Internet rules and laws: the top ten, from Godwin to Poe

The internet has matured into a world of its own, and like the real world, it obeys certain immutable laws. Here are 10 of the most important. | Continue reading | 8 hours ago

The rebirth of Detroit: How self-driving cars are transforming Motor City

When Jessica Robinson moved to Detroit from San Francisco five years ago, she sold her car. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Google exploiting search monopoly to 'dominate' job recruitment sector

British job search companies have attacked Google's online recruitment tool as anti-competitive and warned the tech giant it is using its power over search “as a lever to dominate yet another online industry”. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Tax on tech giants will rule out trade deal, US warns Britain

Donald Trump’s administration is warning Britain that it will not get a free trade deal unless a new tax affecting US tech giants is dropped, The Telegraph can reveal. | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Whaley Bridge Dam Collapse

A town in England is being evacuated amid fears a dam could collapse after it became damaged during flash floods. | Continue reading | 21 days ago

Thriva Secures £6M in Funding

A British health testing company backed by Zoopla's Alex Chesterman has secured £6m in new funds as it seeks to ease some of the pressure from the NHS. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Dangerous gangsters may be freed, 'Lawyer X' is found to be a police informant

An Australian man jailed 12 years ago for a gangland murder was released on Friday after a court quashed his conviction, raising fears some of the nation's most dangerous criminals could also walk free over a scandal in which their lawyer had secretly been a police informant. | Continue reading | 28 days ago

US diplomats' brains were shrunk by sonic attacks at Cuban embassy, study finds

American diplomats’ brains shrunk following an alleged sonic attack on the US Embassy in Cuba, according to a new study. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Bug: UK smart meters are switching to Welsh

Smart meter displays have randomly switched to Welsh baffling English homeowners in the latest glitch to plague users of the devices. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Eating ants could protect against cancer, study finds

Eating ants and other insects could soon be recommended to protect against cancer, following a groundbreaking new study. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Running with your arms bent does not make you go faster, Harvard study finds

It may feel strange, look bizarre, and attract puzzled glances, but running with your arms straight may be as efficient as bending them at the elbow. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The world's smallest and oldest eyeball (2016)

Biologists from Queen Mary University of London admit their find seemed ‘really, really obvious afterwards’ | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Britons abandon Facebook as usage plummets by more than a third

The amount Brits are using Facebook has plunged by more than a third over the past 12 months, new research indicates, in sharp contrast to the company’s official statistics. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Huawei staff CVs reveal alleged links to Chinese intelligence agencies

Huawei staff admitted to having worked with Chinese intelligence agencies in a “mass trove” of employment records leaked online, according to an analysis of the files. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Getting short with Sarkozy: the French President should rise above height

President Nicolas Sarkozy tried to boost his standing by surrounding himself with short people. Vincent Graff, 5ft 3in, says there's no reason to look down on little guys. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

A young mother dies after refusing chemotherapy

Last week, at a converted 18th-century farmhouse near Derby, friends gathered in memory of Katie Britton-Jordan, who died recently after a valiant struggle against breast cancer. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Purplebricks 'to close US arm' in latest setback

Purplebricks is reportedly planning to beat a retreat from the US in what would be the latest setback for the loss-making online estate agent. | Continue reading | 1 month ago


Amsterdam's first female mayor launched plans on Wednesday to overhaul the city's red-light district and its window displays, in a bid to protect sex workers from gawking tourists. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Forever young: The hidden age discrimination scandal in the tech industry

When Robin Wolaner left media giant Time Warner to join the internet publisher Cnet in 1997, she went from being one of the youngest people in the room to the eldest. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Men's fertility irreversibly damaged by age of 18 thanks Western junk food diet

Male fertility is being irreversibly damaged by a diet of western junk food by the time men reach 18, a study has found. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Japanese sign up for DNA matchmaking as country faces demographic crisis

The scene resembles a typical blind speed-dating event: | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Facebook removed from S&P list of ethical companies after data scandals

Poor governance and privacy concerns have knocked Facebook out of an influential ethics index that tracks socially responsible companies. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Japan Harnesses Energy from Footsteps

Train stations in Tokyo are harnessing the energy of legions of commuters to power advertising hoardings and ticket machines. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Top European technical university to open jobs exclusively to women

A Dutch university is appointing only female academic staff for at least the next 18 months to improve its gender balance. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Boaty McBoatface makes major climate change discovery on maiden outing

Boaty McBoatface’s maiden outing has made a major discovery about how climate change is causing rising sea levels. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Pakistani politician livestreams press conference with cat filter on by mistake

A politician in northwestern Pakistan was given paws for thought after his press conference was streamed live on Facebook with the “cat filter” turned on, giving him on-screen whiskers and ears. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Supermarkets and schools to grow veggies in indoor farms backed by Skype mogul

A German business which creates urban farms to grow vegetables inside supermarkets, schools and offices has raised $100m (£78. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

If Hitler Had Won World War Two

Michael Moorcock reviews The World Hitler Never Made by Gavriel D Rosenfeld. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Cambridge Uni. discriminates against white, conservative men,academic claims

Cambridge University is guilty of discrimination against white, conservative men, an academic has claimed. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

China 'rigs' 5G test to favour Huawei

China is accused of rigging a test of 5G mobile equipment in a campaign to discredit Western rivals of its embattled telecoms champion Huawei, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Joe Hill: 'How I escaped the shadow of my father, Stephen King' (2016)

It is never easy, being the child of a famous person. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Bristol Startup Ultrahaptics Buys Leap Motion for $30m

UltraHaptics, the Bristol-based gesture tracking firm, has bought its Silicon Valley rival, Leap Motion, for $30m (£23. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Google Maps increases risk of developing Alzheimer's

Satellite navigation aids like Google Maps could be damaging people’s brains and may even contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, a navigation expert has warned. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Who put secret D-Day clues in the 'Telegraph’ crossword?

Tom Rowley recalls how wartime codes got into a newspaper puzzle 70 years ago | Continue reading | 2 months ago

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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months ago