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In the introduction to his new book The Poetry Pharmacy, William Sieghart quotes the British playwright Alan Bennett. “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you.
Britain has a new tallest mountain. Mt Hope, which is sited in the part of the Antarctic claimed by the UK, was recently re-measured and found to tower above the previous title holder, Mt Jackson, by a good 50m (160ft).
Poetry, wine, and song — such splendid things have, for millennia, constituted the very essence of the saffron-strewn Iranian soul and psyche.
More and more of us are attending so called "sip and paint" classes, where you learn to paint while enjoying a drink (or two). But can you hone your skills while under the influence of alcohol?...
Marine life is facing "irreparable damage" from the millions of tonnes of plastic waste which ends up in the oceans each year, the United Nations has warned. But how does this happen, where is most at risk and what damage does this plastic actually do?...
Portugal's celebrated Eurovision Song Contest winner, Salvador Sobral, is recovering in hospital after undergoing a heart transplant. Surgeons at the Santa Cruz Hospital in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, said the 27-year-old was "doing well"...
Archaeologists in Egypt have displayed items, including a mummy, from one of two previously unexplored tombs in the ancient Nile city of Luxor. The mummy is believed to be that of a senior official from Egypt's "New Kingdom", about 3,500 years ago...
When Kati Pohler was three days old she was left at a market in China. She was later adopted by an American family. When she was 20, Kati discovered her birth parents had left her a note, and that every year on the same day, they waited for her on a famous bridge in Hangzhou.
Scientists who fitted heart rate-monitoring tags to Arctic narwhals have discovered a strange paradox in how the animals respond to threats. When these tusked whales are frightened, their hearts slow, but at the same time they swim quickly to escape.
Those convicted of fatal one-punch assaults while under the influence of drugs or alcohol face minimum eight-year sentences in New South Wales. Hugh Garth, 25, was sentenced to more than 10 years in jail for fatally punching a man while intoxicated in 2014.
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I gazed out the window onto a series of yellow, mud-brick cottages built on a slope, surrounded by verdant hills engulfed in a blanket of swirling fog. In the village of Masouleh, nestled deep in northern Iran’s Alborz Mountains, every view is a rooftop view.
Share Slide of Loading gallery... The objects designed to be as uncomfortable as possible 7 December 2017 A Greek designer has turned objects we use every day into purposely bad designs guaranteed to frustrate.
An internet "prankster" had to be freed by firefighters after cementing his head inside a microwave oven. West Midlands Fire Service said it took an hour to free the man after they were called to a house in Fordhouses, Wolverhampton...
Support MinutePhysics on Patreon: Blue One Brown: you can’t clone Schrödinger’s cat: this video presents the full proof of the “No Cloning” Theorem in Quantum Mechanics – without any fancy math! (stereo
Among the throngs of tourists in Barcelona's Old City, there's a peculiar sight. Men, mostly of African descent, walk around in groups clutching massive white blankets. What's inside isn't clear, but it's bulky and heavy and the men move slowly in the heat...
Bitcoin crossed $14,000 (£10,460; €11,870) on Thursday, surging $2,000 in less than 24 hours. The cryptocurrency began the year below $1,000 but continues its sharp rise despite warnings of a dangerous bubble.
For info about divesting from nuclear weapons companies, go to to the Future of Life Institute for helping support this video (in particular, thanks to Max Tegmark for guest narrating and Meia Chita-Tegmark for her feedback)And thanks t
Whenever an object spins through the air it experiences a 'Magnus Force' due to friction between the air and the object's surface. This force was originally identified while studying the trajectories of cannon balls (though earlier observations of this effect exist). The Magnus force is essential in...