Take a break from the falling pound … you can still minimise your holiday costs

The value of the pound has plummeted to just €1.15 over the past 12 months. We look at how best you can make up the shortfallBritish families heading to the sun for two weeks this summer will face a depressing sight when they look at the currency tables. This time last year, £1 bought about €1.30 – almost 12 months after the Brexit vote that same pound buys just €1.15. For those who have not retreated and opted for a “staycation”, the annual break in continental Europe could now cost significantly more.So what are the best ways for holidaymakers to save money and avoid unnecessary read more





Takuma Sato wins Indy 500 as engine failure ends Fernando Alonso’s race

Forty-year-old Japanese driver wins 101st running of Indianapolis 500Two-time F1 world champion Alonso held lead before race ended earlyTakuma Sato has won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 after a dramatic race at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 40-year-old Japanese driver came through in the last few laps of the race to take victory over Hélio Castroneves in second. Sato, a former Formula One driver, had only won one IndyCar race previously since joining the series in 2010. He had come close to winning the race in 2012, however, when he crashed out on the final lap as he read more


‘A white mask worked better’: why algorithms are not colour blind

When Joy Buolamwini found that a robot recognised her face better when she wore a white mask, she knew a problem needed fixingJoy Buolamwini is a graduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab and founder of the Algorithmic Justice League – an organisation that aims to challenge the biases in decision-making software. She grew up in Mississippi, gained a Rhodes scholarship, and she is also a Fulbright fellow, an Astronaut scholar and a Google Anita Borg scholar. Earlier this year she won a $50,000 scholarship funded by the makers of the film Hidden Figures for her work fighting coded discriminatio read more

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