High hopes: millennials with an engineering degree may think they will be on a major project straight away. Photograph: Thinkstock

They are the last of the “millennials”, the generation born between the late 1970s and mid-1990s. They emerge from college with expectation, ho(...)

Millennial compass point:   Lady Gaga. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Hear the word “millennial”, and plenty of images spring to mind. There’s Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, in his hoodie, earning his first billion by the a(...)

Matt Jacobson, one of Facebook’s first employees and now its head of market research, on the roof of his home in Manhattan Beach, California. Photograph: Elizabeth Lippman/The New York Times

In 2005, Matt Jacobson was 44 and looking for a new job after leaving Quiksilver, the surf brand. A friend suggested that he meet with an unknown star(...)

Sir Elton John’s publicist said he and Russian president Vladimir Putin had been in contact, but a spokesman for Mr Putin later denied a conversation had taken place. File photograph: PA Wire 1:44

Elton John said he would attend a gay pride parade in Moscow during a hoax call with a man he believed to be Vladimir Putin. The singer said it was an(...)

The Kremlin has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin was in contact with pop singer Elton John. Photograph: Getty

It was a story that seemed almost too good to be true. Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, celebrated for his macho bravura, and pop star Elton John, (...)

Elton John has revealed he has spoken to Vladimir Putin, after requesting a meeting to discuss Russia’s anti-gay environment. Photograph: Getty

Elton John has revealed he has spoken to Vladimir Putin, after requesting a meeting to discuss Russia’s anti-gay environment. The Rocket Man singer, 6(...)

Sir Elton John meets Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko in Kiev. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Sir Elton John has said he wants to hold talks with Vladimir Putin over what he called the Russian president’s “ridiculous” stance on gay rights. (...)

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Family affair: David, Brooklyn and Victoria Beckham

The queen of England. Those padlocks clogging the railings of a Parisian bridge with love. Himself. A dog. A girl. Himself. A stormtrooper painted (...)

Google’s self-driving car in Mountain View, California. Google’s driverless car has been involved in some minor crashes because it observes traffic laws to the letter, and people don’t. Photograph: Gordon de los Santos/Google via the New York Times

Google, a leader in efforts to create driverless cars, has run into an odd safety conundrum: humans. Last month, as one of Google’s self-driving cars (...)