘prize assets’ from takeover Unilever is drawing up plans to heal a rift among shareholders triggered by its rejection of a $143bn (£115bn) bid from Kraft Heinz , amid a warning that Britain could become home to “a garage sale” unless there is protection for domestic companies from foreign takeove
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Thirty years in, South by Southwest still keeps it weird and wonderful Nathan Mattise AUSTIN, Texas—We at Ars have woken from a taco-and-barbecued induced haze and managed to survive our largest outing to date at the annual South by Southwest conference. The event wraps this weekend after 10 packed days (loosely) defined by tech, policy, film, gaming, and entertainment. If you haven't attended recently, it's a radically different event even from a few years ago. On
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Tiny Mite Uses Cyanide to Fight PredatorsSoil-living animal is one of the rare creatures that use this potent poison -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton: Premier League – as it happened Goals from Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli helped Spurs to a narrow win in a compelling game; they cement second place, while Southampton stay tenth 4.16pm GMT Anyway, that’s us - you can nip over here to follow Manchester City v Liverpool with Simon Burnton. Bye. 4.15pm GMT Spurs did just enough to get the points there; they’ve scored a bunch of goals lately, but this was one was all about their
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Rights groups lead Paris rally against police brutality French Human Rights League says protest, a month after officer charged with rape, is to express anger over police violence Rights groups and victims’ families are holding a rally in Paris on Sunday against police brutality after the recent baton-rape of a young man heightened tensions over alleged beatings and deaths in police custody. After a police officer was charged with raping a young black
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British firms warned over new wave of pay revolts at AGMs Investors ready to pounce on excessive or complicated pay deals not linked to performance, warns Investment Association Britain’s biggest companies have been warned they face a wave of revolts in the forthcoming annual meeting season and risk a government clampdown on excessive remuneration unless they show restraint over executive pay. The Investment Association – whose members manage £5.7tn of
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Ingeniøren

Bøjelig touchpad kan være første skridt mod fremtidens ’robothud’For første gang er det lykkedes en gruppe forskere at lave en fleksibel touchpad, der kan rulles, foldes og bøjes uden at miste evnen til at registrere berøring.
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Germany rejects Trump claim it owes Nato and US 'vast sums' for defence Defence minister Ursula von der Leyen rejects Trump’s tweeted claim ‘No debt account to Nato’, minister says, explaining spending policy The German defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, on Sunday rejected Donald Trump’s claim that Germany owes Nato and the US “vast sums” of money for defence. Related: 'That's not how it works': Trump's grasp of Nato questioned Continue reading...
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Live Science

Do Bugs Poop?Don't think too hard about this on your next picnic, but yes, bugs poop.
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The Guardian

Nigel Slater’s recipes using bread Got some leftover bread? Then you already have the makings of a superbly comforting supper… For all the excitement of bringing home a freshly baked loaf, crisp enough to shatter under the bread knife, with a chewy crust that is usually removed, buttered and devoured before I even have my coat off, there is inevitably some left after a day or two that is beyond toast. The weather was so cold this
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Arthur and Sherlock review – ‘diligent study of Holmes and his role models’Michael Sims investigates Conan Doyle’s real and fictional inspirations for his great detective The best Sherlock Holmes stories were written before 1916, when Arthur Conan Doyle officially converted to spiritualism and took to table-rapping. A mishmash of new age mysticism and low church gloom, the pseudo-religion flourished amid the bereavement of the first world war and its aftermath; Conan Doy
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Why Crocodiles Look Like WhalesShared dining habits have fueled a "remarkable" case of evolutionary convergence -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

When beauty is in the eye of the (robo)beholder Enlarge (credit: Beauty.AI) For over a year, I worked as a beauty editor, writing and researching about the products, trends, and people that make us want to look a certain way. And as research for many of the stories I wrote, I consulted with dermatologists, plastic surgeons, makeup artists, aestheticians, and more trying to answer a simple question—how can I make myself more conventionally attr
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Rape victims to be spared ordeal of cross-examination in court Justice secretary says alleged victims in England and Wales will be given option of prerecording evidence for a trial New measures to spare alleged rape victims from facing live cross-examination in court will be rolled out as part of changes being made by the justice secretary. Liz Truss announced that from September victims in England and Wales would be able to provide evidence in prerecorded c
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The Atlantic

