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Glasgow archaeologists dig for lost treasures from 1988 garden festival

How does an operational railway, an entire rotunda or indeed a three-metre-tall working sculpture of a floating tap manage to go missing?

28/05/2022

When I found out about the brain tumour that would kill me, I faced my worst fears – but I chose to take it on

My body’s suicide mission revealed itself on 23 January 2016, at around 4pm, at the top of a hill. In the Catskills in upstate New York, nestled in a valley, is a picture-perfect inn. Inside are cosy rooms with log fires.

28/05/2022

Archaeologists discover ancient Mayan city at Mexico construction site

Archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of an ancient Mayan city filled with palaces, pyramids and plazas on a construction site of what will become an industrial park near Mérida, on Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula.

27/05/2022

Britain is paving the way for gene-edited food – will the public stomach it?

At the height of the anti-GM movement, in 1999, the late head of Greenpeace, Peter Melchett, was charged with theft and criminal damage after scything down a field of genetically modified maize.

27/05/2022

Highland hounds take on Scotland’s Munros as mountain hikes rise in popularity

Betty, a six-year-old kerry blue terrier, celebrated reaching the summit of her 282nd and final Munro – Am Basteir on Skye – with a hard-boiled egg.

27/05/2022

‘Astonishing’ errands: Old Enough's Japanese creator on the child star TV hit

Three decades after it first aired on Japanese TV, international audiences are discovering why Old Enough, a show that makes stars of children as young as two, has enjoyed such enduring popularity.

27/05/2022

A bison range homecoming: Native tribes reclaim a Montana nature preserve

The sound of drumming filled the rolling hills of the National Bison Range. Members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes (CSKT) and neighbors gathered under a large tent to sing and dance in celebration of a historic event: the tribes’…

27/05/2022

They once worked for big oil’s enablers. Now they refuse to be complicit

More than a century ago, fossil fuel firms hardly needed help maintaining their image. Coal-powered trains, oil-burning power plants and gas-heated houses were likened to patriotism and social progress.

27/05/2022

New Zealand grandmother creates her own electric car for $24,000

A New Zealand grandmother has converted a 29-year-old wreck into a homemade, solar-powered electric vehicle, “to show it can be done”. Rosemary Penwarden, 63, has been driving her converted vehicle around South Island roads for three years now.

27/05/2022

Jacinda Ardern wows Harvard with New Zealand’s lesson on gun control and democracy

Jacinda Ardern has spoken out against the online “scourge of disinformation” in an address at Harvard University, in which she also won standing ovations for her government’s gun control laws, diversity and decriminalisation of abortion.

27/05/2022

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