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Anthony Bourdain: I put aside my psychotic rage, after many years being awful to cooks

The chef and author on encountering vichyssoise aged nine, practical jokes with his sous chef, and learning to take food less seriouslyI worked in a restaurant where the house speciality was mutton chops, soeverything reeked of fat, penetrating every pore, follicle and piece of...

Epic Antarctic voyage maps seafloor to predict ocean rise as glacier the size of California melts

Global research group will trace Totten glaciers history back to last ice age, in hope of predicting future melting patternsIn East Antarctica, 3,000km south of the West Australian town of Albany, an ice shelf the size of California is melting from below. The concerning...

Antisemite, Holocaust denier yet David Irving claims fresh support

In advance of a film about the trial that bankrupted him, the historian is boasting that his views have found a new generation of admirersSixteen years after an English court discredited his work and the judge called him antisemitic and racist, the historian David...

Britain’s first beauty queen Ivy Close is back in the frame – BBC News

Image copyright Ferens Art Gallery/Alamy Image caption Sir Arthur Hacker's portrait of Ivy Close was on the front page of the Daily Mirror in 1908 Ivy Close won Britain's first national beauty contest, was a trailblazing...

Flint homes tainted by city’s water crisis to get new faucets

(CNN)Thousands of Flint, Michigan, residents who were exposed to high levels of lead in the city's water supply will be getting new faucets free of charge -- the state announced Friday.In response to the city's ongoing water woes, Michigan has the money available...

Moody’s to pay $864 million to settle lawsuits with feds, 21 states

(CNN)Moody's on Friday became the second financial ratings company to settle lawsuits filed by attorneys general across the country after being accused of issuing inaccurate credit ratings on investments tied to subprime mortgages before the 2008 financial crisis.Moody's agreed to pay $863.8 million...

Trump suggests he may drop Russia sanctions if Moscow ‘is helpful’

President-elect also hints that Beijing will need to show good faith on trade practices for him to commit to One China policyDonald Trump has suggested he might drop sanctions against Russia and that the communist party rulers in Beijing needed to show good faith...

Moody’s $864m penalty for ratings in run-up to 2008 financial crisis

Payout to US justice department, 21 states and District of Columbia for risky mortgage securities ratings before stock market crashThe credit rating agency Moodys has agreed to pay nearly $864m to settle with US federal and state authorities over its ratings of risky mortgage...

Chinese school allows students to borrow marks from ‘grade bank’ to pass tests

Students must repay their borrowed marks with even higher scores on a future exams or earn credits with extra workMany of us have been there: hopelessly unprepared for an exam, wishing we had studied more and certain of a failing mark. Now for students...
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