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Most UK species in decline, wildlife stocktake shows

An unprecedented stocktake of UK wildlife has revealed that most species are struggling and that one in three have halved in number in the past half …

Dishes of olive oil to be banned from restaurants? The EU's gone mad

Those first minutes in a restaurant, the mulling over of the menu, clinking of drinks, collective breaking of bread and enthusiastic dunking into …

The psychology of menus

It's not always easy trying to read a menu while hungry like the wolf, woozy from aperitif and exchanging pleasantries with a dining partner. The …

Dreaming of animals and other warning signs of neurodegeneration

The latest issue of <i>Nature</i> contains an Outlook supplement about the health impacts of poor sleep, including a feature I wrote about the link between …

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Ever Wanted to Live in a Frank Lloyd Wright Home? Here's Your Chance

5 Frank Lloyd Wright houses for sale.<p>These five homes by the acclaimed architect — including an adobe house in Santa Fe, New Mexico and a Prairie-style house in Chicago — are all currently on the market. Which one's your favorite?

Richard Dawkins' latest anti-Muslim Twitter spat lays bare his hypocrisy

Richard Dawkins and Twitter make one of the world's great pairings, like face and custard pie. But whereas more accomplished clowns ram custard pies …

More! magazine to close as readership drops below 100,000

Women's lifestyle magazine More! is set to close after 25 years, its owner Bauer Media has announced.<p>The weekly title, famous for its Position of the …

'Meteorite' in sky above Argentina – video

Video footage purports to show a meteorite in the sky above Santiago del Estero, Argentina, on Saturday evening. Video of an outdoor concert is …

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How astronaut Chris Hadfield showed Berlin's ongoing struggle for unification

The Berlin Wall may be physically disappearing – David Hasselhoff went there to campaign for its preservation last month – but some things last …

All hail Her Majesty, the last silent celebrity in the land

Wherever you stand on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, although actually standing on her is obviously treasonous, she is the last silent celebrity. In …

the madness of Margaret Thatcher

✒After the Tory triumphalism of this week, more thoughts about the madness of Margaret Thatcher. My old colleague, the late Terence Kilmartin, who …

How old do you feel?

Tim Dowling<b><br>Real age:</b> 49. <b>The age I feel:</b> 39<p>I doubt many people over 40 feel as old as they look. For most of us, the face in the mirror is the …

5 viral stories about Boston attacks that aren't true

In the aftermath of dramatic events like Monday's bombing attack at the Boston Marathon, it's a truth of our times that millions of people will get early bits of news via social media.<p>To be sure, sites like Twitter and Facebook were used extensively by police, relief groups and governments to share …

Insect riding a bike into sunset

This is the incredible snapshot that appears to show an insect riding off into the sunset - on a bicycle.<p>Macro photographer Eco Suparman was gobsmacked when the praying mantis he was photographing jumped up onto a curled plant - and looked just like he was pedalling away.<p>Eco, from Borneo, …

Can potassium cut your stroke risk?

If you want to reduce your risk of having a stroke, you might want to cut down on salt. But would you think about how much potassium you're eating? A …

Is Andrew Marr's stroke proof that high-intensity exercise is dangerous?

Andrew Marr, the 53-year-old BBC TV presenter and journalist, made a guest appearance on his own show yesterday, just four months after a …

Illegal food: step away from the cheese, ma'am

While French cheese may still be the Holy Grail for many food lovers, getting hold of it everywhere in the world can be tricky, thanks to global food …

Why do humans cry? A new reading of the old sob story

When it came to solving the riddle of the peacock's tail, Charles Darwin's powers of evolutionary deduction were second to none – the more …

British monarchy v American dynasty

Is Americans' fascination with the British monarchy due to it being something completely foreign or, in fact, something tantalizingly close at …