Get away at home If you want a little pre-Christmas detox, the Cliff House Hotel (thecliffhousehotel.com) in Ardmore, Co Waterford is runnin(...)

A visitor plays the ‘Nosgoth’ video game at the Gamescom 2014 fair in Cologne yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Ina Fassbender

The world’s largest video game fair is set to draw a record attendance this week as visitors seek out titles for new consoles from Microsoft and So(...)

George Soros:  “To others, being wrong is a source of shame; to me, recognising my mistakes is a source of pride. Once we realise that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.” Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/ AFP/Getty Images)

George Soros is 84 today. His career is remarkable both for its longevity and its returns – his Quantum fund has generated $39.6 billion in profits ov(...)

No one buys a lottery ticket to trade it. You cannot sensibly value an asset at £2, or £1.20, when you are certain that on Sunday its value will be quite different. Photograph: Getty

You have spent £2 or €3 on a lottery ticket. On Saturday evening you may be a millionaire. Or, more likely, not. But in the meantime, the auditors arr(...)

 Gamers play Nintendo’s new game Splatoon at  E3  in Los Angeles, California. Photographh: Michael Nelson/EPA 3:08

When the dust settles and the spoils are counted, who will emerge as the victor from this year’s E3? Last year, things were a lot more clear cut. Sony(...)

Scientists are now closer to definitively proving Einstein wrong in his early disbelief in the notion of entanglement, in which particles separated by light-years can still appear to remain connected.

Star Trek-style “beaming up” of people through space could become a reality sometime in the far future, the leader of a landmark teleportation experim(...)

In 2008, the gun that was used to kill John F Kennedy’s assassin was auctioned off as part of “a pop culture collection”. Other items included the (...)

Thousands of staff across dozens of London’s financial firms will be put through a “war game” scenario today to test how well they can handle a major cyber attack. Photograph: Jonathan Player/The New York Times.

Thousands of staff across dozens of London’s financial firms will be put through a “war game” scenario today to test how well they can handle a major (...)

It’s been happening for so long now that we have come to expect it: each year, computing and other electronic devices shrink in size and drop in price(...)

A class of his own: Michael Lynn at the Britanic school in Brazil, where he was teaching until his arrest last week
Michael Lynn’s second life

‘The World Awaits.’ For Michael Lynn the slogan draped across the facade of the Britanic language school must have sounded more like a taunt than a pr(...)