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The enduring appeal of makeup

We have worn makeup for thousands of years despite puritanical condemnation and the scorn of radical feminists. Why?

By Sally Feldman
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Battling frog extinction, the protein puzzle, and the Nobel Prize for Physics

Chemistry, Biology, Physics: Three scientists talk through big recent developments in their fields.

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Faith in uncertainty: what early Christians believed about the afterlife

From the intellectual hotbed of late antiquity emerged some key Christian values – and some humanist ones too.

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The secrets of rock tides

The pull of the Moon does not create tides only in the Earth's oceans, but in its rocks as well.

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The enduring appeal of makeup

We have worn makeup for thousands of years despite puritanical condemnation and the scorn of radical feminists. Why?

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People's Charter

In a word: charter

Michael Rosen's column on language and its uses.

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Becoming Gandhi: his forgotten years in South Africa

An inspiration to movements for justice around the world, Gandhi formed his ideas amid the turmoil of the British Empire.

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The death of an immortal

Jehovah Wanyonyi, founder of a cult in Kenya and Uganda, claimed he was God. His recent demise tells a different story.

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Sharia law: a question of judgement

Those who argue sharia law poses a threat to British culture are wrong, but the challenge of ensuring equal rights remains.

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New books by Richard Dawkins and AC Grayling explore science and philosophy in different ways.

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