People, place-iness, and the power of paths 

Many of the footpaths across the British countryside have existed since medieval times and before. Even when they’re ploughed into oblivion, people tramp them back. Why? 

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Drama queen creates Tolkien-esque yawnfest

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress from 1678 is one of the best-selling and most influential books in history. How does it read today?

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Untangling knots

Knots are so woven into our lives, we forget them. But they can reveal similarities between human and animal life, and even give us clues to what ties the universe together

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book icon 15 mins | Ideas, World

Superpower

11 myths that explain why almost everything we think about fitness, health and age is wrong ...

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