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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The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss