The 10,000-hour rule says intense, dedicated practice makes perfect — at that one thing. But what if breadth actually serves us better than depth?
Gavin Watson was a hero of the struggle against apartheid. But this once-powerful businessman is now caught up in a sweeping inquiry that goes to the heart of how a nation is run
Four decades ago Egypt embarked on the most ambitious new cities building program in the world.
In film and video games, we've already seen what's possible with "digital humans." Are we on the brink of the world's first totally virtual acting star?
Sperm counts in western men are falling, and nobody is sure why. But relax – because help is here, with everything from home-testing kits to sperm-freezing
Dirty money needs laundering if it's to be of any use — and the UK is the best place in the world to do it.
Student detained for a week in North Korea says he is "very good" as he arrives at airport in Beijing.
Joe Nicchi has had enough of self-proclaimed influencers wanting free cones for publicity. Now he's the one going viral.
Little did I know that after tweeting about my nine-hour saga the story would go viral around the world and I would find myself embroiled in a freedom of press issue.
The plunge is far faster than in Arctic and may lead to more global heating, say scientists.
San Franciscans have long complained that tech workers ruined their city, driving up rents and homelessness and eliminating diversity. Now even the tech workers agree.
Guests would climb up using my ropes and abseil back down again. I accepted a cellphone for calling in help and a laptop that I used to finish my degree.
After a year's exile and hundreds of hours of painstaking work, a 16th-century polychrome statue of Saint George and the dragon from northern Spain that made the news for all the wrong reasons has been lovingly and carefully unrestored.
US Christian group condemns Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's story as "making satanism appear normal." Unfortunately, they've petitioned the wrong company.
Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis's film, "Yesterday," imagines what might have happened if the Fab Four had never existed. Guardian writers and Beatles experts offer their own alternative histories.
The city of Eskilstuna was dying. Then somebody had a great idea to save it — make it the greenest place on Earth.
A global investigation tracks how US waste makes its way across the world — and overwhelms the poorest nations
The photo of me and my date went viral after our attack — but only as we're white, feminine and cisgender. Sympathy and action must be for all.
I threw it with all my might and watched it fly. As it came down, it suddenly veered to the right, straight towards Sammy.
The US military has released video footage which it says shows an Iranian military patrol boat approaching one of two tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman, to support the Trump administration's claims that Iran was responsible.