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Hillary Clinton for vice-president? Michael Bloomberg’s team refuses to deny ‘speculation’

An unnamed Bloomberg campaign source told the Drudge Report that the billionaire ex-mayor was thinking about the failed 2016 presidential candidate as the No 2 person on a Democratic ticket.

16 Feb 2020 - 9:50PM

An unnamed Bloomberg campaign source told the Drudge Report that the billionaire ex-mayor was thinking about the failed 2016 presidential candidate as the No 2 person on a Democratic ticket.

Hillary Clinton for vice-president? Michael Bloomberg’s team refuses to deny ‘speculation’
Coronavirus: mask ‘trend’ is a thing for Instagram influencers and fashion lovers as shortages hit Asia

The coronavirus is affecting daily life in Asia, not least in the struggle to secure face masks. Seizing on this ‘trend’, some fashionistas and social media stars are posting selfies wearing masks.

14 Feb 2020 - 3:10PM

The coronavirus is affecting daily life in Asia, not least in the struggle to secure face masks. Seizing on this ‘trend’, some fashionistas and social media stars are posting selfies wearing masks.

Coronavirus: mask ‘trend’ is a thing for Instagram influencers and fashion lovers as shortages hit Asia
Video game industry the butt of jokes in Apple TV+ comedy Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet is a new sitcom from Apple TV+ that skewers the video game industry and takes an entertaining look at the love-hate relationship many people have with game culture.

13 Feb 2020 - 9:00PM

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet is a new sitcom from Apple TV+ that skewers the video game industry and takes an entertaining look at the love-hate relationship many people have with game culture.

Video game industry the butt of jokes in Apple TV+ comedy Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet
Mysterious radio signal from distant galaxy repeats every 16 days

For the first time, scientists have detected a radio signal from a distant galaxy that repeats at regular intervals.

13 Feb 2020 - 12:07PM

For the first time, scientists have detected a radio signal from a distant galaxy that repeats at regular intervals.

Mysterious radio signal from distant galaxy repeats every 16 days
Netflix’s Dark Crystal game shows it has a lot to learn about the modern gaming market

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics by Netflix and game developer BonusXP adds little to the Dark Crystal universe and feels slightly antiquated. Here’s our review.

12 Feb 2020 - 9:00PM

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics by Netflix and game developer BonusXP adds little to the Dark Crystal universe and feels slightly antiquated. Here’s our review.

Netflix’s Dark Crystal game shows it has a lot to learn about the modern gaming market
How much sex should you have? Sex therapists and research agree that once a week makes us happy, but we’re all different

Couples who have sex once a week are generally happier than those who are less frequent, but sex therapists say people have different wants and needs. Planning and variation are important, as is putting down your phone.

11 Feb 2020 - 8:00PM

Couples who have sex once a week are generally happier than those who are less frequent, but sex therapists say people have different wants and needs. Planning and variation are important, as is putting down your phone.

How much sex should you have? Sex therapists and research agree that once a week makes us happy, but we’re all different
Workers at US quarantine base accosted over fears of spreading coronavirus

Workers at California’s March Air Reserve Base and their families have been verbally attacked in person and on social media by people fearing their proximity to the 195 Americans under quarantine at the base after fleeing China amid the coronavirus outbreak.

11 Feb 2020 - 3:35PM

Workers at California’s March Air Reserve Base and their families have been verbally attacked in person and on social media by people fearing their proximity to the 195 Americans under quarantine at the base after fleeing China amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Workers at US quarantine base accosted over fears of spreading coronavirus
American Factory’s Oscar win for best documentary bittersweet, with co-producer and chairman of factory it features stuck in China

American Factory, backed by a film-production company set up by Barack and Michelle Obama, took the Academy Award for best documentary feature. ‘They felt they could … create empathy,’ filmmaker says of former US first couple’s role.