Remembering Chuck Berry The greatest artists offer a reflection for a nation to see itself and its time, and Chuck Berry, a beautician by trade, knew a thing or two about holding up a mirror for a customer. His most famous song, “Johnny B. Goode,” is a classic story of the American dream: A poor, uneducated boy from the sticks uses his ability to make a guitar ring like a bell to make good—or so the listener is left to
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Amazon's Blowing Out Dozens of Tommy Hilfiger Accessories For Under $23, Today Only Tommy Hilfiger Accessory Sale For one day only, Amazon’s offering huge markdowns on a variety of wallets, ties, and belts, and suspenders from Tommy Hilfiger to help you pull your outfit together. Absolutely everything in the sale costs less than $23 , so don’t be afraid to stock up and accessorize. Just remember that like all Gold Box deals, these prices are only available today, or until sold o
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Rock'n'roll pioneer Chuck Berry dies aged 90 – video obituary Legendary guitarist Chuck Berry has passed away aged 90 on Saturday in Missouri. Berry merged blues and swing to create some of the most famous rock’n’roll songs such as Johnny B Goode and Roll Over Beethoven. His style influenced generations of musicians, most notably the Rolling Stones and the Beatles Chuck Berry, pioneer rock’n’roll guitarist, dies at age of 90 Continue reading...
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Get Out review – tea, bingo… and racial terrorA young black man meets his white girlfriend’s parents in Jordan Peele’s chilling satire of liberal racism in the US Ira Levin, author of Rosemary’s Baby and The Stepford Wives , would have cracked a wry smile at the cackling satire of this chilling “social thriller”, the directorial debut from MadTV alumnus Jordan Peele . When a preppy rich girl takes her African American boyfriend home for the f
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Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon willing to discuss vote delay First minister suggests she would consider putting off referendum by a ‘reasonable’ amount of time but not until after Brexit Nicola Sturgeon has said she is willing to have a “reasonable” discussion with Theresa May to delay a Scottish independence referendum, but insisted it could not be put off for long in the face of Brexit. Scotland’s first minister earlier said a new independence vote shoul
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Racing 92 president Jacky Lorenzetti says Stade Français merger is off• Merger plans had been met with fierce criticism • ‘I have decided to give the beautiful project up,’ says Lorenzetti A planned merger between the Parisian rugby powerhouses Racing 92 and Stade Français looks set to be cancelled amid strong opposition, the Racing 92 president, Jacky Lorenzetti, said on Sunday. Related: Wales coach Rob Howley accuses France of ‘undermining game’s integrity’ Contin
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France’s prevailing dark arts against Wales offer rugby bloodgate reminder | Michael AylwinFrance engineered a 20-18 victory in Paris but at what price when considering the livid bite mark on the left arm of Wales’ George North? We could have another bloodgate on our hands. Whether one believes Dean Richards’s misdemeanour was the vilest crime perpetrated against a trusting world or just another storm in a teacup, the fact is it came with a three-year ban – and there is little to distin
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No benefit of synthetic HDL-C on arterial plaqueInjection of a novel form of synthetic high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), or good cholesterol, into the arteries of patients who had recently had a heart attack did not reduce the volume of fatty deposits, or plaque, in the arteries, compared with placebo injections, according to new research.
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Lifestyle intervention leads to 10-point drop in systolic blood pressureIn the first randomized, double-blinded trial of an online behavioral intervention for high blood pressure, participants in web-based lifestyle counseling reduced their systolic blood pressure (the higher number in a blood-pressure reading) by 10 mmHg, compared with a 6 mmHg reduction for those taking part in a web-based control intervention, a statistically significant difference.
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Study finds new markers associated with recurrence of AFib in previously treated patientsA new study suggests that certain molecules are associated with the recurrence of erratic heartbeats in some patients after ablation therapy.
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High-risk pulmonary embolism patients often go without most effective treatmentsResearchers have found that the utilization rates of these potentially life-saving medications are low, particularly in the sub-group of PE patients who are critically ill.
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Silk sensor could speed development of new infrastructure, aerospace and consumer materialsResearchers have found a way to use molecules of dye to see inside some of the new composite materials being tested for bridges, cars and sporting goods.
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The Atlantic

