What goes on in our brains when we’re not thinking? Why do some animals lounge around all day doing nothing? Is outer space completely empty? Why did it take so long for the number zero to be accepted? These are just some of the questions discussed in this intriguing collection of essays on “nothingness” by science writers including Ian Stewart, Marcus Chown, Nigel Henbest, Michael Brooks, Paul Davies and David Fisher.
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Thursday 21 November 2013
Why grandma, what a big family tree you have... Scientific research has been used to trace Little Red Riding Hood’s roots....
Thursday 14 November 2013
... and, as Nick Clark discovers, she has ancestors spanning Africa, Asia and Europe
Saturday 10 August 2013
Forget last year's two live-action film versions of Snow White.
Friday 19 July 2013
Directed by Sally Cookson
Friday 12 July 2013
Watch the videos below to see actress Tuppence Middleton in her latest role, in ‘Trap for Cinderella’ and in the BBC's ‘The Lady Vanishes’
Thursday 11 July 2013
Friday 14 June 2013
Saturday 08 June 2013
Further than their favourite fragrance, many men don't take much interest in lotions and potions. So Father's Day is the perfect opportunity to treat them to smellies of the 'fancy' variety.
Sunday 05 May 2013
'I've never seen anything like it,' says Steve Bruce as he leads his side to Premier League riches
Friday 26 April 2013
Tales from the Water Cooler
Saturday 13 April 2013
Film review: Oz the Great and Powerful - You thought the Wizard should be left alone? Step this way …
Saturday 09 March 2013
So, how did Oz gets its Wizard? This question has never exercised me for more than a nanosecond, but as redundant as Oz the Great and Powerful might seem, this Disney prequel turns out to be something of a classic: a family friendly fantasy which delivers as an affectionate prologue to The Wizard of Oz, that works just as well as a spectacular, neatly structured stand-alone adventure. It's directed by Sam Raimi, who once again brings irresistible enthusiasm to cartoonish genre entertainment, but it could also pass for the best Tim Burton film in a long time, and the best Terry Gilliam film in even longer.
Monday 25 February 2013
At the Oscars last night Charlize Theron said that shaving her head was the “most freeing thing” she’s ever done.
Friday 08 February 2013
Open your mind to this epic fable of China in transition. Just don't mention 'magic realism'...
Sunday 06 January 2013
(From top) 1. New Beginning scrub £26, Ole Henriksen, feelunique.com
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Ed Miliband's 'north London set' must be demolished to save Labour, say critics
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