Homeless Oaklanders tired of the housing crisis, so they built a miracle village

Under a highway, beautiful structures offer food, healthcare, showers and a free ‘store’ – as well as a strong sense of community | Continue reading

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American 12-year-old closes in on world record for youngest grandmaster

Abhimanyu Mishra poised to break Sergey Karjakin’s mark of 12 years seven months mark despite going six months without playing in a tournament due to Covid-19 | Continue reading

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Be worried about how much info WhatsApp shares with Facebook

Facebook is pushing a mysterious and aggressive ‘privacy update’ on WhatsApp users. Here’s why | Continue reading

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Delay in giving second jabs of Pfizer vaccine improves immunity

Study finds antibodies against Sars-CoV-2 three-and-a-half times higher in people vaccinated again after 12 weeks rather than three | Continue reading

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Wild boar surround woman in Rome and steal food shopping

Italian farmers have protested in recent years about soaring wild boar population wreaking havoc on crops | Continue reading

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Europe’s Jupiter spacecraft enters crucial testing phase

Critical sequence of tests begins in space simulator to prepare Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer for its journey to the great gas giant | Continue reading

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Global shortage of computer chips could last two years, says IBM boss

Tech industry struggles to keep up with demand brought on by the reopening of the world economy | Continue reading

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Typo negative: the best and worst of Grauniad mistakes over 200 years

From ‘The Taming of the Screw’ to ‘irritable bowl syndrome’, the paper is fondly known for its slips | Continue reading

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US officials confirm 130 incidents of mysterious Havana syndrome brain injury

US diplomats, spies and defence officials have reported serious symptoms, some within the past few weeks | Continue reading

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Glasgow protesters rejoice as men freed after immigration van standoff

Hundreds of people surrounded vehicle men were held in and chanted ‘these are our neighbours, let them go’ | Continue reading

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Spencer Silver, who helped invent the Post-it Note, dies at age 80

The corporate scientist discovered the unique adhesive that allowed notes to be easily attached to surfaces and removed | Continue reading

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EU citizens arriving in UK locked up and expelled

Europeans with job interviews tell of detentions and expulsions despite rules allowing non-visa holders to attend interviews | Continue reading

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America has a new national park, but not everybody is happy about it

The New River Gorge in West Virginia offers stunning views, rock climbing and rafting but some worry it is unprepared for an influx of visitors | Continue reading

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US Target stores to stop selling Pokémon cards after rising threats to staff

The dramatic rise in the re-sale value of the cards prompted a fight in Wisconsin during which a man pulled a gun | Continue reading

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Chemical giants hid dangers of ‘forever chemicals’ in food packaging

DuPont and Daikin, manufacturers of ‘short chain’ PFAS, did not inform regulator about the FDA negative results of tests on animals | Continue reading

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We were trying not to get hit by their tails- how I filmed the Faroe whale hunt

Whale hunts in the Faroes cause global outrage. But Mike Day spent four years filming – and getting to know – the islanders. He uncovered a far more complex story | Continue reading

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Craig Wright who says he created Bitcoin takes £4bn claim to London high court

Computer scientist demands 16 software developers give access to 111,000 bitcoins in case one defendant has called ‘bogus’ | Continue reading

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Magnet fishing is a thing in Scotland

Part environmentalism, part treasure-hunting, magnet fishing has attracted a tight group of enthusiasts around Glasgow who cast their lines out for grenades, knives, cannon balls – and shopping trolleys | Continue reading

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Study finds alarming levels of ‘forever chemicals’ in US mothers’ breast milk

Toxic chemicals known as PFAS found in all 50 samples tested at levels nearly 2,000 times what is considered safe in drinking water | Continue reading

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Elon Musk says Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin due to fossil fuel use

Digital currency, which is made with an energy-intensive process, falls 17% after the tweet | Continue reading

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Global renewable energy industry grew at fastest rate since 1999 last year

New wind and solar power projects in China, Europe and the US spurred 45% rise in rate of new capacity | Continue reading

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Climate emissions shrinking the stratosphere, scientists reveal

Exclusive: Thinning indicates profound impact of humans and could affect satellites and GPS | Continue reading

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The Pacific footballfish, which was featured in Pixar’s Finding Nemo, was found in perfectly preserved condition | Continue reading

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Covid pandemic was preventable, says WHO-commissioned report

