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Whales and pufferfish among ‘amazing marine life’ to visit Britain in 2021

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Humpback whales are becoming an increasingly common sight off the coast of Britain, according to a marine review of 2021, but dumped fishing gear is causing a rising number of stranded seals and dolphins. Walruses, pu...

The amazing world of sport 2021: the year’s best viral clips – video

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A look back at the best viral clips from the amazing world of sport 2021. From extreme double front flips, to a football game at 5,890 metres. A compilation of the good, the wonderful and the downright astounding – we...

‘Amazing science’: researchers find xenobots can give rise to offspring

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Some species do it in pairs, some without knowing the other parties involved, and some even do it on their own: when it comes to replication, nature is nothing if not versatile. Now researchers say they have found tha...

‘It’s amazing’: Moeen Ali wins IPL as Chennai beat Kolkata in Dubai final

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Moeen Ali became the first Englishman to win the Indian Premier League after Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders in Friday’s final. Ali, who announced his retirement from Test cricket in September, scored ...

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life review – beautiful and honest study of an amazing man

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Take your pick of extraordinary moments in this excellent documentary about the neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. In 2015, aged 82, knowing he had months to live, Sacks sat down at home in New York and talked to th...

Amazing Grace: artist’s tribute casts new light on Victorian rescue heroine

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A ferocious gale blew across the north-east coast of Britain on the night that made Grace Darling a star of popular history. She was to become a beacon of bravery for the Victorians when she set out in a small rowing ...

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat review – firing on all cylinders

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While Andrew Lloyd Webber bumpily steers his latest £6m production into being, there is this smooth operator of a show from his musical archive. Together with Tim Rice’s lyrics, it fashions strong material from an age...

Joe Biden praises ‘amazing’ families at site of Miami condo collapse – video

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Joe Biden spoke of his admiration for grieving relatives at the site of last week’s deadly Miami condo collapse, as many continue to wait for news of their loved ones. 'What amazed me about this group of people was th...

Joe Biden comforts ‘amazing, resilient’ families at site of Miami condo collapse

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Joe Biden spent several hours on Thursday comforting grieving relatives at the site of last week’s deadly Miami condo collapse, speaking of his admiration for their fortitude as their agonizing wait for news goes on. ...

Conor Murray will be ‘amazing’ Lions captain, says Jamie George

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Conor Murray has been backed to do “an amazing job” in his new role as the British & Irish Lions captain as the touring side seek to overcome the untimely loss of their injured totem Alun Wyn Jones. The England ho...

How a chef became a doggie-treat entrepreneur – with some ‘amazing’ banking support

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Kelly Purvor remembers exactly where she was on her birthday in 2017: attending the opening of Daisy’s Dog Deli, a store dedicated to handmade canine treats and accessories, at Bluewater shopping centre in Kent. Purvo...

Share your photos and stories of your amazing sheds

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During lockdown some people have taken to sprucing up their sheds, whether it’s to give them a new lease of life or to create a haven away in the garden. We would like to hear about your amazing sheds, however humble,...

The psychologists signing up for psychedelic therapy training: ‘Amazing things can happen’

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When growing up in Yea, in rural Victoria, Campbell Townsend took a dim view of drugs. “My parents were born in the shadow of Nixon’s war on drugs, and I was a very simple country boy,” the psychologist says, sitting ...

‘My mum met my dad, they had sex. It’s amazing!’: the best quotes of the 2021 Oscars

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“It has been quite a year. And we are still smack dab in the middle of it,” said King as she kicked off the 93rd Oscars with a strut through Union Station to the socially distant stage. “We are mourning the loss of so...

The strange, amazing stories behind six everyday plants

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Often beautiful, sometimes deadly, but constantly ingenious, plants are the sources of life and delight, myth and mayhem. Their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. Some have a t...

Girl in Red: ‘If my songs can normalise queerness, that’s amazing’

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“I’ve never heard a song with people screaming they want to cut their hands off,” muses the Norwegian singer-songwriter Marie Ulven. Recently, she decided to rectify this with Serotonin, a joyfully effervescent pop-pu...