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Elementary - Episode 18 Review

<i>Matt Smith reviews episode 18 of Elementary…</i><p>Holmes as a character has a past. That statement can be meant in at least two ways. Either there’s the …

Has the MMR debacle immunised the media against other scare stories?

When Jeremy Paxman this week apologised to MMR experts on Newsnight for the shameful role played by parts of the media in the MMR crisis, he joined a …

Hepatitis C: Closing in on its viral origins

<b>The virus behind Hepatitis C has been the target of virologists, epidemiologists and geneticists for years, in a bid to find out the animal host from which it likely came. But Prof Jonathan Ball, a virologist at the University of Nottingham, UK, says early indications that bats are the culprit may</b> …

Biology

The unseen force that drives Ouija boards and fake bomb detectors

This week businessman James McCormick was convicted of fraud after making £50m selling fake bomb detectors to security forces in Iraq and many other …

Experience: I dated 100 men in 100 days: "I was a dating novice. I'd recently emerged from a 20-year marriage, and the last time I'd been single the dating landscape was totally different. I'd moved to Denver and didn't know a soul, so my cousin Erin signed me up to a dating website to help me meet people. I'm the sort of person who does nothing by halves, so to really throw myself into the singles scene, I set myself a challenge: 100 dates in 100 days." http://gu.com/p/3f4c4?CMP=NECNETTXT766 Photograph: Matt Nager for the Guardian

A holiday message from Ricky Gervais: 'Why I'm a good Christian'

Last Christmas I wrote a little essay entitled: "A Holiday Message from Ricky Gervais: Why I'm an atheist."<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> ran it, and it …