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200 years of Parkinson’s disease

The 200th anniversary of James Parkinson’s seminal <i>Essay on the Shaking Palsy</i> gives cause for commemoration and reflection. Parkinson’s astute …

Parkinson's Disease



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Hilary Mantel: why I became a historical novelist

‘Is this story true?’ readers invevitably ask. In the first of her BBC Reith Lectures, the double Man Booker prize-winning author explores the complicated relationship between history, fact and fiction<p>Saint Augustine says, the dead are invisible, they are not absent. You needn’t believe in ghosts …

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The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

<i>Below, our favorite stories of the week.</i><p><i>Alec MacGillis | ProPublica | Nov. 10, 2016 | 17 minutes (4,437 words)</i><p>MacGillis talks to white workers in the …


Americans Are Embarrassed By Farts, Says Least Surprising Poll Ever

But we didn't realize coughing and farting simultaneously was such a problem.<p>The human body is remarkable in many ways and remarkably disgusting in many others.<p>That's the straight poop of a new survey by Wrangler that asked 2,000 Americans which "bodily offenses" they find most …

Realistic Zombie Head Coffee Mugs Are A Real Eye-Opener

The best part of waking up is Folgers in your hideous monster cup.<p>If you feel like the walking dead in the morning and yearn for something warm and flesh, er, <i>fresh,</i> to feel awake, we have got the perfect coffee mug for you.<p>Now you can drink your morning brew from a disturbingly realistic-looking …

So Many Penises Dangling On This Fashion Week Runway (NSFW)

Phallic necklaces are well-hung<p>Penises are to be expected at a men's fashion show. The models are male, after all.<p>But the penis as a big and shiny fashion accessory? British designer Vivienne Westwood had her flesh-and-blood mannequins wear silver and gold phalluses around their necks at a recent …

Tracey Emin's luxury penis bracelet works like a charm on me

Emin’s latest venture – a designer jewellery line – reveals in miniature her strengths as an artist who always has something new and eloquent to say<p>Tracey Emin is a British great. I keep surprising myself with how much I admire her work. Recently I was wandering a big painting exhibition at White …

Fairytales much older than previously thought, say researchers

Study of fairy story origins traces some back thousands of years, with one tale dating back as far as bronze age<p>Fairy stories such as Beauty and the Beast and Rumpelstiltskin can be traced back thousands of years to prehistoric times, with one tale originating from the bronze age, academics have …

Fairy Tales

Top 10 books about the cold war

The long, nuclear-armed standoff that followed the second world war was a terrifying parody of peace – which inspired some brilliant literature<p>What do you think of when you think of the cold war? The answer may depend on how old you are. For the young, it is history; for the elderly it is one of …

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I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (Oct. 17, 2015)

<b>Top picks</b><p>Me at the Atlantic:<p>No, Scientists Have Not Found the ‘Gay Gene’<br>• What You Can Learn From Hunter-Gatherers’ Sleeping Patterns<br>• The Crowdsourcing Site That Wants to Pool Our Genomes<br>• Turning Pigs Into Organ Donors<br>• Searching for the Genes That Are Unique to Humans<br>• Taking the Uncertainty Out of …