News archive from 12 May 2013, page 4

What corporate giants might be laid low by the 3D printer's gun?

What corporate giants might be laid low by the 3D printer's gun?

Defense Distributed's Cody Wilson fires a gun made by a 3D printer in Austin, Texas. Photograph: BBC The news that a few jokers in Texas sailing under the flag of "Defense Distributed" have succeeded in creating a working handgun using 3D...

 
Gemma Arterton: 'Our house was a bit Ab Fab at times'

Gemma Arterton: 'Our house was a bit Ab Fab at times'

Gemma Arterton: ‘I see things all the time in the film industry that are not great for women in terms of equality. But it is changing.’ Photograph: Linda Brownlee/Contour The first time we see Gemma Arterton in her new film, Byzantium, she is biting...

 
Minds traumatised by disaster heal themselves without therapy

Minds traumatised by disaster heal themselves without therapy

An Indian woman mourns the death of a relative killed in the Boxing Day 2004 tsunami. Photograph: Arko Datta/REUTERS One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded hit on Boxing Day 2004. The resulting tsunami devastated huge swaths of the Indian Ocean...

 
David Cameron's head of strategy sues Australian minister for libel

David Cameron's head of strategy sues Australian minister for libel

Lynton Crosby the 17th Cartoon Art Trust Awards at the Mall Galleries, London. Photograph: David Hartley/David Hartley / Rex Features The prime minister's head of strategy, Lynton Crosby, is "heading down the path of a famous defamation...

 
Charles Correa: India's greatest architect

Charles Correa: India's greatest architect

Charles Correa: 'India's cities are among the greatest things we have.' Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/Getty Images The "tube house" in Ahmedabad is a model of contemporary sustainable design. It is shaped such that cool air is naturally drawn...

 
Climate change 'will make hundreds of millions homeless'

Climate change 'will make hundreds of millions homeless'

Climate change is amplifying risks from drought, floods, storm and rising seas. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP It is increasingly likely that hundreds of millions of people will be displaced from their homelands in the near future as a result of global...

 

Economic malpractice: time for a moral crusade against tax scams

Africa is on the crest of a global commodities boom. Mozambique and Tanzania are emerging as major exporters of natural gas; Guinea and Sierra Leone have iron ore; while in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, cobalt mining is booming. Strong demand...

 

Village at the End of the World – review

Link to video: Village At The End Of The World Perhaps best known for her screen version of Monica Ali's novel Brick Lane, British film-maker Sarah Gavron's Anglo-Danish documentary turns a warm eye on four seasons, most of them inhospitably cold, in...

 

Vehicle 19 – review

Reading on mobile? See the trailer here Vehicle 19 Production year: 2013 Countries: South Africa, USA Cert (UK): 12A Runtime: 85 mins Directors: Mukunda Michael Dewil, Mukunda Michael Dweil Cast: Gys de Villiers, Naima McLean, Paul Walker More on this...

 

Ian McMillan: Indulging in the collecting evolution

My wife and I were on holiday years ago in a little bed-and-breakfast place somewhere in Scotland; at the next table to ours in the breakfast room was a family with a boy who could be described as "precocious" or "forward" or, less...

 
How to spot a murderer's brain

How to spot a murderer's brain

Scans of a normal brain, left, beside that of murderer Antonio Bustamante, who was spared the death penalty after a jury was shown these pictures. Photograph: Public domain In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved...

 
20 ways to keep your internet identity safe from hackers

20 ways to keep your internet identity safe from hackers

Cybercrime costs Britain £27 billion a year: don't make it easy for the fraudsters. We're high up in the Gherkin in the City of London and Garry Sidaway, director of security strategy at Integralis, a firm which advises government agencies,...

 
New to nature No 103: Tinkerbella nana

New to nature No 103: Tinkerbella nana

Clap if you believe: Tinkerbella nana fairyfly. Photograph: Dr John T Huber The family Mymaridae includes more than 1,400 species of diminutive insects called fairyflies. They are not flies at all, but tiny wasps that deposit their eggs inside the...

 

From the Observer archive, 15 May 1983: the jangling return of Liberace – and his old chestnuts

Sequins sparkled, electric bulbs on the candelabra twinkled like ships at night; spotlights made the orchestra blush red for de Falla, blue for Debussy; and a BBC TV camera darted forward for close-ups of the world's most lucrative fingers. Liberace...

 
Psychiatrists under fire in mental health battle

Psychiatrists under fire in mental health battle

British psychologists are to say that current psychiatric diagnoses such as bipolar disorder are useless. Photograph: Justin Paget/Fuse/Getty There is no scientific evidence that psychiatric diagnoses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are...

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