Clive James – recognised by a Japanese tourist – in Cambridge in 1990. Photograph: Richard Baker/In Pictures/Getty

Clive Vivian Leopold James Born: October 7th, 1939 Died: November 24th, 2019 The writer and broadcaster Clive James, who has died aged 80, once wrote(...)

Clive James in Dublin promoting his autobiography Clive James – Always Unreliable in 2001. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Clive James, who has died at the age of 80, was one of his era’s great polymaths. (His near-contemporary Jonathan Miller, whose death was announced on(...)

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Qantas pilot, Captain Sean Golding (left) exit the plane after arriving in Sydney. Photograph: Qantas/AFP/Getty Images.

Australian airline Qantas has completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney. It was used to carry out a series of tests to a(...)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: A general view of the round eight NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium on April 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Australian rugby league legend Peter Sterling says he will donate his brain to science following the discovery of a disease linked to repeated concuss(...)

Twin peaks: initial study results, presented recently at an American Society for Nutrition conference, have documented variations in how participants processed fats and carbohydrates, even among identical twins

A decade ago, spurred by the success of the Human Genome Project and the affordability of genetic sequencing, scientists began to explore the promise (...)

Even domestic tasks such as housework   can count towards to your daily activity. Photograph: iStock

1) Break it down Current guidelines recommend adults clock up at least 30 minutes a day of moderate activity on five days a week (or 150 minutes a we(...)

Meth was sent across the  border into China or handed off at sea to criminal organisations like Chinese triads or the Japanese yakuza. Photograph: Kim Won Jin/AFP/Getty Images

Like many across east Asia, North Koreans have been exchanging presents this month to celebrate the lunar new year. But rather than tea, sweets or clo(...)

 Gael Monfils: said he had suffered  a “small heat-stroke” for 40 minutes during his   match against Djokovic at last year’s Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Dean Lewons/EPA

Men competing in singles games at the Australian Open will get 10-minute breaks if the forthcoming Grand Slam’s notorious heat reaches hazardous level(...)

Sleep apnoea and snoring were once thought to be “disorders of middle-aged men”, but  latest research suggests snoring affects half of adult men, while sleep apnoea affects a quarter. Photograph: iStock

Sleeping disorders such as sleep apnoea and snoring are rising dramatically in line with an obesity epidemic globally, according to a world-leading sl(...)

Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (second left) answers a question from the opposition in parliament as minister for home affairs Peter Dutton (right) listens  in Canberra on Monday. Photograph: Sean Davey/AFP/Getty Images

Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister, has shelved his government’s flagship energy policy, threatened to break up power companies and dumped n(...)

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