False or misleading reporting is nothing new, but in the digital age, errors spread fast - and are harder to debunk.
It takes only a few photons to trigger our visual sense. Tantalisingly, a few photons can exist in superposition.
“Alcoholism is a self-inflicted leisure injury. . . I refuse to portray myself as this helpless victim. I sound like some anxiety-ridden heroine in an Oscar Wilde play but I couldn’t deal with life.”
Unlike voters in Greece, Spain or Ireland, the Portuguese are not turning to left-wing parties – even the moderate mainstream left is failing to turn Portugal’s hardships to its advantage.
This is Louis-Victor Baillot, the oldest surviving combatant from Waterloo. The photograph was taken a year before his death.
In South Tyrol, I set myself an unusual ambition: to reduce my incoming mental stimulants to the point where I became bored. I highly recommend it.
Nicky Morgan is just Gove with a smile.
Had the right of party not made so many avoidable errors it would have been harder for others to define themselves against it.
At 17 years old, Talha Asmal has become Britain’s youngest ever suicide bomber. Shock is understandable, but it is naive to dismiss his agency.
The Eurosceptic MP says her party's ambiguity towards Britain has alienated working class voters.
My daughter took her first steps on the day I was diagnosed – a juxtaposition so perfect, so trite, so filled with the tacky artifice of real life that I am generally too ashamed to tell anyone about it.
In the two years since he took China's most important job, Xi Jinping has strengthened his grip on the state.
John Leigh's Touché: the Duel in Literature wears its learning lightly.
The new Penguin Book of Russian Poetry has surprises to offer.
Where is the equivalent to Hilton on the left? We have not even touched on the questions of human fulfilment, power and radical democracy that are offered up by modern technological change.
As US influence wanes, a new world is emerging.
Regardless of its critics, drone warfare is here to stay.
A “cast of two-dimensional, middle-class bores” prevent this debut novel becoming the “Vanity Fair for our times” that it promises.
The classic Great Depression rags-to-riches story of how the enduringly popular board game came to be invented isn’t quite as simple as it seems.
Barbara Hepworth’s work and its universe of meaning.
It takes a lot to keep an audience onside when it’s not clear what the thrust of a film is, but Les combattants manages it.
TFI Friday was quite nasty at its edges: it gave off a strong whiff of bullying and low-level belligerence. The male graduate population of north London seemed not to notice this.
BBC Radio 4's Natural Histories.
The question of whether being institutionalised helps the mentally ill cannot be engaged with on these terms. Being crowded together with a lot of distressed people is always distressing, no matter how sane you may be.
In wine, the tendrils of power spread like well-nourished vines, wrapping around some surprising edifices.
One thing the Swedes definitely do better than we do, and where we ought really to look a bit sheepish, is in the welcome they give to immigrants.
Cremation is our most popular mode of dealing with mortal remains: around three-quarters of British funerals are now held at crematoriums, a sea change from sixty years ago, when burial was the default option.
The bit they don’t tell you is that agency workers are often brought in when something bad has happened.
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