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Dinosaur fossil with ‘totally weird’ spikes in skeleton stuns experts

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Fossil hunters have unearthed remnants of the oldest – and probably weirdest – ankylosaur known so far from a site in the Middle Atlas mountains in Morocco. The remains of the heavily armoured animal are extraordinary...

‘Weird, patronizing behavior’: AOC lets rip at Manchin’s ‘young lady’ remark

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The New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has fired back at the West Virginia senator Joe Manchin for referring to her as “that young lady”, in the latest escalation of a bitter intra-party spat over the siz...

Weird dreams, the ruins of Palmyra and Dippy the dinosaur – the week in art

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Chikako YamashiroThis Japanese artist explores the history of her birthplace, the island of Okinawa, which remained under American control from 1945 to 1972 and is still home to several US airbases. Dundee Contemporar...

Conor Murray: ‘South Africa’s Twitter gameplan is a funny, weird subplot

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It is the snakes-and-ladders element of every British & Irish Lions tour that is so endlessly fascinating. For Conor Murray the highs and lows have been unusually stark, from being named tour captain to Covid isol...

‘I’m not Jeff Koons!’ – the endurance crawls, weird texts and guerrilla brilliance of Pope.L

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For a long time, if anyone ever asked for his contact details, Pope.L would produce a business card proclaiming him to be “The Friendliest Black Artist in America”. Sure enough, when he pops up on a video call from hi...

‘I know it’s weird’ – Jumbo: the film about a woman who falls in love with a funfair ride

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Just imagine the pitch. “I want to make my debut film about a girl who falls in love with a funfair ride. Um, that’s it.” But, however improbable it may seem, Zoé Wittock didn’t just get Jumbo bankrolled, the film was...

I’d love to believe Brexit is working. But why are there so many weird shortages?

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It started with a rabbit hutch, insanely expensive, but reportedly worth it: the only guaranteed fox-proof outdoor hutch on the market. I ordered it in January; I’d say I got an email about its progress roughly once a...

Cantlay admits Memorial win was ‘weird’ after Jon Rahm’s Covid-19 withdrawal

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Patrick Cantlay delivered a clutch birdie late in the round and a 12ft par putt in a playoff to win the Memorial on a Sunday filled with drama, a little rain and no Jon Rahm. Cantlay closed with a one-under 71 and won...

Das Team offer bruising, bothersome test on weird evening for England

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There was one luminous moment on an otherwise frantic, and frankly quite weird night for England’s footballers at the Riverside Stadium. With 57 minutes gone an odd-job front-line produced a fine surging move to creat...

Eurovision 2021: the good, bad and weird songs to look out for

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Future scholars of camp will pen entire counterfactuals about the great cancelled Eurovision of 2020 and what might have been: while the majority of last year’s contestants are back for 2021, they must all perform dif...

Weird dreams train us for the unexpected, says new theory

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It’s a common enough scenario: you walk into your local supermarket to buy some milk, but by the time you get to the till, the milk bottle has turned into a talking fish. Then you remember you’ve got your GCSE maths e...

‘It’s weird’: anxiety and excitement in England as lockdown eases

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Last week non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality venues reopened in England, while people were allowed to visit holiday lets with members of their household. For many, the reopening led to long-awaited reunions ...

What is that weird, tingling feeling? Could it possibly be … hope?

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I went off spring for a while. When you’re a kid, spring is a time as thick and ripe with ritual as Halloween or Christmas – pancake day, then daffodils, becoming very obsessed with lambs being born for some reason, t...