Whether or not octopuses should be viewed as charming or terrifying very much depends on your personal perspective. But it’s hard to deny their intelligence. Octopuses can squirt water at an annoyingly
Rupert Christiansen looks beyond the myths portrayed on stage and screen to find out what really happened in the last year of Mozart’s life Most of the indelible myths about Mozart – perpetuated by Peter
Cosmologist’s tweet appears to confirm rumours of discovery that could ‘open a new window on the universe’ Not for the first time, the world of physics is abuzz with rumours that gravitational waves have
An ancient femur found in a Chinese cave is unlike any bone formerly discovered, suggesting it belonged to a previously unknown human species that lived alongside modern man just 14,000 years ago. The
As the copyright restriction on Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf is lifted on January 1, 2016, French lawyers have called for a new compulsory introduction explaining its historical context to the book, which
By Matt McFarland Matt McFarland Bio Follow How can any photographer take an image that will never be forgotten? For starters, quit taking nature photos, whether it’s a sunset, mountain range, lake or
On New Year's Eve, just as many of us were looking forward to toasting the end of the year with wine, family and friends, a 16-year-old girl died in Kolkata, India after reporting two brutal gang rapes.
(CNN) — At least 110 journalists around the world were killed over the past year, according to a new report that warns of "the increasingly deliberate use of violence" against reporters. The study by monitoring
He was small for his age — still a boy, really, with spiked hair and pimples speckled across his cheeks. He looked even smaller in a pair of oversize flip-flops, curling his toes so they didn't slip off.
Diamonds might purportedly be 'a girl's best friend', but they're also quite interesting from a chemical perspective. You could be forgiven for thinking that there's not a whole lot to them; after all,
As many celebrate the Christmas season and the coming of a New Year, maybe there's a way we can, indeed, bring atheists and theists and the disparate factions and religions together on our little planet.
Or perhaps that should be the absurdity of the market for onions in and out of India. For we’ve a lovely example of the manner in which overly bureaucratic regulation of trade simply doesn’t work, doesn’t
BECAUSE the Christmas story has been told so often for so long, it’s easy even for Christians to forget how revolutionary Jesus’ birth was. The idea that God would become human and dwell among us, in both
A certain segment of the rightwing community created the war on Christmas, and they did so by trying to purge the holiday of its excessive, booze-soaked roots. Christmas has always been about much more