The future is cyborg? Study finds support for human augmentation

Over half of people in Europe believe cyborg technology can benefit human lives, from guarding against cancer to charging the brain


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One of Britain's first gay fathers, 50, welcomes baby girl with daughter's ex-boyfriend
Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 50, announced on Instagram he's welcomed baby daughter Valentina Willow Drewitt-Barlow with his eldest daughter's ex-boyfriend, Scott Hutchison, 25, via surrogate today.
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Cabinet minister refuses to deny ‘behind-the-scenes’ talks to line up right-wingers for Ofcom and BBC jobs
<p>‘I have conversations with people all the time’ says culture secretary - asked about Paul Dacre and Charles Moore appointments</p>
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French Open 2020: day one – live updates!
Live updates as Roland Garros begins with stars in actionMurray fired up by battle with old-stager WawrinkaGet in touch! Email Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 10.41am BST Bay-gel or bye-gel? A question that has taxed Talmudic scholars for generations. But the correct answer is bay-gel. 10.40am BST A thunking backhand down the line gives Goffin the immediate break back; he and Sinner are now 4-3. Still nothing doing on Lenglen, but elsewhere, Sebastian Korda has take the first set 6-2 against Andrea Seppi and Shelby Rogers has done likewise against Kamilla Rakhimova. Sakkari, meanwhile, has bageled Tomljanovic. Continue reading...
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Kanye West shares snippet of new song 'Believe What I Say'
<p>Glimpse of new music comes amid rapper’s surprise visit to Haiti</p>
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Adele Shares Throwback Snaps With Nicole Richie, Including Hilarious Scare Prank
Adele has shared a string of throwback photos to commemorate her good friend Nicole Richie’s birthday, including a video that had us laughing out loud.Now, we have to be honest and say we had no idea that Adele and Nicole were actually chummy like that, but it turns out they’re actually very close, and we’re very much here for it.On Saturday night, the Grammy-winning star posted a series of snaps of herself and Nicole out and about, as well as spending time together at home.Our personal favourite, though, is a clip of the Simple Life star crouching on the floor of a kitchen to scare Adele when she walked into the room.No, not exactly the most mature of jokes, but we can’t deny the fact we laughed anyway, particularly when it got to the Someone Like You singer’s reaction...  View this post on InstagramHappy belated birthday to my daily dose of grace @nicolerichie I admire you and love you so much. You are the epitome of self preservation, self love and absolute savagery! You are so so cherished by so many angel girl! Keep making us laugh babes, we adore you to the moon and back ♥️ “I’m actually furious that now she knows that” ⚰️⚰️⚰️A post shared by Adele (@adele) on Sep 26, 2020 at 5:52pm PDTAlongside the pictures and clips, Adele wrote: “Happy belated birthday to my daily dose of grace @nicolerichie I admire you and love you so much.“You are the epitome of self preservation, self love and absolute savagery! You are so so cherished by so many angel girl! Keep making us laugh babes, we adore you to the moon and back.”Although she is renowned for keeping a low profile, Adele has broken cover a number of times in the last few months, and got everyone talking with her Instagram updates.This included last month, when she responded to one of her followers’ comments, admitting she had “no idea” when her fourth album would be on the way.Fans have now been waiting five years for the follow-up to 25, her most recent release, which topped the charts in 2015.READ MORE: Adele Raises Eyebrows With Instagram Post In Honour Of Notting Hill Carnival Did You Spot Adele's Subtle Nod To Her London Roots In Her LA Living Room Snap? Adele And Harry Styles Leave Waiter HEEEUUUGE Tip After Dining Together On Caribbean Holiday
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This is the ‘perfect flirting face’ women use when chatting up men, according to researchers
Tilt yo head, girl.
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Clever bathroom transformation hacks for homeowners on a budget
From stick-on tiles to repurposed furniture from other rooms in your house, here are four ways to spruce up a dated bathroom
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Holly Willoughby gives fans rare insight into family life as she bakes with kids
The This Morning presenter took to Instagram to share a snap of her rainbow sponge cake mix with her three children
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Somerset v Essex: Bob Willis Trophy final, day five – live!
