Robots and smart sensors designed to support independent living for the elderly and infirm are being developed by researchers at the University of the West of England.
How in the name of God can the Roman Catholic Church put the wave upon wave of pedophilia scandals behind it? The Washington Post’s E.J Dionne Jr. investigates.
The Independent’s Robert Fisk has become the first Western journalist to interview Hafiz Muhammed Saeed, the man thought to have masterminded the Mumbai massacre.
With tablet notebooks and Kindles changing the way we read books, new technology is threatening the way we respond to the text by using “eye tracking” to keep our interest.
The Wall Street Journal’s drama critic Mr Teachout has give Gordon Edelstein’s production of “The Glass Menagerie” a rave review, calling it “a masterpiece made manifest”.
Determined bloggers and Google’s experts have the means to defeat China’s Internet censors, and the government can’t do anything to stop it, writes The Guardian’s Xia Qiang.
What’s the problem with iTunes, iPods, and other convenient listening devices, asks The Los Angeles Times’ Steve Almond? Nothing, except for the devaluation of the music experience.
All-knowing, user-generated, online encyclopedia Wikipedia is due for a massive makeover. So fear not, fact-finders, but get ready for a new look, new layout and new features.
A new study has revealed that humans’ ability to respond appropriately to intended harms – ie moral outrage and anger – is rooted in the brain region used for regulating emotions.
Today is world tuberculosis day, but there is “no better news” writes Global Post as complacency and lack of funding deter research into the disease.
Stupid criminals and Facebook just don’t go together says Chicago Tribune’s John Kass, remarking on the fate of an escaped burglar who set his status as “on da run…”
The Washington Post’s Bonnie S. Benwick explores the art and architecture of matzoh balls and describes the celebrations at a traditional Passover dinner table.
The average American bra size has increased from 36C ten years ago to a whopping 36DD. Is this extraordinary surge one of the “up sides“ of a nation in the grip of an obesity crisis?
“Lone crusader” Yukio Ubukata has taken on the big guns of Japan’s ruling party by speaking on the radio to denounce what he calls the “dangerous concentration of power and money”.
As the rich get richer in New York public services are meanwhile bracing themselves for “draconian” cuts. To save New York, tax Wall Street, writes The Guardian’s Sadhbh Walshe.