The next wave of cash-free technology will see you paying for your plumber with a smartphone. Or will it, asks Chris Beanland?
It has a reputation for being an expensive way to shop. But is it worth it?
Nasa is funding the development of printed food with an eye on the long-haul, long-stay space missions of the future
As foodies and health neurotics will tell you, manuka is a kind of super-honey, honey with magical healing properties. There was a buzz of excitement about it four years ago, when it was claimed that its antiviral and antibacterial wonderfulness meant it can heal flesh wounds: when you've finished spreading it on your toast you can smear it on your hurt finger. It comes from a single source – the bees that pollinate manuka trees in New Zealand's East Cape region – and costs a bloody fortune.
This week I've been eating... Swedish Lapland reindeer
Unlike its predecessor, the Pig & Butcher lets you enjoy its food as you please.
The past may very well be a foreign country, but when Britain last held the Olympic Games in 1948 it might as well have been on another planet. Back then we spent a mere £700,000 on the games and every British male competitor got a free pair of Y-fronts and a cup of Horlicks. Today the games costs closer to £9bn, Horlicks is off the menu and the only pants given to athletes are from sponsors, and some even get a hefty cheque for donning them.
This week I've been eating...Longhorn rump steak
The world's most celebrated steak chef has come to town. Is he really a Cut above?