As target begins to employ grooming tactics, the 'chatbot' changes in ways designed to lure him in
Belgium’s 79-year-old King Albert has announced that he would abdicate in favour of his son, Prince Philippe, in a surprise address to the nation that comes weeks after a woman claiming to be his daughter launched court proceedings to prove her paternity.
Higher education minister Geneviève Fioraso aims to make future French scientists better able to use international language of scientific research
Can this fanfared debut live up to its billing? After a few wobbles – yes, a new star is born
If you think a play that sets out to celebrate the 400th anniversary of UK-Japan relations sounds in danger of becoming a dry history lesson, you'd be right.
Tom Leece is Film and TV editor at Fourth & Main
The publishing world gags itself expertly with this dose of self-censorship
Hollywood sign face-lift, post election exodus, high court high, cooking on the eternal flame and one seriously rad dad
Andrew Martin chooses the smaller bar – and no sharing
An increasing number of British students are turning to European institutions for a top quality education, without the huge debts
To note that a particular coach has a philosophy of football is a staple of sports reporting. Suggesting something grander than a mere approach and less technocratic than a theory, a philosophy of sport hints at meanings beyond the winning and losing of games. Touchline philosophy it may be, but our sporting conversation is preoccupied with question of rightness and wrongness, of beauty and ugliness - the core concerns of ethics and aesthetics. For the Ancient Greeks, the relationship between sport and philosophy was obvious. The basis of a classical education was the alphabet plus swimming. The habits and discipline of preparing the mind and body were parallel and complementary. Plato, his name derived from platon or broad-shouldered, was an accomplished wrestler. Aristotle, an avid fan of the beauty of the pentathlete, taught at the Lyceum – itself a gymnasium.
We say one thing but mean another far more often than we realise, and, paradoxically, rely on this figure of speech to make ourselves clear
The visual interpretation of the alphabet should be simple enough. What better way to visualise the letter 'a' than by thinking typographically, after all. But three design studios have decided to reinvent the alphabetical wheel by imagining what written letters would look like based on their phonetic versions: Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and so on.
John Lichfield reports from Brussels on a new world record for political failure
Researchers who had used bamboo rafts to ford surging rivers and climbed steep mountains in the remote north-east of India were rewarded for their toil with the discovery of a rich new language spoken by fewer than 1,000 people.