There is evidence that exposing infants to a wide range of tastes at an early stage will lead to healthier eating later in life. Photograph: Thinkstock

‘Is this one of the worst wrong turns in the history of parenting advice?” was the rather dramatic introductory sentence in a New Scientist article la(...)

The whiff of weed is spreading across the globe as more countries decriminalise the possession of small quantities of cannabis. The Netherlands has(...)

A Democratic Party supporter in Louisville takes down a sign supporting Jack Conway, the defeated candidate in the Kentucky governorship election. Photograph: Philip Scott Andrew/The New York Times

A California state politician, a Democrat from the San Francisco Bay area, wants a Bill passed that would allow people to take selfies while castin(...)

Emma McIlroy: “Building a start-up is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

Emma McIlroy has never been averse to challenge. The Northern Irish native and CEO of Wildfang, a clothing and lifestyle brand based in Oregon, is a f(...)

Buddie, the mascot for a pro-marijuana legalization group, ResponsibleOhio, poses for a photo outside the group’s field office in Columbus, Ohio on Friday. Voters have soundly rejected  a measure that would have made it the first US Midwestern state to legalise the recreational use of marijuana, local media projections said. Photograph: Andrew Spear/The New York Times

Ohio voters soundly rejected on Tuesday a measure that would have made it the first US Midwestern state to legalise the recreational use of marijuana,(...)

In Colorado, tax revenue from marijuana is ring-fenced for the upgrade of schools run down as a result of spending cuts.  Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Watching Bob Dylan at Slane, I found clinching evidence of the factual basis of the first line in Lenny Bruce’s autobiography, How To Talk Dirty And I(...)

Forensic experts examine the tank which exploded at a public firing range in Oregon.  Screengrab: Youtube

Two people have died in an explosion inside a Second World War-era tank at a firing range in Oregon. Police say the explosion occurred on Tuesday aft(...)

It was raining as we drove into town, a cloud of mist hanging heavy over the mountains. GPS was spotty, but I was sure we would find the hotel with(...)

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson: Rupert Murdoch tweeted: ‘What about a real black president who can properly address the racial divide?’ Photograph: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has apologised for remarks made in support of Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, saying he didn’t mean to cause (...)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary  Clinton  appears to be behaving like she might have something to lose in her race to win the Democratic nomination. Photograph: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Hillary Clinton is approaching her presidential campaign with a new abandon. She is showing a more human side by lampooning Republicans on comedy TV a(...)