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Supermarkets cash in on unfounded fears about food and health

We have all found ourselves standing in a supermarket aisle, staring at packets and cans, struggling to choose between different versions of the same …

Richard Feynman: Life, the universe and everything

Flowers, music, strip clubs...Richard Feynman's scientific curiosity knew no bounds. Christopher Riley pays tribute to an eccentric genius<p>In these days of frivolous entertainments and frayed attention spans, the people who become famous are not necessarily the brightest stars. One of the biggest …

Evolutionary theory gone wrong

Evolution? It is only a theory, many creationists will tell you.<p>"Only a theory" is meant to be dismissive, yet much of science is based on things …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Life on Mars to become a reality in 2023, Dutch firm claims

A few months before he died, Carl Sagan recorded a message of hope to would-be Mars explorers, telling them: "Whatever the reason you're on Mars is, …

Remains of woman buried 4,500 years ago are discovered near Windsor

The remains of a woman who was buried almost 4,500 years ago has been discovered in a quarry in Berkshire wearing a precious necklace of gold beads – …

Fuck For Forest - video review

In an excerpt from this week's Guardian Film Show Henry Barnes, Peter Bradshaw and Catherine Shoard review Michal Marczak's documentary about a gang …

Midwest's Floods Aren't Over, But So Far, So Good

The good news is that "the big river didn't get too big," <i>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i> writes this morning.<p>"Sandbags held back the cresting Mississippi River from several towns north of St. Louis on Sunday," it adds, "while the forecast for the immediate vicinity remained high but manageable."<p>But The …