News A colony of ants have set up home in the International Space Station as part of an experiment to see how their behavior changes in an environment of low gravity

It's hoped the way they adapt their foraging behavior will help to develop smarter robots

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The 50 Best Picnic Spots - Attractions

Rhiannon Batten finds the perfect places to lay your blanket this summer

The 50 Best Picnic Spots - Romantic

Rhiannon Batten finds the perfect places to lay your blanket this summer

The 50 Best Picnic Spots - Rural

Rhiannon Batten finds the perfect places to lay your blanket this summer

The 50 Best Camping Essentials - Backpacks

Whether it’s a rock festival or a faraway field, Simon Usborne finds the tents, togs and tackle for your outdoor adventure

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Pets' Corner: How do I stop my dog gatecrashing picnics?

My dog invaded a picnic in the park and I was mortified! Now all he wants to do is eat picnics. I've resorted to keeping him on the lead. Is this cruel? Elizabeth May, London

Paperbacks: The People on Rivilege Hill, by Jane Gardam

Jane Gardam's latest short stories strike a wistful and elegiac note. With many of her narrators facing their final decades, diminishing days are inter-cut with memories of more raucous times.

This Is Summer: Accesssories for entertaining

Summer entertaining looks so much more impressive with the right accessories. There are ideas here to suit every budget

This is summer: gardens

This Sunday 6 July don't miss the second in our four-part summer series - a free gardens magazine.

Serious ribbing: Hix's picnic with a twist

With a great piece of beef as the centrepiece, Mark Hix serves up a classic summer picnic with a difference. Photographs by Jason Lowe

Mark Hix: Beefing up classic picnic recipes

With a great piece of beef as the centrepiece, Mark Hix serves up a classic summer picnic with a difference

You write the reviews: The Revenger's Tragedy, NT: Olivier, London

Sex, murder, corruption and incest... Thomas Middleton knew exactly what Jacobean audiences liked, and he crammed it all into The Revenger's Tragedy.

Beale's best in show: Waitrose (Miles, Calcraft, Briginshaw, Duffy)

Waitrose used to use the strapline "Good food, honestly priced". It was elegantly pithy and hit at two key "truths" Waitrose fans believe about the store: that its food is better quality than rival supermarkets, and that you get what you pay for. It was a great line with some wonderful, distinctive ads to bring it to life.

Fed up with too much packaging? Just leave it on the counter

<i>IoS</i> takes direct action against Britain's mountain of unnecessary wrapping
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Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

Abuse - and the hell that follows

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It's oh so quiet!

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'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

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New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

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Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

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The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

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Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

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Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine