Streaming algorithm is ‘more likely to pick music by male artists’

Founded as a small start-up firm just 14 years ago, Spotify has quickly risen to take the music world by storm. From its humble beginnings, the music streaming service, which boasts a library of 60million songs, now has a staggering 320million monthly active users and is worth an estimated $23billion. The meteoric rise began in … Read more

Animals create their own cultures and pick up traditions from their parents, study finds

Animals are able to develop and have their own cultures and pick up traditions within that culture from their parents, just like humans, according to scientists.  University of St Andrews experts reviewed earlier studies in the field of animal behaviour and interactions created over the past 70 years. They found that animals have consistently shown … Read more

MPs call for tobacco companies to pick up the tab for cleaning butt-strewn streets

Tax cigarette giants to stub out littering: MPs call for tobacco companies to pick up the tab for cleaning butt-strewn streets New platic tax on cigarettes being considered to tackle scourge of littered butts It is made possible by a new power currently being legislated in Environment Bill  Scourge so widespread that estimated cost of … Read more

Russian-Israeli Tycoon set to pick up £70m from Deliveroo

Russian-Israeli billionaire who faced controversy over his stakes in Twitter and Facebook set to make nearly £70m from the blockbuster float of Deliveroo By Alex Lawson, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 GMT, 27 March 2021 | Updated: 22:41 GMT, 27 March 2021 A Russian-Israeli billionaire who faced controversy over his stakes in Twitter and … Read more

Motorhomes, with their own Covid bubble, have never been more in demand – here’s our pick of them

Often seen in America, land of the quirky bumper sticker, one popular message says: ‘On an adventure before dementia!’ This is accompanied by a picture of a campervan and is just one of many such self-deprecating stickers, which also include ‘Motorhomes before nursing homes!’ and ‘Movin’ as fast as I can!’ — next to a … Read more

Personal trainer with a fear of sweat has won a disability claim after refusing to pick up towels

Personal trainer with a fear of body fluids has won a disability claim after refusing to pick up sweaty towels in the gym she works at Ali Burton, 27, works as personal trainer for a Nuffield Health gym in West Sussex She suffers anxiety disorder ‘triggered’ by touching items with ‘hygiene issues Despite telling bosses … Read more

Tennessee police shoot woman with pick axe as mother intervenes on mobility scooter [Video]

Tennessee cops shoot and injure pick axe-wielding woman who charged at them after her mother arrived on a mobility scooter in a failed bid to talk her down DISTRESSING CONTENT WARNING: Melissa Wooden, 33, was shot by cops during a tense standoff in Davidson County on Friday She was armed with a bat and a pick … Read more

Travis Barker and his daughter Alabama wear matching sweat pants as they pick up breakfast

Travis Barker and his daughter Alabama wear matching sweat pants as they pick up breakfast at Erewhon market in Calabasas By Sam Joseph Semon For Dailymail.com Published: 00:27 GMT, 14 March 2021 | Updated: 00:27 GMT, 14 March 2021 Travis Barker and his daughter Alabama were spotted picking up breakfast from Erewhon Market in Calabasas … Read more

Edward Bonham Carter trusts robots to pick stocks

Judging by his sprightly appearance on our Zoom call, Edward Bonham Carter has spent a good chunk of lockdown twisting and stretching on his yoga mat. The fund manager, 60, reveals that regular sessions at his bolthole in the South Downs have been the key to maintaining his svelte physique – and his mental wellbeing.  … Read more