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Empire Windrush: forgotten archive material reveals who was on its outward voyage to the Caribbean

When the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in Essex on June 22, 1948 it was carrying a crowded cargo of around 500 West Indian settlers dressed in …

Why London's Teenagers Are Killing One Another

UK lawmakers are launching a new strategy to deal with youth violence—but are they focusing on the right driving causes?<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE UK</i>.<p>Amaan Shakoor was with friends outside of a leisure center in Walthamstow last Monday night when masked attackers exited a car and shot …

Leaves in the Wind

Section 28 protesters 30 years on: ‘We were arrested and put in a cell up by Big Ben’

In May 1988, the reviled law that forbade ‘promoting’ homosexuality came into force. Here, some of those who made headlines fighting back – from invading the BBC News studio to abseiling into the House of Lords – explain why they had to act<p>Lesbians stormed the BBC to protest about it. Twenty …

BBC

World without humans: Stunning pictures show the 'post-apocalyptic' places where nature has fought back

From an abandoned church filled with leaves and moss to empty buildings covered in plants, these pictures could show a world without humans.<p>The …

The World Is Headed for a Food Security Crisis. Here's How We Can Avert It

The world currently produces more than enough food to feed everyone, yet 815 million people (roughly 11% of the global population) went hungry in …

Do Antidepressants Work?

More people in the United States are on antidepressants, as a percentage of the population, than any other country in the world. And yet the drugs’ efficacy has been hotly debated.<p>Some believe that the short-term benefits are much more modest than widely thought, and that harms may outweigh …

Antidepressants

Melania Knew

Dear America: Come on, you can’t be serious.<p>The ongoing saga over a president, a porn star and a payoff is so lewd and tawdry that it can’t simply be added to the ever-expanding list of horrible misbehaviors of a womanizing misogynist.<p>It’s not even the infidelity that most bothers me. I view that …

Donald Trump

Looking Up to Michelle Obama

It was a typical dreary February day when I bundled up my daughters to head to the National Portrait Gallery to see the paintings of Barack and Michelle Obama. If I’d realized it would also be the day that my 2-year-old, Parker, would go viral, I would have taken off the red and pink coat she was …

Michelle Obama

Japanese "forest medicine" is the science of using nature to heal yourself—wherever you are

The fountain of youth is a forest. Trees cast off years and grant health and cheer, or so transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson claimed in his 1836 essay “Nature.” “In the woods,” he wrote, “I feel that nothing can befall me [. . .] which nature cannot repair.”<p>Indeed, research shows that trees …

Immune System

Badeshi: Only three people speak this 'extinct' language

<b>Would you like to learn a few words of a language only three people in the world speak?</b><p>Badeshi used to be spoken widely in a remote snow-clad valley, deep in the mountains of northern Pakistan.<p>But it is now considered extinct.<p>Ethnologue, which lists all of the world's languages, says it has had no …

Language Learning

How it feels to be diagnosed with autism later in life

“He is wired differently to you and me, this child of mine. He doesn’t like loud noises, or dark spaces, or strangers touching his head”. These are …

'Damn … I missed': the incredible story of the day the Queen was nearly shot

In 1981 a New Zealand teenager fired at the British monarch – and a new investigation claims the assassination attempt was brushed aside by officials<p>It may be the closest anyone has ever come to assassinating Queen Elizabeth II.<p>In 1981, Christopher John Lewis, a disturbed New Zealand teenager aimed …

The first Scrooge

How the world’s best-known miser was brought to life<p>“Scrooge is utterly memorable. He is loathed and loved.<p>His name is dropped into conversation so regularly - yet many people have never read the story in which he first appears.”<p><b>So says Frankie Kubicki, from London's Charles Dickens Museum.</b><p><b>The</b> …

Literature

The Yule Log: a pagan ritual turned YouTube phenomenon

<i>Subscribe to the Quartz Obsession newsletter for this daily digression into the most fascinating corners of the global economy.</i><p>When the weather outside is frightful, a video of burning logs in a fireplace may not generate actual heat, but it sure makes a room feel delightful.<p>The yule log has its …

Slave trader’s home, slum, des res: the stories of one house raise restless ghosts

All old houses are haunted. Not by ghosts but by the lives of others. Because to live in an old house is to share your most intimate space with the …

Glenn Close: ‘You lose power if you get angry’

From vengeful mistress to Agatha Christie matriarch: the actor talks about Harvey Weinstein, mental illness and growing up in a cult<p>Glenn Close and I sit at the corner of a large boardroom table in an intimidatingly minimalist office on the 14th floor of a Los Angeles talent agency. It’s the kind …

England’s “virgin queen” invented gingerbread men to represent her suitors

Gingerbread men weren’t always just a seasonal treat for kids to have fun decorating. The cookies got their start in the 16th century when Queen Elizabeth I gifted them to nobility.<p>Gift-giving was central to Elizabethan England’s social dynamics, as John Nichols describes compellingly in his book,</i> …

Heavy snowfall sweeps across UK, in pictures

10 Dec 2017 Heavy snowfall sweeps across UK, in pictures Previous slideNext slide1 of 22View AllSkip Ad Heavy snow is falling in many places across …

Forty per cent of homes sold under Right to Buy now in the hands of private landlords, new analysis reveals

Tens of thousands of council homes sold under the Right to Buy scheme, designed to help low-income families get on the housing ladder, are now being …

These are my hardest moments as a mother. What are yours?

A week ago, my five-year-old daughter drew me a map. It was early afternoon and I was in bed, struggling against a migraine and crossing my fingers …

Katie Hopkins reveals epilepsy made her suicidal - and says she identifies as a MAN

She is fearlessly honest - even in the face of baying mobs. So it's perhaps not surprising that Katie Hopkins has flirted with the idea of being …

Thousands of disability benefit tests branded 'unacceptable' under the government's own quality control scheme

Thousands of disability benefit tests have been branded "unacceptable" by the government's own quality control scheme. Bombshell new figures say …

A civilised society supports people in need, but our brutal system shatters lives

Simon’s death certificate tidies away his life in a few terse official phrases. Date of death: 12 November 2017. Causes: “a) Fatty liver” and “b) …

The mysterious return of scarlet fever

The infection used to be a leading killer of children — and it's making a comeback.<p>Scarlet fever, a leading killer of children in the 19th and early 20th centuries, is suddenly making a comeback in many parts of the world, and no one knows why.<p>The bacterial infection brings on a red, sandpapery …

Kathy Burke: ‘Lifelong member of the non-pretty working classes’

It’s quite a high when things work, but also I take it to heart if a play hasn’t gone well<p>If anyone had tried to sexually harrass me I’d have probably headbutted them and reported them to the police<p>Midday at a café in Finsbury Park, north London: the Harvey Weinstein story has just broken and, less …

Nearly every country on earth is named after one of four things

When the US president says “America first” to a room full of world leaders, he probably doesn’t mean to invoke the spirit of a 15th-century Italian. When Charles de Gaulle proclaimed, “La France n’est pas seule!” he likely wasn’t talking about a Germanic tribe from two millennia past. And Gandhi’s …

Papua New Guinea

We Need to Talk About Madness: A Reading List

When I was 15, a teacher I was very close with killed himself over winter break. I found out about it in an AOL chatroom the night before school …

Horse Chestnut crowned UK's favourite tree

The nation's love of conkers has seen the Horse Chestnut win a landslide victory to be crowned the UK's favourite tree.<p>The tree, also known by its Latin name Aesculus Hippocastanum, won more than 25 per cent of the vote in a poll run by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB).<p>It beat 14 other trees, …