Australian Open 2015: Martina Hingis rolls back the years with mixed doubles win

CHAMPIONS do come back, particularly to Rod Laver Arena, as Martina Hingis rolled back time on Sunday with a mixed doubles win. Hingis, a three-time Australian Open singles champion, stepped up to accept the mixed doubles trophy with Indian partner Leander Paes. It was the 16th grand slam title for the 34-year-old Swiss ace and 15th for doubles specialist Paes … Read More

Running for his Life: One Man’s Steps to a Healthier Future

Jacob Walker is living proof that a healthy lifestyle – and mindset – can aid the journey back from the brink of ill health. Here, he talks to Emma Bangay. Less than eight months after being struck down by a brain tumour, Jacob Walker ran – and finished – the New York Marathon. Today, he is turning his personal account … Read More

The Best DIY Green Cleaners for Your Home

They say cleanliness is next to Godliness, but is our extensive use of cleaning products doing us more harm than good? Here is our list of the best DIY green cleaners for your home. Since the 50s, we’ve been using all sorts of potions and concoctions to clean our kitchens and bathrooms. And while they may promise to obliterate every … Read More

How to Improve Sandy Soil

Sand on the beach is great, but when it comes to gardening it brings its own problems. Charlie Albone shows you how, with a little bit of TLC, your sandy soil will deliver results and leave your plants and trees to thrive. Soils are classified according to their particle size – gravel is the coarsest and clay the finest. On the … Read More

BGT Style! Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon give good fash

We are SO excited that Britain’s Got Talent is back this weekend. According to Simon Cowell there is a TALKING DOG on tomorrow’s episode. Srsly. Three of the judges attended a photo call in London yesterday. David Walliams was AWOL but big boss daddy Simon Cowell was there to provide the man candy. He wore his usual deep plunge white … Read More

New sensor package could keep drones from crashing and burning

Drone aircraft are becoming less expensive and more capable with each passing year. And with laws for commercial usage being loosened, the sky could soon be teeming with semi-autonomous robots. What happens if something goes wrong, though? An Amazon delivery drone carrying a box of junk could do some damage when it spirals to the ground below. A team of researchers … Read More

Who makes the most reliable hard drives ?

It’s the eternal question for PC owners: Which manufacturer makes the most reliable hard drives? Backblaze, the unlimited online backup company, has been following this story for years now, and its latest 2015 data sheds some new light on the subject. Backblaze currently has over 41,000 hard drives powered up and constantly spinning. And as you can imagine, it is very much … Read More