The view from the eco-experts

Howard Jacobson: If you think that Prozac works, then it doesn't really matter what the experts say

What scientists never understand is that human beings aren't governed by science

Who’s Whose? A No-Nonsense Guide to Easily Confused Words.

This weekend, The Independent on Sunday is giving away a book: Who’s Whose? A No-Nonsense Guide to Easily Confused Words.

Inside Britain's happiest eco-town

Never mind solar panels and protesters – one new low-carbon development is designed above all to build a sense of community. Donnachadh McCarthy finds peace and love

Eco: North Yorkshire

Natural Retreats is proof that green doesn't have to mean grunge. Its first development opened early last year, a collection of eight lodges set in 50 scenic, privately owned, acres of North Yorkshire countryside. Built from sustainable timber and glass, with insulation made from recycled paper, living-plant roofs and solar and green energy, the lodges also come with sleek open-plan kitchen and dining areas, solid oak flooring, cedar decking, flat-screen TVs, CD and DVD players and rain showers.

Sarah Sands: A time for giving the wrong impression

Reading between the lines of her greetings cards

Pets' corner: The ideal puppy for a two-year-old and exercise for rabbits

Your questions answered by Chamois Rose-Wood

Steve Richards: Don't be fooled by nice words and a new logo: the Tories have not really changed

Europe troubles Cameron as the miners' strike afflicted Kinnock when he sought to remake his party

Tory leader may abandon hardline policy on Europe

David Cameron is struggling to deliver the hardline policy on Europe on which he fought last year's Tory leadership election and may kick his plan into the long grass.

The Investment Column: Labour pains pay off for joyous Mothercare

Hold on to paper maker DS Smith; Why it's all systems go at Gooch & Housego

What's wrong with frightening the children?

The best children's classics are all X-certificate with their pain, perversion, torture, and violent death

Mystery boy from Brazil on fast track to stardom

Antonio Lindback was abandoned as a baby and does not even know his exact age. Yet he has taken the world of speedway by storm

40,000 'splatometers' can't be wrong: insect population is in decline

Nearly 40,000 conservation-minded drivers counted the bugs splattered on their vehicle number plates this summer, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) announced yesterday.

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He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
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We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

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If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
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Licence to offend in the land of the free

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From farm to fork in Cornwall

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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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How to make your own Easter egg

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Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

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