10 Feb 2020 - 6:45PM

American Factory, backed by a film-production company set up by Barack and Michelle Obama, took the Academy Award for best documentary feature. ‘They felt they could … create empathy,’ filmmaker says of former US first couple’s role.

American Factory’s Oscar win for best documentary bittersweet, with co-producer and chairman of factory it features stuck in China
Oscars 2020: from Brad Pitt to Renée Zellweger, these were the best quotes from the evening

From Elton John to Brad Pitt, from Will Ferrell to Chris Rock, the stars were out and sharing their thoughts. Some were amusing, others were political, some were cheesy and others were plain weird.

10 Feb 2020 - 4:50PM

From Elton John to Brad Pitt, from Will Ferrell to Chris Rock, the stars were out and sharing their thoughts. Some were amusing, others were political, some were cheesy and others were plain weird.

Oscars 2020: from Brad Pitt to Renée Zellweger, these were the best quotes from the evening
Opinion | Oscars 2020: Parasite’s best picture win is stunning – and shatters the Academy Awards’ 92-year-old glass ceiling

With best picture win for Parasite, its Korean director Bong Joon-ho succeeded where Bergman, Kurosawa, Truffaut and Fellini failed. A lot of hesitant movie-goers will now watch his subtitled masterpiece. That can only be good.

10 Feb 2020 - 4:52PM

With best picture win for Parasite, its Korean director Bong Joon-ho succeeded where Bergman, Kurosawa, Truffaut and Fellini failed. A lot of hesitant movie-goers will now watch his subtitled masterpiece. That can only be good.

Oscars 2020: Parasite’s best picture win is stunning – and shatters the Academy Awards’ 92-year-old glass ceiling
Oscars 2020: Rain can’t dampen the show as Hollywood stars parade up the red carpet for awards ceremony

The Los Angeles weather wasn’t playing ball, but it did nothing to dampen the star power as actors, actresses and directors rolled up for the Oscars. Natalie Portman made an elegant statement about women’s representation.

10 Feb 2020 - 12:40PM

The Los Angeles weather wasn’t playing ball, but it did nothing to dampen the star power as actors, actresses and directors rolled up for the Oscars. Natalie Portman made an elegant statement about women’s representation.

Oscars 2020: Rain can’t dampen the show as Hollywood stars parade up the red carpet for awards ceremony
Sorry, meat lovers: new research confirms health risks, contradicting optimistic 2019 report

Following a report last year that suggested people may not need to reduce the amount of meat they eat, a new study links eating red and processed meats decades ago to higher rates of heart disease and death.

10 Feb 2020 - 9:26PM

Following a report last year that suggested people may not need to reduce the amount of meat they eat, a new study links eating red and processed meats decades ago to higher rates of heart disease and death.

Sorry, meat lovers: new research confirms health risks, contradicting optimistic 2019 report
Top EU diplomat Josep Borrell apologises for ‘Greta syndrome’ remarks on youth activists

Foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in television interview that he doubted ‘idea that young people are seriously committed to stopping climate change’.

9 Feb 2020 - 3:25AM

Foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in television interview that he doubted ‘idea that young people are seriously committed to stopping climate change’.

Top EU diplomat Josep Borrell apologises for ‘Greta syndrome’ remarks on youth activists
Kobe Bryant – 15 books that inspired the basketball legend, from The Art of War to Jonathan Livingston Seagull

After Bryant died in a helicopter crash, the Los Angeles Public Library compiled a list of books the basketball legend had recommended in interviews and social media posts. It also listed four books the retired LA Lakers player wrote or co-wrote.

8 Feb 2020 - 5:08AM

After Bryant died in a helicopter crash, the Los Angeles Public Library compiled a list of books the basketball legend had recommended in interviews and social media posts. It also listed four books the retired LA Lakers player wrote or co-wrote.

Kobe Bryant – 15 books that inspired the basketball legend, from The Art of War to Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Pablo Escobar cartel hit man known as ‘Popeye’ dies in Colombian hospital

Jhon Jairo Velasquez Vasquez once confessed to 300 assassinations by his own hand.

7 Feb 2020 - 7:03AM

Jhon Jairo Velasquez Vasquez once confessed to 300 assassinations by his own hand.

Pablo Escobar cartel hit man known as ‘Popeye’ dies in Colombian hospital
‘The people rest’: prosecution wraps up its rape and sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein

Hollywood producer has been on trial since January 22, with 27 witnesses called to testify against him.

7 Feb 2020 - 8:08PM

Hollywood producer has been on trial since January 22, with 27 witnesses called to testify against him.

‘The people rest’: prosecution wraps up its rape and sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein
US Democratic Party chair Tom Perez calls for Iowa caucuses recount

The statement came as the state party was nearing the end of a chaotic vote count plagued by major problems and delays.

7 Feb 2020 - 8:08PM

The statement came as the state party was nearing the end of a chaotic vote count plagued by major problems and delays.

US Democratic Party chair Tom Perez calls for Iowa caucuses recount
Coronavirus: what will travel insurance cover if my trip is cancelled or disrupted – or if I become infected?

Standard travel insurance policies probably won’t pay out on a cancellation triggered by the coronavirus, or for room bookings that hotels don’t refund, but probably will cover your care if you become infected, experts say.

6 Feb 2020 - 8:15AM

Standard travel insurance policies probably won’t pay out on a cancellation triggered by the coronavirus, or for room bookings that hotels don’t refund, but probably will cover your care if you become infected, experts say.

Coronavirus: what will  travel insurance cover if my trip is cancelled or disrupted – or if I become infected?
Harvey Weinstein accuser shares graphic details of hotel room encounter

Lauren Young was 22 at the time of the alleged 2013 attack.

6 Feb 2020 - 9:00AM

Lauren Young was 22 at the time of the alleged 2013 attack.

Harvey Weinstein accuser shares graphic details of hotel room encounter
Can coffee, red wine and dark chocolate help you lose weight? What you should know about the Sirtfood diet

The nutritionist creators of the Sirtfood diet claim the likes of coffee, red wine and dark chocolate can activate a person’s ‘skinny genes’ and help them lose weight, but other health experts are dubious.

5 Feb 2020 - 8:00PM

The nutritionist creators of the Sirtfood diet claim the likes of coffee, red wine and dark chocolate can activate a person’s ‘skinny genes’ and help them lose weight, but other health experts are dubious.

Can coffee, red wine and dark chocolate help you lose weight? What you should know about the Sirtfood diet
Valentine’s Day date ideas, whether you’re single, in a new relationship, or been together forever
Patients with type 2 diabetes testing simple new gut procedure that could improve control of blood sugar

A clinical trial is under way in the United States that could pave the way for type 2 diabetes patients to better manage their condition – through a procedure that acts on a part of the small intestine.

5 Feb 2020 - 6:43PM

A clinical trial is under way in the United States that could pave the way for type 2 diabetes patients to better manage their condition – through a procedure that acts on a part of the small intestine.

Patients with type 2 diabetes testing simple new gut procedure that could improve control of blood sugar
Did the Oscars just leak its winners’ list? Film academy’s apparent ‘predictions’ leave Twitter users confused

When the Academy appeared to post a tweet predicting Parasite would win best picture and Sam Mendes best director for 1917, social media users’ brows were furrowed. They need not have worried.

4 Feb 2020 - 7:21PM

When the Academy appeared to post a tweet predicting Parasite would win best picture and Sam Mendes best director for 1917, social media users’ brows were furrowed. They need not have worried.

Did the Oscars just leak its winners’ list? Film academy’s apparent ‘predictions’ leave Twitter users confused
Victoria’s Secret male executive ‘watched from couch’ as Bella Hadid was measured for underwear

Damning report details accusations of ‘misogyny, bullying and harassment’ within the culture of lingerie company and fashion show juggernaut Victoria’s Secret.

