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Encounters With the Other Side

Encounters With the Other Side

Absolutely true stories about shadowy figures, moving objects, strange voices and other things that go bump in the night.

Laughing at Language

Laughing at Language

Why certain words are funny.

Private Lives

Private Lives

How much privacy are you willing to give up for the convenience offered by the digital world?

Giving Carers a Break

Giving Carers a Break

Heather McHugh won $500,000 and had a ‘genius’ idea.

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Everything You Need to Know About Iran

Everything You Need to Know About Iran

From a glittering Persian empire to a religious state: Iran's strategic importance.

Everything you Need to Know About Prince Philip

Everything you Need to Know About Prince Philip

As the Duke of Edinburgh turns 95, we reveal some surprising facts – and some of his most memorable remarks.

Everything You Need to Know About Retrofuturism

Everything You Need to Know About Retrofuturism

Whatever happened to the past’s visions of a glorious tomorrow? And just where are our flying cars?

The End of Parking

The End of Parking

Could ride-sharing and robocars make our cities greener and our lives less chaotic?

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Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

How to make choices that reflect your values.

Romancing the Terrorist

Romancing the Terrorist

A French journalist posed online as a young woman interested in ISIS. What she wanted was a story. What she got was the fright of her life.

13 Odd Things That Happened on Friday the 13th

13 Odd Things That Happened on Friday the 13th

It’s just like any other day of the year, isn’t it?

10 Common Sayings That Sound Way Funnier in Other Languages

10 Common Sayings That Sound Way Funnier in Other Languages

'Nice guys finish last' means something very different in Spain.

How To Win Almost Anything

How To Win Almost Anything

From acing a competition or landing a job, to tricking a claw crane machine or getting your book published – here are strategies you need for victory.

cats love boxes

Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much?

We all know that cats love boxes. But why?

The Children Who've Lived Before

The Children Who've Lived Before

Professor Jim Tucker thinks that past lives are possible. Here are three startling accounts.

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