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Move over cleavage – we are living in the age of killer abs and sculpted midriffs

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Abs began in 2001, between Britney Spears singing I’m a Slave 4 U at the MTV awards with a diamond in her belly button and an albino Burmese python around her neck, and the imperial period of Sex and the City, in whic...

Living colour: how Mark Rothko found light in his dark final years

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Mark Rothko’s final decade is typically thought of as a journey into darkness, when the American abstract expressionist’s furnace-bright hues of the 1950s all but vanished. His canvases, huge as stage curtains, grew d...

‘Living in a cave is no life’: Pakistani villagers trapped by Taliban and poverty

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“Don’t talk to me about the government. They don’t help.” Ninety-year-old Shah Mast is angry. He has been living in the cave he calls home for seven years, ever since an offensive by the Pakistan army against the Isla...

‘We lost joy in living’: grief of MH17 victims’ relatives laid bare in court

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Some were flying home. Others starting the holiday of a lifetime. But they never arrived at their destination. On 17 July 2014, a missile shot down Malaysia Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people o...

UK’s oldest living heart transplant patient celebrates 90th birthday

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The UK’s oldest living heart transplant patient has paid tribute to the NHS as he celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday. Ted Warner had the operation at Cambridge’s Royal Papworth hospital in 1990 after suffering fro...

Here’s what the right gets wrong about culture: it’s not fixed, it’s a living thing

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The culture war, much like the war on drugs or the war on terror, is a metaphorical state that seems fated to go on for ever. The left blames the right for instigating a cynical distraction from its economic and publi...

What’s it like living with a phenomenal memory and can it be learned?

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“17 April 2001?” I ask Krystyna Glowacki, 24, over Zoom. “That was a Tuesday,” she shoots back after less than half a beat. It was. Hottest temperature ever recorded in Oman? I’ve barely finished the question before ...

UN urges Australia to release dangerously ill refugee who has ‘given up on living’ after eight years

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A dangerously ill refugee held within Australia’s immigration detention regime for eight years has secured an interim order from the United Nations human rights committee urging the Australian government to release hi...

The Covid vaccines mean we can start living again – in Britain, at least

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We have all made sacrifices over the past 18 months. People have stayed home to protect others. Businesses have shuttered and many people have lost their incomes and jobs. Trips to see family members overseas have bee...

Meet the tuatara, the sluggish ‘living fossil’ with the fastest sperm in the reptile world

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Tuatara – the ancient, slow-moving, “living fossil” reptiles unique to New Zealand – have surprised researchers with their fast-moving sperm. The discovery came amid a new effort by scientists to gather and preserve t...

Kingpins in Channel smuggling operations living freely in the UK, say migrants

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Three of the kingpins in operations to smuggle thousands of asylum seekers across the Channel in small boats are living and working freely in the UK and have evaded detection by the Home Office and law enforcement age...

Living legends and young pretenders: Olympians expected to shine in Tokyo

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Biles is more than an athlete. She is one of the Olympic movement’s brightest stars of all time: a role model away from her sport and, inside the arena, a gymnast who consistently pushes the boundaries of what seems h...

Outside edge: a green living space in Paris

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Leafy greenery breathes life into all the rooms of Alexa Funès’s 1930s house in the Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux. “We have nature everywhere,” she says, talking from her home office where, behind her, the tendr...

‘Living with the virus’ makes no sense. Only half of the UK is fully vaccinated

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After receiving my second vaccination in April, I contracted Covid a week ago. I’m now “living with the virus”, a phrase emblematic of the failure of UK public health. Just look at the relative death rates in China (p...

Move over MoMA! How the Black Country Living Museum became a TikTok sensation

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Ever since the Black Country Living Museum opened in 1978, there has been a daily ritual. As the doors fly open, especially on school trip days, mobs of kids stream in and sprint to Hobbs chip shop to gorge themselves...

Move over MoMA! How the Black Country Living Museum become a TikTok sensation

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Ever since the Black Country Living Museum opened in 1978, there has been a daily ritual. As the doors fly open, especially on school trip days, mobs of kids stream in and sprint to Hobbs chip shop to gorge themselves...

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