The oceans are filled with sound – from marine life, ships and even raindrops hitting the surface. Until recently, this noise was mostly seen as being a nuisance or a danger to ocean-dwelling creatures. But a study has found an important benefit to that noise – using it to study the physics of the ocean, [...]
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Another month, another batch of housing figures – with some surprising nuggets hidden among them
There’s more to searching that just hitting the ‘Go’ button. Our online house hunter explains how to search with finesse.
Hamilton v Hibernian, Scottish Premiership
Lay Hamilton at 9/4 with Betfair
I like betting against teams that are really struggling to score as they are very unlikely to ‘take the game away’ from the one you are backing by going on a goal spree. That can certainly be applied to Scottish Premiership bottom [...]
I seem to spend half my life explaining and re-explaining to certain readers and regular commenters the fact that Anorexia, Bulimia and other Eating Disorders are not a choice. Not a lifestyle nor a diet-gone-too-far. Not a display of pure vanity nor a selfish act.
I don’t get bored of it. If something needs hammering home [...]
James Purnell confirms the cost to Labour of his departure from the Commons last year in an article in next month’s Prospect (subscription). He says he has been reading Hansard, the parliamentary record, to try to find out what Conservative plans to reform schools and the NHS actually are (as opposed to what columnists say [...]
Perhaps the most entertaining moment at last night’s Oscars came when Best Actress Natalie Portman trooped backstage to discuss her success with the world’s assembled media.
A couple of minutes into the press conference, an enterprising reporter was handed the microphone. She proceeded to ask why Portman, who is paid a whopping salary to be the [...]
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