03 December 2014 10:25 PM
Orion capsule is headed into deep space – and it takes hopes for commercial space travel and Mars with it
03 December 2014 09:44 AM
After a private rocket blew up just weeks ago, and as public enthusiasm for space travel surges, the Orion launch could make or break commercial space travel and hopes for exploration of Mars
02 December 2014 07:44 PM
Microsoft's Clip Art provided simple images for decorating documents with. Now it has been declared obsolete, and DIY leaflets will never be the same, says Rhodri Marsden
01 December 2014 02:02 PM
Tablet apps can make a good alternative to cookery books — and can still be operated without hands. David Phelan takes in a cookery school taught using a tablet, and explores the best apps for Christmas chefs
26 November 2014 10:00 PM
A few months ago, I found myself lying face down on a bench somewhere in London's Square Mile, being viciously pummelled by a South African sports injury specialist who'd just diagnosed me with some kind of acute shoulder blade complaint. It became apparent to her through casual questioning that this injury had not been sustained through vigorous activity. Feeble inactivity was more to blame.
20 November 2014 07:45 PM
Even as you search Google, it turns out, Google is also searching you
19 November 2014 08:29 PM
The inexorable expansion of social media presents the Facebooks and Twitters of this world with a problem: how to prevent us from waking up one morning and thinking, 'Sod this, I quit'
Kicking Barbie's butt: How the growth of 3D printing enabled me to make an army of custom-made figurines
19 November 2014 05:32 PM
British toy maker Alice Taylor: 'It’s an opportunity to make a doll that isn’t just about tiny waists and legs that go up to here'
18 November 2014 12:00 AM
14 November 2014 06:51 PM
A remarkable experiment aims to help stressed adults develop ‘self-compassion’ via a virtual-reality headset. Sean O’Grady tried it out
12 November 2014 05:38 PM
No study yet knows exactly what this iChildhood will look like when our children are full-grown people
06 November 2014 12:00 AM
I've never felt quite so aware as I do these days. The volume of stuff being slung at us every day seems to push our capacity for awareness to its limits. And thanks to the feverish competition for that awareness, we've become only too aware of the phrase "raising awareness" and the attention-grabbing activities attached to it – the Ice Bucket Challenge being a notable recent example.
05 November 2014 08:30 PM
30 October 2014 12:00 AM
After spending a day wading through tedious missives, filing electronic receipts and deleting invasive corporate greetings, it's easy to come to the conclusion that the system of email is broken. We know that some emails are significantly less important than others, but they all arrive with equal status, holding their heads high, whether it's a work opportunity, a retweet notification or a confirmation of an order for a takeaway curry.
29 October 2014 08:00 PM
Holocaust Memorial Day: 70 years since Auschwitz liberation, these are the stories of survivors
Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
Does the path to true love really lie in these 36 questions?
Hershey's angers US chocolate purists by forcing company to stop importing 'yummy' Cadbury bars
Food secrets: the good, the bad...and the faeces
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Louise Mensch says 'F**K YOU' in explosive tweets about David Cameron, Saudi Embassy and the Queen over King Abdullah tributes
- 1 King Salman: Just five days in, Saudi Arabia's new king has already overseen a beheading
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Presidential optical illusion offers clues to how brain processes faces
- 5 Grumpy Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' rediscovered after 35 years
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