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Pulses, the superfood to watch out for in 2016

From lentils to the Sichuan bean, legumes - nutritious, sustainable and affordable - are being pushed into the public consciousness and, hopefully, onto dinner tables around the world by the UN this year, writes Joe Yonan.

30 Jan 2016 - 11:53PM

From lentils to the Sichuan bean, legumes - nutritious, sustainable and affordable - are being pushed into the public consciousness and, hopefully, onto dinner tables around the world by the UN this year, writes Joe Yonan.

Pulses, the superfood to watch out for in 2016
Can 15-year-old Wikipedia remain the planet's font of all knowledge?

As Wikipedia marks its birthday,Andrew Lih looks back on how the website conquered the internet and the challenges it faces in maintaining its position as the 'font of all knowledge'.

23 Jan 2016 - 7:24PM

As Wikipedia marks its birthday,Andrew Lih looks back on how the website conquered the internet and the challenges it faces in maintaining its position as the 'font of all knowledge'.

Can 15-year-old Wikipedia remain the planet's font of all knowledge?
Six ways a family dinner can be ruined, and how to avoid that

Shared meals can help nourish relationships in the home, if you follow these six rules 

9 Nov 2015 - 9:00PM

Shared meals can help nourish relationships in the home, if you follow these six rules 

Six ways a family dinner can be ruined, and how to avoid that
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu creates uproar with claim Palestinians gave Hitler idea for Holocaust
Jeb Bush: No longer the Republicans' 'Mr Inevitable' for the White House as Trump's attacks take toll

Bush struggling to gain meaningful foothold in crowded Republican field as his brother's legacy as president comes under fire from front runner.

19 Oct 2015 - 10:44PM

Bush struggling to gain meaningful foothold in crowded Republican field as his brother's legacy as president comes under fire from front runner.

Jeb Bush: No longer the Republicans' 'Mr Inevitable' for the White House as Trump's attacks take toll
Malala ‘the most remarkable person I’ve ever met’, director of documentary Davis Guggenheim says

The filmmaker, 51, who spent two years making He Named Me Malala, came away believing the exiled Pakistani teenager is capable of anything

15 Oct 2015 - 12:17PM

The filmmaker, 51, who spent two years making He Named Me Malala, came away believing the exiled Pakistani teenager is capable of anything

Malala ‘the most remarkable person I’ve ever met’, director of documentary Davis Guggenheim says
How one-child policy plucked a girl from China to US and gave her undreamt-of opportunities

In her own words, Ricki Mudd tells how she was removed from her home in Zhejiang, adopted by an American couple and given opportunities she couldn't have enjoyed in China. Better still, she now has two families.

30 Jun 2016 - 2:19PM

In her own words, Ricki Mudd tells how she was removed from her home in Zhejiang, adopted by an American couple and given opportunities she couldn't have enjoyed in China. Better still, she now has two families.

How one-child policy plucked a girl from China to US and gave her undreamt-of opportunities
CIA pulled officers from Beijing after massive cybertheft of US federal personnel records
Online shaming forces 'most hated man on internet' to back off from drug price rise (sort of)
‘Let Russia fight Islamic State’: Donald Trump accuses Republican rivals of ‘wanting to start World War III’ in Syria

Republican front runner refuses to reveal details of foreign policy, insisting he 'wants people to be guessing'.

10 Nov 2016 - 11:04AM

Republican front runner refuses to reveal details of foreign policy, insisting he 'wants people to be guessing'.

‘Let Russia fight Islamic State’: Donald Trump accuses Republican rivals of ‘wanting to start World War III’ in Syria
China-built dam in Cambodia set to destroy livelihoods of 45,000

The US$800 million Lower Sesan 2 project in Cambodia symbolises China's growing influence in Southeast Asia, at the expense of the US, writes Simon Denyer. 

19 Sep 2015 - 10:53PM

The US$800 million Lower Sesan 2 project in Cambodia symbolises China's growing influence in Southeast Asia, at the expense of the US, writes Simon Denyer. 

China-built dam in Cambodia set to destroy livelihoods of 45,000
Designer deeply affected by Nepal earthquake, as was his spring collection

Fashion designer Prabal Gurung says his life was 'forever changed' by April earthquake that devastated his homeland. It made him reflect on his impressions of Nepal - impressions he drew on for collection he presented in New York.

16 Sep 2015 - 10:23AM

Fashion designer Prabal Gurung says his life was 'forever changed' by April earthquake that devastated his homeland. It made him reflect on his impressions of Nepal - impressions he drew on for collection he presented in New York.

Designer deeply affected by Nepal earthquake, as was his spring collection
The designer who's morphing African footwear into high fashion

Kanye West was there to see Brother Vellies,  a line of shoes based on traditional African styles, make its debut at New York Fashion Week. Founder and creative director Aurora James tells Robin Givhan how she got started and what she hopes to achieve.

13 Sep 2015 - 1:49PM

Kanye West was there to see Brother Vellies,  a line of shoes based on traditional African styles, make its debut at New York Fashion Week. Founder and creative director Aurora James tells Robin Givhan how she got started and what she hopes to achieve.

The designer who's morphing African footwear into high fashion
Las Vegas doctor ZDoggMD rocks the funny bone on YouTube

Medic with Las Vegas practice performs hilarious take-offs of some of the biggest music stars, including Garth Brooks. Sometimes he has a serious message, but mostly it's just for laughs.

9 Sep 2015 - 5:56PM

Medic with Las Vegas practice performs hilarious take-offs of some of the biggest music stars, including Garth Brooks. Sometimes he has a serious message, but mostly it's just for laughs.

Las Vegas doctor ZDoggMD rocks the funny bone on YouTube
Eight tips for using Airbnb and similar travel websites safely

The questions to ask, precautions to take and situations to avoid given recent cases of sexual assault by holiday home hosts, including an allegation by Hong Kong women against an Italian recently convicted of raping a 16-year-old.

11 Sep 2015 - 12:20PM

The questions to ask, precautions to take and situations to avoid given recent cases of sexual assault by holiday home hosts, including an allegation by Hong Kong women against an Italian recently convicted of raping a 16-year-old.

Eight tips for using Airbnb and similar travel websites safely
Fashion democracy at last, thanks to Givenchy, and why it's overdue

The leading label will open its 2016 womenswear show in New York to members of the public - and about time, too, in an era when people are more connected to and fascinated by fashion than ever.

8 Sep 2015 - 8:32PM

The leading label will open its 2016 womenswear show in New York to members of the public - and about time, too, in an era when people are more connected to and fascinated by fashion than ever.

Fashion democracy at last, thanks to Givenchy, and why it's overdue
Why Germany is opening its doors to the flood of refugees

A stout Bavarian music teacher brought homemade blueberry crumble because she thought "the refugees must be hungry".

8 Sep 2015 - 1:48AM

A stout Bavarian music teacher brought homemade blueberry crumble because she thought "the refugees must be hungry".

Why Germany is opening its doors to the flood of refugees
Judgment Day: Kentucky clerk jailed for contempt of court over refusal to grant marriage licences to same-sex couples

Kim Davis’s actions have divided the Republican presidential contenders, most of whom have remained silent on the issue this week.

4 Sep 2015 - 10:55AM

Kim Davis’s actions have divided the Republican presidential contenders, most of whom have remained silent on the issue this week.

Judgment Day: Kentucky clerk jailed for contempt of court over refusal to grant marriage licences to same-sex couples
Rare job cuts at Bloomberg as global media giant lays off 80 journalists

The lay-offs come after Michael Bloomberg's return about a year ago following three terms as New York mayor.

1 Sep 2015 - 10:39PM

The lay-offs come after Michael Bloomberg's return about a year ago following three terms as New York mayor.

Rare job cuts at Bloomberg as global media giant lays off 80 journalists
Six ways Miley Cyrus went from VMAs punchline to a social activist pop star

Two years after the shock of former tween star twerking on stage at Video Music Awards show, Cyrus will host the 2015 edition on Sunday. Ahead of that, a reminder of how she's changed her image, and used her notoriety.

27 Aug 2015 - 12:53PM

Two years after the shock of former tween star twerking on stage at Video Music Awards show, Cyrus will host the 2015 edition on Sunday. Ahead of that, a reminder of how she's changed her image, and used her notoriety.

Six ways Miley Cyrus went from VMAs punchline to a social activist pop star
Factories in the United States still to recover, six years after recession
How Star Trek became breeding ground for coolest old hipsters

From Patrick Stewart kissing Ian McKellen on the lips to George Takei, one of the first Hollywood stars to come out as gay and a vocal proponent of LGBT rights, the stars of Star Trek are as cool as they ever were.

25 Aug 2015 - 5:35PM

From Patrick Stewart kissing Ian McKellen on the lips to George Takei, one of the first Hollywood stars to come out as gay and a vocal proponent of LGBT rights, the stars of Star Trek are as cool as they ever were.

How Star Trek became breeding ground for coolest old hipsters
Ben Platt is the beating heart of hit musical Dear Evan Hansen

The  Pitch Perfect movie actor plays an anxious teen whose public profile accidentally goes viral.

23 Aug 2015 - 12:07AM

The  Pitch Perfect movie actor plays an anxious teen whose public profile accidentally goes viral.

Ben Platt is the beating heart of hit musical Dear Evan Hansen
Could hackers take down a city? Experts say it's no science-fiction fantasy

Cybersecurity experts insist governments have not taken adequate steps and even the most sensitive systems can still contain flaws.

19 Aug 2015 - 11:04PM

Cybersecurity experts insist governments have not taken adequate steps and even the most sensitive systems can still contain flaws.

Could hackers take down a city? Experts say it's no science-fiction fantasy
US government's war against online drug sales not working, research finds
Candice Huffine, model who is adding curvaceous to high fashion

From catwalks to a Vogue cover and the Pirelli Calendar, plus-size American - she's a US size 12 - has blazed a trail for acceptance of women bigger than the standard fashion model.

17 Aug 2015 - 6:32PM

From catwalks to a Vogue cover and the Pirelli Calendar, plus-size American - she's a US size 12 - has blazed a trail for acceptance of women bigger than the standard fashion model.

Candice Huffine, model who is adding curvaceous to high fashion
Noah Baumbach's While We're Young deals with resisting maturity

The American director's latest work takes two couples whose friendship reveals the gaps between self-image and reality.

15 Aug 2015 - 11:55PM

The American director's latest work takes two couples whose friendship reveals the gaps between self-image and reality.

Noah Baumbach's While We're Young deals with resisting maturity
Venice vibe under threat: Seaside LA enclave known for bohemian style is at risk from 'gentrification on steroids'
‘The most famous government regulator in American history”: thalidomide hero Frances Kelsey dies aged 101

At least 10,000 babies in 46 countries were born with severe deformities because of the drug.

1 Jan 2016 - 12:29PM

At least 10,000 babies in 46 countries were born with severe deformities because of the drug.

‘The most famous government regulator in American history”: thalidomide hero Frances Kelsey dies aged 101
'A dazzling flash, brighter than the sun'… What it was like to survive the atomic bombing of Hiroshima