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The afterglow of creation

The story of cosmic background radiation is a classic example of the chaotic way in which scientific discoveries occur.

By Marcus Chown
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Science & Technology
Chown

The afterglow of creation

The story of cosmic background radiation is a classic example of the chaotic way in which scientific discoveries occur.

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Mind, Body & Life
Royal Festival Hall

Architecture for the people

What do the "culture palaces" of the 20th century tell us about the world today?

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Faith & Religion
Culture
Azar Nafisi

In western democracies, is reading a political act?

Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, discusses her new book, on the importance of fiction to democracy.

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Human Rights & Ethics
Oxfam

Why poverty isn't inevitable

A new report by Oxfam heralds a sea change in attitudes towards inequality.

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Rationalism, Atheism & Humanism
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Everyday humanism: How should we live?

One reason people leave religions behind is to escape the rules they impose on daily life. But does humanism have its own codes?

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Human Rights & Ethics
Pawson square

The death of Jimmy Mubenga

How the UK's legal system cast a black man beyond justice.

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Culture
Broadchurch

How to let go: The Leftovers, Broadchurch, and The Missing

The last year has seen a proliferation of TV shows exploring the different facets of loss, from the intimate to the metaphysical.

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Culture

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