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Into the woods

The rise in “natural” burials has given architects an opportunity to rethink the way humans relate to the environment.

By Ken Worpole
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Salò: The unseen movie

Pasolini’s shocking film, Salò, was banned in the UK for 25 years. But if we can’t laugh at it, we are missing the point.

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In a word: fix

Michael Rosen's column on language and its uses.

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What a way to make a living

Today, our sense of identity is intimately linked to our work. It’s a dangerous trend, warns the Italian philosopher Bifo.

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The challenge of blue light, the power of urine, and our evolutionary history

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

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Into the woods

The rise in “natural” burials has given architects an opportunity to rethink the way humans relate to the environment.

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Why you might not want the most powerful computer imaginable

We live in an epoch where computing power doubles roughly every two years.

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Mind, Body & Life
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Forgiveness in a vengeful age

Marina Cantacuzino brings together victims and perpetrators of crime. What can this teach a convicted murderer?

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Rock'n'roll and rebellion

A new book explores the places where popular culture is still a counter-culture.

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The rise of Arab atheism

Across the Middle East, governments are cracking down on non-belief. But Arab atheists are becoming more visible

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