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Do we need to change the way we are thinking about mental illness?

NO Simon Wessely, member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists<p>Next week the American Psychiatric Association is publishing its fifth take on the …

The Economist

Ethiopia's unmissable sights for travellers

Ethiopia has the ability to wow you day after day. This is truly a world apart; there are more than two millennia worth of ancient treasures scattered around Ethiopia, from the giant obelisks and hidden tombs of the legendary Queen of Sheba, to castles that would make Camelot jealous and the …

National Parks

Gritty Snippets – Street Photography by Michael Ernest Sweet

Michael Ernest Sweet is a Canadian writer and photographer. His street photography is different, even unique, characterized by a high-contrast …

The future of lying - Jeff Hancock

How is power divided in the United States government? - Belinda Stutzman

Dark matter: The matter we can't see - James Gillies

Weaving narratives in museum galleries - Thomas P. Campbell

Will we ever know what happened before the Big Bang?

(This piece originally appeared in the “Will We Ever?” column at <i>BBC Future</i>. I added some commentary at the end and changed the accompanying image, …

Blue Jays demote Ricky Romero to Buffalo

The Blue Jays sent Ricky Romero to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, the morning after he had lasted one-third of an inning against the Tampa Bay Rays and after the game, disagreed mildly with manager John Gibbons' decision to pull him from the game.<p>Staked to a 2-0 lead by Edwin Encarnacion's …

Queens of Jazz, BBC Four, review

Jake Wallis Simons found BBC Four's Queen of Jazz to be a transformative hour of television.<p>The documentary Queens of Jazz (Friday, BBC Four) must have been an easy piece of telly to make. The subjects – “jazz divas” Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, <b>Nina Simone</b>, Sarah Vaughan and <b>Peggy Lee</b>– were so …