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David George Haskell: What my grandfather taught me about birdsong
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David George Haskell: What my grandfather taught me about birdsong

We are living in an age of decline, as each generation sees fewer birds and hears less music in the air than the last. Yet our singing planet can be saved – if we would only stop and listen, writes biologist and author David George Haskell.

What would a world without borders look like?
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What would a world without borders look like?

Our man-made geographical boundaries are not as permanent as we imagine. James Crawford went on a voyage to trace the dividing lines along which humanity seeks to control the world

Why I used bad guys to spread the message about the climate crisis in my novel
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Why I used bad guys to spread the message about the climate crisis in my novel

In his plea for climate action, novelist Mark Edwards didn’t want to put readers off with a preachy tone – so he wrote the bad guys as the tellers of uncomfortable truths.

Raja Shehadeh: We weren’t close in life, but in researching my father I finally understand him
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Raja Shehadeh: We weren’t close in life, but in researching my father I finally understand him

How I wrote Tides: A novelist’s search for solitude
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How I wrote Tides: A novelist’s search for solitude

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Author Scott Anderson on the last CIA survivor of the Cold War
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Author Scott Anderson on the last CIA survivor of the Cold War

How Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross, staged his own rehabilitation
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How Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross, staged his own rehabilitation

What author and neurologist Ian Bone wants people to understand about epilepsy
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What author and neurologist Ian Bone wants people to understand about epilepsy

My one-man mission to build a school – and keep a promise
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My one-man mission to build a school – and keep a promise

What I learned from being held hostage for 450 days
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What I learned from being held hostage for 450 days

‘I consider myself a foot soldier in the exploration of Mars’
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‘I consider myself a foot soldier in the exploration of Mars’

Finding the real Shane MacGowan meant roving down a different road
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Finding the real Shane MacGowan meant roving down a different road

Author Fiona Valpy discovers the real Casablanca
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Author Fiona Valpy discovers the real Casablanca

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I went to the quietest place in America. The locals want wifi
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I went to the quietest place in America. The locals want wifi

From 13th-century monks to Google, we’re all index-linked
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From 13th-century monks to Google, we’re all index-linked

Author Charles Foster: ‘Unless we rediscover our stories we’re finished’
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Author Charles Foster: ‘Unless we rediscover our stories we’re finished’

The benefit of glasses for middle-aged eyes
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The benefit of glasses for middle-aged eyes

Deep issues: Martin Robson’s fight for his life underwater
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Deep issues: Martin Robson’s fight for his life underwater

It’s time to Get Loud for forcibly displaced people
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It’s time to Get Loud for forcibly displaced people

Katie Mack: ‘The universe is doomed to perish’
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Katie Mack: ‘The universe is doomed to perish’

The Book of Trespass: ‘Every step on forbidden ground’
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The Book of Trespass: ‘Every step on forbidden ground’

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Black Buck’s Mateo Askaripour: ‘I didn’t hesitate on injecting humour’
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Black Buck’s Mateo Askaripour: ‘I didn’t hesitate on injecting humour’

Memories from five tours in Afghanistan
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Memories from five tours in Afghanistan

Time’s up for Britain’s oil giants, but they won’t go down without a fight
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Time’s up for Britain’s oil giants, but they won’t go down without a fight

Everything you thought you knew about farming is wrong
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Everything you thought you knew about farming is wrong

Forget Tasmanian tigers, species are still going extinct by the million
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Forget Tasmanian tigers, species are still going extinct by the million

The Four Horsemen are back, but there are modern heroes ready to defend us
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The Four Horsemen are back, but there are modern heroes ready to defend us

How access to art can help all kids succeed
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How access to art can help all kids succeed

A thing of beauty, not of this world
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A thing of beauty, not of this world

In an age of crisis, we can’t afford rulers who lie to us
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In an age of crisis, we can’t afford rulers who lie to us

If we want a fairer society, morality might not be the answer
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If we want a fairer society, morality might not be the answer

What can 16th-century sailors teach us about resolve in the time of Covid?
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What can 16th-century sailors teach us about resolve in the time of Covid?

We need to re-evaluate feminism to address the needs of all women
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We need to re-evaluate feminism to address the needs of all women

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