Sport Peyton Manning broke Tom Brady's record for touchdown passes in a season

Devastated by injury and dumped by his beloved team, one of the NFL’s all-time great quarterbacks is back in business and breaking records

Tom Mangold: Shame made David Kelly kill himself

The UN weapons inspector's friend says the scientist took his own life because, named by a reporter, he was to be exposed as a liar

Court condemns Russians' bitter divorce

A young Russian couple's "bitter and unruly" divorce battle was criticised in the Court of Appeal today over whether it was a good use of judges' time.

Tom Sutcliffe: Some people can live without the internet

Social Studies: When I asked him whether he had email he replied, in affable tones, "Don't be daft"

Comeback kid finds himself in the company of legends

After four years troubled by injury, Thompson runs into the form of his life

Peter Orlovsky: Beat poet and life partner of Allen Ginsberg

Peter Orlovsky was a poet who worked in the background of the Beat Generation movement, best known for his 40-year partnership with the leading Beat figure and poet, Allen Ginsberg.

Let me go on field trip or I'll sue, prodigy, 13, tells college

Prestigious American university fears undergraduate is too young to study in the wilds of South Africa

Domain names: Will sex still sell?

At $14m, it was the internet's most costly address just four years ago. But as sex.com goes on sale today, many doubt whether it can get investors excited all over again

Professor Jack Pole: Eminent scholar best known for his work on the history of colonial and revolutionary America

Professor Jack Pole was the leading British historian of America of his generation. His early work was on Abraham Lincoln, but he is best known as a historian of colonial and revolutionary America. He announced this change in direction with his book Political Representation in England and the origins of the American republic (1966), a major work that explored the rise of the notion that legislators should represent people rather than special interests, whether land or commerce. His interest in the history of American political ideas and institutions would result in a number of other important publications, among them Foundations of American independence 1763-1815 (1972), The Pursuit of equality in American history (1978), and The gift of government: political responsibility from the English restoration to American independence (1983).

Sex sells – but sex.com isn't worth $14m, owner of domain name finds

Latest twist in saga of web's costliest address as owner is forced to sell

E Jane Dickson: Praise where praise is due, not where expected

I almost wept with relief when my son came home with a ‘could do better’

Plea for Woods to end 'circus' before return

One of Tiger Woods' peers has called upon the disgraced golfer to make his first public appearance before he steps foot on a golf course.

Andreas Whittam Smith: Here's one way to reconnect voters

The meeting came up with some surprising conclusions on reform

James S Fishkin: The 58 ideas that could hold the key to bringing the election alive

The expenses scandal triggered an unprecedented wave of disaffection and dialogue about the UK political system. There are lots of ideas about change, but no clear way to proceed. How can a country of 60 million have a serious dialogue about how to reform its political system?

A tide of green ink: Can literature face the storm of climate change?

As floods batter Wordsworth's home, Boyd Tonkin looks at nature writing in a crisis

HAL's bells: IBM makes 'thinking computer' breakthrough

Scientists say they've made a breakthrough in their pursuit of computers that "think" like a living thing's brain - an effort that tests the limits of technology.

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

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