Caption Challenge: Family heroes

  • 30 July 2015
A family of cosplayers at MCM Manchester Comic Con

It's the Caption Challenge.

You can submit captions for this week's picture by sending us an email to: the.magazine@bbc.co.uk using the subject line Caption.

Entries are accepted until 12:30 BST on Friday. The winning six will be highlighted here at or about 13:00 BST on Friday.

There is still no prize, except the traditional small quantity of kudos.

This week it's a family of cosplayers at MCM Manchester Comic Con.

Full rules can be seen here [16KB]

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How the word 'tunnel' went from France to England and back

  • 28 July 2015
Signs at Channel Tunnel

The Channel Tunnel has been the focus of riots and fires in recent weeks. It is noteworthy that the word "tunnel" itself moved from France to England and then back again.

The Oxford English Dictionary gives as its first definition of tunnel, from the 15th Century, "a net for catching partridges".

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10 things we didn't know last week

  • 24 July 2015

1. There are no tuition fees at Hogwarts.

Find out more (The Independent)

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Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

  • 24 July 2015
Geoduck salad at Concord, NH

A collection of some of the best features from the BBC News website this week, with an injection of your comments.

"Fascinating!" posted Mariam Di S. This unusually shaped clam is a delicacy in China. "Part of it is the phallic appearance - it's a sexual-looking beast and there's a draw to that," says Bill Dewey, whose firm Taylor Shellfish has been farming oysters since 1890 on the tidelands of Puget Sound in Washington State. The geoduck's name even sounds peculiar when pronounced correctly: "gooey-duck".

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Go Figure: The week in numbers

  • 24 July 2015

Look back at the week in numbers with our Go Figure images, which are posted daily on social media.

Monday: Their attacks are shocking, but sharks are far from the most dangerous creature

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Caption Challenge: Elephant and gymnast

  • 23 July 2015
Man and elephant

Winning entries in the Caption Challenge.

The competition is now closed.

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What do radicals and radishes have in common?

  • 21 July 2015
Omar Bakri Muhammad, Richard Cobden, Abu Hamza, John Bright
How much do Omar Bakri Muhammad and Abu Hamza have in common with Richard Cobden and John Bright

There is a word that links Muslim militants, Victorian reformers and crispy salad vegetables, writes Trevor Timpson.

"Radicalisation taking place across the UK," says the Commons Home Affairs committee chairman, "is reaching unprecedented levels." The term "radical" for many has come to mean just "extremist". But its long history has honourable associations.

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10 things we didn't know last week

  • 17 July 2015

1. There are four main personality types into which people can be categorised when drunk: "Mary Poppins", "Hemmingway", "Nutty Professor" and "Mr Hyde".

Find out more (The Drinks Business)

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Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

  • 17 July 2015
Yasuo Takamatsu training for his diving licence in March 2014 (Photo: Getty Images)
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A collection of some of the best features from the BBC News website this week, with an injection of your comments.

"What a beautiful (and sad) story," posted Yasmin Bee. Four years after the tsunami hit Japan, two men are still searching the seabed for loved ones who were swept away. It's the place where they come closest to and feel the deepest connection with the wife and daughter they have lost.

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Go Figure: The week in numbers

  • 17 July 2015

Look back at the week in numbers with our Go Figure images, which are posted daily on social media.

Monday: Snow delights Australians amid cold snap

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