Publication date 17 October 2019 | 20:29 | ICT
Every week, devotees of Modern Love, a Sunday column in the New York Times, read all kinds of love stories – heartwarming, heartbreaking, inspiring, infuriating.
Publication date 17 October 2019 | 20:27 | ICT
IN 1793, the Conciergerie palace-turned-prison in Paris slammed the gate behind its most famous inmate, the hated queen Marie-Antoinette, as she was led to the guillotine.
Publication date 16 October 2019 | 21:09 | ICT
On the streets, in parks and garages, seven Cuban youngsters spent seven months practising K-pop moves to secure a spot on their dream stage: an appearance in South Korea to imitate their idols.
Publication date 16 October 2019 | 21:07 | ICT
It takes a brave director to make a comedy about a 10-year-old Nazi and his imaginary friend Hitler – and an even bolder one to play the moustache-and-swastika-clad dictator himself.
Publication date 16 October 2019 | 21:04 | ICT
The sign greeting visitors at the entrance of Igbo-Ora in southwest Nigeria welcomes people to a place unlike anywhere on the planet: “TWINS CAPITAL OF THE WORLD”.
Publication date 16 October 2019 | 21:01 | ICT
Television superstar RuPaul Charles gave his millions of fans a little piece of friendly advice on Monday – don’t stop him in the street for a selfie.
Publication date 15 October 2019 | 21:26 | ICT
When he first arrived in 2014, Japanese-American entrepreneur Kai Kuramoto heard tourists say that Cambodia is a beautiful country, but they were frustrated by the rubbish littering the streets.
Publication date 15 October 2019 | 21:23 | ICT
Daisy Tam Dic-sze, an academic in Hong Kong, decided to develop a crowdsourcing application last year to help solve one of the city’s biggest problems – food waste.
Publication date 15 October 2019 | 21:19 | ICT
Designers of machine translation tools still mostly rely on dictionaries to make a foreign language understandable. But now there is a new way: numbers.
Publication date 15 October 2019 | 21:18 | ICT
On October 29, 1969, professor Leonard Kleinrock and a team at the University of California at Los Angeles got a computer to “talk” to a machine in what is now known as Silicon Valley.