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Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

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The gay man who got a surprise call from the pope: ‘I would like to give you a hug’

By Dan Zak<p>, Feature writer<p>Yayo Grassi’s phone rang in early September.<p>“Is this Obdulio?” said the caller, using a nickname given to Grassi 50 years earlier by a high school teacher.<p>“Who is this?” said Grassi, spooked.<p>“Who else calls you ‘Obdulio’?”<p>“Only one person,” Grassi said, “and I’m not going …

Stephen Hawking Says Advanced Alien Life Could Wipe Out Humanity

Hawking says the human race needs to find new homes elsewhere.<p>Theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking believes that a visit from an advanced …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

'Ballet really isn't girly': inside the world's only all-male ballet school

The director of the London Boys Ballet School tells Jonathan Wells why he wants to teach boys the power of dance<p>The London Boys Ballet School is unique. Founded in 2014, this one of a kind, all-male institution is championing ballet for boys by focusing on strength, skill and power. And in doing …