Mario

'Sentient' Super Mario plays all by himself

One-Minute Read Fri 23 Jan, AT 15:35

German scientists build 'self-aware' Super Mario character who needs no guidance from human hands

Tax for cash-in-hand

Pensioner bonds set to sell out: what are the alternatives?

Personal Finance Fri 23 Jan, AT 15:34

Demand for pensioner bonds is outstripping supply, so act fast to secure an impressive return

Ex Machina

Ex Machina: attack of the sexy female robots

Deja Vu Fri 23 Jan, AT 14:37

Boy meets robot in Ex Machina, which follows a long sci-fi tradition and reveals a very male obsession

Prince Andrew in Davos, Switzerland, 2015

Prince Andrew publicly denies underage sex allegation

One-Minute Read Fri 23 Jan, AT 14:31

Queen's son reiterates denial made by Buckingham Palace during speech to business leaders in Davos

Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona kung fu kick: a moment that changed football?

Briefing Fri 23 Jan, AT 14:02

It is 20 years since the Manchester United maverick launched himself into the crowd at Selhurst Park

Alt: Cam Newton

NFL gets the Bad Lip Reading treatment – video

Video Fri 23 Jan, AT 13:13

Who has an 'old sheepdog named Paco Sinbad'? And who won't eat 'funkhouse pickles'?

The new king of Saudia Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz

King Salman: what do we know about new Saudi Arabian leader?

Briefing Fri 23 Jan, AT 11:17

The 79-year-old faces 'exceptional new challenges' as he takes over from the late King Abdullah

Aaron Ramsey Arsenal FA Cup

The intelligent punter's Guide to the 2015 FA Cup

Preview Fri 23 Jan, AT 10:56

As 32 clubs reach the fourth round, who's worth a punt to go all the way to the final on 30 May?

A doctor holds a syringe containing an Ebola vaccine

Ebola: first vaccine shipment to arrive in West Africa

One-Minute Read Fri 23 Jan, AT 10:19

Liberia to receive the first batch, but experts warn it may be difficult to establish its efficacy

Sepp Blatter Fifa

Sponsors quit Fifa: has scandal made it commercially 'toxic'?

First Reaction Fri 23 Jan, AT 09:53

Football's governing body lost five backers last year as campaigners call for change at the top

The Mole

TV debates: will Cameron relent? Will anyone watch?

Fri 23 Jan, AT 09:27 The Mole

The leader of the Greens – and of the SNP and Plaid Cymru - are now invited: it’s looking like a farce

Asier Illarramendi

Arsenal bid for Illarramendi, Chelsea want Cuadrado

Transfer Talk Fri 23 Jan, AT 09:27

Gunners make an offer for Real Madrid midfielder as Campbell leaves again, Blues chase Colombian winger

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