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Thirty-seven winters of discontent article icon

History & The Arts 

Thirty-seven winters of discontent

Since the original 1978/79 Winter Of Discontent, any setback at any time between late summer and Easter has been garlanded with the same grim title.

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Society, Politics & Law 

Queer kinship

Professor Jacqui Gabb discusses how legal rights and reproductive possibilites have shaped lesbian motherhood and same-parent families over a generation (1990-2015). 

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Back To The Future Part IV: What will 2045 be like? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Back To The Future Part IV: What will 2045 be like?

A panel of academic experts make the bold task of looking forward to 2045. Unless you're reading this after then, in which case this is a retrospective.

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Small Data: Changes in the basket of items measuring inflation, 2004-2014 article icon

Money & Business 

Small Data: Changes in the basket of items measuring inflation, 2004-2014

Each year, the Office of National Statistics tweaks the contents of the baskets used to track inflation. What gets added or dropped tells how our tastes and habits change as a nation.

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Society, Politics & Law 

After the towers

Ten years after the attacks on Washington and New York, do we live in the shadow of the towers?

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Oil and water: What's happened in the Gulf? audio icon

Nature & Environment 

Oil and water: What's happened in the Gulf?

The massive oil spill off the coast of the US is dominating headlines. Patricia Ash looks at what's going on in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Nature & Environment 

World wild web

Human beings have a responsibility to care for the millions of species on our planet, so why are human activities still destroying biodiversity?

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

A reader's guide to Astonishing Splashes Of Colour

Clare Morrall's 2003 novel Astonishing Splashes Of Colour looks at the character Kitty, who experiences a condition called synaesthesia--she experiences life in colours.

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The Big Question: Iraq - Is history repeating itself? article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

The Big Question: Iraq - Is history repeating itself?

In a few days time, [on June 30th], the Coalition Provisional Authority will transfer power to the interim government in Iraq. It will mark the formal end of the occupation and a symbolic step towards transition to Iraqi self-government.

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