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The best doping excuse ever?
Fatima Yvelain is a regional level distance runner in France. I suspect you had not heard of her until know but she now enters history with surely one of the best ever excuses for doping.
Women's judo: it's disturbing to watch these girls beat each other up - Telegraph Blogs
Watching Gemma Gibbons gaining Britain's first judo medal in 12 years, I found myself wondering: is women fighting each other violently a perfectly wholesome spectator sport? This wasn't a bit of pretend wrestling. Gemma and her American opponent, Kayla Harrison, were properly grappling with each other, throwing each other with full force onto the mat.
New Statesman - Julian Assange is not leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy any time soon
The erstwhile wikileaker delivered a statement pushing his case not to face allegations of rape in Sweden. Julian Assange just trolled the world's media. After announcing that he would be making a statement on the steps of the Ecuadorian embassy, where he has been in self-imposed confinement for the last two weeks, speculation began to mount as to whether he would be leaving the embassy for good.
Kosmograd: Olympics Brand Exclusion Zone
In graphic design, an 'exclusion zone' is an area around a logo which must be left clear. Corporate brand and logo usage guidelines demonstrate the proportion of vertical and horizontal space around a logo into which no other element can intrude. In urban design, exclusion zones are becoming commonplace in relation to sponsorship of sporting events.
Want to become an internet billionaire? Move to Africa (Wired UK)
I write The Digital Life, a monthly tech column in our sister CondéNast magazine, GQ. This is my column from last month's issue (dated April). To subscribe to GQ, click here. If you want to become extremely wealthy over the next five years, and you have a basic grasp of technology, here's a no-brainer: move to Africa.
Player 'finishes' Diablo III game
Just over a month after the release of Diablo III, a pro player has managed to complete the game on its hardest setting. Toronto-based Kripparrian posted a video on YouTube showing the hard fight against Diablo - the ultimate boss in the game.
Man is quizzed in probe over 'stolen Rembrandt'
A BUSINESSMAN has been arrested in possession of what is believed to be a stolen Rembrandt painting. The oil on canvas, believed to be worth more than £2 million, was recovered during a special police operation in Croydon High Street on Monday last week.
Threat levels raised after power plant 'bomb' find - The Local
After the discovery of explosives on the premises of Swedish nuclear power plant Ringhals south of Gothenburg on Wednesday afternoon, authorities quickly raised the threat level at all Swedish nuclear facilities. "They have all raised the threat level as a precaution," said Maria Stråhle at the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten) to news agency TT.
USQ professor uncovers ancient art
University of Southern Queensland archeologist Professor Bryce Barker works on a Northern Territory site where he and fellow team members uncovered ancient Aboriginal rock art. A TEAM of University of Southern Queensland archaeologists have uncovered the oldest rock art to have been discovered in Australia in a remote Northern Territory shelter.
Church warns over same-sex marriage Gay marriage threatens the establishment of the Church of England and could lead to it being forced out of its role of conducting weddings on behalf of the state, it has claimed.
The idiot theory of news
The idiot theory of news One of the simplest stories for a reporter to tell is "An important idiot did something stupid". This can take the form of "Senator is caught taking bribes", "Movie star gets arrested driving drunk" or even "religious leader says something offensive to people of other religions."
'World's oldest backpacker' set for two-month trip to Europe at 95 years old
By Sarah Gordon PUBLISHED: 05:42 EST, 11 May 2012 | UPDATED: 07:05 EST, 11 May 2012 Australian backer Keith Wright loves nothing more than saving up his money to spend on extended budget trips around Europe, staying in hostels and soaking up the sights - there's only one difference between him and his teenage cohorts, this globetrotter is 95 years old.
Human remains found in Cairngorms
Human remains have been found in the Cairngorm mountains in the Highlands. Northern Constabulary said they were informed that the remains of a man had been discovered in the Braeriach area about 15:30 on Thursday. Police were assisted at the scene by the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and an RAF search and rescue helicopter.
Tech Recruiters, Part II: 'fear and loathing' - Mic Wright - The Kernel
In the second of three instalments of The Kernel's tech recruitment report, Mic Wright names and shames some of the dirtiest dealers in the industry. Who's been busted? There's an old joke contractors tell each other: "When two rhinos have a massive falling out and start insulting each other on the plains of Africa, one always ends up telling the other they have 'a hide as thick as a recruitment agent'."
'Siri, Kill That Guy': Drones Might Get Voice Controls
The next decade could see a huge shift in the way armed drones and their human controllers interact, with potentially profound effects on future battlefields. At the heart of this change: two-way voice controls for autonomous systems, just like your iPhone's Siri app. Also, vibrating controls like an Xbox controller.