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'The Good Eye' sings the praises of shaggy eyebrows

If, as the hackneyed phrase would have it, eyes are the windows to the soul, one might reasonably extrapolate that eyebrows are its draped window …

The Birth Of The Minimum Wage In America

<b>Listen · 4:49</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In 1895, legislators in New York state decided to improve working conditions in what at the time could be a deadly profession: baking bread.<p>"Bakeries are actually extremely dangerous places to work," says Eric Rauchway, a historian at the University …

What effect does extreme cold have on the human body?

North America’s east coast is braced for more freezing weather a year after the January 2014 polar vortex sent temperatures tumbling down to -50C (-58F). In this piece from the BBC Future archive, we ask what does such intense cold do to the human body?<p>The polar vortex currently sweeping across the …

Does discussing suicide make people feel more suicidal?

It’s feared asking someone whether they’re considering taking their own life when they seem desperate could make them feel worse. But do studies bear out peoples' concerns?<p>Asking someone whether they’re considering taking their own life when they seem desperate is never going to be easy. It’s not …