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Booker Prize winners list: a history of winning authors

The prestigious award has been running since 1969 – here we look back at nearly 50 years of winners<p>The longlist for the 2015 Booker Prize is announced at midday on July 29 – how were previous winners received?<p>Here is a collection of The Telegraph's reviews on the previous winning novels, as well as …

Before & After: White & Bright Bedroom Makeover Projects from Around the Web

While I'm an ardent color lover, I've been thinking of repainting my bedroom, and it seems like the common denominator in my inspiration searches has …

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How your new Kindle or Nook will change your life

Small rectangular box under the tree? Here's what you can look forward to if you get an e-reader for Christmas:<p>■ You will download dozens of free classics that you will never read. That copy of <i>War and Peace</i> you started so enthusiastically on Boxing Day is destined to remain 2% completed.<p>■ After a …

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Coffees literary or writers /Cafés literarios o escritores cafeteros (ilustración de Gianluca Biscalchin)

The Math Trick Behind MP3s, JPEGs, and Homer Simpson’s Face - Facts So Romantic

Nine years ago, I was sitting in a college math physics course and my professor spelt out an idea that kind of blew my mind. I think it isn’t a …

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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief<p>Lawrence Wright (Knopf)<p>Wright’s prodigiously researched investigation of Scientology does …

The Guardian on Twitter: "Something to brighten up a dull day: Landscape Photographer of the Year gallery http://t.co/vGgLAbxEWD http://t.co/bJrl5YnagE"

Replying to @<b>guardian</b><p>“@<b>guardian</b>: Stunning. Something to brighten up a dull day: Landscape Photographer of the Year http://gu.com/p/3jyat/tw …

A sharp contrast, in theory

FOR the average Brit who knows something about education, the French government's newly proclaimed charter for secularism in schools would come as …

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10 ways to survive the Tony Abbott years

Well, here we are. In a shock twist, what everyone knew was going to happen has actually happened, and we are now all under Tony Abbott’s muscular thumb. Democracy, that great experiment formulated to make sure that we always get exactly what we want, has failed, leading instead to other people …

The Private War Of J.D. Salinger

"J.D. Salinger spent 10 years writing <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i> and the rest of his life regretting it," according to a new book about one of America's best-known and most revered writers.<p>Salinger died three years ago at the age of 91, after publishing four slim books. But <i>Catcher in the Rye</i> has sold …

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Vitamins: should you stop taking the pills? – Q&A with Dr Paul Offit

For many of us, the days begin with popping 1000mg of Vitamin C, 500 of Vitamin E, and a chewable Calcium tablet – maybe two. But according to Dr …

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This is the bead-chain experiment. It's about to melt your brain.

Inside this beaker is a 50-meter-long string of 8,000 beads. Watch what happens when you toss one end of the string out of the beaker. Prepare …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

1 of 9<p>Cannondale CAAD8 7 Sora<p>At one time, the CAAD8 was Cannondale’s top-end aluminum frame, and it still has desirable features: Shaped chainstays help the bike absorb bumps yet are rigid enough to feel efficient during hard pedaling. A beefed-up bottom bracket maximizes power transfer, and a tall …