New Zealander Nigel Richards racks up remarkable victory after reportedly memorising francophone Scrabble dictionary in nine weeks
Breakthrough Listen, funded by Yuri Milner, will allow telescopes to eavesdrop on planets that orbit the million stars closest to Earth and 100 nearest galaxies
Stuffed plaything’s role in tragedy prevention boosts positive PR for diminutive yellow creatures following McDonald’s swearing controversy
Seas will continue to warm for centuries even if manmade greenhouse gas emissions were frozen at today’s levels, say US government scientists
A multi-billion dollar weedkiller used in British farms, parks and gardens has been linked to cancer by the WHO, but its European license could still be reapproved
So which one are you ?
Author Jas Ward has launched change.org petition after it emerged that the retail giant is monitoring social networks to screen would-be reviewers
Alex Bellos and Edmund Harriss’s Snowflake, Seashell, Star promises to be ‘both a field guide and a therapeutic exercise book’
Borrowing from libraries doesn’t pose a threat to bookshops, despite what some cynics would have you believe
Feat of Victorian engineering has joined St Kilda, Edinburgh and the Great Wall of China on Unesco list, heritage committee announces
Thought only governments had poet laureates? Think again. And enjoy.
When your friends can't foot the bill, do you stop inviting them to dinner?
Antony Gormley: ‘I nearly pulled out when a paper ran a story headlined: Nazi but nice’
Did you know that every square mile of the ocean contains 46,000 pieces of floating plastic ?
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In a survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers, 33% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 90 seconds.
Helen Mirren says the decade was a perilous time for women, as feminism tried to combat the attitudes displayed by Michael Parkinson in their notorious TV interview. Was she right?
Except for the black guy and the Chinese girl at the Benetton-style-recruitment brochures (where are they now?) the only non white Dutch people you see at big law firms are de Zwarte Pieten.
Retailers end up in the headlines year after year for offensive Halloween costumes. Where do we draw the line? And should we be outraged?
Ambulance service says its vehicles were stuck at hospital as fire service took 10-year-old with head injury after car accident
Around the world, countries are introducing stringent laws specifically to deal with street harassment. But we might do better to enforce the laws we already have
With homemade body products, including lotions and scrubs, you can avoid questionable chemicals and feel like a wizard at the same time
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