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  • Naked apes
    Thursday, 10 October 2002

    Sustained curiosity is one of humankind's most impressive qualities. Who can fail to be moved by the dedication and doggedness with which the species has built up its formidable body of knowledge? The tendency to mock all this earnest effort is not q...

  • Max Nathan: We must make design smarter
    Thursday, 10 October 2002

    The UK, along with most other Western democracies, is becoming a more mobile society. Britons in the 1990s travelled five times further and five times faster a year than did the Britons of the 1950s. The balance between being at home, being at wo...

  • Sometimes sisters can do it for themselves
    Thursday, 10 October 2002

    In the second episode of the new television series Tipping the Velvet, the first chunk of which was screened last night, the camera executes a neat trick. As our heroine, Nancy, takes to earning her living by passing herself off as a young man a...

  • Mark Wnek: A simple new strategy for the Conservatives
    Thursday, 10 October 2002

    Looking at the dire state of the Conservative Party, it strikes me that applying some of the fundamental precepts that we in the advertising industry apply to the revitalisation of brands and products is precisely what the Tories need right now. T...

  • Survival of the rarest
    Wednesday, 9 October 2002

    You don't know what you've got till it's gone, so the old aphorism goes. And it was very nearly the case with the Bavarian pine vole, Pitymys bavaricus, which almost became extinct before very many of us had heard of it. Now that we do know of its, a...

  • George Bush: We cannot afford to wait
    Wednesday, 9 October 2002

    In addition to destroying its weapons of mass destruction, Iraq must end its support for terrorism. It must cease the persecution of its civilian population. It must stop all illicit trade outside the oil-for-food programme. It must release or ac...

  • I'm amazed that random killers are so rare
    Wednesday, 9 October 2002

    On Monday 1 August 1966, while we English were still celebrating the weekend's 4-2 victory of our team over the Germans in the World Cup finals, a man called Charles Whitman climbed to the viewing platform of the tower at the University of Texas...

  • Paul Vallely: Modern education fails the spiritual test
    Wednesday, 9 October 2002

    The last time I met Dom Antony Sutch he was looking for directions to a good Chinese supermarket. He needed to buy the ingredients to cook for a supper party he was giving to assuage the homesickness of one of his pupils, a boy from Hong Kong. Fo...

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