Demand to close ‘greedy’ shops on Boxing Day
December is here, which means one thing: buying stuff! So say many of those who are planning their Christmas shopping, followed by Boxing Day sales. But what if the shops closed on the 26th?
Britain to ‘strike back’ against cyber attack
Imagine a world where your kettle, fridge and webcam can all be hacked into by strangers. No need, says the government: it’s already here. How much should we worry about cybercrime?
Leap in the dark: Europe puts its clocks back
Millions spent an extra hour in bed after the clocks changed on Sunday. But 100 years after British Summer Time was invented, more and more people are saying we should get rid of it.
May Day sparks talk of less work, more play
All over the world, May 1st is associated with fun, holidays and the right to take a break from work. Now experts are saying that more time off would make the world a better place.
Hawking and the $100m mission to the stars
An amazing team of billionaires and scientists have announced a mind-blowing new space project. Using nanotechnology and lasers, they could reach Earth’s nearest star in a generation.
2015 will be the world’s hottest year so far
Scientists have warned that in 2015 the world could see the highest average temperature for a year as a whole ever recorded. Something must be done about climate change, they say. But what?