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Facing the possibility of death following a cancer diagnosis, the American writer Jeff Metcalf finds solace in fly fishing the waters near his northern Utah home. Centred around Metcalf’s recollection of a particular trip to the river when he felt profoundly responsible for the life – and death – of a fish at the end of his line, Ghost, Come Closer is a lyrical meditation on uncertainty, patience and the places where we find meaning and comfort.
Bertrand Russell wanted to kill off causation. Can contemporary philosophy rescue it?
What’s the healthiest way to handle a creeping feeling that the world is ending?
How many monkeys is it worth sacrificing to save a human life?
From Roman pots to glass eyes, the shore of the river Thames teems with surprises
Psychiatry and psychotherapy
Pondering the peculiar one-sided intimacy of the client-therapist relationship
History of science
Bat-people on the Moon – what a famed 1835 hoax reveals about misinformation today
Human rights and justice
Thirty years after one teenager shot another, is it time to forgive?
What it’s like to wear a prosthetic that ‘feels’
A square inch in a Petri dish becomes a grand stage for chemical transformations