Kristen Stewart and Cowboy Music: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing How to Look at Kristen Stewart Josephine Livingstone | The New Republic “The problem with this type of characterization is that it defines Stewart’s magic through a gendered absence. Stewart refuses to give herself over to the audience, these critics say, and so she is mysterious and effective through a logic of subtraction. This mysterious woman is a little Dream Girl-ish, if not outright Manic
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Controversial Hindu priest chosen as Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who likened Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan to a terrorist and praised Donald Trump’s travel ban, to lead India’s most populous state A firebrand Hindu priest who praised Donald Trump’s Muslim ban and once likened the Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan to a terrorist has been chosen to run India’s most populous state. The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), which last weekend won a landslide
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The Roman Tragedies review – Ivo van Hove's magnificent take on the spectacle of politics Barbican, London The condensed staging of Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, and Antony and Cleopatra is as electrifying and relevant as ever Hans Kesting is about to give his funeral oration as Mark Antony. He stumbles towards the lectern, wild-eyed and dishevelled. He suddenly throws away his carefully prepared notes, slumps in front of the stand, loosens his tie and appears to spontaneously address th
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Hundreds of armed police stage terror drill on Thames tourist ship Met officers, Coastguard, fire brigade and ambulance service practise response in case of waterborne attack on London More than 200 armed police have practised their response to a terrorist attack on a Thames “pleasure boat” in the first drill of its kind on London’s main river. A sightseeing ship became the scene of a fierce mock gun battle between armed officers and police posing as terrorists
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Potential breakthrough in determining who’s at risk for heart attacksResearchers are revisiting their views on the relative dangers soft and hard atherosclerotic plaque deposits pose to heart health. Findings of a new study may be a "game-changer" for determining who's at risk of a heart attack, they say.
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Royal Northern Sinfonia/Vogt review – astonishing Beethoven two-for-one Sage, Gateshead Pianist Lars Vogt conducted and performed two Beethoven concertos with ease, unleashing something beautiful and dangerous Not many pianists would happily commit to performing two Beethoven concertos on the same evening – and even fewer who would be prepared to conduct them at the same time. But Lars Vogt’s recording cycle of the five piano concertos with the Royal Northern Sinfoni
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To understand rivers, let physics be your guideWhere the River Flows unites physics and environmental science to explain Earth’s waterways.
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Climate Change As An Issue Of National Security Defense Secretary James Mattis called climate change a national security threat. Retired Brig. Gen. Gerald Galloway talks about how the Pentagon will manage challenges presented by climate change.
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The Guardian

Ruth Davidson doubts George Osborne's ability to remain an MP Scottish Tory leader questions former chancellor’s vow to edit Evening Standard while representing his constituency The leader of the Scottish Conservatives has questioned George Osborne’s vow to remain as an MP after he becomes editor of the London Evening Standard , as the chair of the parliamentary standards watchdog pledged to review rules on MPs’ second jobs. Ruth Davidson said she could not
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Australia under pressure after India dominate day four of third Test Scoreboard: Australia 451 & 23-2; India 603-9 dec Australia lose David Warner and Nathan Lyon cheaply before close of play Cheteshwar Pujara compiled an epic double century and Wriddhiman Saha complimented with a career-best 117 to deflate Australia and put India in a strong position on the fourth day of the third Test on Sunday. After India declared their first innings on 603 for nine, Ravindra
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WIRED

