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The Spring 2015 New Humanist is out now!

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Mind, Body & Life

In a word: economy

Michael Rosen's column on language and its uses.

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Faith & Religion
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War photography in the age of social media

Photojournalist Paul Lowe talks to the New Humanist about his work and images of conflict

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Science & Technology

Designer babies, leap seconds, and the protein database

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

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Faith & Religion
Diarmid MacCulloch

The Church rejected me because I'm gay

Historian Diarmaid MacCulloch talks to Ralph Jones about how personal experience has shaped his ideas about sex and Christianity.

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Science & Technology
Alexander Fleming

Science and serendipity: famous accidental discoveries

Most scientific breakthroughs take years of research – but often, serendipity provides the final push, as these historic discoveries show .

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The wrong kind of dissident

Russia’s conflicted recent history is writ large in the life of Eduard Limonov

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Science & Technology

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
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Architecture for the people

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

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