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Life September 21, 2019

The best wines for spring 2019

A walk through the best wines for this spring.


Life September 14, 2019

Delaying menopause

In Britain, a new treatment has given women the opportunity to delay menopause. But does this risk demonising a natural part of the ageing process?

Life September 7, 2019

Spring garden tasks

In the hopeful spirit of the new season, the author attempts to add potatoes, succulents and more to her small garden.

Life August 31, 2019

Banksy and street art in Bristol

Even a visitor with no interest in street art might find that a tour of Banksy’s Bristol leaves an indelible mark.

Life August 24, 2019

Natural therapies under attack

As natural therapies grow in popularity, efforts to regulate the industry and curtail public use have increased. But are these efforts about control rather than science, and are they restricting our access to well-researched, low-risk therapies that may improve public health?

Life August 17, 2019

Tourism in Guerrero, Mexico

The Mexican state of Guerrero offers iconic beaches, culinary delights and a pleasing climate. But for tourism promoters trying to sell it as a dream destination it has one major hitch – a frighteningly high crime rate.

Life August 10, 2019

The Kaldor Centre’s Jane McAdam

With the climate emergency displacing more and more people around the globe, Professor Jane McAdam’s research at the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law grows increasingly urgent.

Life August 10, 2019

The bullying of school leadership by parents

Where once school principals were treated with deference and respect, today they are often met with aggression and conflict.

Life August 3, 2019

Taipei’s beef noodle soup

On a quest to find Taipei’s best beef noodle soup, the favourite comfort food of the Taiwanese, the visitor may find the dish also holds memories that warm the heart.

Life July 27, 2019

Casualisation of academic teaching

This year, seven Australian universities made it into the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings. Their vice-chancellors cheered. International students use this, as well as the Times Higher Education league table, to guide their choices, …

Life July 27, 2019

Childless men

A new study into men who choose not to have children looks at the third-party scrutiny and judgement – and communication difficulties – that accompany the decision.

Life July 20, 2019

The Johannine Library and Mafra Palace

A journey to see the majestic libraries of Coimbra, Portugal, may make the visitor wonder at the hand of fate.