While You Were Offline: Boycott McDonald’s! Boycott Hawaii! Hell, Boycott Everything! Man, folks on Twitter started a lot of boycotts this week. The post While You Were Offline: Boycott McDonald's! Boycott Hawaii! Hell, Boycott Everything! appeared first on WIRED .
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A ‘Digital Alchemist’ Unravels the Mysteries of Complexity Computational physicist Sharon Glotzer is uncovering the rules by which complex collective phenomena emerge from simple building blocks. The post A 'Digital Alchemist' Unravels the Mysteries of Complexity appeared first on WIRED .
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Phishing Scams Even Fool Tech Nerds—Here’s How to Avoid Them Phishing is a bigger threat than ever, here are some things you can do to defend yourself. The post Phishing Scams Even Fool Tech Nerds—Here’s How to Avoid Them appeared first on WIRED .
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Hey Activists: You Need to Think Twice Before Livestreaming Protests Opinion: Livestreaming can document human rights abuses, but it can carry security risks. The post Hey Activists: You Need to Think Twice Before Livestreaming Protests appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

5 Essentials for Your Super-Long Car Commute Your new gig's a mega-commute from chez vous, and self-driving cars are a few years off. Here are some friends to keep you company. The post 5 Essentials for Your Super-Long Car Commute appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Don’t Blame the Batteries For Every Lithium-Ion Explosion Lithium-ion batteries are often in the news for terrible reasons, but the problems go well beyond faults in the cells themselves. The post Don't Blame the Batteries For Every Lithium-Ion Explosion appeared first on WIRED .
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The Guardian

Brexit Britain is suddenly debating trade – but it's the wrong talking point | Larry Elliott Brexit and article 50 has us all talking tariffs and quotas, but it is the less obvious stuff such as EU standards that will be decisive Brexit has turned Britain into a nation of trade nerds. In the past nine months, trade has gone from being too boring to mention into a subject about which everybody has a view. Those who eyes would once have glazed over at the mention of bound tariffs or trade
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Secrets from smart devices find path to US legal systemAn Ohio man claimed he was forced into a hasty window escape when his house caught fire last year. His pacemaker data obtained by police showed otherwise, and he was charged with arson and insurance fraud.
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Mikroorganismer kan spare millioner til rens af regnvandsbassinerVi bygger flere og flere regnvandsbassiner i Danmark, men det er dyrt og besværligt at rense dem for slam. Nu vil Aarhus Vand og Hofor afprøve et alternativ, der mindsker behovet for oprensning med gravemaskiner.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Beijing shuts last coal power plant in switch to natural gasThe last large coal-fired power plant in Beijing has suspended operations, with the city's electricity now generated by natural gas, the state news agency reported as smog enveloped the Chinese capital this weekend.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Preserving the memory of glaciersLocked up in about 140 metres (460 feet) of ice capping a Bolivian mountain lie 18,000 years of climate history, dating back to an epoch when humans were only just learning to farm.
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The Guardian

Middlesbrough 1-3 Manchester United: Premier League – as it happened United took a two-goal lead and then went ultra-defensive, and Middlesbrough might have taken advantage but for a goalkeeping howler 2.11pm GMT And with that, I’m off. It’s been a blast. Join Daniel Harris right now for Tottenham v Southampton, right here. Bye! Related: Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton: Premier League – live! 2.11pm GMT Steve Agnew has a chat too: If we show that kind of commitmen
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The Guardian

From Instagram to TV ads, what’s the science behind food porn? What does the bombardment of food imagery do to our brains and bodies? The ‘gastrophysicist’ who has worked with Heston Blumenthal explains all in an extract from his new book Your brain is your body’s most blood-thirsty organ, using around 25% of total blood flow (or energy) – despite the fact that it accounts for only 2% of body mass. Given that our brains have evolved to find food, it should p
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

To aid ferrets, vaccine treats planned for prairie dogsFeeding peanut butter kibbles to millions of prairie dogs—by flinging the treats from four-wheelers and dropping them from drones—could be the next big thing to help a spunky little weasel that almost went extinct.
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Viden

Lægen der opdagede ebola: Forbered dig på globale epidemierRisikoen for en pandemi er vor tids største trussel. Det mener professor Peter Piot, der er aktuel i en dokumentar om epidemier.
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The Atlantic

The Denationalization of American Muslims On March 6, the zoning board in Bayonne, New Jersey, turned down a request to convert an old warehouse into a mosque. Such denials are happening with increasing frequency in the United States. In the 10 years between 2000 and 2010, the Justice Department intervened seven times against local communities that prevented Muslims from building mosques or other religious institutions. In the six years
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The Guardian

'Keep fighting': Hillary Clinton searches for role in age of Democratic division Her appearances since the election have been rare, but she recently hinted at a return. What part will she play in the party’s future? Wherever she goes – a hike in the woods near her Chappaqua home, at the theater for a Broadway show, delivering a speech to a room of women and girls – Hillary Clinton causes a stir. Fans ask for photographs. Crowds stand for extended ovations. Such appearances ha
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The Guardian

Chuck Berry's life and career in pictures A look back over the life and career of the legendary rock’n’roll musician following his death at the age of 90 Continue reading...
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The Guardian

Chuck Berry obituary: 'A lively, perfect fit of street-talk to music' Rock’n’roll pioneer whose songs, including Johnny B Goode and Maybellene, inspired generations of musicians Chuck Berry, who has died aged 90, was rock’n’roll’s first guitar hero and poet. Never wild, but always savvy, Berry helped define the music. His material fused insistent tunes with highly distinctive lyrics that celebrated with deft wit and loving detail the glories of 1950s US teen consum
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A Trip inside the Schizophrenic MindResearchers are investigating how hallucinogens might be used to model—and develop treatments for—psychosis -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dustin Johnson grows into No1 role and sets sights on WGC Match PlayAmerican hopes to follow victories in Genesis Open and WGC Mexico Championship with another this week in Austin Dustin Johnson is chasing a treble that would once have looked impossible for one of the great underachievers of this age. Building on last year’s maiden major he has risen to world No1 and is now threatening to develop a stranglehold on the top of the rankings. Johnson’s success at the
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Said & Done: ‘I’m carrying on with my career, dude. I’m starting over’ Also featuring: Ahmad Ahmad, Yaya Touré, and the Teddy Bear Stadium Rone Moraes da Costa – president of Brazil’s Boa Esporte – “unmoved” by local authority threats to withdraw funding after he signed early-release murderer Bruno . Da Costa: “If this city doesn’t like it, I move us to another city. Bruno deserves this chance.” Continue reading...
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The woman who hunts asteroids for a living: ‘I owe my job to a Bruce Willis film’Space physicist Dr Carrie Nugent talks about the chances of Earth being hit by a giant asteroid – and why she owes her job to a Bruce Willis movie Dr Carrie Nugent is a 32-year-old geo- and space physicist who specialises in asteroids. Her new book Asteroid Hunters – published by TED Books and accompanied by a talk – answers all our questions on these small, mysterious objects that travel between
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Where will the goals come from in Gareth Southgate’s England? | Jacob SteinbergHarry Kane’s ankle injury has exposed an England weakness, with only three forwards in the squad for the games against Germany and Lithuania When England beat Germany in Berlin last March, talk of the emergence of a generation of strikers who could carry them to glory at Euro 2016 did not feel entirely outlandish. Danny Welbeck caused problems with his pace and movement, Harry Kane pulled off a Cr
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Curated ears and chunky rings: welcome to the new age of jewellery Forget everything you thought you knew about earrings, bracelets and pendants – the bijouterie rulebook has been rewritten for spring/summer 2017 Diamonds are no longer a girl’s best friend. Women who once wore double strands of pearls now have multiple ear piercings. Silver and gold go together. Welcome to the new age of jewellery. Don’t worry. This is not one of those “There are no rules, just
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The Atlantic

