Fashion giants LVMH and Kering ban size zero models

  PARIS (Reuters) – French fashion companies Kering and LVMH will stop hiring excessively thin models worldwide under a new charter developed in response to continued criticism the industry encourages eating disorders. France banned ultra-thin models under a 2015 law though it only stipulated models needed a doctor’s note attesting to their health based on […]

This bar makes a boozy cocktail featuring Lucky Charms

That trashy mix of oat cereal bits that no-one eats, and colourful, sugar-laden marshmallow shapes that get picked out of the packet as soon as it’s opened. Earlier this year, Burger King released a Lucky Charms milkshake in the US, which contained a whopping 107g sugar (you’re supposed to only have around 30g sugar per day.according to UK […]

We must debunk this millennium bug myth

Please don’t perpetuate the falsehood that the millennium bug was a myth (Hard to stomach, G2, 30 August). The widespread use of two-digit years in computer systems was a serious threat. I led the Y2K teams for Deloitte Consulting internationally in the 1990s and those of us who spent years successfully finding and fixing many of the […]

The Harman Kardon Allure is yet another smart speaker – this time with Alexa

Priced below the Apple HomePod, plus loads of headphone announcements from JBL Making a sneaky appearance at the Samsung keynote was Harman’s Allure, yet another smart speaker – this time with Amazon Alexa. The speaker will cost £250 making it a bit more expensive than Sony’s forthcoming splashproof unit, but cheaper than the forthcoming £349 Apple HomePod. […]

Consultation launched on how science funding should be invested

The consultation is seeking views from the science community so that it has the opportunity to say how this money should be invested; from refurbishing a university laboratory, to investing in a new major international project. This follows the Chancellor’s announcement on making a long-term commitment to invest in science and research infrastructure, increasing capital investment to £1.1 billion […]