Live updates from the final day of play at Lord’sLammonby century gives Somerset chance of winEmail Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or comment BTL 10.31am BST Sam Cook finishes the last ball of his over left from last night. And the Lord’s scoreboard hasn’t woken up yet this morning, so bear with me.. 10.28am BST The pavilion bell tolls, Overton and Davey shadow bat at the left of the pavilion, Essex chat at the right as they wait for the umpiresMeanwhile... any suggestions?So confused about what is happening here pic.twitter.com/Tw8gVntCqg Continue reading...
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‘Beginning” triumphs at San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain
Georgian writer-director Dea Kulumbegashvili’s first feature film “Beginning” triumphed at Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival, winning four top prizes including best film and best director
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Nigel Slater’s recipes for grilled tomatoes with cucumber raita and cinnamon baked plums with ricotta maple cream
Simply cooked fruit shines next to a cool, creamy dipUnpacking my shopping basket, the kitchen table looks like a Dutch still life. There are late, locally grown tomatoes; the last of the gold and ruby plums; and long, pink-skinned onions.The autumn raspberries are with us now and yet there are still some fat cucumbers, small beetroots and herbs from the garden. Continue reading...
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Why fatherhood has suddenly all gone père shaped for me | Ed Cumming
France is doubling paternity leave – which will make us hapless British fathers even more neurotic about our parentingLiberté, égalité, paternité: the dastardly French are at it again. They’ve always known how to hit us when we’re down. In the same week that Michael Gove announced plans to cede Kent to the EU, President Macron said he was doubling paternity leave. From July next year, new fathers in France will get 28 days off, seven of which will be mandatory, making it one of the more generous schemes in Europe. Macron said parents should have “more equality in sharing the responsibility from day one”. British fathers get just two optional weeks.The French president doesn’t have children of his own, and I expect most leaders in that position would think it was enough simply to offer the paid leave. But Macron, canny as ever, knows that if presented with the option of a paid week with their newborn, many partners would prefer to go to the office for free. Continue reading...
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Faith Healer review – this virtual Friel is the stuff of miracles
Old Vic, LondonMichael Sheen, Indira Varma and David Threlfall are magnificent in Matthew Warchus’s enthralling livestreamed production of Brian Friel’s 1979 playDoes faith healing come about thanks to the faith of the healer, or the faith of the healed, or through faith in faith itself? This question haunts “the fantastic Francis Hardy, Faith Healer, One Night Only”, as his publicity poster presents him; it troubles his wife, Grace, and perplexes Teddy, his manager. Brian Friel’s 1979 play places the audience, too, in a state of doubt. Over the course of four separate soliloquies, these three characters build conflicting impressions of their relationships and their village hall tours of Wales and Scotland. Their slippery accounts do not tally. Only a few features hold firm: place names, a couple of events – and the act of questioning. Are the characters misremembering or deliberately misleading? Who and what should – can – we believe, or believe in?In our own destabilising times, the Old Vic’s “scratch” production is itself an expression of faith – part of a season of performances played on stage before an empty auditorium and simultaneously livestreamed to an audience that must pay to Zoom in. Given how much recorded work is being put online free, will people find sufficient added value in being connected with performers in time although not in space? Will they stump up for tickets? Continue reading...
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Russian Grand Prix 2020: What time does the race start today, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?
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Sarah Paulson reveals ‘horrifying’ and ‘cruel’ taunts about Holland Taylor relationship and 32-year age gap
They’ve been dating for five years.
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Revellers flood streets outside bars despite 10pm curfew and soaring infections
Big groups of drinkers were again spotted in Soho, London, as well as Leeds, Newcastle and Bristol as the 10pm curfew pushes people onto the streets, shops and transport together
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang angers Arsenal fans after ‘liking’ message telling him to leave
Worrying for the Gunners.
