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SUDDENLY THERE are signs that the crisis in masculinity is more serious than we had thought. It was reported last week that Talk Radio's attempt to appeal to young men has resulted in an unprecedented slump in its ratings. In America, meanwhile, a grim epidemic of voluntary castration has been causing concern. While no sane person would argue that there is any kind of connection between these two stories, it is surely undeniable that, as reflections of male decline, they offer a grim sense of symmetry.

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Neuroscientific Notes: Is there intelligent life on earth?

COCKTAIL PARTY conversations can be strenuous for a brain scientist. Questions like "Is it true that we only use 10 per cent of our brain?" leave the poor fellow nonplussed.

Football: Houllier adds his apology

THE LIVERPOOL manager, Gerard Houllier, last night added his apology to that of Robbie Fowler as the Anfield club sought to limit the damage caused by the striker's controversial goal celebration in last Saturday's Merseyside derby.

Chess to get sport status

THERE was rejoicing in the cerebral world of chess yesterday, following the news that the game of wit and guile is about to make it to full sporting status.
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