Meet Dominic Raab: the new Brexit boss

Meet Dominic Raab: the new Brexit boss

AT FIRST glance, the new man with the task of taking Britain out of the European Union seems remarkably similar to the old one. Dominic Raab, who succeeded David Davis as secretary for the Department for Exiting the European Union (DEXEU) after the latter resigned on Sunday night, has a reputation as something of a…

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London has excellent universities—but unhappy students

London has excellent universities—but unhappy students

LONDON’S top universities are underperforming, in terms of student satisfaction at least. The International Student Barometer, which measures the views of students around the world studying outside their home country, finds that international students in London would be significantly less likely to recommend their university than would those in Britain’s other cities. That is, no…

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Our second week of essays on transgender identities

Our second week of essays on transgender identities

This piece is part of a two-week discussion on trans issues. Click here to view all essays.  A week into our two-week discussion on transgender identities, it’s time to take stock. Since we kicked off on the day that Britain’s government launched a public consultation on its plans to update the Gender Recognition Act, several…

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Why bitcoin uses so much energy

Why bitcoin uses so much energy

BITCOIN has been alarming people for years because of the amount of electricity needed to mint new virtual coinage. Alex de Vries, a bitcoin specialist at PwC, estimates that the current global power consumption for the servers that run bitcoin’s software is a minimum of 2.55 gigawatts (GW), which amounts to energy consumption of 22…

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