Serendeputy - your personal news assistant.

Welcome to Serendeputy!

Serendeputy is your personal news assistant.

Your deputy:
- learns what you like and don't like,
- lovingly compiles a list of news and blogs for you.

You can help your deputy learn by searching, clicking links and pressing the little smiley faces.
How it works.

What to do:
  1. Click links to teach your deputy
  2. Click smileys and frownies
  3. Find favorite topics and sources
  4. See how much better your deputy is getting at finding you good stuff.
  5. Sign in for free to save your profile, or please tell me why you won't.
UK doctors report first pregnancy from new procedure in couple who had high risk of passing on lethal disease to their childDoctors in London have reported the first pregnancy in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for genetic disorders...
From: The Guardian | By: Ian Sample, science editor | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Nikkei index hits highest level since late January, driven by earnings optimism after a jump in Chinese industrial profits 8.24am BST Budget airline Ryanair has added to the optimism in the markets this morning, by hiking its profit forecasts.After hitting...
From: The Guardian | By: Graeme Wearden | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Analysis of Student Loan Company figures shows overall student debt rising far more sharply in Scotland than elsewhere in UKScottish ministers are being urged to reverse cuts in student grants after the debts taken out by Scottish students to meet their...
From: The Guardian | By: Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
The Prophet Jirjis mosque and shrine, dating to the 14th century, join list of mosques blown up by militants in IraqMilitants from the Islamic State group blew up a mosque and shrine dating back to the 14th century in Mosul on Sunday, local residents...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Baghdad | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Harbingers of high summer, thistles are colourful and dramatic and it isnt only the bees that love themWe cut the meadows in the middle of July, soon after the yellow rattle had seeded and before the creeping thistle set in. The rattle is a semi-parasitic...
From: The Guardian | By: Dan Pearson | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
After seven dismal years, plants and wildlife all over the UK are now thriving againAfter seven years of weird weather thought to be linked to climate change, an unusual phenomenon is unfolding across Britain: a lovely, sultry, old-fashioned summer.The...
From: The Guardian | By: Damian Carrington | Saturday, July 26, 2014
smile
frown
New manager strict on formality, timekeeping and diet Jonny Evans among defenders impresses DutchmanLouis van Gaals desire to turn Manchester United back into title challengers by giving players the best chance to learn his methods as quickly as possible...
From: The Guardian | By: Jamie Jackson in Denver | Saturday, July 26, 2014
smile
frown
The aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the conflict in Gaza and Israel, the Commonwealth Games and a flying carpet the best photography in news, culture, nature and sport from around the world this week Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Greg Whitmore | Saturday, July 26, 2014
smile
frown
Blushing with sunshine and flavour, your recipes make the most of this season's tomatoes The next theme will be tropical recipesClick here to send us your ideasTomatoes have become a year-round fixture in our diets, but they're only really worth eating...
From: The Guardian | By: Felicity Cloake | Saturday, July 26, 2014
smile
frown
Beavers are creatures whose thankless work has helped build America. So what did they do to deserve a Rob Brydon voice-over?A camera pans across the majestic Teton mountains. Rivers snake through snow-tipped poplar trees. Scenes that look like they were...
From: The Guardian | By: Filipa Jodelka | Saturday, July 26, 2014
smile
frown
David Willetts says students would benefit but opponents fear institutions would demand higher tuition fees to cover debtsProposals to allow universities to underwrite student loans have been drawn up by civil servants as part of research into how to...
From: The Guardian | By: Ben Quinn | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
smile
frown
Olympic silver medallist second to Max Whitlock early on Englands men and women top of pile in team standingsLouis Smith was relieved after performing a pommel horse routine that should see him through to Thursdays individual final but he is prepared...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
This contest ranks highly, as high as the Olympics for me Northern Irelands Michaela Walsh warns Olympic championA little bit of history was made in arena two here as women were allowed into the boxing ring at the Commonwealth Games for the first time,...
From: The Guardian | By: Andy Bull at the SECC | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Young Vic, LondonAlthough this modern update of Tennessee Williams's play isn't always plausible, Gillian Anderson's performance is stellarAmerican classics are currently getting a theatrical makeover. We've seen A View From the Bridge played as spartan...
From: The Guardian | By: Michael Billington | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Ive overcome real lows. Thats why I was crying so much Englands Sophie Taylor swims to glory in 100m breaststrokeIt was a performance full of soul and all that Jazz, an 800m freestyle victory that made history for Wales and ensured the red dragon flew...
smile
frown
Champion taken the distance by Yorkshire rival Matthew prevails 11-9, 8-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5 Pictures: Tom Jenkins aims his lens on squash courtsThere were two rivals, alike in dignity, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny. And there were a few hundred...
