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Versions of Han Solo’s blaster exist – and they’re way more powerful than real lightsabers would be

Versions of Han Solo’s blaster exist – and they’re way more powerful than real lightsabers would be

Martin Archer, Queen Mary University of London People who think physics is boring couldn’t be more wrong. It can explain everything from spooky interactions on the tiny scale of atoms and particles to how the entire universe behaves. As if that wasn’t enough, it can also be used to assess how realistic futuristic technology in […]

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iPhone users offered £54 refund for slow iPhones

iPhone users offered £54 refund for slow iPhones

Apple has announced a refund for some customers who bought replacement batteries for iPhones to improve their device’s performance. Last year, Apple admitted that it had slowed down the processor speeds on some older iPhone models, in an attempt to protect the health of the phone’s battery. The tech giant said that purchasing a new battery […]

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100 of the funniest short jokes that will have you laughing in seconds

100 of the funniest short jokes that will have you laughing in seconds

Sometimes you just want to make somebody laugh. Whether it’s the swift one-liners of Tim Vine or Milton Jones, or a more traditionally structured joke, these quick-fire quips will have your friends rolling around on the floor. Here are 100 guaranteed to get a quick laugh: What’s the best thing about Switzerland? I don’t know, […]

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Warning over rise in fake TSB text messages and phishing emails

People are being warned of a spate of fake text messages and phishing emails claiming to come from the TSB. Action Fraud – the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime – reports that there have been 321 phishing reports made to them – an increase on the previous month where just 30 reports were received. The increase […]

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Florence and the Machine announce UK tour

Florence and the Machine announce UK tour

Florence and the Machine have revealed tour dates for a spectacular tour of UK arenas. Florence Welch and company set off on tour in November performing at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, before performing a further six dates, culminating in a performance at the Cardiff Motorpoint arena. Tickets for the seven gigs go on […]

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YouTube sensation Korean Billy helps create UK guide to help international students feel at home

YouTube sensation Korean Billy helps create UK guide to help international students feel at home

Internet sensation Korean Billy, known for his popular British dialect videos, and the UK’s largest student accommodation provider have partnered to create a ‘UK guide’, to help international students feel more at home. The video guide, which you can watch below, includes British quirks, sayings, landmarks and traditional cuisine. The UK’s largest purpose-built student accommodation […]

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Revealed: the UK’s most family-friendly cities

Revealed: the UK’s most family-friendly cities

Bath has been named as the best UK city to raise a family – knocking Newcastle off the top slot. However,  London’s higher crime rate, competition for school places and the nation’s highest house prices of has seen the capital remain at the bottom of the pile. The list of the best places for families […]

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Morgan Freeman issues statement following sexual harassment allegations

Hollywood star Morgan Freeman has apologised to “anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected” after he faced accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour last night. The Oscar-winning actor, 80, was accused of repeatedly behaving in ways that made women feel uncomfortable on film sets and at his production company Revelations Entertainment, in an investigation by […]

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Spies Wanted: Britain’s espionage agency MI6 looks for new recruits

By Russell Jackson MI6 is seeking to cast off its macho James Bond image in an attempt to bring more women and ethic minority recruits into the Secret Intelligence Service. While Britain’s most famous fictional spy may be renowned for his high speed driving and his handiness with a Walther PPK, the agency’s first television […]

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Former science boss who helped invent Viagra can’t get a job in a supermarket

Former science boss who helped invent Viagra can’t get a job in a supermarket

A former science chief credited with being one of the inventors of Viagra says he feels discriminated against because nobody in his home town will give him a job. Frank Burslem may have helped develop one of the most famous drugs in the world, but says finding employment in Worksop, in the East Midlands, is […]

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