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Countdown to Halloween - The ABCs of Death (2012)

<b>To countdown to this year’s Halloween, Luke Owen reviews a different horror film every day of October. Next up; fan-favourite The ABCs of …

Penelope Lively: 'So this is old age'

When we are young we can never imagine getting old, and yet so many of us are now living longer. Amid all the aches and pains and indignities, there are surprising consolations, reflects Penelope Lively<p>Years ago, I heard Anthony Burgess speak at the Edinburgh book festival. He was impressive in …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Daily Rituals by Mason Currey – review<p>…

Chard with lentils, spiced lemon, turmeric butter and egg recipe

A short braise of lentils and seasonal greens, finished in the oven to make a perfect vegetarian supper for an autumnal evening.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p><i>For the lentils</i><p>180g green lentils or brown Umbrian lentils<p>2 cloves of garlic, crushed<p>1 sprig thyme<p>2 tbsp olive oil<p><i>For the buttered spiced greens</i><p>400g chard, boiled …

Rate of ocean acidification due to carbon emissions is at highest for 300m years

Overfishing and pollution are part of the problem, scientists say, warning that mass extinction of species may be inevitable<p>The oceans are becoming more acidic at the fastest rate in 300m years, due to carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels, and a mass extinction of key species may …

Should we care that smart women aren't having kids?

New research is fueling outrage that women who don't have kids aren't just selfish losers, but dumb ones as well<p>It seems that women these days are too clever for their own good, at least when it comes to making babies. Research emerging from the London School of Economics examining the links …

10 rules for managing your penis

Recent news stories involving sexting, wine, toasters, politicians and penises indicate some men need a refresher course, so here are my 10 rules for keeping your penis out of trouble<p>In light of the "cock au vin" story, here is my guide to what <i>not</i> to do with your penis.<p><b>1)</b> <b>Do not involve your penis</b> …

Yesterday’s fuel

THE dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in …

Oil