Technology

The Google city that has angered Toronto

[ad_1] Image copyright Sidewalk Labs Image caption Google-affiliate Sidewalk Labs had big plans for its internet-based smart city It was meant to be a vision of how we will all live in future - a smart city built from the internet up - offering citizens the chance to experience the
Health

Light and the circadian rhythm: The key to a good night’s sleep?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The cycle of sleep and wakefulness is one of the key human behaviours.We spend about a third of our lives asleep and cannot survive without it. When asleep, our brain memorises and processes information. Our body clears toxins and repairs itself, allowing us to function

Markus Birdman talks about his stroke in his comedy routine

Nicki Chapman praised for sharing tumour diagnosis

Electrotherapy warning over bogus psychiatrist Zholia Alemi

Science/Nature

Compassionate conservation is ‘seriously flawed’

[ad_1] Image caption Should brown rats be allowed to breed and multiply without their numbers being controlled? The idea that you cannot kill any animal is "fatally flawed" as a conservation concept, scientists argue.Conservation measures should concentrate on species or habitats rather than individual animals, they observe.Invasive species, they argue,

What's it like to be bitten by a bedbug?

Mars: The box seeking to answer the biggest question

Spain alarmed by French bear’s attacks on sheep

Entertainment

Desert Island Discs: Pat McGrath on diversity in beauty industry

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption McGrath has worked on fashion runways as well as for editorial shoots, and now has her own product range Multi-millionaire make-up artist Pat McGrath says she used to use cocoa powder on her face because of the lack of beauty products for black
Entertainment

British Podcast Awards: George The Poet and Brexitcast win

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Winners included My Dad Wrote A Porno, George The Poet and You Me and the Big C whose co-presenter, Rachael Bland, is pictured Spoken word performer George The Poet and the BBC's Brexitcast were among the winners at the British Podcast Awards.The awards -
Entertainment

Recovering addicts’ idea wins 5 Live Rachael Bland podcast award

[ad_1] Image caption Jade, Selvi and Melissa The winning entry of the BBC's Rachael Bland New Podcast Award will explore life in recovery from addiction.The new series, made by BBC Radio 5 Live and available on BBC Sounds, takes a warts-and-all look at the reality of addiction through the eyes
Entertainment

Eurovision 2019: Five lessons learned

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Duncan Laurence receives his trophy from last year's winner Netta "I'm so happy right now," said Duncan Laurence shortly after securing the Netherlands' first win at the Eurovision Song Contest since 1975."This can't be described in words," the Dutch singer told reporters. "My
Entertainment

Eurovision 2019: Madonna’s performance gets mixed reviews

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe star's backing dancers were seen wearing Israel and Palestine flags during the show Madonna's much-anticipated appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel has drawn a mixed response from viewers.The star sported a black cape and eyepatch during her performance

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Commuters braced as railway timetables change

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The network was hit by widespread delays and cancellations a year ago The new National Rail summer timetable has come into effect, with 1,000 new train services being introduced across Great Britain.The operators and infrastructure firm Network Rail say they have learned the
Business

Are our weddings too white?

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Harry and Meghan's wedding prompted a conversation about interracial marriage A year ago Meghan and Harry charmed the nation with their own, not entirely traditional, special day. Guests were addressed - at length - by the African-American bishop, Michael Curry. A gospel choir performed
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How the humble brick built the world

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rome's Colosseum is made of various materials including limestone, concrete and brick "I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble," the first Roman Emperor, Caesar Augustus, is said to have boasted 2,000 years ago. If he did,