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Lockdown students 'met by security' trying to leave halls as others flee
Manchester Metropolitan University has told student to stay put and avoid social gatherings to tackle the rise in coronavirus cases but in Scotland hundreds walked out despite expulsion threats
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UK schools told not to use anti-capitalist material in teaching
DfE categorises idea as ‘extreme political stance’ equating to endorsing illegal activityThe government has ordered schools not to use resources from organisations which have expressed a desire to end capitalism.Department for Education (DfE) guidance issued on Thursday for school leaders and teachers involved in setting the relationship, sex and health curriculum categorised anti-capitalism as an “extreme political stance” and equated it with opposition to freedom of speech, antisemitism and endorsement of illegal activity. Continue reading...
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Negative interest rates: Bank of England policymaker defends plan
Silvana Tenreyro said evidence from countries that have introduced the policy was “encouraging”.
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I experience both ableism and misogyny too often when I go on dates
<p>I don’t want another romantic interaction where I’m perceived to be weak and in need of saving. I’m busy, strong, and assertive</p>
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Tottenham vs Newcastle live stream: How to watch Premier League fixture online and on TV today
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Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba warning
Manchester United have conceded five goals in their opening pair of Premier League fixtures, with the win over Brighton only earned in stoppage time
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How Victorians saw the plight of the poor through a moral lens
As a huge database of magic lantern stories go online, researchers reveal how they were used to educate, entertain … and deliver social propagandaFans of so-called “poverty porn” television shows, such as Benefits Street, Skint and On Benefits & Proud, could be forgiven for thinking that the genre emerged only recently. But new research reveals that the Victorians got there first.In the late 19th century, working-class audiences were regularly shown slides depicting characters struggling with social deprivation. The slides – originally paintings, later prints or photographs – were displayed on transparent plates that were illuminated using an image projector known as a magic lantern. Continue reading...
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Police issue statement on Wythenshawe 'crossbow and bat' arrests
A number of weapons were also recovered from the scene
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Somerset vs Essex, Bob Willis Trophy final 2020: live updates and score on day five from Lord's
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Exeter reach European Cup final to complete fairy tale rise from junior rugby
"When Toulouse won the first of their four titles 25 years we were not on the same rugby planet as them. It’s been a lot of hard work from a lot of good people"
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Tourism helps wildlife conservation – but we need to be thinking much bigger
<p><strong>Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade:</strong> Ultimately, the future of wildlife depends on prosperous communities that see value in nature and actively seek to protect it because it is essential to their future</p>
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Yūko Takeuchi death: Japanese actor and Ring star dies aged 40
<p>The cause of death is presumed to be suicide, according to reports</p>
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Brits rave in the streets after spilling out of pubs at 10pm
The party continued after the pubs kicked out with large crowds singing and dancing on the streets.
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Brit, 29, who thought ‘coronavirus was bull***t’ says ‘I am paying the price’
Chris Grailey, 29, thought he was 'invincible' but is now breathing with an oxygen mask in hospital after catching the virus on holiday in Spain.
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Pet tortoises are being eaten ALIVE by hungry rats deprived of kitchen scraps during lockdown 
Lockdown has meant the rodents are struggling to find their regular source of food outside Britain's cafes and eateries.
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EU countries must not prioritise national interests over Belarus’s struggle for democracy
<p>The international community must use what leverage they have, whether political or financial, to pressure the Lukashenko government</p>
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Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie expecting first child
<p>Couple met on the set of the HBO series as characters Jon Snow and Ygritte</p>
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Secret campaigns used to pump millions into political advertising during 2019 election, new study finds
<p>Total of 46 different online advertising campaigns were registered during last year’s campaign</p>
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Lewis Capaldi ‘splits from girlfriend Catherine Halliday’ after seven months: ‘No hard feelings’
They were said to be ‘smitten’ over the summer.
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Man United win vs Brighton highlighted biggest transfer problem
Match of the Day pundits Alan Shearer and Micah Richards have been speaking about Manchester United after the 3-2 win at Brighton.
