Tag: Risk & reward
Zambezi nightmare as bungee jump goes wrong
When Erin Langworthy went bungee jumping, she hoped for an adrenaline rush. Instead, after the cord snapped, she found herself fighting for life in the Zambezi river. Was it worth the risk?
Facebook to be sued over ‘Orwellian’ spy software
New computer programs that automatically recognise people in photos are worrying privacy campaigners, who say the technology could become a tool of oppression.
Jackson’s doctor convicted of killing singer
Michael Jackson’s doctor faces jail for killing the singer by injecting strong anaesthetics to help him sleep. What happens to medical ethics when the patient is so rich and so troubled?
Cricket hero turned cheat gets prison term
Salman Butt, former captain of the Pakistani cricket team, will serve 30 months in prison for his part in a match-fixing scandal. His fall has brought shame to a once respectable sport.
Riot crackdown focuses on teenage gangs
After the summer riots in English cities, ministers are seeking solutions for antisocial behaviour and crime. Gang culture is their latest target.
Three women win the world’s top prize for peace
One of this year's best-kept secrets came out this weekend – the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. There were two surprises: not only were there three winners; they were all women.
Children caught in materialist trap, says report
Three years ago, UNICEF announced that British children were the most miserable in the developed world. Now they've found out why. Consumerism and a lack of family time.
Academic ‘X-Factor’ names intellectual rising stars
Ten of Britain's most promising intellectuals have been named winners of a competition to identify academic talent. They are brilliant thinkers, but where are the polymaths?
The secret life of Britain's violent gangs
Journalist Gavin Knight spent two years studying youth gangs in Britain. In a new book, published next month, he lifts the lid on a dangerous and often tragic existence.
Professors at war over ‘odious’ private college
A vicious spat has torn through the sedate world of academia, as philosopher A. C. Grayling attempts to set up his own private university.