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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A generation lost in space

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 18 June 2006

    The mobile phone has given us, as if we weren’t bulging with them already, a new kind of cheat: the phone-weasels who infest trivia nights.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Like Attenborough

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 15 June 2006

    Watching Attenborough in his second series of The Life of Mammals  I couldn’t help noting that tinge of sadness in him; he knows the fragility of what he shows us.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    The cola jihad

    • Jon Greenaway
    • 15 June 2006

    Boycotting global brands, Jon Greenaway puts Muslim colas to the (taste) test.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Another Waugh brings up a century

    • Mark Carkeet
    • 13 June 2006

    Mark Carkeet celebrates the life and work of Evelyn Waugh.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Want to live to be 100?

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 12 June 2006
    1 Comment

    As researchers learn more and more about how organisms work, it’s becoming increasingly evident that our lifespan is programmed into us and can be reprogrammed.

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  • MEDIA

    Peace correspondents: The new reporters

    • Jan Forrester
    • 05 June 2006

    Conventional journalism portrays war as a zero sum game, a series of violent exchanges between contending parties. ‘War reporting’ requires clear winners and losers, and the media interprets the events contributing to conflict accordingly.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    What's heroism got to do with climbing mountains?

    • Michael McVeigh
    • 29 May 2006
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    There’s something profoundly disturbing about the idea of a man dying, freezing, alone in a cave, 800 metres below the peak of Mount Everest. Michael McVeigh looks at the moral dilemma that faced climbers who left a man to die, and pushed on, in order to reach their own personal goal.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Letter from a Chinese restaurant

    • Michael McGirr
    • 22 May 2006

    Michael McGirr farewells Alistair Cooke.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Territorial television

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 22 May 2006

    I’m fine now, really. The nightmares are receding, the rash is responding to aromatherapy and I’ve cut back the shrink to once a day.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Steve Gome, Bernard Doherty, Aaron Martin
    • 11 May 2006

    Reviews of the books: Geography; Stem Cells: Science, Medicine, Law and Ethics and John F. Kennedy: An unfinished life.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Portuguese invasion

    • Brian Matthews
    • 27 April 2006

    I suppose that, in evolution’s daring script, the millipede has a role, but intense scrutiny has failed to reveal it to me.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Suffer the children

    • Anthony Ham
    • 25 April 2006

    The children of Niger are the innocent victims of religious fanaticism

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