Victoria Richards

Victoria Richards is a freelance journalist currently working for The Independent online. She has previously worked for The Times and Sunday Times online and BBC News UK

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#DistractinglySexy: Female scientists take to Twitter to mock Sir Tim Hunt's sexist remarks

Archaeologists, biochemists and mathematicians have been posting photographs of themselves at work

In Istanbul, on 28 May, a similar image showing a 'woman in a red dress', later identified as Ceyda Sungur, being sprayed with tear gas became a focal image of the unrest in Turkey

Turkish riot police officer who gassed Gezi's 'lady in red' ordered to plant 600 trees

The woman became an icon of the Gezi Park uprising in 2013

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner delivers a speech during the Day of the Assertion of the Argentinian Rights over the Falklands

Argentina accuses David Cameron of 'ill manners' in row over Falkland Islands

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner criticised the PM during a public address

Private school pupils should work at JD Sports – rather than 'getting daddy to pay for a gap year'

School leavers should look 'closer to home' to stand out from the crowd

Casey Cahill posted footage of himself shaking and crying

Man films himself in the middle of a panic attack 'to prove anxiety is a real illness'

Casey Cahill, 27, from Kentucky, posted the harrowing footage on YouTube

Nuts are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, fibre, vitamins, and may protect against heart disease

Handful of peanuts a day 'cuts risk of early death'

Snacking on 10g of nuts a day could make you less likely to die from major diseases

Lauren Southern said it was

Woman holds sign at feminist rally saying 'there is no rape culture in the West'

Lauren Southern claims her team was pushed and shoved

Starbucks has released six new Frappuccino flavours for its 20th anniversary

Starbucks' new Frappuccinos contain 'as much sugar as a litre of Coke'

Coffee giant unveiled six new Frappuccino flavours this week

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Malaysia earthquake: British woman arrested for 'stripping naked and causing quake on Mount Kinabalu'

Locals believe the group 'angered the spirit of the mountain'

'Turg' is part of the toy company’s Mixels range

Lego 'window licker' toy criticised for 'insulting the learning disabled'

New character described as an 'experiment that's gone very, very wrong'

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It helps a winner keep on winning
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Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
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How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
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'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

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Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
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