Russian tycoon wins compensation from model and sex coach over ‘disclosure of private life’

Russian tycoon wins compensation from model and sex coach over ‘disclosure of private life’

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has won 1 million roubles in compensation from two people who disclosed details of his private life by describing a yacht trip with a former senior government official. On Monday a court in Russia’s Krasnodar Region ordered Anastasiya Vashukevich and Aleksandr Kirillov to pay Deripaska 500,000 roubles (just under $ 8,000) […]

The epic hunt for the place on Earth where life started

The epic hunt for the place on Earth where life started

Darwin’s warm little pond, the deep ocean and icy shores – all have been suggested as the birthplace of life. Now one location could have it all By Penny Sarchet NEARLY 4 billion years ago, the first life appeared on our planet. It would have looked unlike any life as we know it today, more […]

Africa’s 2000-year-old trees of life are suddenly dying off

Africa’s 2000-year-old trees of life are suddenly dying off

Twilight of the baobabs?DeepEarth Photography / Alamy Stock Photo By Michael Le Page 500 BC. In Rome, King Tarquin the Proud has been sent into exile and there’s a brand new Roman republic. At around the same time, in what is now Zimbabwe, an elephant defecates after feasting on baobab fruits. A seed sprouts in […]

Stockholm lorry attacker Rakhmat Akilov jailed for life

Stockholm lorry attacker Rakhmat Akilov jailed for life

An Uzbek man who carried out a lorry attack which killed five people in Sweden last year has been sentenced to life for terrorist crimes. Rakhmat Akilov, 40, had expressed sympathy for the Islamic State (IS) group before the attack in Stockholm. But prosecutors had to prove he intended to harm the state, as IS […]

Trump, after Kim Kardashian appeal, commutes life sentence of drug offender

Trump, after Kim Kardashian appeal, commutes life sentence of drug offender

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American tech giants are making life tough for startups

American tech giants are making life tough for startups

IT IS a classic startup story, but with a twist. Three 20-somethings launched a firm out of a dorm room at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016, with the goal of using algorithms to predict the reply to an e-mail. In May they were fundraising for their startup, EasyEmail, when Google held its annual […]

Half of life on Earth has vanished since we arrived on the scene

Half of life on Earth has vanished since we arrived on the scene

There’s a lot less life than there once wasCris Bouroncle / AFP / Getty Images The amount of living matter on Earth has fallen by half since the beginning of human civilisation. This is one of the staggering facts from the most comprehensive global census of the mass of living organisms yet done. “Many things […]

Salvaged plastics imitate bizarre and beautiful sea life

Salvaged plastics imitate bizarre and beautiful sea life

Mandy Barker By Richard Webb THE creatures of the deep take on bizarre and beautiful forms: the straggly jellyfish, the striated oyster in its shell, the gelatinous un-form of the blobfish. But give this image (also featured on our cover) more than a passing glance and you will see that these are not natural creations. […]

From luxury to life behind bars: What Bill Cosby faces in prison

From luxury to life behind bars: What Bill Cosby faces in prison

(Reuters) – Bill Cosby, used to the high life as one of America’s biggest stars, will likely see his entourage of aides replaced by an inmate paid pennies to help the legally blind comedian navigate life behind bars after he is sentenced for sexual assault. FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery […]

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