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Slovakian designer Martin Vargic has mapped out the major sites of the web - click the image above or the gallery below for more detail

Child protection agency hails child protection record

Ceop safeguarded 790 children in 2012/13, an increase of 85% on previous year

Web searches for symptoms of HIV, MRSA and flu strains will be monitored to spot outbreaks of infections

Web searches for symptoms of HIV, MRSA and flu strains will be monitored to spot outbreaks of infections

British scientists plan to harness the power of the internet to catch outbreaks of killer infections before they spread.

UK demand for US gun produced by 3D printer

The blueprint for a gun that is produced by a 3D printer has been downloaded in Britain “a considerable” number of times since being posted online two days ago.

The 'You had one job!' gallery just got even more stupid

A meme sweeping the web has a new entry courtesy of workmen in Chester who painted a warning sign on a road outside a school that was knocked down four years ago. "You had one job!" residents might have shouted at the men painting the "school" zigzag sign, using a phrase that has been added in bold font to photographic evidence of haplessness across the internet.

Simon Read: Even more choice for those facing annuity puzzle

Yeah, I know that pensions are boring but one of the most crucial financial decisions anyone may take is getting the right annuity.

Outgoing N Brown chief signs off with profits rise

The chief executive of N Brown has signed off his last results at the catalogue and online retailer with a rise in profits and confidence about growth prospects.

May 31, 2013: Interactive and educational, this Doodle marked what would have been the 160th birthday of bacteriologist Julius Richard Petri

The best of Google Doodles

The first Google Doodle was dedicated to the Burning Man Festival in 1998 - an annual art and community festival held in Nevada. Now, fifteen years later, the search engine is almost as famous for its Doodles as it is for its algorithms and market domination.

Online shopping growth leaves stores in the dark

David Cameron's much-touted digital economy is taking off while the rest of the economy lags behind.

Help to Buy is a boost for Persimmon

Just a fortnight after the launch of the Government's Help to Buy scheme, the housebuilder Persimmon said it is already seeing more interest from aspiring homeowners.

How they get away with ruining a getaway

In travel, the boundary between legitimate business practice and fraud has always been blurred. In the days of price-fixing, some airlines connived with agents, back-dating tickets to generate lower fares and fill planes.

The 10 Best free web games

No apps necessary ... here are the 10 finest games you can play online without spending a solitary penny.

Knobfeel screenshots; “reviews based purely on the feel of a knob”

Everybody loves a good turn on: Website reviews how your knob feels

Everyone loves a knob, right?  Especially the feel. So the website knobfeel.co.uk, the only one promising “reviews based purely on the feel of a knob”, must be racking up quite a number of hits. Started anonymously this year, our intrepid knob-feeler likes to try out various knobs on stereos (yes, stereos; what did you think I was talking about?) and report back on their smoothness, sensation and texture.

Odd couple: Beppe Grillo enjoys the limelight, whereas his partner, Gianroberto Casaleggio, is more elusive

Italy's web politicians post their dystopic vision

First a third world war, eco-disaster and mass death. Then global government for the lucky...

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Manteresting: the Pinterest designed especially for men with pictures of attractive women, log cabins and beer jokes

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