What Will Happen to Americans Who Can't Afford an Attorney? On the campaign trail, President Trump pledged “to bring hope to every forgotten stretch of this country.” But his new budget has critics questioning whether that pledge can be reconciled with his plan to eliminate the Legal Services Corporation, a move whose impact would be severe for low-income Americans living in impoverished rural and urban communities. Established by Congress in 1974 as a pu
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Toto Wolff: 'Hamilton and Rosberg was more intense than we thought beneficial' While Lewis Hamilton and his F1 team appear closer than ever, the Mercedes executive director accepts ‘the way the best ones are calibrated can cause bumps on the way’ “Still I Rise” is the motto Lewis Hamilton wears proudly tattooed on his back and emblazoned across his helmet. Inspiration for resilience in adversity adopted from Maya Angelou’s poem via Tupac Shakur that he had good reason to lo
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How hard is it to be a chef and a mother with young children? Five professional cooks discuss how having kids changed their lives, in the kitchen and at home Margot, 52, co-owns Rochelle Canteen and catering company Arnold & Henderson in Shoreditch, east London. She and husband Fergus Henderson have three children together: Hector, 22, Owen, 21 and Francis, 17 Continue reading...
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Choose my own Netflix adventure? No thanks | David Mitchell The online streaming service plans to put viewers in control of TV storylines. Yes, see how they like it… Apparently some people are capable of lucid dreaming. In a dream, they can control what’s going on – direct the actions of themselves and others in ways that please, excite, arouse or interest them. That would be my worst nightmare. Worse than my worst nightmare to date which, though terrifyi
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French literary boy wonder Édouard Louis on saving the working class from Marine Le Pen His bestselling novel about growing up gay in a violent, neglected town in northern France sparked a national debate. A month from the presidential election, the young writer issues a furious challenge to leftwing politicians Growing up in gritty, post-industrial northern France, Édouard Louis learned as a boy that politics was about more than putting a cross in a box. As his mother struggled to
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Facebook and Twitter could pay the price for hate speech | John NaughtonGermany’s proposal to fine social media companies for failing to remove illegal content is a significant moment in democracy’s battle with digital giants The German government has published a draft law that will impose huge fines (up to €50m) on social networks that fail promptly to remove hate speech, fake news and other undesirable content from their platforms. Social media companies will be req
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor må man ikke lege med lyset?En læser funderer over, om det bare er en adfærdsløgn, når vi siger til børnene, at de ikke må lege med lyset. Sker der noget med pærerne eller øjnene?
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The female directors bringing new blood to horror films Women are sinking their teeth ever deeper into horror. We chart their rise and talk to directors Ana Lily Amirpour, Julia Ducournau and Karyn Kusama There’s a moment in French film-maker Julia Ducournau’s prize-winning feature debut Raw in which a young vegetarian (ethereally played by Garance Marillier) finds herself unexpectedly ravenous at the sight of a severed finger. It’s a deliciously horr
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Chilean TV star wants to shake up politics, but don't call him Chile's Trump First-term senator Alejandro Guillier seems to be enjoying a Trump-like political ascent, but his policies have more in common with the center-left A TV celebrity aims to become president so he can shake up a profoundly conservative political establishment, but this time it is not Donald Trump in the United States but a left wing, green-minded former news anchor in Chile who is milking his fame t
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'From now on you have no name': life in a Cuban jail A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story If you happened to go to a British embassy reception in Havana in the early 2000s, you would likely have met Stephen Purvis. You could not miss him. Six foot four, cropped grey hair, rum in hand, a broad smile and no shortage of good stories. The mood among exp
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Six easy vegetarian recipes from the Green Kitchen David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, the husband and wife team behind the acclaimed blog Green Kitchen, now have three children. They’re the inspiration for their new collection of fuss-free recipes including sweet potato wraps and blueberry and yogurt cake Two things have happened in David Frenkiel’s life recently that have prompted him to think about the meaning of home – the most obvious being th