From: The Guardian | By: Andy Bull in Glasgow | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Linda Ronstadt, Maxine Hong Kingston were honoured at the White House for achievements in film, music, literature and the arts, as the president spoke about the continued importance of art, saying: 'The arts and humanities aren't...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
The Tour de France attracts spectators from all walks of life and their enthusiasm and ingenuity when supporting the riders is famous. They will do whatever it takes to see the race, relax in the sun when they're waiting or use it for protest. Continue...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Club planning to visit again next year after successful 2014 tour Van Gaal will discuss schedule amid jetlag concernsLouis van Gaal will be given the final say on Manchester Uniteds plans to return to America on tour next year after being invited back...
From: The Guardian | By: Jamie Jackson | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Jamaicas Nickel Ashmeade takes bronze Nigerias Blessing Okagbare wins womens 100mEven without Usain Bolt and his long-time frenemy Yohan Blake, the Jamaican production line of brilliantly talented sprinters powers on. And despite the best efforts of...
From: The Guardian | By: Sean Ingle at Hampden Park | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Belgian weighs up options after failing to shine at Old Trafford Louis van Gaal to assess situation over Shinji KagawaMarouane Fellainis nightmare time at Manchester United could be about to end as the club are in negotiations with Napoli regarding the...
From: The Guardian | By: Jamie Jackson in Washington DC | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
I would have done TV, maybe coaching, says ex-United player Redknapp gave Ferdinand his debut at West Ham in 1996Rio Ferdinand admits he was ready to turn to a television career and retire from football before Harry Redknapp offered to bring him to Queens...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Israeli prime minister omits talk of ceasefireOfficials: at least 10 killed in Gaza camp and hospital attacksNine Israeli soldiers killed, army saysRead the latest blog summary Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Tom McCarthy and Raya Jalabi in New York | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Warring tribes have deadlocked parliament and closed Tripoli's international airport, raising fears it could become a failed stateEvacuating diplomats is never a good sign of the health of a country; and so it is with Libya, where fierce fighting between...
From: The Guardian | By: Ian Black, Middle East editor | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Domestic violence victims are disbelieved, endangered and punished by the system. Community resolution orders are not the answerDomestic violence is a serious crime, so serious that two women a week are killed by a partner or ex-partner. As Yvette Cooper...
From: The Guardian | By: Polly Neate | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Live updates from all the action in GlasgowEmail jacob.steinberg@theguardian.comSarah Adlington loses gold medal in x-ray machine Not just fun, says English cylcing's Shane SuttonTake a look at today's highlights and scheduleAnd keep an eye on the full...
From: The Guardian | By: Jacob Steinberg | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Updates from the cricket in SouthamptonSend your thoughts to simon.burnton@theguardian.comOr get in touch via Twitter: @Simon_BurntonFull scoreboard from the Rose Bowl 11.30am BST 97th over: England 275-2 (Ballance 119, Bell 29)Ballance smacks Kumar's...
From: The Guardian | By: Simon Burnton | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Five delicious dishes chosen by Observer Food Monthly including Sichuanese sea bass, pan-grilled mackerel and proper fish and chipsThe peppers and chorizo complement the cod wonderfully, adding just the right amount of spice and smokiness to our take...
smile
frown
Looking for a (cheap) drink and some fun in New York? Guardian readers suggest dive bars where the focus is on boozing and atmosphere not the decor Has your favourite been missed out? Dont let us go dry, just add your tip in the comments belowCalling...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian readers | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
He began the 90s with Bill and Ted's silliness and ended them with The Matrix's existential angst, but in between came Keanu Reeves's greatest role as Jack Traven, a taciturn, tough-guy cop who oozed charisma. Getting the job done never looked so cool...
From: The Guardian | By: Alex Hess | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
On the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War, we should remember those who tried to stop a catastropheIf we were still naming wars as colourfully as they used to the War of the Spanish Succession, the War of Jenkins' Ear we should call the...
From: The Guardian | By: Adam Hochschild | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Why kit out your houseboat with a padlock when you can come up with a security system that involves going into space?Tom Lawton is an inventor, and a father. He has already fathered two children Barney and Rufus. And he has already invented a few inventions,...
From: The Guardian | By: Sam Wollaston | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
A tourism revenue-sharing scheme has helped finance hundreds of community projects and benefitted thousands of peopleConsole Nyirabatangana sits on a stool outside her three-bedroom house preparing the evening meal and, as the sun sets over Volcanoes...
