Other people's business


We can't afford to leave foreign students out in the cold
By Yo Zushi - 04 October 17:06

Especially all night, in queues.

The ADgenda: this week's most offensive advert
By Anna Lezard - 04 October 15:07

Fat binder tablets.

Does the Earth need a space fence?
By Liam Stoker - 04 October 10:47

Being hit by space junk is rubbish.

Richard Branson may want to check his own record before attacking nationalised railway's
By Alex Hern - 03 October 15:08

Let he who is without subpar punctuality records cast the first stone.

Ben & Jerry's support for Occupy Wall Street melts away
By Alex Ward - 03 October 14:07

Ben Cohen wants his van back.

Michael O'Leary thinks he works fifty times harder than his employees
By Alex Hern - 02 October 16:12

I'm paid about 20 times more than the average employee and I think that gap should be wider. I probably work 50 times harder. I was paid €1.2m last year for carrying 80 million passengers. Aer Lingus's boss [Christoph Mueller] got €1.3m for carrying nine million passengers.

The protected shade of purple.
Cadbury retains hold over its trademarked shade of purple
By Alex Hern - 02 October 13:10

Pantone 2685 is Cadbury's special colour.

Watch: Mitt Romney's bin man is not a fan of Mitt Romney
By New Statesman - 02 October 12:18

Richard Hayes on the Republican presidential candidate.

A woman and some lego. Photograph, Getty Images.
Woman economists "just think different". Really?
By Martha Gill - 01 October 17:24

Survey "finds gender gap".

Nonstarters: this week's worst kickstarter video
By Fred Crawley - 01 October 13:49

The Ostrich Pillow.

This week's PR fail: the Department of Education and Megan Stammers
By Dominic Ponsford - 28 September 14:01

Teachers accused of offences against children: anonymous unless charged.

Psychology in the city
By Peter Sioen - 28 September 11:13

Growing pains.

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The ADgenda: this week's most offensive advert
By Sophie Barnes - 28 September 10:35

Fifty years of Flash.

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Preview: "A Short Film About Money"
By Michael Chanan - 27 September 15:49

A glimpse of Michael Chanan's latest film - an investigation into the Corporation of the City of London.

Video: Google Maps has a feature for when iOS 6 leads you into the sea
By Martha Gill - 27 September 15:31

New panoramic underwater images.

Will space mining become a reality?
By Sarah Blackman - 27 September 14:57

Planetary Resources to Soviet meteor diamonds and beyond.

Newspaper ad revenue falls back to the 1950s
By New Statesman - 27 September 13:59

Downwards curve.

"Premium" with everything
By New Statesman - 26 September 17:06

Why are all burgers suddenly "premium"?

Standard Chartered: will it stay independent?
By New Statesman - 26 September 15:46

Shares plummet after reports of 18 per cent sale.

Separating the Wheatley from the chaff
By Gina Miller - 26 September 14:01

Martin Wheatley is to head the FCA.

Nonstarters: The Notice
By Fred Crawley - 25 September 15:08

If you notice this Notice, you’ll notice this Notice is not worth noticing.

Protesters posed as members of Goldman Sachs. Photograph, Getty Images
Watch: HMRC gatecrash - "We'll set the dogs on you"
By New Statesman - 24 September 15:27

Black tie protesters crash HMRC boss' retirement party.

Why David Leigh's broadband tax plan is bonkers
By Dominic Ponsford - 24 September 14:17

Just a few of the reasons why this journalism subsidy wouldn't work.

This week's PR-speak fail: George Entwistle
By Dominic Ponsford - 24 September 10:18

The new BBC director general.

The G4S failures aren't an isolated case - they show up the failure of an entire ideology
By Alan White - 21 September 12:01

Following the Olympic fiasco, an official report suggests setting up a "list of high-risk providers, who have a track-record of failure in the delivery of public services". That's not enough.

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The ADgenda: this week's most offensive advert
By Sophie Barnes - 21 September 10:46

Captain Morgan rum.

We need active government to revive our retail sector
By Chuka Umunna - 21 September 10:19

Without immediate stimulus, we risk inflicting permanent damage on our retailers.

Who can you trust on online health forums?
By Chris Lo - 21 September 10:12

The perils of "Münchausen by internet".

The 10 most ridiculous Apple iOS 6 map mistakes
By Martha Gill - 20 September 17:34

The stretched Eiffel Tower and the vanishing Tokyo station: Apple's new maps don't work too well.