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Geeks And Nerds
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Saturday 28 December 2013
New terms entered common parlance with exuberant frequency this year. But what the most popular ones tell us about ourselves is not especially flattering
Monday 09 December 2013
The Forum, London
Thursday 08 August 2013
Do you know what the Eleventh incarnation of the Doctor looks like? What element are diamonds made of? What is the name of the man in a digram drawn by Leonardo da Vinci?
Thursday 25 July 2013
Running August 4-10, each day of the week will be dedicated to different strand of geekery
Monday 08 October 2012
Less than one in five technology jobs are held by women. A new book, by an old friend, should make employers, parents and teachers sit up.
Friday 05 October 2012
Starring: Kevin Corrigan, Lucy Davis
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Now Washington's in the thick of it: Iannucci conquers America with a very British farce
Thursday 07 June 2012
Isaac Newton was twice elected an MP for Cambridge University. Beyond asking for a window to be closed, there is no record that he ever spoke in a debate. More than three centuries later, just one of today's 650 MPs, Julian Huppert, the Lib-Dem member for Cambridge, has been a research scientist. Only two others have a science PhD.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
Sunday 29 January 2012
What is it about bankers' pay that makes the hard-pressed majority feel that finance capitalism is a conspiracy against them? Could it be that, more than three years after the credit crunch of 2008, we feel that the unfair rewards in the sector that caused the crisis continue unabated? Could it be that the rewards now seem even more unfair because we, the taxpayers, put up the security to bail out the banks? Could it be that we feel that politicians, who mouthed slogans about fairness and how they would put an end to excessive pay, have played a cynical game? Could it be that the way banks pay their top people seems designed to confuse us, even when we, the taxpayers, are their shareholders.
Monday 16 January 2012
What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and we can't wait for
Sunday 11 December 2011
They're hardly classic pin-up material, so why are women falling for them?
Monday 08 August 2011
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has launched a recruitment drive for women because its team of "26-year-old geeky, male" contributors lack the expertise to edit some of its pages.
Errors & Omissions: Somewhere in the mush is the meaning – and it's getting harder to find
Saturday 25 June 2011
Sometimes the language seems to be turning to mush before your eyes.
Friday 10 September 2010
Continue the story of the American high- school geeks who've formed a glee club –a choir that warble pop hits and seem to spontaneously know all the right dance moves – as they chase their dreams, discover who they really are, and do quite a lot of snogging, too.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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- 2 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
- 3 Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
- 4 Mother 'will allow son's circumcision in return for release from prison'
- 5 Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating