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The UK Says It Is a Global Humanitarian Leader, So Why Won't It Condemn Banned Weapons?

Thomas Nash | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Thomas Nash

The UK's attempt to justify its refusal to condemn cluster munition use on the basis of article 21 was not founded in legal analysis, but in political desperation. Although the UK argued that the language of the Dubrovnik outcome documents should be changed, states parties to the ban treaty rightly rejected the UK's objection and collectively issued an emphatic condemnation of use.

Why Is There Such a Scarcity of Female Science Professors?

Professor Louise Serpell | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Tech
Professor Louise Serpell

The scarcity of female science professors is probably due to a combination of all the reasons above and others. It is essential, therefore, that we educate all academics about the equality of choice.

Dear Mark Zuckerberg... Hugs Not Hate!

Victoria Leith | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Tech
Victoria Leith

We see a lot of abuse on Facebook already. If I don't like a post, I keep scrolling or I invite my opinion in a loving way. We need less arguments on the web and more consultations. Peace is the goal!

I Do Not Wish to Dislike Death

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Tech
Nathalie Gordon

Imagine the questions I would have had as those 'Dislikes' rolled in: are you disliking their death or my pain? Do you not like how I've worded my status or that I wrote it at all? Do you think I'm attention seeking or wish I hadn't told you this way?

GoPro Lost After Being Sent Into Space Found After Two Years With Incredible Footage Intact

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Tech

A GoPro launched into space by a group of students has been found two years later by an Arizona hiker, still intact and packed with incredible footage...

This London Fashion Week, We're Uniting the Realms of Fashion and Technology

Henry Holland | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Style
Henry Holland

The fashion industry is high pressure and fast moving but nothing can be put on hold. My team and myself can't slack off for a moment - unless of course it's to tend to my gorgeous French bulldog Peggy who can often be found distracting everyone around the building. (She knows she's the real boss around here!) So, yes, it's all a bit manic but it's rather fun manic. It reminds me of Christmas at our headquarters in east London because we send stuff down to the factories to get made; new fabrics and finished samples arrive and everyday there is something new to open.

Now That Nicole Kidman Is Playing Her, My Great Aunt's Rosalind's Name Is Being Heard Everywhere

Hannah Franklin | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Franklin

I always knew that I had a 'famous' relative who was a scientist from what my family told me, but Miss Bilderbeck was the first person that sparked my interest in science and widened my knowledge of Rosalind's work. Clearly her enthusiasm was infectious and has stuck with me ever since. 

What Does Dog Blood and Worm Blood Have in Common?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech
Mia Rozenbaum

Animal research has helped conceive, optimize and now upgrade from human blood transfusions so facilitating a critical, lifesaving procedure for both humans and animals. Fresh new blood can often make the difference between life and death.

Thinking About Your Ex? This Genius App Will Play Nickelback Until You Stop

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech

"Look at this photograph, every time it makes me laugh." These Nickelback lyrics could be the only thing standing between you and your ex. A n...

When BASIC Is Good

David Levy | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech
David Levy

The word "basic" has a variety of connotations, and allegedly thanks to Kate Moss it is the more negative ones that became fashionable early this summer. But now, as the new school year starts up, BASIC has suddenly found itself being thrust into the headlines in a much more positive way - the computer language that can enable every child to learn to code.

Google's Self-Driving Car Just Moved Closer To Becoming A Reality

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech

Google's self-driving car project is getting serious. It has a new CEO, John Krafcik, who has ten years at Hyundai under his belt to help turn ...

AI Robot Says 'F*** You' To Charlie Stayt Live On BBC Breakfast

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Comedy

BBC Breakfast is no stranger to awkward slip-ups, such as Bill Turnbull dropping the C-Bomb and the nation's favourite gardener saying "bastard" live ...

Alien Hunters Believe They've Found A UFO Hidden In Google Maps

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech

Google Maps has delivered a treasure trove of so-called evidence for UFO enthusiasts who believe they have found an alien craft buried in the Antarcti...

A Paralysed Man Was Able To Feel Again After Getting This Robotic Hand

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech

A 28-year-old man has been given a life-changing robotic hand that has helped him sense touch for the first time in 10 years. The device allows hi...

A 1,000-Year-Old Skeleton And Its Murky Past Just Showed Up In Collooney Ireland

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech

The small town of Collooney in Ireland has received a rather unpleasant surprise after a violent storm ripped out a 200-year-old beech tree from the...

Digital Stress and Opening Up for a Discussion About It

Sofie Sandell | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

The discussion I learnt the most about digital stress from last week was with a leadership coach who told me that by avoiding talking about the problem of digital stress we are only making it bigger. Many managers never take the time to talk about what makes us feel stressed at work. If you never point out the weaknesses it's hard to do anything about them.

Pets in 3D: Why Pet Lovers Are Embracing 3D Printing

Marie Carter | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

As editor of Pets Magazine, my particular area of interest is pets, and the pet industry is now in the vanguard of the 3D revolution. People increasingly want to remember their deceased pets by creating life-like memento mori and to create a unique gift for a pet lover.

Lurking In The Shadows: Opportunistic Bacteria

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

I always had a very basic view of how infectious diseases work: our bodies are normally clean and free of 'bad bugs', then we touch a door handle with all of those brightly coloured rods on it (as beautifully demonstrated in those Dettol adverts) , then we get ill. But is it really as simple as this?

Free Will vs Notifications: Who Will Win?

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Data concerning our daily use of Smartphones comes thick and fast, each survey suggesting even greater use than before. The recent report from Deloitte on the use of the Smartphone contained staggering statistics. F

Protecting Brand Me

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

Social media has revolutionised the way we communicate, engage and perceive the people around us. In an age where statuses, 'likes' and photo uploads document our every move, our identities and reputation are firmly shaped by our social presence.

Photographer Blames Heartbreaking Image Of Polar Bear On Climate Change

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Tech

"Beautiful bears, photogenic bears, playful or even at a kill," noted Kerstin Langenberger -- a wildlife photographer from Germany, who was describing...

How Curiosity Makes Us Smarter

Araceli Camargo | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

What drives us to become more motivated, creative, or intelligent? These questions have plagued philosophers and scientists for thousands of years and they continue to fuel scientific investigation. Especially now, as we are confronted with increasingly complex problems. However, these questions are just outcomes of something more core, curiosity.

Three Things Apple Got Right With Its New Launches

Jason Mander | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Some were inevitably left a bit disappointed that the press conference didn't see any major, ground-breaking new products being released, but the refinements and upgrades it debuted show us just how well Apple understands its audience.

Three Reasons Clean Energy has Permanently Decoupled From the Oil and Gas Markets

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

It's been a rough summer for energy markets: Oil prices crashed, China stuttered, the Federal Reserve dithered and emerging market currencies threatened to fall off a cliff. Energy stocks have tumbled down, reaching a crescendo in late August with an 11% decline in the S&P500 stock index.

And This Year's Best British Wildlife Picture Is....

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 19.09.2015 | UK

The winner for this year's British Wildlife Photography Awards has been announced. Showcasing the very best wildlife entries from around the UK th...