As evening enveloped Istanbul's tourist district last weekend, two shoeshiners approached me carrying the tools of their trade. No need to reserve a table now: when I walked in for dinner last Friday night, I doubled the number of customers.
In Ghost In The Shell, director Rupert Sanders has laid out his vision for a world which is at once mind-bendingly futuristic and utterly foreseeable. This technology uses heat and light inputs to quickly and continuously adapt to changing surroundings. Some conspiracy theorists will tell you the US military has been utilising active camouflage technology for years, but you don’t need top-level security clearance to see this tech in action.
Makers of an Alzheimer’s drug are hoping it will become the first new treatment for the disease available to sufferers for over a decade if trials conclude successfully later this year. Its developers say unlike more experimental treatments, which have caused excitement in early stages but then failed in clinical trials, the drug works in tandem with existing medication to help people with dementia live more independently for longer. “Studies based on theory can be successful, but several hundred of them have failed,” said Lawrence Friedhoff, chief development officer at Axovant, the company producing the drug.
It’s as if Scarlett Johansson had been preparing to play the role of The Major for her entire career. Certainly for the creative minds behind Ghost In The Shell — the spectacular new live action take on a Manga classic — there was only ever one choice. Michael Carmen Pitt and the “yearning to connect” that is part of modern life — all further proof that, as Ghost In The Shell director Rupert Sanders puts it, “Scarlett is the cyberpunk queen”.
The professor considered the grandfather of medical marijuana research has spoken of his lifelong fascination with the chemistry of the cannabis plant – and revealed he has never smoked a joint. Raphael Mechoulam, a professor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, started studying cannabis in the 1960s. The 86-year-old told Culture magazine he had unknowingly broken the law when the police gave him hashish to use in his first experiments, but later received samples from Israel’s Ministry of Health.
The pair were visiting a Chick-fil-A at South Mopac restaurant in Austin, Texas, when Nick got down on one knee.
La belle France is as much about where you stay as what you eat and do. Hotels in this ravishingly varied land of hilltop villages, alpine peaks, cosmopolitan cities and vineyard-stitched countryside are hopelessly enchanting – and never more so than in summer when that chic lifestyle which the French do so enviably well moves outside.
Amal Clooney took on war crimes and ISIS in a speech on Wednesday while nodding to the new season in her choice of outfit.
Being First Daughter can be just as much work as First Lady. Especially when you’re taking on a lot of the presidential wife duties just like Ivanka Trump.
Sure, it's not the more orthodox approach, but it makes an important point about breastfeeding and women's freedom.
Jeremy Scott has transformed some of Moschino’s signature items into some seriously out-there furniture. Here's how to recreate the look in your own home.
One woman who had exactly that last month is turning to the Internet to help track down the ‘tall, dark, handsome stranger’ who she had a moment with on a late-night train journey. As reported by the Daily Mail, Michelle Winter, 27 from Sunderland was boarding a train when she bumped into a man in a pink shirt and now she’s hoping social media might help reunite the pair. Now, she’s hoping a series of flyers at St Pancras station in London, where they both boarded the train, and a specially created Facebook page might help locate him and send her plea viral.
Much like women, men’s bodies have changed a lot over time. In 1967, Mr Average was 5ft 7.5in tall, weighed 11st 8lbs and had a chest of 38 inches and a waist of 34 inches. Fast forward 50 years, however, and British men have grown significantly.
Arriving Sept 2017,” the family confirmed that the UK’s biggest family was about to get even bigger. In news that could mark the end of the traditional 2.4 children, Britain is now home to more families containing four or more children since the early 1970s.
New parents in Hackney will soon receive free baby boxes in a bid to cut infant mortality in the London borough. The boxes will be similar to those given out in Finland, which are considered to have drastically reduced infant mortality in the country. The cardboard boxes are designed to be used in the first eight months of a baby’s life instead of a cot or Moses basket.
As a young female teacher in my 20s, I wasn’t surprised to read about the recent furore surrounded Lydia Ferguson, a teacher at Ousedale secondary in Newport Pagnell. The school I work in is pretty male-dominated, so if I go to them in tears, it'll seem like I can’t cope.
The old saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is wrong. Recently, biochemist Terence Kealey wrote in his book Breakfast is a Dangerous Meal that he believes quitting breakfast helped him to reverse his Type 2 diabetes. “My glucose levels spiked alarmingly, especially after eating breakfast.
9Telegraph expert rating One of Italy’s classiest townhouse hotels, J.K. Place Firenze has been much imitated since its launch, but few of the copies match the warm, suave, elegant original. A luxury boutique hotel, it is part of the Lungarno Collection belonging to the family of high-fashion Italian shoe-maker-to-the-stars Salvatore Ferragamo.
From country villages in the heart of the city to the best places for all-you-can-eat dumplings, I was quietly smug in the knowledge that the City of Lights had little left to hide from me. If anything, I felt a bit sorry for my guide, softly-spoken Frenchman Timothée Demeillers, who runs the Paris arm of Urban Adventures, an international travel franchise which offers off-the-beaten-track city tours in destinations across the world.
What's your running vibe? Perhaps you're a comfortable "5k jog at weekends" kind of a gal. Perhaps you're the kind of long distance lady who accidentally does 10k every now and again. Perhaps you're even one of those mythical creatures who manages a pre-dawn sprint session several times a week. Whatever it is, power to you sister, because running is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy, happy and positive – both inside and out, because getting your body moving is about so much more than just getting fit. It can be about strength, freedom and clearing your mind.
Exotic belly dancers began sporting metal discs on their breasts in the late 1800s with circuses soon taking on the sensual displays. As the striptease became more mainstream, new nudity laws were enforced to encourage both genders to attend the major burlesque shows. This meant that dancers were required to wear nipple pasties to avoid an arrest.