Sport The 2014 Mercedes W05sup

The 2014 Formula 1 season is underway as testing begins at the Jerez track in Spain, where a number of teams have rolled out their contenders for the year ahead for the very first time

The toys are back in town – Tokyo plays host to fair

Where else would you find the world’s weirdest, wildest toy show but in Japan?

‘Every inch of his skin was stung’: Texan farmer killed by 40,000 Africanized killer bees after accidentally disturbing massive hive

A woman who tried to help Larry Goodwin is in a serious condition in hospital after being stung numerous times herself

Electric car pioneer runs out of road

A pioneering electric car venture once praised by Bill Clinton has admitted defeat on its plans to bring the technology into the mainstream.

The Twizy: a lawn mower with 2CV pretensions

Simon Calder: Socket fuel - an electric adventure

The man who pays his way

Guillaume Canet, Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, and James Caan attend the 'Blood Ties' Premiere during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2013 in Cannes

French director Guillaume Canet had to make New York dirtier for Blood Ties

The problem with New York these days is there's just not enough litter. At least, that's French director Guillaume Canet's experience. He had to supply his own rubbish to recreate the grubby streets of 1970s Brooklyn for his debut English-language film Blood Ties.

The 10 Best walking gear

Whether you’re hitting the hills or just wandering to a country pub, we’ve got all you need to get kitted out for summer

The 10 Best city bikes

Light and nippy, but sturdy enough to  withstand a regular commute. Our bike expert picks the finest urban bicycles

BYD's new S7 SUV, which is equipped with G-hybrid technology which can save petrol and extend battery lifetime

New 'green' cars unveiled in Shanghai

As well as the hottest new sports cars, new environmentally-friendly concept cars have been shown at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.

Ahmed Mater, Golden Hour, Desert of Pharan series. Still courtesy of the artist

Art review: Sharjah Biennial, Re:emerge: Towards a New Cultural Cartography

In an age of confusing, sprawling art exhibitions, the current Sharjah Biennial stands out as an intelligent, tightly curated show featuring some hard-edged works that ever so slightly unsettle the delicate political and cultural ecosystems in the Gulf.

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Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time: 10 worst gadgets of recent times

Hard to believe now, but today's ugly gizmos were once the next big thing. Here are the 10 worst, according to a poll ahead of next month's Gadget Show Live

Indian engineering excellence - new Reva electric car coming to UK

The dream is that the e20 could become the first electric automobile to make a profit

The Business Matrix: Friday 15 March 2013

Sale of Anschutz group called off

OK Computer: London Sinfonietta meets electronica at the RFH

Classical review: Steve Reich/London Sinfonietta - Turn down the Radiohead, Steve

There is much to like and admire about the great minimalist, but he should have looked elsewhere for pop inspiration

McLaren P1: Introducing the £866,000 British supercar

It is poised for its global debut at Geneva motor show next week, but McLaren has confirmed the details today of its long-awaited P1 hyper car, the spiritual successor to the 1993 McLaren F1.

Mako break: Saracens prop Mako Vunipola goes over for his second try of the match against Exeter yesterday

Match Report: Saracens find cutting edge on new ground

Saracens 31 Exeter Chiefs 11: After failed kicks and fumbles, Hodgson and Vunipola pile on points

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

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A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project