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A Complete List of Classic Poems Everyone Should Know

Poetry That Shapes English Through the Ages<p>Here’s a list of essential classics everyone should know. These old poems form the tradition of the …

300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story

Precisely when and where did our species emerge? Anthropologists have struggled with that question for decades, and scattered clues had suggested the …

Anthropology

Agatha Christie's personal notebook full of story ideas, drafts, and sketches is going on display for the first time

Agatha Christie fans can come face-to-face with the novelist's doodlings, drafts, and sketches for the first time, in the form of one of her personal notebook is going on public display.<p>The artefact — the only one of its kind outside of her estate's collection — is being shown in Hong Kong next …

Agatha Christie

The Shocking True Crime Story That Inspired 'Murder on the Orient Express'

<i>"The reason for the murder lies in the past."</i><p>Hercule Poirot says those words towards the end of <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i>, writer Agatha Christie's …

It's Possible For a Person to Have Two Different Sets of DNA - Here's How It Happens

Human chimeras are more common than you might expect.<p>In Greek mythology, a chimera was a fire-breathing creature with physical traits of a lion, …

Can You Turn Fat into Muscle?

Simply put, your body can't turn fat into muscle. And the reverse is also true: Your body can't turn muscle into fat, either.<p>The reason? Fat and …

There's a Biological Reason Why Some People Get Chills When They Listen to Music

Really feeling it.<p>Some of us react more intensely to music than others. For some, listening to a certain track can send shivers down their spine, and …

Scientists replace skin of 'butterfly child' with rare genetic disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, doctors were able to treat a child who had a life-threatening rare genetic skin disease through a transplant of skin grown using genetically modified stem cells.<p>The grafts replaced 80% of the boy's skin.<p>The skin of his arms, legs, back and flanks, and some of the skin on …

Medicine

Opinion: Spain versus Catalonia – An epidemic of insanity

The damage has already been done to both Spain and Catalonia, writes DW's Martin Muno, regardless what happens as a result of Sunday's planned …

Europe

The Romany Spread

The Romany Tarot spread is a simple one, and yet it reveals a surprising amount of information. This is a good spread to use if you are just looking …

How did the Romans communicate with the many cultures they conquered?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>How did the Romans communicate with the many and various cultures they occupied?<p><i>Stuart Hammal, Portsmouth</i><p>• Post your answers – and new questions …

Communicate