The wise knew the demise would be slow. Bill Gates gave newspapers another 50 years
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Wednesday 17 July 2013
New microbial fuel cells contain bacteria that produce electricity from urine as part of their natural life cycle
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Thomas Penfield Jackson, who died of cancer on 16 June at the age of 76, was a federal judge in Washington who presided over a Microsoft antitrust case and ordered the software giant to be split up. He also presided over the the drug possession trial of the former Mayor of Washington, Marion Barry.
Thursday 23 May 2013
His poetry about the failings of the school system has struck a surprising chord online. He tells Charlotte Philby why
Thursday 25 April 2013
Microsoft founder accused of disrespecting the South Korean President, Park Geun-hye
Mark Zuckerberg’s ex-roommate gets pro-immigration in a political group in storm before it even starts
Friday 05 April 2013
Mark Zuckerberg’s pro-immigration political activism group has stumbled before its official launch, after a leaked copy of its online manifesto was found to contain misleading claims.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
The Republican House of Representatives voted to keep the US government going until the end of September, paving the way for the Senate to approve the measure to avoid a shutdown of federal agencies.
Saturday 24 November 2012
TV pick of the week
Thursday 16 August 2012
The world's richest man has set himself a new challenge – to improve sanitation for the poor
Friday 25 May 2012
Mike Lynch, founder of what was once a vibrant British software house, has ended an unhappy affair with a US corporate giant
Saturday 24 March 2012
For a Government that claimed it would "foster and support a new culture of philanthropy", the Chancellor's decision to cap the tax relief on large gifts in this week's Budget was quite a change of direction. It was also wrong.
Friday 23 March 2012
Quality newspapers are normally quite boring. Not monumentally boring, just a bit dull and worthy. If they were a colour, they would be brown.
Friday 26 August 2011
The central question in the Book of Job is: "Why do the righteous suffer?" I found myself asking this when I finished reading Steve Jobs' moving letter of resignation from his position as CEO of Apple.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
Carpetright, the UK's biggest floor-coverings retailer, gave warning yesterday it expects trading conditions to remain tough as it reported a 0.2 per cent decline in like-for-like sales.
Sunday 24 July 2011
Monday 13 June 2011
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds