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Idea for futuristic body armour came while MIT scientist Ming Guo ate lobster

Researchers believe that lobsters could offer a solution to the problem plaguing most modern body armours: the more mobility an armour offers, the less it protects the wearer’s body.

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Idea for futuristic body armour came while MIT scientist Ming Guo ate lobster

Researchers believe that lobsters could offer a solution to the problem plaguing most modern body armours: the more mobility an armour offers, the less it protects the wearer’s body.

Fury and disbelief as Alabama newspaper editor Goodloe Sutton calls for Ku Klux Klan to ride again and start lynching

‘It’s not calling for the lynchings of Americans. These are socialist-communists we’re talking about.’

20 Feb 2019 - 6:55AM
Fury and disbelief as Alabama newspaper editor Goodloe Sutton calls for Ku Klux Klan to ride again and start lynching

‘It’s not calling for the lynchings of Americans. These are socialist-communists we’re talking about.’

Never mind Huawei: US is already winning the 5G race, Cisco report claims

By 2022, 5G cellular networks will power as many as 9 per cent of mobile data connections across North America, Cisco says, compared with 4 per cent in Asia.

20 Feb 2019 - 5:51AM
Never mind Huawei: US is already winning the 5G race, Cisco report claims

By 2022, 5G cellular networks will power as many as 9 per cent of mobile data connections across North America, Cisco says, compared with 4 per cent in Asia.

The hottest food trend right now isn’t ‘vegan’. It’s ‘plant-based’

The number of new US food and drink products that mentioned “plant-based” grew 268 per cent between 2012 and 2018, with the term evoking healthfulness but sparing meat and dairy eaters the hard stop of “vegan” or “vegetarian”.

19 Feb 2019 - 1:01AM
The hottest food trend right now isn’t ‘vegan’. It’s ‘plant-based’

The number of new US food and drink products that mentioned “plant-based” grew 268 per cent between 2012 and 2018, with the term evoking healthfulness but sparing meat and dairy eaters the hard stop of “vegan” or “vegetarian”.

Review | Bangkok, capital of Thailand at the mercy of floods, brilliantly evoked in debut novel about its past and future

The chapters, not just the waters, flow back and forth in time in expat Thai Pitchaya Sudbanthad’s dazzling debut novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain; author explores the city’s relationship to water and its past, and imagines its future.

19 Feb 2019 - 12:16PM
Bangkok, capital of Thailand at the mercy of floods, brilliantly evoked in debut novel about its past and future

The chapters, not just the waters, flow back and forth in time in expat Thai Pitchaya Sudbanthad’s dazzling debut novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain; author explores the city’s relationship to water and its past, and imagines its future.

How an Australian model with Down’s syndrome is shifting the fashion spotlight

22-year-old Madeline Stuart has already walked more than 100 high-fashion catwalks and hopes to shatter the stereotype that models have to be leggy, willowy and disability-free.

18 Feb 2019 - 6:56PM
How an Australian model with Down’s syndrome is shifting the fashion spotlight

22-year-old Madeline Stuart has already walked more than 100 high-fashion catwalks and hopes to shatter the stereotype that models have to be leggy, willowy and disability-free.

How the right workout routine boosts your mood as well as keeping you fit, and five tips for creating one

The way you structure your workout – how long, how hard – can supercharge the post-exercise mood boost and make you a happier person. See our five tips on structuring a workout that will keep you smiling afterwards.

16 Feb 2019 - 8:47AM
How the right workout routine boosts your mood as well as keeping you fit, and five tips for creating one

The way you structure your workout – how long, how hard – can supercharge the post-exercise mood boost and make you a happier person. See our five tips on structuring a workout that will keep you smiling afterwards.

Chinese students in Canada report Uygur activist’s talk to consulate
Sofija Kaczan, 100, survived the Holocaust. But heroin-addicted mugger Artur Waszkiewicz broke her neck and killed her as she walked to church in England

Artur Waszkiewicz has been convicted of brutally mugging Sofija Kaczan for her handbag in Derby, UK. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for manslaughter and seven years for robbery

15 Feb 2019 - 6:27AM
Sofija Kaczan, 100, survived the Holocaust. But heroin-addicted mugger Artur Waszkiewicz broke her neck and killed her as she walked to church in England

Artur Waszkiewicz has been convicted of brutally mugging Sofija Kaczan for her handbag in Derby, UK. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for manslaughter and seven years for robbery

What ‘I love you’ means to couples in China, France, Japan and elsewhere and why it’s a word some rarely say

As courtship becomes more casual in many countries, a declaration of love is a serious step that can make or break a relationship; we examine how culture makes a difference and how the meaning of ‘I love you’ varies.

14 Feb 2019 - 2:36PM
What ‘I love you’ means to couples in China, France, Japan and elsewhere and why it’s a word some rarely say

As courtship becomes more casual in many countries, a declaration of love is a serious step that can make or break a relationship; we examine how culture makes a difference and how the meaning of ‘I love you’ varies.

Australian cattle survived several years of drought – but not the deadly flooding that followed

Australia has been at the epicentre of weather extremes, having recently endured its hottest January in recorded history

14 Feb 2019 - 8:56PM
Australian cattle survived several years of drought – but not the deadly flooding that followed

Australia has been at the epicentre of weather extremes, having recently endured its hottest January in recorded history

Donald Trump installed a room-sized golf simulator in his personal quarters at the White House

US President Trump has long believed that there is no point in doing any physical exercise, but he makes an exception for golf.

14 Feb 2019 - 12:50PM
Donald Trump installed a room-sized golf simulator in his personal quarters at the White House

US President Trump has long believed that there is no point in doing any physical exercise, but he makes an exception for golf.

Singer Ryan Adams, accused of misconduct by multiple women including ex-wife Mandy Moore, says he is ‘not a perfect man’

Singer Ryan Adams called a New York Times article about him ‘upsettingly inaccurate’ but said he was ‘not a perfect man’ and apologised to anyone he had hurt.

14 Feb 2019 - 8:22PM
Singer Ryan Adams, accused of misconduct by multiple women including ex-wife Mandy Moore, says he is ‘not a perfect man’

Singer Ryan Adams called a New York Times article about him ‘upsettingly inaccurate’ but said he was ‘not a perfect man’ and apologised to anyone he had hurt.

The real history behind Valentine’s Day is not what we’re led to believe

It wasn’t invented by greeting card companies and Cupid was not a sweet, chubby toddler – we dispel five popular myths surrounding Valentine’s Day.

14 Feb 2019 - 4:14AM
The real history behind Valentine’s Day is not what we’re led to believe

It wasn’t invented by greeting card companies and Cupid was not a sweet, chubby toddler – we dispel five popular myths surrounding Valentine’s Day.

Amid Virginia race row, Katy Perry pulls ‘blackface’ shoe designs; pop star’s been called out before for cultural appropriation

Before the furore caused by Perry footwear brand styles, the singer was called out for dressing as a geisha and having backup dancers dressed as mummies with large behinds, prompting accusations of stereotyping black women.

14 Feb 2019 - 7:27PM
Amid Virginia race row, Katy Perry pulls ‘blackface’ shoe designs; pop star’s been called out before for cultural appropriation

Before the furore caused by Perry footwear brand styles, the singer was called out for dressing as a geisha and having backup dancers dressed as mummies with large behinds, prompting accusations of stereotyping black women.

Apex Legends takes on Fortnite for battle royale crown, adding new twists to genre’s gameplay

The new game by Respawn Entertainment racked up 10 million players in three days and its intuitive twists on the now established battle royale genre could see it pose a credible threat to industry leader Fortnite.

13 Feb 2019 - 9:02PM
Apex Legends takes on Fortnite for battle royale crown, adding new twists to genre’s gameplay

The new game by Respawn Entertainment racked up 10 million players in three days and its intuitive twists on the now established battle royale genre could see it pose a credible threat to industry leader Fortnite.

For Valentine’s Day, Sydney zoo invites people to name venomous snake after former lovers
  • Competition launched by a zoo in Australia that invites people to name one of their venomous snakes after an ex-partner.
13 Feb 2019 - 1:07PM
For Valentine’s Day, Sydney zoo invites people to name venomous snake after former lovers
  • Competition launched by a zoo in Australia that invites people to name one of their venomous snakes after an ex-partner.
Woman goes to abandoned house in Texas to smoke pot, finds tiger in cage

Police are investigating who owns the tiger and who left it in the house’s garage; the state of Texas allows owning a tiger with proper permits, but it’s illegal in Houston.

13 Feb 2019 - 6:09AM
Woman goes to abandoned house in Texas to smoke pot, finds tiger in cage

Police are investigating who owns the tiger and who left it in the house’s garage; the state of Texas allows owning a tiger with proper permits, but it’s illegal in Houston.

US trophy hunter Bryan Kinsel Harlan pays US$110,000 to kill rare Astore markhor mountain goat in Pakistan. Is he helping save the species?

Bryan Kinsel Harlan of Texas high-fived guides after killing the magnificent male goat with an ‘easy and close shot’. The shooting drew an angry reaction, but supporters of such hunts say they have revived Astore markhor numbers by giving locals an incentive not to poach them.

13 Feb 2019 - 8:38PM
US trophy hunter Bryan Kinsel Harlan pays US$110,000 to kill rare Astore markhor mountain goat in Pakistan. Is he helping save the species?

Bryan Kinsel Harlan of Texas high-fived guides after killing the magnificent male goat with an ‘easy and close shot’. The shooting drew an angry reaction, but supporters of such hunts say they have revived Astore markhor numbers by giving locals an incentive not to poach them.

Why pregnant women turn to ASMR videos for stress relief and emotional support

ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response, uses ambient sounds like whispering and crinkling paper to trigger ‘brain tingles’ that are relaxing. Women have found the phenomenon especially soothing during pregnancy.

12 Feb 2019 - 9:17PM
Why pregnant women turn to ASMR videos for stress relief and emotional support

ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response, uses ambient sounds like whispering and crinkling paper to trigger ‘brain tingles’ that are relaxing. Women have found the phenomenon especially soothing during pregnancy.