Richard Madeley slams Corbyn and McDonnell as Marxists – ‘How will it work in number 10?’

With it, Madeley branded Mr Corbyn and his Chancellor McDonnell as Marxists and wanted to know how their anti-capitalist stance would work for the economy should they win a general election. Richard Madeley was on top form this morning as he relaxed back into his former presenting position on ITV’s magazine show This Morning. Alongside his wife […]

Friends: ‘We’re doing equal work’ Rachel Green star speaks out on show’s pay gap

Jennifer added: “A very glamorous set, I have to say, it didn’t feel like a sitcom. It really did feel like a movie set. Everyone had a very good looking entourage.” The character, who floated in an out of both British and American accents was known for her rather strange one-liners including “touch my abs, […]

Winds of Winter: George RR Martin still has ‘a LOT of work to do’ on Game of Thrones books

The story – which is split into seven instalments, five of which have been released thus far – sparked the entire Game of Thrones phenomenon. The final season of the TV series is due to air from next month, but Martin still has two books to finish. The Winds of Winter has been anticipated for […]

Book Excerpt: A Young Teacher Struggles to Do ‘Such Good Work’

Is doing good even possible? That’s the provocative question posed by Such Good Work, Johannes Lichtman’s debut novel (out February 5 from Simon & Schuster). It tells the darkly comic story of Jonas, a newly sober teacher who decides to fully wipe his slate by taking a volunteer teaching job abroad. He finds himself educating young migrants at […]

Possible omen of NHL work stoppage as league, players' association abandon World Cup in 2020

The NHL and NHL Players' Association have given up on the possibility of staging the next World Cup of Hockey in September 2020 but will continue collective bargaining talks. In separate statements released Wednesday, the league and NHLPA announced that there's not enough time to put together a World Cup in roughly 20 months. The sides […]

The digital hermitage: How “remote work” has changed over 20 years

Enlarge / Not my actual home office, but you get the idea. (credit: Manuel Breva Colmeiro / Getty Images) As we look back on the past 20 years of Ars Technica from our “orbiting HQ,” one of the things we’ve gotten to witness firsthand is how the nature of working from home has changed. Today, […]

IBM’s latest quantum computer is a 20-qubit work of art

Last year, IBM hauled a 50-qubit quantum computer to CES. Or, rather, it brought the eye-catching bits — an intricate collection of tubes and wires that resembled a steampunk chandelier — and left the more cumbersome cooling and power-management parts at home. The complete system, housed at a research lab in Yorktown Heights, New York, […]