A Deliveroo  document bans the words ‘employees’, replacing it with ‘independent suppliers’. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Students at Washington University were offered a new course last month, entitled Calling Bullshit on the Age of Big Data. For the past couple of deca(...)

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From Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart to Zoe Heller’s modern thriller Notes on a Scandal, the unreliable narrator is a cherished fictional device(...)

All was still on the Montlake Cut, the most famous stretch of rowing water in Seattle, when Vinny Fitzpatrick arrived at dawn on Monday morning. Hi(...)

Revolutionary personalised cancer vaccines tailored to individual patients have produced highly promising results in an early clinical trial.The vacci(...)

Line-dancing in Nashville, Tennessee. Photograph: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

We almost never walk sideways over long distances, preferring to face forward. Researchers at Ohio State University have given this issue a lot of tho(...)

A cat exhibition in Kyrgyzstan last year. Photograph: Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images

Cats have been hanging around with humans for quite a while. Evidence from Cyprus suggests that a human and wildcat were buried together more than 9,0(...)

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