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Heated rivalries and (pigeon) sex: the passionate world of Scottish doo fleein’
Let the Sun’s invisible solar winds wash over you in ultra high-definition video
Refugees flee to Australia only to be detained in squalid and abusive conditions
A bird-of-paradise must become a lord of the dance to woo a discerning mate
How ‘hearse’ – rooted in an ancient word for ‘wolf’ – rolled into the lexicon
You messed up. You’re in trouble. But don’t worry, logical positivism can help
What’s worth plunging nose-first into icy snow for? A lemming snack, of course
How The New York Times, and the American public, managed to ignore the Holocaust
Why Plato believed that philosopher kings – not democracy – should run the state
A Bach cello piece played atop a mountain is as exhilarating as you’d expect
How pigeon droppings nearly derailed a massive discovery in cosmology
Why has the US military been flying a balloon over Kabul since 2009?
A fly fisherman glimpses his own death in the river that gives him solace
Digital art can help us see and judge the internet before it consumes everything
Could the simple, replicable elegance of the igloo be a model for future homes?
The only way to survive for newborn barnacle geese is to dive off a cliff
What it’s like to be a sniper in an unpopular war
If we are what we do, how can we stay human in an era of automation?
Take a 10 billion-year journey with a photon, from a distant supernova to Earth
From crawling to flying, the agony and ecstasy of trying to learn something new
Forget space – the unknown worlds in pond scum are rich with life’s secrets
For six years, Mahabir Pun hiked two days each month just to check his emails
In her dreams, the first Briton in space revisits staggering views of the Earth
The pleasure of being fooled: inventor Mark Setteducati makes maths into magic
Snowflake formulas, dice odds and other satisfying maths of the everyday
Blood feuds are law in Albania, turning homes into prisons for ‘guilty’ families
Can the problem of induction save Anthony’s dismal dating life?
Antibiotics make our guts less diverse. That’s bad news for our long-term health
Why humour and a complex character are as important in architecture as in people
Dilating pupils, wheezes and head-butts: the male bowerbird’s tips for seduction
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