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An ancient mound confirms insects can live in the same homes for millennia

2000-year-old termite mound found

An ancient mound confirms insects can live in the same homes for millennia

Capital

Where cool meets conscience — and your wallet. How to buy an electric vehicle.

Driving, unplugged and decoded

Where cool meets conscience — and your wallet. How to buy an electric vehicle.

Autos

Ride with Subaru's Mark Higgins on his record-breaking Isle of Man lap

The best onboard footage ever?

Ride with Subaru's Mark Higgins on his record-breaking Isle of Man lap

Culture

Action, comedy and documentary

Ten films to watch in August

Action, comedy and documentary

Future

How the cheesy aroma could save lives

The secrets of smelly feet

How the cheesy aroma could save lives

Travel

No-one knows the key to this legendary treat

The cheese that can’t be moved

No-one knows the key to this legendary treat

Pick of the week

Coffee

The bitter end for a much-loved drink?

We could be facing the end of coffee as we know it. BBC Future's David Robson takes a closer look.

britain

John Ford

The 17th Century Hitchcock

This writer’s plays delve into topics like incest, witchcraft and murder – but thanks to the fame of one of his peers, few people know him today. That may be about to change.

the big questions

Ray of light

What is a ray of light made of?

It's all around us and allows us to see the world. But most of us would struggle to explain what light actually is, writes Colin Barras.

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