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Nazi scientists planned to use mosquitoes as biological weapon

Himmler ordered secret research into how malaria-infected insects could be sent behind enemy lines, research reveals<p>The Nazis considered using mosquitoes as biological weapons during the second world war, research has revealed.<p>Towards the end of the war, scientists at an institute in Dachau …

Pictures of the week: The Way We Wore

Trilbies and trenchcoats, leotards and legwarmers, and a monkey-fur vest teamed with a knee-length suede skirt – these are just some of the magnificent outfits worn by black men and women in this book of photographs from the 1940s to the present day. They are mostly New York designers, …

Photography: African hair styles – in pictures

As author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said in an interview last year: 'Hair is hair – yet it is also about larger questions: self-acceptance, insecurity and what the world tells you is beautiful. For many black women, the idea of wearing their hair naturally is unbearable.' Fellow Nigerian JD 'Okhai …

Philip Seymour Hoffman: death of a master

Philip Seymour Hoffman has died aged 46 and a unique talent lost. We have scores of indelible performances, but there would have been such riches to come<p>To anyone who has heard the terrible news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death in New York from a suspected overdose at the age of 46, I think one …

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How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

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