3 Feb 2020 - 9:32PM

Damning report details accusations of ‘misogyny, bullying and harassment’ within the culture of lingerie company and fashion show juggernaut Victoria’s Secret.

Victoria’s Secret male executive ‘watched from couch’ as Bella Hadid was measured for underwear
‘Mini Mike’ Bloomberg and ‘obese pathological liar’ Trump trade insults, buy expensive Super Bowl ads

US president pokes fun at height of billionaire Democrat challenger who returns fire about Trump’s ‘fake hair, obesity and spray-on tan’.

3 Feb 2020 - 9:32PM

US president pokes fun at height of billionaire Democrat challenger who returns fire about Trump’s ‘fake hair, obesity and spray-on tan’.

‘Mini Mike’ Bloomberg and ‘obese pathological liar’ Trump trade insults, buy expensive Super Bowl ads
Why Netflix and debut directors seek each other out: diversity, exposure and the search for the next big thing

First-time directors are increasingly turning to Netflix instead of Hollywood studios, because they can reach a wider audience and it is willing to finance films about more diverse subjects.

3 Feb 2020 - 5:12AM

First-time directors are increasingly turning to Netflix instead of Hollywood studios, because they can reach a wider audience and it is willing to finance films about more diverse subjects.

Why Netflix and debut directors seek each other out: diversity, exposure and the search for the next big thing
Tips to quickly read terms of service and privacy agreements: keywords, definitions and dangers of blindly clicking ‘I agree’

Few people read online terms of service agreements or privacy policies before clicking ‘I agree’, but you could be signing away more than you think. Here are tips on keywords to look out for, legal definitions and what companies could try to take from you.

3 Feb 2020 - 5:28AM

Few people read online terms of service agreements or privacy policies before clicking ‘I agree’, but you could be signing away more than you think. Here are tips on keywords to look out for, legal definitions and what companies could try to take from you.

Tips to quickly read terms of service and privacy agreements: keywords, definitions and dangers of blindly clicking ‘I agree’
Barbie gets more diverse: Mattel unveils dolls with no hair, vitiligo, a prosthetic limb

Barbie Fashionistas line for 2020 is more diverse than ever, featuring dolls with physical disabilities, and conditions including alopecia and vitiligo. Some of the models, such as the Barbie with vitiligo, were requested by fans.

1 Feb 2020 - 1:59AM

Barbie Fashionistas line for 2020 is more diverse than ever, featuring dolls with physical disabilities, and conditions including alopecia and vitiligo. Some of the models, such as the Barbie with vitiligo, were requested by fans.

Barbie gets more diverse: Mattel unveils dolls with no hair, vitiligo, a prosthetic limb
Keto diet only works for a week before problem that can cause obesity and diabetes appears, study on mice shows

The ketogenic diet works by tricking the body into entering starvation mode, where it burns fat for energy. But after a week the body begins replenishing its fat stores faster than they can be used, Yale University study on mice suggests.

30 Jan 2020 - 6:00PM

The ketogenic diet works by tricking the body into entering starvation mode, where it burns fat for energy. But after a week the body begins replenishing its fat stores faster than they can be used, Yale University study on mice suggests.

Keto diet only works for a week before problem that can cause obesity and diabetes appears, study on mice shows
US college admissions scam: Chinese mum Xiaoning Sui to plead guilty to securing son’s UCLA spot through US$100,000 bribe

Xiaoning Sui has been detained in Spain for months, unlike 33 other parents involved in admissions scandal, who were allowed to post bond and remain out of custody.

30 Jan 2020 - 9:13PM

Xiaoning Sui has been detained in Spain for months, unlike 33 other parents involved in admissions scandal, who were allowed to post bond and remain out of custody.

US college admissions scam: Chinese mum Xiaoning Sui to plead guilty to securing son’s UCLA spot through US$100,000 bribe