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William Gilbert: his idea of the Earth as magnetic was widely accepted in scientific circles and had a great influence on navigation in particular

You may not be aware but the North Pole is moving. Scientists recently announced that the pole appears to be migrating faster, at about 40km-50km per (...)

Ben Johnson. Warren Oates, William Holden, and  Ernest Borgnine in The Wild Bunch. Photograph:  Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Present day audiences remember Sam Peckinpah’s western The Wild Bunch for its blood, but no less shocking is the film’s moral carnage. Two orgies of b(...)

Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara, California

Intel has revealed a vulnerability in its chips that could lead them to leak data to attackers, underlining the risks from a new flaw in modern chip d(...)

Banbridge’s Jamie Wright in action for Ireland in 2007. The player scored twice for Banbridge in their 6-1 win over Pembroke. Photograph: Inpho

Waterford completed their fairytale rise from the brink of extinction to win their first national cup title since 1922 when they beat NICS 3-1 in the (...)

Sergio Agüero  celebrates after scoring a penalty for Manchester City  during the Premier League match against West Ham at the Etihad stadium. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester City 1 West Ham 0 As a measure of what an unexpectedly difficult night this was for Manchester City, it was the first time all season they(...)

Usada,  still chasing a follow-up to their 2012  effort with Lance Armstrong, have snapped on the rubber gloves for real this time and set about cleaning up the cesspool of nonagenarian doping in sport. Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

“January 4th 2019: Usada announced today that Carl Grove, of Bristol, Indiana, an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a public warning for h(...)

Ray Houghton  heads the Republic of Ireland winner past England’s Peter Shilton during the European Championship at Stuttgart, June 12th 1988. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

January 11th: SDLP leader John Hume and Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams hold the first in a series of secretive meetings in Belfast. January 17th: Au(...)

Newtown School 1 Banbridge Academy 0 Newtown School produced probably the biggest shock in the All-Ireland Schoolboys Championship’s 36-year history (...)

Macs and iOS devices are vulnerable to Spectre attacks through code that can run in web browsers. Apple said it would issue a patch to its Safari web browser for those devices “in the coming days.”

Apple will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it has said, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws(...)

 Ben Johnson   prior to the start of the men’s 100m Final at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph:  Tony Duffy/Allsport

So the dirtiest race in history just keeps getting dirtier, at least if Ben Johnson is to be believed. Which is not easy, when the truth about that in(...)

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