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‘I like it when people think this is real’: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on The Trip to Spain Yes, they bicker. Yes, they do impressions. And, as well as celebrating food, this new series of improvised comedy also explores – brilliantly – masculinity and middle age The rain in Spain falls mainly on the restaurant – a sudden autumn downpour that spills over the sides of the patio awning and swirls around the table legs at Txoko , a popular bistro overlooking the harbour in the Basque town
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Beauty and the Beast review – gilt complexBill Condon’s live-action recasting of the Disney classic is ornate to the point of desperation Poor Disney. With this live-action remake of the beloved animation Beauty and the Beast , the studio tried to do the right thing. A gay character (played by Josh Gad) is introduced and Belle (Emma Watson) gets an injection of feminist sass. Unfortunately, Gad’s character LeFou is hardly the celebration
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Police seek 33-year-old man in connection with one-year-old boy's murder Bidhya Sagar Das sought by Metropolitan police after incident in Finsbury Park that left one-year-old boy dead and twin sister critically injured Police are searching for a 33-year-old man in connection with the murder of a one-year-old boy in a domestic incident in Finsbury Park, north London. Bidhya Sagar Das is being sought by Met police murder investigators following the incident on Saturday
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The Miser review – a Molière mugfest Garrick, London Heavily laboured jokes sink Griff Rhys Jones and Lee Mack in this 17th-century comedy of manners It may be that, all unwittingly, I have had a farsectomy. I – mostly – applaud, or clapp, Sean Foley and Phil Porter’s attitude to adapting this 350-year-old comedy. They recognise the immediate lethal equivalents in the avaricious anti-hero of Molière’s The Miser , and want to make th
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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; The Dream of Gerontius review – a muddle and a masterpiece Royal Opera House, London; Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Musical excellence wins out as Kasper Holten bids farewell to Covent Garden on a distractingly grand scale. And Mark Elder and the Hallé soar A myriad of concertina folds, fluted facades and slatted wood, the set for the Royal Opera’s new Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg , stole the show or rather, nearly killed it. Had musical standards, unde
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Facebook needs news. So why shouldn’t it pay for it?Advertising is falling. Paywalls push readers away. But a big endowment from the tech moguls, to be shared among all papers, could work in everyone’s interests One basic truth is stark enough as newsrooms around Britain – and around the world – contract or close. The advertising money that used to underpin journalism isn’t there any longer. It is going, going, gone … into the maw of the internet i
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Yuval Noah Harari: ‘Homo sapiens as we know them will disappear in a century or so’ The visionary historian, author of two dazzling bestsellers on the state of mankind, takes questions from Lucy Prebble, Arianna Huffington, Esther Rantzen and a selection of our readers Last week, on his Radio 2 breakfast show , Chris Evans read out the first page of Sapiens , the book by the Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari. Given that radio audiences at that time in the morning are not known
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The week in TV: Big Little Lies; War Child; The Replacement and moreA big-name cast added to the bewildering dazzle of Sky Atlantic’s new drama, while the story of child refugees broke hearts on Channel 4 Big Little Lies ( Sky Atlantic ) War Child (Channel 4) | All 4 The Replacement (BBC1) | iPlayer Mystery of the Man on the Moor (Channel 4) | All 4 All you could do was guess who'd been killed, or choose a character you'd quite like to be killed Continue reading..
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Dietary supplements – are they fit for purpose?Can all those drinks, capsules and powders really improve your sporting performance? We asked the experts There are hundreds of powders, gels and bars that promise to improve an athlete’s performance. But judging which ones are based on good scientific evidence and which might be useful for a particular activity or individual is a bewildering business. Even the fact that professional sports teams
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Batman begins: meet Haseeb Hameed, English cricket’s rising star It has taken a father’s obsession and a brother’s sacrifice to create the brightest cricketing prospect England has seen in years. Tim Lewis meets ‘Baby Boycott’ As the Observer ’s photographer, Murdo, is about to take his first picture, Haseeb Hameed moves a step to the side, like he might do on the cricket field to interrupt the run-up of a bowler while he readies himself. “Hang on,” he says, b
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