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Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a maths jammer?

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a maths jammer?

Hello guzzlers, Today we’re jammin’. Maths jammin’. Our MC is Colin Wright, organiser of the annual MathsJam conference. (More on this wonderful event below.) One of Colin’s interests is other puzzles. That is, other versions of classic puzzles. You...

today, 09:06 in Science &Technology
 
'Welcome to 2018': NRL praised for response to State of Origin kiss

'Welcome to 2018': NRL praised for response to State of Origin kiss

The NRL has been widely praised for its response to comments posted below a photo it shared of opponents – and partners – Vanessa Foliaki and Karina Brown sharing a kiss after their State of Origin game on Friday night. Brown is the captain of the...

today, 08:36 in Sport
 
Israel Folau to face disciplinary World Rugby hearing

Israel Folau to face disciplinary World Rugby hearing

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau will face a hearing in front of World Rugby officials after receiving a warning over a second incident separate to his yellow-card offence in Australia’s series-deciding loss to Ireland in Sydney. Folau was sin-binned...

today, 08:36 in Sport
 
Group stage XI: Ronaldo? No question. The team of the World Cup so far

Group stage XI: Ronaldo? No question. The team of the World Cup so far

Alireza Beiranvand, Iran goalkeeper Standing at 1.93 metres (6ft 4in) Beiranvand commands his box well while showing the reflexes and strong hands to make improbable saves, such as the one that denied Hakim Ziyech against Morocco or the double-stop...

today, 08:23 in Sport
 
World Cup’s lack of goals is down to issues that stretch back decades

World Cup’s lack of goals is down to issues that stretch back decades

It did not take long – it never does – for all the pre‑tournament hype to sink into grumbling that this is the worst World Cup ever. The pattern repeats, sooner or later, at every major tournament. Perhaps it is simply the surfeit of football – it’s...

today, 08:23 in Sport
 
Ronaldo, Rostov and @Lord_Sugar: World Cup 2018 diary, week two

Ronaldo, Rostov and @Lord_Sugar: World Cup 2018 diary, week two

Man of the week Cristiano Ronaldo – setting a European goals record; eyeing a new pay deal to offset his €18.8m tax fraud fine; having Madeira Airport “quietly remove and replace” 2017’s “wonky” bronze bust; and debuting a new CR7 goatee: “It brought...

today, 08:23 in Sport
 
Bavarian border bridge is key to Merkel’s fight for survival

Bavarian border bridge is key to Merkel’s fight for survival

On the A8 motorway between Salzburg and Munich, a policeman signals to a black BMW with Bulgarian number plates to pull over, and the driver parks and opens the boot. Five police officers, one armed with an assault rifle, ask him to remove its...

today, 08:16 in World News
 
'All I hear is my daughter, crying': Salvadoran father yearns to see his child again

'All I hear is my daughter, crying': Salvadoran father yearns to see his child again

“Papa, when are you getting me out of here?” asks the small voice on the telephone. Arnovis Guidos Portillo holds his mobile phone away from his face as he struggles to hold back tears, but his six-year old daughter, Meybelin, can still be heard on...

today, 08:16 in World News
 
Architectural Association awaits its ‘Spanish tornado’

Architectural Association awaits its ‘Spanish tornado’

The Architectural Association is an architecture school like no other. It is a hothouse, beneath its sober Georgian facade in London, a laboratory, finishing school, club and catwalk wherein genius and absurdity are nurtured, a never-ending carnival...

today, 08:11 in Art & Culture
 
Billie Jean King still bearing arms in tennis battle of the sexes

Billie Jean King still bearing arms in tennis battle of the sexes

Billie Jean King remembers it well. It was 5 July 1968. The American had just won her third straight Wimbledon title, her second grand slam title of that year and her fifth overall at the time. But this one meant that little bit more, the first...

today, 08:05 in Sport
 

Amazon a 'dangerous' force, says Ottakar's founder

The founder of the Ottakar's book chain has described Amazon as a "dangerous" force that is damaging the high street book trade and threatens to undermine publishers' ability to nurture new talent. "If you are concerned about the sort...

today, 07:52 in Business
 
From El Salvador to the US: handcuffed at the border, separated for months

From El Salvador to the US: handcuffed at the border, separated for months

Luis was 13 when he and his mother waded across the Rio Grande in October 2017 and turned themselves over to border patrol near El Paso, Texas. They were fleeing murderous gang violence in El Salvador in hope of reuniting with Luis’s older brother,...

today, 07:19 in World News
 
Whistleblower suing Ernst & Young over gold dealings with Dubai firm

Whistleblower suing Ernst & Young over gold dealings with Dubai firm

UK consultancy giant Ernst & Young has been accused of “unlawful, unprofessional and unethical” conduct over its relationship with a Dubai firm that was allegedly involved in money laundering and buying gold from conflict zones. The claims are...

today, 07:10 in Business
 
Genetically modified animals

Genetically modified animals

Pigs Last week, scientists from the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute announced they had deleted the section of DNA that leaves pigs vulnerable to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, which is estimated to cost European farmers...

today, 07:09 in Science &Technology
 
England rally to beat New Zealand and hail Denver fixture as a success

England rally to beat New Zealand and hail Denver fixture as a success

England fought back from 12-0 down to beat New Zealand 36-18 in their groundbreaking Test match in Denver, Colorado. An encouraging crowd of 19,320 at Mile High Stadium witnessed an impressive fightback from Wayne Bennett’s men, who looked way off the...

today, 07:07 in Sport
 


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