From Stephen Hawking to Spike Jonze, the existential threat posed by the onset of the ‘conscious web’ is fuelling much debate – but should we be afraid?
The internet was meant to liberate and empower its users. But the real effect has been to create vast monopolies and turn us into victims, argues web sceptic Andrew Keen in his controversial new book The Internet is Not the Answer
Well-known and deservedly popular for its jungle, coast and ancient ruins, the Yucatán peninsula can be a pricey place to stay – unless you pick one of these brilliant budget hotels and hostels.
A Mac lipgloss is named after the official term for someone who is under the legal age to drink, smoke or have sex – and no one seems to notice how weird that is
Boudicca collided with Ing-er-land fans, girl gangs stared down the photographers, and an 80s revival zoomed up the inside lane
On a moose safari in a snowy Swedish forest, Kevin Rushby learns that the animals don’t deserve their reputation for comical dim-wittedness – unlike our writer, who goes swimming in the river ice
Lying between two channels of the mighty Brahmaputra in north-east India, Majuli island seems a picturesque watery idyll. But mighty rivers don’t always make good neighbours