From: The Guardian | By: Usher Komugisha and Andy Nicolson | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Today's quiz covers famous rappers, Unesco, insects, stage directions, composers, US presidents and Hawaiian words Follow @GuardianQuiz on Twitter for daily notifications Would you like to set the quiz? Email 10 questions to daily.quiz@theguardian.com...
From: The Guardian | By: Daily quiz setters | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
The story of a blighted New York marriage stands as a fierce indictment of a society estranged from cultureRobert McCrum introduces the seriesEdith Wharton (nee Newbold Jones), who was born into a rich and distinguished New York family in 1862, is perhaps...
From: The Guardian | By: Robert McCrum | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Report warns against letting pesticide companies fund key research for government plan to boost pollinatorsCriticial future research on the plight of bees risks being tainted by corporate funding, according to a report from MPs published on Monday. Pollinators...
From: The Guardian | By: Damian Carrington | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Statement agreed by all 15 council members calls on Israel and Hamas to achieve a lasting ceasefireThe UN security council has agreed on a statement urging Israel and Hamas to implement a humanitarian truce beyond the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr and...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Edinburgh University experts say asteroid hit Earth at a time when ecosystems had been weakened by a loss of biodiversityDinosaurs might have survived the catastrophic impact that ended their reign had the devastating asteroid that slammed into the Earth...
From: The Guardian | By: Ian Sample, science editor | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
PCS union says Passport Office is in crisis, with applications at record levels and delays causing frustrationPassport Office staff are to strike on Monday over staff shortages which they say have led to a serious backlog in processing applications this...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Adani's Carmichael coal mine and rail project will dig up and transport about 60m tons of coal a year for export, sparking fears for the Great Barrier Reef Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Oliver Milman | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Who is the real Joe 'over my dead body' Hockey? Is he a trainee supervillain? asks First Dog on the Moon Having trouble viewing this cartoon? Click here Get all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints...
From: The Guardian | By: First Dog on the Moon | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
An early goal from Raheem Sterling is enough to get the Reds' International Champions Cup campaign off to a winning startLiverpool won the opening game of their pre-season warm-up competition on Sunday night but they made hard work of overcoming Olympiakos...
From: The Guardian | By: Staff and agencies | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Officers who staged a fake arrest of the singer at Gold Coast airport that was photographed and shared with her 4.8 million followers on Twitter allegedly 'broke protocol'A group of Australian federal police officers are now the subject of an internal...
From: The Guardian | By: Australian Associated Press | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
President Maduro's supporters jubilant after Hugo Carvajal is released instead of facing extradition to the US Venezuela's former military intelligence head Hugo Carvajal, wanted by the United States over drug accusations and arrested four days ago on...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters in Caracas | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
What prominent tycoons really fear is a pro-democracy movement which will convert demands for increasing suffrage into robust demands for redistributionPopular analyses of burgeoning political agitation around universal suffrage in Hong Kong often side-step...
From: The Guardian | By: Toby Carroll | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Olympic dress rehearsal receives rave reviews in Glasgow after South Africa finally put an end to the All Blacks domination The best action from Ibrox in picturesOn the fourth day the Games came to Ibrox, emerging from the indoor arenas into the bright...
From: The Guardian | By: Andy Bull at Ibrox | Monday, July 28, 2014
smile
frown
Shadow transport team also to confirm manifesto pledge to give public sector and private operators same bidding rightsLabour will offer cooperatives and mutually-owned companies the chance to run Britain's rail services.Senior figures in Labour's transport...
From: The Guardian | By: Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Yvette Cooper accuses Tories of 'downgrading action' on issue and vows to increase falling prosecution rate The coalition government has allowed more than 10,000 perpetrators of domestic violence to get away with an apology and slap on the wrist, Yvette...
From: The Guardian | By: Rowena Mason, political correspondent | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Drilling will be allowed in national parks in 'exceptional circumstances' but ministers retain power to veto plansMinisters will give the go-ahead on Monday for a big expansion of fracking across Britain that will allow drilling in national parks and...
From: The Guardian | By: Rowena Mason, political correspondent | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown
Budget clothes retailer asked to give UN-backed scheme £3m, but campaigners say it is only major UK retailer not to donateMatalan is the only major British retailer not to have donated money to the UN-backed fund to compensation the victims of the Rana...
From: The Guardian | By: Rupert Neate | Sunday, July 27, 2014
smile
frown