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The internet didn’t fall to pieces at the millennium and it won’t now. drinksmachine

Let’s not panic like it’s 1999 as we clean up after Heartbleed

Take a moment to jump back in your mental time machine to 31 December 1999. It was the biggest New Year’s Eve for a thousand years. The dawn of a new millennium. But as we prepared to party, the world…
Don’t panic, she still likes books too. Todd Morris

Kindle vs books? Children just don’t see it that way

A furious debate has been raging for some years now between adults. Are you a Kindle lover or a devotee of the good, old-fashioned book? As the e-book spreads into children’s publishing, some look in terror…
Look, I know we’re not really talking right now but could I possibly borrow a tenner? ejbSF

Hand out money with my mobile? I think I’m ready

A service is soon to launch in the UK that will enable us to transfer money to other people using just their name and mobile number. Paym is being hailed as a revolution in banking because you can pay…
It is the role of academic researchers to challenge the relationships between government and corporations that allows society to be damaged – such as in the recent Hazlewood mine fire. AAP

Critical scholarship in a hostile climate: academics and the public

Corporations are involved in every area of our lives. In our education, health, welfare and criminal justice systems, they are ever-present. So obvious is this “fact” of life that it is often only in moments…
Don’t break your heart over this issue but stay secure. Optx

Explainer: should you change your password after Heartbleed?

If you’re struggling to understand the deluge of information about the Heartbleed vulnerability, you’re not alone. Some reports tell us to change all our online passwords immediately, others warn us that…
Australia’s Ocean Shield has picked up a signal that may be a black box. EPA/LSIS Bradley Darvill/Navy Imagery

How to turn three pings into results in the hunt for MH370

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has once again intensified now that search planes and ships may have detected a signal from its black box. Black boxes generally only continue…
Russia’s economy is more rusty than people realise. Johan Viirok

Crimea exposes Russia’s neglected economic base

No amount of international sanctions will reverse Russia’s takeover of Crimea. But unless Vladimir Putin can now extend his influence over eastern Ukraine, the incomplete triumph could undermine him. If…
A room in Beijing reserved for relatives of those on MH370. Ng Han Guan/AP

Flight MH370 confirmed lost: experts respond

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has confirmed that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, with no survivors. In a press conference, Razak said new information proved…
Malaysia Airlines’ comms strategy should be grounded. Andy Mitchell

Government links complicate Malaysia Airlines’ crisis response

Even as we learn more about the disappearance of flight MH370, there is still a huge amount to find out about what went wrong. There is no evidence to suggest that the cause of the airplane’s disappearance…
Christ and the Centurion, Paolo Veronese, c. 1570. © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado (P00492)

First major exhibition of Veronese in the UK dazzles

A review of the National Gallery’s latest exhibition, Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice can be short. Why? There’s no umming and ahhing here, it simply must be seen. This is the first ever exhibition…
Few of us understand what happens when the doors are closed for take off. EPA/Mak Remissa

If MH370 was sabotage, look to the organisation for answers

As authorities rush to a remote corner of the southern Indian Ocean to identify wreckage that could be part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, speculation remains as to whether its disappearance…
This man came into school today and kept going on about hard work. Oli Scarff/PA

Osborne set to leave an awkward debt parcel for his successor

George Osborne’s impromptu child-minding of shadow chancellor Ed Balls during pre-budget interviews summed up his task in the last full year before the election as effectively as Wednesday’s budget speech…

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