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Rosetta image archive complete

All high-resolution images and the underpinning data from Rosetta’s pioneering mission at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko are now available in ESA’s …

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England v immigration: A millennium of fears condensed

<b>The Windrush scandal and the 50th anniversary of the "Rivers of Blood" speech are just the latest reminders that the issue of immigration to the British Isles is a fraught one. For centuries it has prompted debate - and also anger, fear and even murder.</b><p>You might say it started well. A Greek …

Figure Out Where You Are With Nothing But a Watch and Protractor

In a recent episode of MacGyver, Angus (yes, that's his first name) finds his location in the desert using only a string, a protractor, and a watch. …

The 150-year-old story of Sri Lankan tea-making

<b>Almost 5% of the population of Sri Lanka work in the billion-dollar tea industry, picking leaves on the mountain slopes and processing the tea in plantation factories.</b><p>The cultivation and selling of black tea has shaped the lives of generations of Sri Lankans since 1867.<p>Documentary photographer …

'Nothing but a holiday resort?' Revisiting 1939 Cornwall

<b>In 1939, the newly established Penguin Books published six guides to various English counties, complete with touring maps, aimed at the middle-class motorist. Emma Jane Kirby has been driving around the UK with those first-edition guides in her hand to see how Britain has changed since the start of</b> …

'It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you': How Toto made Africa, and why we still love it now

Take an early-Eighties band in need of hits, a mid-tempo song about a conflicted missionary on a parched savanna, a catchy-as-hell keyboard hook and one of the most syllable-heavy lines in pop music. What have you got? A bonafide pop classic.<p>Africa by Toto, released 36 years ago, is a song whose …

Obituary: Bill Maynard

<b>Bill Maynard, who has died at the age of 89, was best known as the loveable rogue Claude Jeremiah Greengrass, in the police drama Heartbeat.</b><p>But he had a long and sometimes difficult career that took him from variety shows to cinema and network television<p>In real life Maynard shared many similarities …

Obituary: Katie Boyle

<b>Katie Boyle, who has died aged 91, once said that she was famous for being famous.</b><p>But her glamour and ebullience carried her through more than half a century in the public eye, especially as a regular hostess of the Eurovision Song Contest.<p>Her multilingual outings on these occasions reflected her …

Who were my parents - and why was I left on a hillside to die?

<b>In the summer of 1937 a nine-month-old girl was hidden, with her hands tied, in a blackberry bush in southern England. She was found by sheer chance by a family of holidaymakers. Now 80, Anthea Ring has spent most of her life wondering why she was left to die and who her parents were. Thanks to a</b> …

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Obituary: Stephen Hawking

<b>Stephen Hawking - who died aged 76 - battled motor neurone disease to become one of the most respected and best-known scientists of his age.</b><p>A man of great humour, he became a popular ambassador for science and was always careful to ensure that the general public had ready access to his work.<p>His …

Obituary: Sir Ken Dodd

<b>His swept-up hair, protruding teeth and expression of lunatic bewilderment made Sir Ken Dodd one of Britain's most recognisable entertainers.</b><p>He was one of the most popular artists of his time, topping the record charts, filling theatres and starring on TV.<p>An old-fashioned variety performer with his …

Sir Roger Bannister: First person to run a mile in under four minutes dies at 88

<b>Sir Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, has died at the age of 88.</b><p>His time of three minutes 59.4 seconds, set at Iffley Road sports ground in Oxford on 6 May 1954, stood as a record for just 46 days but his place in athletics history was assured.<p>Bannister also won …

10cc: how we made I'm Not in Love

‘The drummer said it was crap and we were just about to scrap the whole thing. Then I heard the studio’s secretary singing it – and the window-cleaner whistling it’<p>I met this gorgeous girl called Gloria at Halifax town hall. I was 18. She was 16. Three years later, we got married. A few years after …

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Motorhead guitarist 'Fast' Eddie Clarke dies at 67

<b>Eddie Clarke, the last surviving member of Motorhead's classic line-up, has died at the age of 67.</b><p>The band's Facebook page announced that the guitarist died in hospital after being admitted with pneumonia.<p>Clarke, whose nickname was Fast Eddie, played with Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister and Phil "Philthy …

The 200 Best Songs of the 1960s

This song is best known for being the inspirational tale of the band’s hook-handed drummer, but I’ll put up the chorus of “Moulty” against any other from the decade—“Louie Louie,” “Mony Mony,” anything—as being the biggest, loudest, and most unintelligible, made all the more dynamically triumphant …

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Do they know it's Christmas? Where are the new festive classics?

