Caption: The image shows the digital data recorded into 5-D optical data storage.
Credit: University of Southampton

The Superman of hard drives: New 5-dimensional computer 'memory crystal' will survive the human race, say scientists

Information is encoded with lasers, has a thermal stability of up to 1000°C and a practically unlimited shelf life

'It's what I do,' Phil Taylor said of his comeback to win a 16th title

Darts: Phil Taylor rejects retirement to swell mother's pride

Taylor won his 16th world title on Tuesday night, beating Michael van Gerwen

Phil Taylor has won his sixteenth darts world title

Darts: Phil Taylor displays lethal power of old to claim 16th world title

Veteran rediscovers his best game to fight back and overcome young pretender Michael van Gerwen

Tom Daley in action at the European Diving Championships

Diving: Chinese 'scared' of Daley as coach changes his tune

It says much for Tom Daley's remarkable run of form that the man who was only three months ago his fiercest critic yesterday backed the diver to break China's dominance at this summer's Olympic Games. In February, the British Diving performance director, Alexei Evangulov, publicly questioned Daley's Olympic credentials, claiming he was the fifth-best 10 metre platform diver in the world.

Missing Scotland wreck diver's body found

The body of a diver who went missing while exploring a wreck has been recovered.

Woman died after ambulance wait

An elderly woman died after waiting nearly an hour-and-a-half for an ambulance when she fell over.

Darts: Anderson makes fast work of Lloyd

Gary Anderson marked himself out as the man to beat with a slick 4-1 win over Colin Lloyd to reach the quarter-finals of the PDC World Championship at Alexandra Palace last night. From 2-2 in the first set, Anderson won eight legs in a row, needing only 10 minutes combined to win the second and third sets.

Dutch firefighters tackle blaze at chemical plant

Local authorities told residents to stay indoors last night as some 150 firefighters attempted to smother a huge blaze that had been raging for hours at a chemical storage and packing company.

No weed pass, no cannabis, Dutch tell foreigners

A ruling from the EU's top court could mark the end of the Netherlands' welcoming coffee-shop culture

Album: Handel/Croft, Music for the Peace of Utrecht (Channel Classics)

Jos van Veldhoven's disc with the Netherlands Bach Society brings together one of the most famous celebrations of the Treaty of Utrecht, Handel's Te Deum and Jubilate, and William Croft's rarely performed Ode with Noise of Cannon.

The Dutch Great Escape – with a spoon

Tunnelling under the prison walls has long been a favourite method of breaking out of jail, but now one female convict in the Netherlands has managed to gain her freedom by digging herself out with a spoon.

Dutch plan to weed out criminals

Plans for giant cannabis farm to cut out 'back-door' supply to coffee shops

Thompson stands down early as FA chairman

Geoff Thompson will step down as Football Association chairman next week. Thompson had been due to leave the post in the summer but announced at an FA board meeting in London yesterday that he will make way for Lord Triesman at the end of the month.

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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

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The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
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Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
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