Taking his own path: The world’s leading maze designer – BBC News

Image copyright Adrian Fisher Image caption Mr Fisher’s mazes are installed around the world, such as this one in the Czech Republic In addition to deep pockets, patience is also required, particularly for the hedge mazes, which can take years to grow before they can be used. One such project, the Murray Star Maze at…

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First class meal: could the declining US postal service deliver food to the needy?

Students in St Louis propose to help millions of food insecure people and reduce Americas mountain of food waste … by piggybacking on the vehicles and shuttered offices of the United States Postal Service Despite living in one of the wealthiest nations in the world, throw out about 60m tonnes of it a year. Typically…

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The woman on a mission to get rid of bad dating photos – BBC News

Saskia has grown Hey Saturday by word of mouth and by following a marketing mantra known as “know, like and trust”. To do this, she writes blogs and articles for both news and dating websites, takes part in podcasts, and offers dating advice. The idea is that people will get to know, like and trust…

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First minister travels to United States – BBC News

The Scottish parliament has started its Easter recess. A Scottish government spokeswoman said: “The First Minister’s visit will focus on promoting trade and investment, boosting tourism, sharing best practice across the public and private sector and promoting Scottish innovation and entrepreneurship. “The relationship between Scotland and America is an important one with deep and long-standing…

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The best US music festivals of 2017: from Brooklyn to Seattle

Afropunk, EDM and indie rock get their moments in the sun as events like Pitchfork, Outside Lands, and Clusterfest perfect the art of the lineup Surprise appearances, brazen gimmickry: in 2017, it seems as though music festivals are often more concerned with hype and aesthetic than the actual music. Thankfully, a handful of festivals across…

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Brad Stone: We should watch Uber and Airbnb closely

The author of new book The Upstarts on how the new breed of tech startups changed the rules of the game At the start of the book you note that the dictionary definition of an upstart is either a newly successful person or someone who does not show proper respect to the established way of…

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Uber and Lyft return to Austin a year after voters rejected them

Uberand Lyftare returning to Austin, Texas,after a one-year hiatus. The two ride-hailing giants left the city after the Austin City Council passed an ordinance that required their drivers to perform fingerprint background checks. The companies both felt the rules undermined their business models, and spent months campaigningto overturn the regulations. They gathered enough support to…

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What’s on the agenda for Tuesday in Washington

Washington (CNN)The first Tuesday of the new administration is set to be full of confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill. Here’s what’s going on in Washington on Tuesday: Energy committee vote on interior and energy secretaries postponed

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‘I turned my dad’s erotic novel into a hit podcast’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Almost a quarter of Americans are said to listen to podcasts, and 10% of people in the UK Listening to podcasts – digital audio files – that you stream or download to your mobile phone or computer has shot up in recent years. The US continues to lead the…

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This Military Vet Has Found A Smarter Way To Fight The War On Terror

Individual heroics and immense sacrifice over 16 years have enabled American combat troops and special forces to win their battles with the Taliban, al Qaeda and the Islamic State. Those extremist militias are virtually powerless against U.S. drones and airstrikes, which have killed dozens of senior leaders. But still, jihadist movements persist and grow. What…

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