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Language dreams: an ancient tongue awakens in a Jewish baby
It’s not that your teeth are too big: your jaw is too small
The bloodstained leveller
Conspicuous consumption is over. It’s all about intangibles now
First impressions count
Quantum cryptography is unbreakable. So is human ingenuity
Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi
The Masada mystery
Eric H Cline
Ghosts and ghouls haunt the living with a message about life
Thomas W Laqueur
Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspiration
James Q Whitman
Why the simple life is not just beautiful, it’s necessary
Coeducation at university was – and is – no triumph of feminism
Nancy Weiss Malkiel
The end of adolescence
Paula S Fass
Can surrogacy ever escape the taint of global exploitation?
The right to vote should be restricted to those with knowledge
What happened when a Muslim student went to Cambridge in 1816
Why we must keep the fires of the magical firefly burning
Black conservatives do not speak for the black majority
Leah Wright Rigueur
How philosophy came to disdain the wisdom of oral cultures
Justin E H Smith
How free market ideology perverts the vocabulary of democracy
How physics and maths helped create modernist painting
The US is a failed state thanks to its system of government
Burke was no conservative
Splat goes the theory
Louise O Fresco
Can God lie?
Dallas G Denery II
Be not brave
Know thy selfie