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Regular UK lockdowns could help control Covid, says Sage expert
Strategy of repeated ‘circuit breakers’ would reduce total number of cases, according to leading scientific adviserCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of the government’s scientific advisers has said repeated “mini lockdowns” could be effective as a tool to bring Covid-19 cases under control.The suggestion from Professor John Edmunds, a member of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), comes amid growing evidence the virus’s prevalence is growing among older, more vulnerable people. Continue reading...
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‘It's like an open prison’: the catastrophe of converting office blocks to homes
A policy designed to open up the planning system has left thousands in tiny flats, far from schools and shops. And with more deregulation coming, things will get worse“I can’t work” says Katya. One reason she can’t work is that it takes her 40 minutes to walk to the nearest available school from her housing block in Harlow, Essex, and 40 minutes back, which means that she spends the best part of three hours every day ferrying her young children to and fro. Shops are also a long walk away, apart from a petrol station where you can buy milk and bread for above-average prices. She can’t afford broadband or the devices that access it. “We are really isolated.”Her flat is small – “if you open the door you hit the bed” – freezing in winter, boiling in summer, and prone to mould. Being on the ground floor, she doesn’t dare open her windows at night. There have been drug dealing and knife fights in her block. There is “always shouting and arguing”, she says. “The children are frightened.” Continue reading...
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So an ancient TV set can bring down the mighty broadband? Good | David Mitchell
As one who resists technological change, I think we should defend the telly that took out a Welsh village’s internetThe mystery of the disappearing Welsh broadband has been solved. I don’t know what you’d expect the broadband signal to be like in the isolated village of Aberhosan in Powys. Personally, I’d expect it to be terrible. And it really was terrible. But it seems the villagers didn’t expect that. To them, this was a mystery.My low expectations of data flow to rural areas will doubtless offend some. I apologise: it may be outdated but I mean it nicely. It’s not a slur on the countryside. Not being able to access the internet is a plus as far as I’m concerned. I look back fondly on the afternoon in 2009 on the Isle of Skye that I spent waving a Samsung flip phone around my head in the hope of it coinciding with a big enough blob of reception to get a text to send. I was significantly more likely to catch a flying splat of seagull shit. But the inconvenience makes you feel remote and, for me, that was the point of going there. Nowadays, I could probably get streaming HD. Which sounds like a disease. And maybe it is. Continue reading...
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Trapping the light fantastic: a new-build home that confounds expectations
When a design-conscious couple bought a dark home, they decided to start from scratch to bring sun into every cornerThe planners insisted on a traditional house that sat politely with its neighbours on this tree-lined street in a conservation area of north London. But the design-minded owners of this expansive new-build, Afsaneh and Ebbi Farsian, had more ambitious ideas. They envisaged a modern, open-plan family home basking in natural light. The result? Not a tentative fudge of new and old, but a house that confounds expectations: traditional on the outside, and contemporary inside.The eight-bedroom home, which was designed and built by Finkernagel Ross, an architectural and interior design company, replaced a lacklustre 19th-century building. Continue reading...
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On final day, 2 NL spots and AL Central crown in play
With one day remaining on the regular-season baseball schedule, four teams are still in contention for two available National League playoff spots
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Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan in disputed area
Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan broke out Sunday around the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenian Defense Ministry said two Azerbaijani helicopters were shot down
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'Absolute disgrace!' Fury as huge crowds party on streets after 10pm curfew
POLICE have warned people to obey coronavirus rules after huge crowds gathered in city centres as pubs, bars and restaurants closed at 10pm under new curfew restrictions.
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People who ordered Xbox bundle but missed out told to check direct debits
Scores of Xbox fans have been affected by a payment glitch
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Martin Keown labels Arsenal's latest transfer plan a "massive mystery"
Arsenal have been linked with Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey in recent weeks, but also look set to offload players before the summer transfer window slams shut
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus announces Veep reunion fundraiser: ‘Be part of winning Wisconsin, taking down Trump and electing Joe Biden'
<p>Wisconsin will be a crucial swing state in this year’s election</p>
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