Plain tobacco packaging ‘may cut smokers by 300000 in UK’ – BBC News

Plain tobacco packaging ‘may cut smokers by 300000 in UK’ – BBC News

Image copyright ASH Image caption Packs sold in the UK must now have a standard colour, shape and font, plus health warnings Plain cigarette packaging could lead to 300,000 fewer smokers in the UK over the next year, a major review suggests. Standardised packs could also reduce the appeal of tobacco and increase calls to […]

Deutsche: Brexit risk to up to 4000 UK jobs – BBC News

Deutsche: Brexit risk to up to 4000 UK jobs – BBC News

Image copyright TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Image caption Deutsche Bank is in talks for a new London headquarters, despite questions raised by Brexit Deutsche Bank is considering moving as many as 4,000 jobs out of the UK as a result of Brexit – nearly half the firm’s current workforce. The possibility raised by the firm’s chief regulatory […]

Ted 2017: The robot that wants to go to university

Ted 2017: The robot that wants to go to university

Image copyright Bret Hartman/Ted Image caption Noriko Arai told Ted curator Chris Anderson that the era of AI required a new type of education for children Prof Noriko Arai has spent years training a robot to pass prestigious University of Tokyo’s entrance exams. And in 2015 and 2016, her Todai robot outperformed 80% of high-school […]

The Mother of All Bombs: How badly did it hurt IS in Afghanistan?

The Mother of All Bombs: How badly did it hurt IS in Afghanistan?

Image copyright EPA Image caption An Afghan soldier points to the area where the US dropped the bomb On 13 April the US dropped one of its largest non-nuclear bombs on a tunnel complex used by so-called Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan. It was the first time such a weapon had been used in […]

General election 2017: Labour leader a ‘mugwump’, says Johnson

General election 2017: Labour leader a ‘mugwump’, says Johnson

Image copyright PA, AFP Boris Johnson has used his first intervention in the election campaign to mount the Conservatives’ most personal attack yet on Jeremy Corbyn. Writing in The Sun, the foreign secretary accused the Labour leader of being a threat to the UK and described him as a “mutton-headed old mugwump”. He accused Mr […]

100 days: America in a time of Trump

100 days: America in a time of Trump

Image copyright Chris Kindred Presidential elections are always something of a national Rorschach test. The reaction to candidates, like the perception of inkblots, helps to divulge the nation’s character, underlying disorders and emotional condition. Donald Trump’s unexpected victory showed that America had a split personality. It also revealed that, among his 62 million supporters, rage […]

First Americans claim sparks controversy

First Americans claim sparks controversy

Image copyright San Diego Natural History Museum Image caption Purported stone tools can be seen alongside broken mastodon bones at the excavation site near San Diego A study that claims humans reached the Americas 130,000 years ago – much earlier than previously suggested – has run into controversy. Humans are thought to have arrived in […]

Georgia Football Writer Jumps To Defense Of Former Recruit Accused Of Domestic Violence – Deadspin

Georgia Football Writer Jumps To Defense Of Former Recruit Accused Of Domestic Violence – Deadspin

Photo: Brett Davis/AP The Georgia Bulldogs will not admit four-star recruit D’Antne Demery after the football player allegedly choked his girlfriend on Saturday. Out of Demery’s arrest came a baffling apologia from Jeff Sentell of DawgNation, a site connected to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It’s a case of a reporter getting too attached to a subject. […]