How to keep your superyacht Covid-freeq

As the rich and famous isolate on the seas, a new catamaran is designed to keep the virus out | Continue reading | 7 hours ago

Left stranded: US military sonar linked to whale beachings in Pacific

Islands surrounded by US military study area, including Guam and Saipan, call for activity that harms the whales to stop | Continue reading | 9 hours ago

Julian Assange refused bail despite judge ruling against extradition to US

Judge says WikiLeaks co-founder ‘still has an incentive to abscond from these as yet unresolved proceedings’ | Continue reading | 9 hours ago

James Murdoch says US media 'lies' unleashed 'insidious forces'

Son of Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch issues excoriating rebuke following storming of the Capitol | Continue reading | 11 hours ago

Federal court justice being sued for decision to send man to jail

Man involved in routine property settlement dispute with his ex-wife reveals his terrifying ordeal in case against judge | Continue reading | 14 hours ago

The Guardian view of Trump's populism: weaponised and silenced by social media

Editorial: Democracy has been threatened by commercialising the swift spread of controversy and lies for political advantage | Continue reading | 16 hours ago

8kun again loses internet service protection

Shell company owned by two Russians cut ties with internet host of 8kun, which has been linked to other acts of violence | Continue reading | 21 hours ago

NRA files for bankruptcy and seeks to incorporate in Texas

Gun rights group claims to be in strong financial condition after New York state sued over executive expenditures | Continue reading | 21 hours ago

UK police deletes 400k crime records

Fingerprint, DNA and arrest history records deleted and visa system thrown into disarray | Continue reading | 1 day ago has domain name temporarily suspended

Error message greets visitors to site registered in name of Irish businessman who claims he does not know campaign group | Continue reading | 1 day ago

AI helped find millions of trees in the Sahara

Efforts to map the Earth’s trees are growing – and could change our understanding of the planet’s health | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Billionaires add $1tn to net worth during pandemic as their workers struggle

Companies’ attempts at hazard pay have been paltry and fleeting as employees are threatened for protesting working conditions | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Wikipedia 20: last gasp of an internet vision, or a beacon to a better future?

The naysayers said the user-written encyclopedia would never work. Now it boasts 55m articles and 1.7bn visitors a month | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Man offers Newport council £50m if it helps find bitcoins in landfill

James Howells offers to share 25% of the £200m he claims is on hard drive he accidentally threw out in 2013 | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Europe's biggest shanty town without basic necessities

Freezing weather from Storm Filomena, and Spain’s third wave of Covid, compound dire situation in settlement outside Madrid | Continue reading | 1 day ago

New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain dies aged 69

Billy Idol among those to pay tribute to ‘all-time great’ whose flamboyance paved the way for New York’s punk rock scene | Continue reading | 1 day ago

If you want to truly understand China, do you need to be able to speak Chinese?

The question of whether one needs to be able to speak Chinese to understand China has never been so fraught, says scientist Yangyang Cheng | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Seagrass 'Neptune balls’ sieve millions of plastic particles from water

Researchers counted particles in seaballs that washed up on beaches in Spain | Continue reading | 1 day ago

'Colonialism had never ended': my life in the shadow of Cecil Rhodes

The long read: After growing up in a Zimbabwe convulsed by the legacy of colonialism, when I got to Oxford I realised how many British people still failed to see how empire had shaped lives like mine – as well as their own | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Google's 'experiment' hiding Australian news just shows its inordinate power

By just tinkering with that power, by conducting little ‘experiments’, it can make or break news businesses | Continue reading | 1 day ago

President said to be offended by personal lawyer’s demand for a reported $20,000 a day | Continue reading | 2 days ago

San Francisco office market in collapse as tech workers stay home

As Silicon Valley businesses shutter offices, the city looks very different. But will the change outlast the coronavirus? | Continue reading | 2 days ago

US police three times as likely to use force against leftwing protesters

Law enforcement responses to more than 13,000 protests show a clear disparity in responses, new statistics show | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Why do philosophers make unsuitable life partners?

We need a new model of academic progression that does not involve working evenings and weekends | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Aerial photos reveal arboreal patterns at Lake Cakora in NSW – in pictures

Amateur photographer Derry Moroney uses a drone to capture the patterns created by Lake Cakora at Brooms Head in the Yuraygir national park | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Poland plans to make censoring of social media accounts illegal

Following Trump’s Twitter ban, Polish government wants to protect posts that do not violate nation’s laws | Continue reading | 2 days ago

South Korean AI chatbot pulled from Facebook after hate speech toward minorities

Lee Luda, built to emulate a 20-year-old Korean university student, engaged in homophobic slurs on social media | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Twitter chief says Trump ban was right decision but sets 'dangerous precedent'

Jack Dorsey says ‘I do not celebrate having to ban Donald Trump’ and that ‘a ban is a failure of ours, ultimately, to promote healthy conversation’ | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Fears of 'twindemic' recede as US influenza rates stay low

Mask-wearing, social distancing, closed schools and high vaccine take-up may be factors but peak of flu season is usually February | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Nice phone: Bali’s thieving monkeys can spot high-value items to ransom

Study finds macaques go for tourists’ electronics and wallets over empty bags and then maximise their profit | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Rolls-Royce and UK Space Agency plan to build nuclear propulsion engines

Rolls-Royce and UK Space Agency hope to ‘revolutionise space travel’ with deal to build nuclear propulsion engines | Continue reading | 3 days ago

'Mass hoppers' giving us anxiety, say Irish priests

Catholic priests say parishioners’ focus on viewing figures is also fuelling pressure | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Twitter suspends 70k accounts sharing QAnon content

The network said it acted after ‘violent events in Washington’ when a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol | Continue reading | 3 days ago

'Child spies' bill could face Lords defeat as Tory peers rebel

Guidance on use of children in undercover operations in the covert intelligence bill has caused cross-party outcry | Continue reading | 3 days ago

French wine to return from space station after 12 months

Experts looking forward to tasting some of the 12 bottles of Bordeaux that will splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico via a SpaceX Dragon capsule | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Games Workshop Valued at £3.6B

Company sold £187m of games, figurines and paints in six months to end of November, up £38m on year before | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Top scientists warn of 'ghastly future of mass extinction' and climate disruptio

Sobering new report says world is failing to grasp the extent of threats posed by biodiversity loss and the climate crisis | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Programmer has two guesses left to access £175m Bitcoin wallet

Stefan Thomas is not the first person to forget a password, but memory lapses are rarely so potentially costly | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Hospital patients to be sent to hotels to free up beds for critical patients

Exclusive: emergency measures will let hospitals in England discharge thousands of patients early | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Man arrested after axe attack on New Zealand parliament

Extensive damage caused to five exterior glass doors that lead into parliament buildings in Wellington | Continue reading | 3 days ago

What an 'overwhelmed NHS' looks like. We must not look away

With the NHS stretched to the limit by Covid, here is the grim truth of what is unfolding in Britain’s hospitals, says Christina Pagel, director of UCL’s Clinical Operational Research Unit | Continue reading | 3 days ago

To understand the Capitol rioters, look at Goya's inflamed hate-drunk mobs

The horrific visions of the Spanish painter are about to go on display at New York’s Met. Americans should flock to this timely show – because no artist better captured collective delusion and mass fanaticism | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Ex-Michigan governor Rick Snyder to be charged in Flint water scandal – report

Former health director and other ex-officials will also be charged in new investigation | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Experience: I spent 29 years in solitary confinement (2010)

Robert King: 'I talk about my years in solitary as if it was the past, but the truth is it never leaves you. In some ways I am still there' | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Simon Rattle to Leave London Symphony Orchestra in 2023

Conductor will take up a new role with Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra for ‘personal reasons’ | Continue reading | 4 days ago

I survived a Chinese 're-education' camp for Uighurs

The long read: After 10 years living in France, I returned to China to sign some papers and I was locked up. For the next two years, I was systematically dehumanised, humiliated and brainwashed | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Disasters, 262 dead, $95bn: US saw year for climate-driven catastrophes

Report shows US was battered by punishing extreme weather on both the east and west coasts in 2020 | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Trump's Maga insurrectionists were perverse US civil war re-enactors

The warped history that the Trump mob thought it was conjuring was actually just a costume drama of militant ignorance | Continue reading | 4 days ago