Man explodes strawberry using power of his mind live on TV

A hitherto unforeseen side effect of headsets like Google Glass could be Uri Geller-like powers.

Shocking scenes on Newsnight last night as a psychic used the power of his mind to explode a strawberry.

Yes, really - watch:

OK, so it's only a virtual strawberry, but it's still quite cool. Headsets like the one in the piece are increasingly cheap and powerful, and have been put to all kinds of uses. There's one that shocks you when you get killed in a computer game, or there's one that can be used to monitor your mental health, and there's even one you can use to visualise how your brain reacts to the taste of cocktails.

However, as of yet we're not sure there's anyone working on proper telekenesis. Which is a shame.

Emily Maitlis with a tech psychic. (Photo: BBC Newsnight)

Ian Steadman is a staff science and technology writer at the New Statesman. He is on Twitter as @iansteadman.

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The section on climate change has already disappeared from the White House website

As soon as Trump was president, the page on climate change started showing an error message.

Melting sea ice, sad photographs of polar bears, scientists' warnings on the Guardian homepage. . . these days, it's hard to avoid the question of climate change. This mole's anxiety levels are rising faster than the sea (and that, unfortunately, is saying something).

But there is one place you can go for a bit of respite: the White House website.

Now that Donald Trump is president of the United States, we can all scroll through the online home of the highest office in the land without any niggling worries about that troublesome old man-made existential threat. That's because the minute that Trump finished his inauguration speech, the White House website's page about climate change went offline.

Here's what the page looked like on January 1st:

And here's what it looks like now that Donald Trump is president:

The perfect summary of Trump's attitude to global warming.

Now, the only references to climate on the website is Trump's promise to repeal "burdensome regulations on our energy industry", such as, er. . . the Climate Action Plan.

This mole tries to avoid dramatics, but really: are we all doomed?

I'm a mole, innit.