Independent high-level panel castigates global leaders and calls for major changes to ensure it cannot happen again | Continue reading

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My friend was the victim of a scam, and cuts mean she can do nothing about it

The state is now unable to tackle fraud even when you track down the offender yourself. As I found out, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot | Continue reading

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Animals to be formally recognised as sentient beings in UK law

Set of government measures will include halting most live animal exports and a ban on hunting trophy imports | Continue reading

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Cerne Giant in Dorset dates from Anglo-Saxon times, analysis suggests

Sand samples examined by National Trust experts indicate hillside chalk figure was created in the 10th century | Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs executive quits after making millions from Dogecoin

The crypto asset is down more than 30% this week but is still up by more than 1,000% from the start of 2021 | Continue reading

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What happens when WhatsApp’s new terms start on 15 May?

Messaging app will begin to turn off features until users agree to Facebook’s updated terms of service | Continue reading

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US millionaire CEOs saw 29% pay raise while workers’ pay fell

Workers saw 2% decrease as companies gave leaders bonuses and forgiving performance benchmarks amid pandemic | Continue reading

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Apple accused of breaking UK competition law by overcharging for apps

Almost 20 million users could be eligible for compensation, with £1.5bn damages sought | Continue reading

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US ship fires 30 warning shots after Iranian vessels approach fleet

Coast guard vessel takes action after 13 Iranian fast boats come within 150 yards in strait of Hormuz | Continue reading

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Dune, 50 years on: how a science fiction novel changed the world

It has sold millions of copies, is perhaps the greatest novel in the science-fiction canon and Star Wars wouldn’t have existed without it. Frank Herbert’s Dune should endure as a politically relevant fantasy from the Age of Aquarius | Continue reading

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Melinda Gates began divorce moves when Jeffrey Epstein meetings revealed

Wife of world’s fourth-richest man explored options almost two years ago, roughly at time sex criminal Epstein died in jail | Continue reading

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The Hut Group strikes complex joint venture deal with SoftBank

Deal values ‘yet to be formed’ technology division of THG at $6.3bn | Continue reading

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Ex Pinterest employee advocates for change in NDA laws

Ifeoma Ozoma has co-sponsored a bill to protect workers who speak out on discrimination or harassment. ‘Coming forward should not carry as much risk,’ she said | Continue reading

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Glass Bridge Design Flaw

Man rescued after sudden gusts shattered panels on bridge in Longjing city | Continue reading

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Preparations for Tokyo Olympics have suffered another setback after a poll found that nearly 60% of people in Japan want them to be cancelled | Continue reading

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US invokes emergency powers after cyber-attack on fuel pipeline

Scramble to avoid shortages after Colonial Pipeline targeted in attack on US infrastructure | Continue reading

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Why do characters never say bye on the phone?

Watch any film or TV show and you’ll notice that nobody ever says goodbye. Are they too busy – or just rude? | Continue reading

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The four fish I would still eat – even after watching Seaspiracy

The hit Netflix documentary encourages viewers to give up seafood altogether. But when it comes to a sustainable diet, I do believe in a few exceptions | Continue reading

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Smartphone is now ‘the place where we live’, anthropologists say

A UCL study has found people around the world feel the same about their devices as they do about their homes | Continue reading

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Royal Mail to deliver parcels to Scilly Isles by drone

A large aircraft will send parcels to St Mary’s airport and a smaller one will move them between islands | Continue reading

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How private is your Gmail, and should you switch? – Gmail – The Guardian

You might be surprised how much Google’s email service – and others – know about you | Continue reading

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Electric cars ‘will be cheaper to produce than fossil fuel vehicles by 2027’

BloombergNEF forecasts result of falling cost of making batteries as well as dedicated production lines | Continue reading

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Dogecoin’s value tumbles after Elon Musk calls the virtual currency a ‘hustle’

Price falls by as much as a third after billionaire’s comments on US comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live | Continue reading

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I’ve had such a wonderful life. I want to make the most of the time I have left

The Leeds Rhinos stalwart and his wife Lindsey look back at his storied career and share their heartfelt journey since he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease | Continue reading

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The US restaurant industry is lacking in wages, not workers

The industry bemoans benefits, but workers don’t want jobs where pay is low and risks high, say Saru Jayaraman, president of One Fair Wage, and author Mark Bittman | Continue reading

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