<b>Perhaps you were buying groceries at the supermarket or flicking through radio channels on the way to work when you first heard it this year - the folksy opening bars of Fairytale of New York, Shakin' Stevens's sleigh bells or the warbling of Mariah Carey.</b><p>Whether it fills you with joy or makes you …

10 charts that tell the story of Britain's roads

<b>The Friday before Christmas is one of the busiest days of the year for traffic, with drivers being warned to expect long delays. On a normal day, the average person in this country spends an hour a day travelling, with most of their journeys made by car. These charts tell the story of Britain's</b> …

How forced marriage saved a US defector in North Korea

<b>Every night before going to bed, US defector Charles Jenkins turned to Hitomi Soga, the woman North Korea had forced him to marry, and kissed her three times.</b><p>"Oyasumi" he said, using her native Japanese. "Goodnight", she replied in English, the language of his North Carolina childhood.<p>"We did this …

The mystery of the baby in the box

<b>Robin was 13 when he found out he was adopted. Later he was told he had been abandoned - left in a box on London's Oxford Street. Now 74, he has spent most of his life wondering who left him and why. But thanks to DNA, and the dogged detective work of one of his daughters, he finally has some</b> …

Christine Keeler obituary: Life of the Profumo scandal model

<b>Christine Keeler found herself at the centre of an affair that rocked the British establishment.</b><p>The revelations about her relationship with the cabinet minister John Profumo hastened the end of the Macmillan government.<p>The resulting scandal, involving allegations of espionage and prostitution, and …

How credit cards changed the way we spend

<b>The clue is in the name: credit. It means belief, trust.</b><p>If you're a shopkeeper, who do you trust to repay a debt? For most of history, only someone you knew personally, which was fine since most of the people you encountered would be from the same small community.<p>But as cities boomed, things became …

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How INXS Kick-started their career

<b>Five albums into their career, INXS had clawed their way up from Australia's pub circuit to the US top five.</b><p>But no one was prepared for the success of their sixth album, Kick, a sensuous blend of funk, rock and pop that sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.<p>Heralded by the slinky single Need …

Obituary: Rodney Bewes

<b>Rodney Bewes, who has died aged 79, found fame as the aspirational Bob in the BBC sitcom The Likely Lads.</b><p>Teaming Bewes with James Bolam, it regularly drew audiences of more than 20 million.<p>Despite the success of a sequel, the two fell out in spectacular style - effectively ending the chance of the …

Charles Manson's music was a macabre sidenote

<b>Charles Manson, the cult leader of the Manson Family, who directed his followers to commit a string of brutal murders in 1969, was one of the most reviled figures in American culture.</b><p>A grifter who'd spent most of his adult life in jail, he orchestrated a killing spree with the intention of sparking …

Eurythmics discuss Rock Hall of Fame and going 'into hiding' in the 80s

<b>Throughout the 1980s, Annie Lennox and David Stewart challenged the notion of what a pop group could look or sound like.</b><p>As the Eurythmics, they spawned smash after smash, from the icy synth-pop of Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) to the Motown tribute Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves.<p>Their videos …

The Curious Tale of Dennis The Menace

This story began as a thought about British and American sensibilites around children and what they are like. But having done a bit of research, it …

The lonely death of Delhi's jungle prince

<b>In terms of snobbery it was hard to beat the man who claimed to be the last prince of the royal house of Oudh.</b><p>"Don't talk to me about the Mughals," Prince Cyrus once bellowed at a friend of mine. "They were as common as dirt."<p>The Mughals, of course, were the rulers of India from the early 16th …

Why Is The Guitar Tuned The Way It Is? (EADGBE) [Lessons]

<b>For Beginners</b>: Have you ever stopped and thought about why the guitar is tuned the way that it is?

How the humble S-bend made modern toilets possible

<b>"Gentility of speech is at an end," thundered an editorial in London's City Press, in 1858. "It stinks!"</b><p>The stink in question was partly metaphorical: politicians were failing to tackle an obvious problem.<p>As its population grew, London's system for disposing of human waste became woefully …

Tom Petty: A quiet, unassuming rock legend

<b>When Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their first album in 1976, few could have imagined they would become one of America's biggest touring bands.</b><p>They were a scrappy, gritty garage band - initially lumped in with the punk and New Wave scenes.<p>But Petty, the son of a Florida insurance man, …