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 Bill Gates at Trump Tower in New York. It  was during a  meeting between Gates and Trump in March of 2018 that the billionaire  claims he changed the president’s opinion on vaccinations.   Photograph:  Getty Images

How did Bill Gates manage to sway Donald Trump towards a pro-vaccination stance? By being there. There is a site where people share their favourite (...)

Scammers use the likes of LinkedIn to find out who the chief executives and senior financial staff are in companies. Then they send bogus emails purporting to be from bosses to employees instructing them to transfer money into certain bank accounts

Not long ago almost all the fraudsters who tried to part us from our money were spectacularly stupid. They would send us barely literate emails tellin(...)

Michael Jackson sings at a concert on November 8th, 1988, in California, the US. File photograph: Jean-Marc Giboux/Liaison/Getty Images

The estates of the top 10 highest-earning dead celebrities pulled in revenue of nearly €250 million in total over the last year, according to an analy(...)

Maia Dunphy: You can never fully prepare for the early days and weeks with a new baby. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The danger in writing a book for women who happen to be mums is that people might ask “who is she to pen a book on parenthood?”. Am I a doctor? No (we(...)

Egging each other on: Edison and Molly  in “Molly Monster”

Spring break, as US director Harmony Korine has outlined, may translate into mayhem and ski-masks for many. However, for your average film critic, it (...)

Larry Sanders casts a vote for his younger brother Senator Bernie Sanders during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

There were tears around the convention arena on Tuesday night when Hillary Clinton became the first female presidential nominee of a major party, but (...)

Can children’s storybooks sow the seeds of a lifetime’s love of gardening, while helping to shape a sense of environmental responsibility? Like many o(...)

In a time when DVDs are more likely to be gathering dust in your living room than being used, there’s one subgenre of discs that often survives a cul(...)

US senator Ted Cruz  with his wife Heidi Nelson Cruz and children at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, on Monday, after announcing his intention to run for president. Cruz’s wacko status is precisely  his appeal.  Photograph: Jay Paul/Bloomberg

Liberals, political reporters and people who revel in the general recurrent ridiculousness of American politics could not hide their delight in the ir(...)

Albert Einstein:  “It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.”

‘Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” This quote is often attributed to Albert Einstein although there is some doubt that(...)

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