In April of this year, Marina Chapman, a sixtysomething grandmother from Bradford, published an autobiography in which she made an astonishing claim. She said she had been kidnapped from her family home in Colombia at the age of five and abandoned in the jungle, where she was taken in and raised by a group of capuchin monkeys. Instead of just smiling and nodding politely, like many of the Breakfast TV interviewers did, National Geographic made Woman Raised By Monkeys, a documentary in which their cameras accompanied Marina on a trip to Colombia and attempted to investigate the veracity of her claims.
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Saturday 12 October 2013
Dominic Cummings report claims as much as 70 per cent of a child’s performance is genetically derived
Sunday 18 August 2013
As the big beast of the Premier League is released from its cage once again, it's all too easy to forget that football is simply about a bunch of boys (or girls) chasing a ball around, not pampered heroes and image rights. Maybe the game can bring out the worst in people but it also provides an escape.
Saturday 17 August 2013
First released in 2001, when Hildegard of Bingen and sundry monks were riding high in the classical charts, the music of composer Pook (who so entranced Stanley Kubrick he engaged her for Eyes Wide Shut), has weathered well.
Thursday 15 August 2013
Deep down we all know what are failings are - but that is where we like to keep them
Monday 22 July 2013
Britain is at a crossroads. It needs the radical and thought-through responses which expertise from humanities and social science can provide
Tuesday 18 June 2013
The 75-year-old child killer's habits and hospital lifestyle are revealed as he tries to get transferred to a normal prison
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Older people are facing serious debt problems which are leading to twice as many marriages breaking down, new research published today reveals.
Monday 28 January 2013
British number one beaten by Novak Djokovic is Australian Open final
Sunday 20 January 2013
Investors in some of the UK's biggest companies are in line for a bumper 2013 according to a leading City trading firm.
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Fergie has said he is not ready to give up just yet
Saturday 29 December 2012
If the festive season's enforced togetherness is proving a torment, curl up in a corner with this manifesto for the shy, sensitive loner.
Monday 12 November 2012
England may have landed in precisely the right place if they are seeking inspiration to beat India. Passive resistance and infinite patience, two of the main components of their master plan, were practised for years almost to perfection by Mahatma Gandhi three miles up the road from here.
Thursday 01 November 2012
Poverty causes people to spend more time obsessively worrying about short-term problems which can make matters worse according to a study that could explain why being poor leads to a cycle of deprivation.
Saturday 20 October 2012
When CBS announced that it had cast Lucy Liu as trusty sidekick to Johnny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes in the Sherlock reboot Elementary, plenty of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fans were suspicious.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Robbie Keane planted himself firmly in Giovanni Trapattoni's corner after helping the Republic of Ireland to a resounding 4-1 World Cup qualifier victory in the Faroe Islands.
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
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