France acknowledges Polynesian islands strong-armed into dangerous nuclear tests

France has officially acknowledged for the first time that French Polynesians were effectively forced into accepting almost 200 nuclear tests conducted over a 30-year period, and that it is responsible for compensating them for the illnesses caused by the fallout. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

The day Lord West's ship went down (2007)

Admiral Lord West was under political fire last week, but it was nothing compared to the real fire he faced in the Falklands war, when his frigate Ardent was sunk. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Delete Our Cultural Heritage?

The world is suffering from a dark and silent phenomenon known as 'digital decay' – anything stored in computerised form is vulnerable to breakdown and obsolescence. And this has enormous implications for the arts, says Bruce Sterling . | Continue reading | 1 day ago

'Deepfake' AI can turn the Mona Lisa into a convincing real person

AI can now turn the Mona Lisa into a real life person with just one picture. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Driverless cars could speed up traffic flow and journeys by one third

Fleets of driverless cars on the roads could speed up traffic flow and cut journeys by a third, even for people who are not using them, a Cambridge University study suggests. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

World's most mysterious text decoded, suggesting origin of phrase 'Oh la la'

Any parent who has dealt with five children in the bath would need no translation for this 15th century manuscript. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Sir David Attenborough warns that plastic pollution kills and1M people peryear

Sir David Attenborough has warned that the growing tide of plastic pollution is killing up to a million people as year as well as having devastating consequences on the environment. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

The dangerous world of being paid in shares

One evening in February, at an office in the shadow of San Francisco's colossal Bay Bridge, real estate developers gathered to discuss the wave of new money that was about to crash into their town. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Microsoft Word will change your words to be 'gender inclusive'

Microsoft has launched new software to suggest edits to writing that are politically correct. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Plumbing the depths of the seas in the hidden battle for the internet

Tourists to the scenic port city of Valparaiso, on the Pacific coast of Chile, have plenty to admire. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Why Stalin Loved Tarzan and Wanted John Wayne Shot

The Soviet dictator was also a film buff who'd teach Eisenstein how to make movies. Simon Sebag Montefiore delves into the newly opened Politburo archives. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Archaeologists find secret chamber inside Nero's palace in Rome

Archeologists have chanced upon an underground chamber decorated with images of panthers, centaurs and a sphinx in the remains of a vast palace built by the Emperor Nero in Rome. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Swarm of bees follow car for over 24 hours attempting to rescue their queen

A grandmother plagued by a huge swarm of bees for more than 24 hours while driving her car home from a nature reserve has spoken about the “incredible” ordeal. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

The Disk: The Real Story of MPs' Expenses

The men and women who helped bring the MPs' expenses scandal to light have never spoken about it. Until now. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

The Fiddling with Science Data

New data shows that the “vanishing” of polar ice is not the result of runaway global warming | Continue reading | 23 days ago

Russia to disconnect its internet from rest of the world – temporarily

Providers are planning to temporarily cut the Russian internet off from the world wide web amid attempts to increase government control of information flows. | Continue reading | 24 days ago

WhatsApp and Instagram to add online shopping as Facebook takes on Amazon

Facebook has thrown down the gauntlet to Amazon by announcing a raft of new shopping features for WhatsApp, Instagram and its own online Marketplace. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Facebook Messenger to add end-to-end encryption by default

Facebook has confirmed that it will encrypt conversations in its Messenger app by default as Mark Zuckerberg promises to "focus on privacy first". | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Donkeys hate the British weather and would rather be inside, study finds

The rainy British seaside holiday, replete with damp sandwiches and ineffectual windbreaks has been a source of misery for generations of children. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Apple poached Intel 5G leader weeks before switch to rival Qualcomm

Apple poached the lead developer of Intel’s 5G smartphone technology just weeks before ditching the chipmaker for its key rival Qualcomm, according to a leaked email seen by The Telegraph. | Continue reading | 27 days ago

Yr old gets bionic arm, eats with both hands for first time

An eight-year-old boy is the world's youngest person to be fitted with a bionic 'hero arm' - and celebrated by eating his favourite burger with two hands for the first time. | Continue reading | 27 days ago

Amazon's warehouse computer system tracked and fired hundreds of workers

Workers at Amazon warehouses who fail to pack goods for delivery quickly enough are being automatically fired by a computer programme which measures their performance, according to new research. | Continue reading | 28 days ago

BT Sell Off

BT is planning a retreat from Ireland with a £400m auction of its business serving corporate clients in the Republic, The Telegraph can reveal. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Transparent mice and human organs created by scientists

