James Vincent

James Vincent is Science and Technology Reporter for The Independent, with his work appearing online and in print.

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The 6 ways Facebook is used in murders

However, the researchers stressed that "Facebook is no more to blame for these homicides than a knife is to blame for a stabbing"

British Museum releases scans of artefacts to let you 3D print your own museum at home

Though we're not sure that's quite the same as actually giving back the priceless historical artefacts that were stolen from countries around the world

Facebook offers 'dark web' Tor link for users that prefer to stay as anonymous as possible

Facebook will still know who the user is - but anyone snooping on the user's internet connection won't

Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 to push users onto Windows 8.1

Windows 8 will also be unavailable - people just want the Start Menu too much

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review round-up: return to form for a series that deserved more

A sci-fi setting and a platform-hopping exosuit breathe new life into the series

'Wi-fi is the future of mobile data': global survey shows one internet hotspot for every 150 people

A bew survey by iPass claims that 78 per cent of data on mobile devices is transferred byt Wi-Fi rather than 3G or 4G connections

Diagnosing depression with an app: next-gen smartphone software studies what you say (and how you say it) to analyze mental health

A new generation of apps could help both doctors and patients

Israel's iron dome defence system

The world is due 'a major cyber attack causing widespread harm' before 2025, say experts

The majority of experts thought that a significant attack was likely in the next 11 years, but others said that the threat of cyber warfare was mostly hype

Nasa publishes Hubble image showing 'ghost light' from dead galaxies

The blue glow is from some 200 billion stars spilled into the cosmos as four galaxies were ripped apart by gravitational forces 12 billion light-years away

French government launches inquiry into coordinated flyover by drones on nuclear sites

“Measures are being taken to know what these drones are and neutralize them"

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there