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The world’s leading health organisations were not easily convinced that total eradication of polio would be possible. Great success had been achieved in both Europe and the US during the 1950s and 1960s but could we ever wipe out a…
China is currently undergoing ‘one of the great religious revivals of our time’, writes Johnson, with hundreds of new places of worship – temples, mosques, churches – opening each year, and millions of new worshippers using them
‘It is interesting and mind-stretching to make educated guesses,’ writes Daniel Franklin in his introduction to this collection of essays and stories, each addressing fundamental questions about the technology which will govern our lives 30 years hence. The educated guesses…
New exhibition highlights the ubiquity of plastic in the modern world, and the immense pollution it causes all over the world
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A multimedia exhibition tackles the question of what it’s like to ‘be human’ in the harsh environment of Everest Base Camp
Jules Mountain was working as guide in the Alps until, over a few drinks at a pub in Chamonix, the prospect of conquering Everest presented itself
When making predictions about India’s future, the first step is to visit a fortune teller and his magic parrots: India, Adam Roberts thereby learns, will become the world’s Number One nation and win the World Cup – ‘understatement gets you…

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    The true cost of meat
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