Transparent mice and human organs have been created by scientists using a new technique which reveals the underlying structure of tissue. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Stephen Hawking tells Google ‘philosophy is dead’

Physicist Stephen Hawking has told Google's Zeitgeist conference that philosophers have not kept up with science and their art is dead | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Washington to legalise human composting amid demand for sustainable services

Washington state is on the verge of becoming the first in the US to allow humans to be turned into compost, amid a surge in demand for sustainable and 'positive' funeral services. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Londonderry riots: Woman killed in 'terrorist incident' as shots fired in Northern Ireland

A journalist murdered in Northern Ireland last night has been named as 29-year-old Lyra McKee, as police said they suspected the New IRA of carrying out the attack. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Genes which prevent people gaining weight discovered, hope for slimming medicine

The genes which protect around four million people in the UK from obesity have been discovered following a major research project. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

I put the knife in and pulled it up. Once wasn't enough. Then I cut open my womb

A woman in a remote village carried out the first successful DIY caesarean section. "This is the one," says Ines Ramirez. From the corner of her one-roomed house, she picks up a wooden-handled knife with a six-inch blade. "I use it to cut fruit and vegetables now." | Continue reading | 1 month ago

'Anti-vax' spreads to animals as pet immunisations fall dangerously low

Household pets face devastating outbreaks of disease because “anti-vax” scares have pushed vaccination rates dangerously low, a leading veterinary body has warned. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

FB plans to pass your photos to advertisers, make users the stars of online ads

Facebook has developed a plan to turn its users into the stars of advertising campaigns through new technology which can automatically scan people’s photographs and identify which products are featured in them. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is 'psychological' new study shows

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is partly psychological and can be controlled better through mental training than with mainstream drugs, a new trial shows. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The true story behind the deadliest air disaster of all time

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Deliveroo allegedly attempts to reduce headcount for funding round

A string of departures from Deliveroo has followed the sudden introduction of an employee performance review, as the food delivery start-up prepares for a funding round worth up to $500m (£384m). | Continue reading | 1 month ago

What3Words helped police to rescue mother and daughter

Terrified and utterly disoriented after flipping her car into a ditch, Valerie Hawkett found herself stranded with absolutely no idea where she was. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Cambridge Dictionary urged to change 'negative' definition of 'hacker'

Campaigners are demanding The Cambridge Dictionary change its definition of hackers, claiming the world's oldest publishing house is allowing a "negative" stereotype of the title. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Teaching children coding is a waste of time, OECD chief says

Teaching children coding is a waste of time, the OECD’s education chief has said, as he predicts the skill will soon be obsolete. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Italy to grant citizenship to boy who called for help after bus hijacked

Italy plans to give citizenship to a boy hailed a hero after defying a bus driver who hijacked his own vehicle and threatened to burn 51 children to death to avenge the drowning of migrants in the Mediterranean. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Edvard Munch's Scream Isn't Screaming, Says British Museum

Look at Edvard Munch’s Scream and what do you see? | Continue reading | 2 months ago

John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar

A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. So why did it lead to the end of his career? | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Struggling to feel sympathy when someone dies on Everest (2016)

Some feelgood news from Mount Everest. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Learn as you sleep: study shows sleepers can learn language from scratch

People can learn a new language in their sleep, a new study suggests. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Robot thinks for itself from scratch brings forward rise of self-aware machines

The rise of “self-aware” robots has come a major step closer following the invention of a machine capable of thinking for itself from scratch, scientists have said. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Greener by miles (2007)

Conscientious consumers are being urged to buy locally sourced food in the battle against climate change. But, as Richard Gray discovers, produce from the other side of the world can actually have a smaller carbon footprint. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

False trail linking murdered double agent Sergei Skripal to Christopher Steele

Russian intelligence created a false trail linking the double agent Sergei Skripal to the former MI6 officer behind the Trump dossier before carrying out the Salisbury nerve agent attack, the Telegraph has been told. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Apocalypse Dau: the most insane film shoot of all time

If a young man in black-rimmed hipster glasses knocked on your door and asked if you’d like to be in his movie, at the very least you would be intrigued. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Computers fail in courts across England as judges and CPS try to access info

Court computer systems have been failing across England as judges and the Crown Prosecution Service struggle to access vital case information held digitally. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Uber plans to develop self-driving electric scooters and bicycles

Uber is hiring engineers to develop electric scooters and bicycles which can drive themselves around cities in order to reach customers and charging points. | Continue reading | 4 months ago