Christopher Marlowe credited as one of Shakespeare’s co-writers

Dramatists to appear jointly on title pages of Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three in the New Oxford Shakespeare after analysis by team of 23 academics The long-held suggestion that Christopher Marlowe was William Shakespeare is now widely dismissed, along with other authorship theories. But Marlowe is enjoying the next best thing taking centre […]

Stephen Hawking: AI will be ‘either best or worst thing’ for humanity

Professor praises creation of Cambridge University institute to study future of artificial intelligence Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that the creation of powerful artificial intelligence will be either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity, and praised the creation of an academic institute dedicated to researching the future of intelligence as […]

2016 wildlife photographer of the year – winners in pictures

American photographer Tim Laman was named winner of the prestigious annual competition for his image Entwined Lives, showing a critically endangered Bornean orangutan in the Indonesian rainforest Read more:

Ontario seeks to put a cap on water bottle industry with two-year ban

Officials say moratorium would give province time to better understand state of groundwater supplies amid climate change threat and increasing population The Ontario government has proposed a two-year moratorium on the creation or expansion of bottled water operations fed by groundwater in the Canadian province, in a bid to strike a balance between a burgeoning […]

Hunted to the brink, but Africas reviled vultures are vital in fight against disease

Wildlife photojournalist of the year exposes the plight of the endangered scavenger Vultures are rarely viewed as the poster boys and girls of the natural world. They have repulsive eating habits and are strikingly ugly. Nevertheless, they play a critical role in maintaining the ecological health of many parts of the world. Vultures consume animal […]

Jean Alexander obituary

Actor who found place in hearts of millions as Coronation Streets Hilda Ogden Hilda Ogden was Weatherfields answer to Carmen Miranda. While Miranda wore fruit in her hair, Hilda favoured curlers and headscarf, as if her hairdo were permanently in preparation for a glamorous invitation that never came. And when she warbled in a reedy, […]