Basil Falwty is back but might he be more serious?
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Lies that spiral out of control feature in both farce and ‘dramedy’ - but the latter deals with more serious issues.
Rainforest at Coed Nant Gwernol and Coed Hendrewallog, Wales.
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The meat industry is competing with native forest for the same land.
What is your love language?
The five widely accepted lovely languages are words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts of service and receiving gifts.
Dealing with stressful environments is too often left in the hands of employees.
Notes left by fans at Sylvia Plath’s grave.
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February 11 marks 60 years since Sylvia Plath’s death. Plath remains one of the great poets of depression, but also wrote on motherhood.
The composer of hits including The Look of Love and What’s New Pussycat? has an impressive back catalogue.
The Bahama warbler (Setophaga flavescens) is endemic to the Bahamas.
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The Bahama warbler favours large pine trees and palms, fieldwork shows.
Finally getting through: aid from Iraq for earthquake victims in Syria.
Damascus is putting politics above its people as it hinders the international aid response.
Playing Dungeons & Dragons.
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To maintain its competitive edge, the owners of Dungeons & Dragons are proposing changes to the ownership of the game’s intellectual property and the way it makes money.
Sylvia Plath photographed a month before her death.
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Sylvia Plath left behind a complicated legacy. Contemporary writers influenced by her work must juggle inspiration with some problematic imagery – as a poetry expert explains.
NASA Advanced Concepts Laboratory
An elaborate scheme to shade Earth with millions of tonnes of Moon dust floating in space is unlikely to get off the ground.
Using a code helps distinguish youth sexual culture from that of adults and authorities.
A cholera outbreak, a harsh winter, ten years of civil war and obstruction from the Syrian government are some of the difficulties faced by aid agencies.
Devastation: the town of Kahramanmaras in southeastern Turkey on February 8.
Rescuers are at risk from aftershocks and collapsing buildings, but scientists are working on systems that will minimise ths danger.
Conflict is unavoidable but we don’t have to argue.
There are things you can do to stop conversations about sensitive topics turning into a quarrel.
From improving mental health to managing aches and pains, yoga can have a variety of benefits during pregnancy.
Most clinical trials overrepresent young white males.
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February 9, 2023
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Medicine works better when the treatments are tailored to fit each individual person’s biology and history. A first step is increasing diversity in clinical trials, but the end goal is precision medicine.
A capybara in the Iberá Wetlands (Esteros del Iberá) of northeast Argentina.
The swamp has not yet been drained everywhere.
People travel hundreds or thousands of miles and spend a fortune to see the night sky in all its splendor. But we are literally blocking out the cosmic beauty above our homes.
Will it give Microsoft a chance to overtake Google in the search space?