18.01.2017

Speech velocity and information in different languages

It’s an almost universal truth that any language you don’t understand sounds like it’s being spoken at 200 m.p.h. That, we tell ourselves, is simply because […]
18.01.2017

Couldn’t be happier’: Maria Sharapova will be back April 26

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will play her first match following a 15-month suspension at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart on April 26. “I […]
18.01.2017

A British man has been appointed the new caretaker of an Australian tropical island, a six-month position described as “the best job in the world”.

Ben Southall, 34, a charity fundraiser from Petersfield, Hampshire, emerged from a field of over 34,000 applicants. His new job requires Mr Southall to live and […]
18.01.2017

Faulty records, inconsistent docs’: Lawyer of Russian skiers accused of doping slams McLaren report

The documents used for the second part of the McLaren report into alleged Russian doping contain a significant number of inconsistencies that makes the identification of […]
18.01.2017

Head of Samsung faces arrest for bribery

South Korea’s special prosecutors are seeking to arrest the head of Samsung Group Jay Y. Lee over allegations of bribery involving President Park Geun-hye and her […]