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February 2006

Living with mum

A new generation of young British men are putting off leaving home well into their 20s, government statistics reveal today.

January 2006

December 2005

Junk Science - The Top 10 Junk Science Claims of 2005

It’s that time of year again when we at JunkScience.com reflect on all the dubious achievements and irresponsible claims made by the junk science community throughout the year.

Want a bargain? Get used to buying second-hand

The idea of buying used goods, especially when advanced around the holidays, can sound rather pathetic, as if one is living a real-life version of "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Who would want something used?

Psychology Today: Stirring Sound of Stress

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The internal alarm clock. Why we sometimes wake up a minute before the alarm rings.

August 2005

Molecular Expressions Photo Gallery: The Ice Cream Collection

Ice-cream history and microscopy come together in this piece.

July 2005

The World's Abortion Laws

Map showing where abortion is illegal in the world.

Simon Baron-Cohen: Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behaviour by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson

This magisterial book on animal behaviour is unique and, for me, is gripping reading. It is written by Temple Grandin, perhaps the best-known woman with autism on the planet.

May 2005

chris jordan photography

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Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption

Immigration isn't the issue: Brendan O'Neill

Among the political class, ‘the immigration issue’ has become code for their own fear and loathing of the white working class.

April 2005

Centenarian takes computer course

At the age of 100 most people would think about winding down rather than downloading - but not Sidney Platt

March 2005

14 Wild Ideas: Five Of Which Are True!

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Many Worlds, Medicine Useless, A.I. via Common Sense, Cryonics, Uploads, I'm in Sim, Fast Growth, Growth Stops, Colonize Galaxy, No Aliens, Aliens Came & Left, Private Law, Futarchy, No One Honest.

Kevin Meyers: At last the light is shone on the IRA

No event in Northern Ireland in recent years has distilled the abominable and corrupted reality of life under the peace process as the murder of Robert McCartney. Half beaten to death, one eye gouged out, his throat cut, and then gutted like a fish...

Making learning uncool: The establishment disses education as much as hip-hop ‘playas’.

It wasn't Jay-Z who grabbed headlines by declaring that 'learning history is a bit dodgy'. That was the former education secretary, Charles Clarke.

How to Fall in Love in Three Minutes or Less

If you subscribe to the "instant gratification takes too long" school of thought, researchers have good news on the romance front: You can fall in love in three minutes -- or less. It seems that the heart wants what the heart wants -- and it can figure

It wasn't me, it was my mind

The law distinguishes between madness and badness but, asks Steve Rose, why should that absolve criminals of responsibility for their actions?

February 2005

The Wisdom of Warren Buffett

"Top 5" things (prioritized) I learned from Warren Buffett

Vanishing Point: How to disappear in America without a trace

Satellites can bounce LASER light off of your windows and, by measuring the minute distance differences between a vibrating window and the satellite, reconstruct your speech -- from orbit!

January 2005

Worse Than Fiction: Read it and weep (or laugh)

I've been thinking of writing a political novel. It will be a bad novel because there won't be any nuance: the villains won't just espouse an ideology I disagree with - they'll be hypocrites, cranks and scoundrels.

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