National Assembly deputy Hervé Berville was born a Rwandan Tutsi and was four years old when French soldiers took him from an orphanage in Kigali, leading to adoption by his French family. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

There is much that is typically Breton about Hervé Berville: his first name, the fact he learned to play the accordion as a child. His grandfather (97(...)

‘As far as I can tell, people are in more of a muddle than ever over what constitutes acceptable office behaviour.’ Photograph: iStock

The other day I found myself in a group training session for the Financial Times’s new online telephone system where there was an embarrassing moment (...)

Gatorade has  created a patch that it claims will let you know you’re dehydrated by simply looking at it.

Someday soon, perhaps within a year, you’ll be able to slap a soft, stretchy patch on to your arm that tells you if you’re dehydrated. Or that your el(...)

Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey has announced he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination to challenge US president Donald Trump in 202(...)

Just in time to befuddle people who received genetic testing kits at Christmas, a new study finds that if you tell people that they have a genetic pre(...)

In the pipeline: Volvo’s 360c “bed on wheels”  is still a concept at this point

It’s not all robot delivery dogs, self-driving cars that let you snooze, or digital assistants that can tell you need to talk about your day. Although(...)

UK Prime Minister Theresa May standing at the dispatch box last week. The House of Commons will vote on her Brexit withdrawal agreement on Tuesday.  Photograph: Mark Duffy/AFP/Getty Images

Monday Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Nov), new vehicle licences (Nov); UK construction orders (Q3), manufacturing and industrial production (Oc(...)

Jim Mattis: described by  Donald Trump as ‘sort of a Democrat’. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US defence secretary Jim Mattis said president Donald Trump has reassured him of his full support after the Republican president described his Pentago(...)

  US senator Elizabeth Warren   addresses a town hall meeting in Roxbury, Massachusetts, on Saturday.  Photograph:  Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images

Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday released a DNA test showing “strong evidence” of her Native American heritage, fuelling expectation t(...)

Katie Ledecky of the United States leads the field in the  800m freestyle final at the  2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

There is a photograph from the 2016 Olympics that captures the true extent of Katie Ledecky’s superiority over her competition. As the 19-year-old is (...)

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