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Ex-finance boss warns of Russia crisis

Russia's former finance minister has warned the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.


Liverpool celebrate

Reds starting to recover - Lawrenson

Former Liverpool player Mark Lawrenson, who had described the Reds as "rudderless", says there are now signs of recovery.


Christmas crackers

The history of Christmas crackers

Christmas crackers are bound to be a feature of Yuletide celebrations this Thursday, but did you know that they actually date back more than 150 years?


Wild gorilla has 'eureka' moment

Wild gorilla has 'eureka' moment

For the first time, a wild gorilla is seen using a tool to eat food


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Need a job? Try to do this

Informational interviews aren’t a waste. How to get them and make them work


Most famous cars of TV and film

Most famous cars of TV and film

Quora users name the fast, furious and plain funny


Why North Korea fears this film

Why North Korea fears this film

How The Interview struck a nerve


Why do we fart more on planes?

Why do we fart more on planes?

And can airlines ease our discomfort?


A paradise protected by butterflies

A paradise protected by butterflies

It’s hard to imagine a place like this exists

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Why does anything exist at all?

Religion and philosophy have wrestled with the question for thousands of years, but science has had little to say on the subject - until now. Could the cosmos have sprung out of nothing?

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Pubic Hair

Why do we have pubic hair?

What makes hair grow where - and when - it does? And what does science say about the pros and cons of removal? Greg Foot explains.




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