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
In the late 1980s on the day after Thanksgiving my younger sister Roberta and I went to visit our mother in her little apartment complex of housing for the elderly in Bristol, New Hampshire.
When MP Jess Phillips signed an email to a constituent with kisses she was rebuked by a judge. It’s time we had some xxing etiquette
Who needs modern self-help gurus when a 19th-century novelist had it all worked out? Fortify yourself for the first Jane Austen day with quotes from her novels – and let us know the ones we have missed
Scything is seeing a jump in popularity, thanks to Poldark star Aiden Turner’s famous scene. It’s not too difficult to get to grips with weeding with a scythe – best keep your shirt on though
I have no TV, no microwave, no car, and no tumble dryer.
This evening, there was action on Facebook. It looked like fun, so I jumped right in.
Hull, UK, branch of popular doughnut chain apologises for ‘inappropriate’ promotion of ‘Krispy Kreme Klub Wednesdays’ over Ku Klux Klan connotation
Apparently it is forty, or so I have been reliably and rather bluntly informed this week by a head hunter.
Christmas gift ideas for the fashion conscious and the nerds in your family!
Jane Malyon, author of Play Nicely! - Best Behaviour in Business, put together 10 tips for us to get started. Thank you in advance for reading it, you lovely person!
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
They’ve have been blamed for causing everything from Alzheimer’s disease to cancer, and now infertility. Here’s a look back at popular mobile phone health scares gone by …