Today’s featured articles
March is the loudest month. The late survival of a dialect name – Lide – for the month poses a medieval puzzle.
Japan has had a vexed relationship with Jesus ever since European missionaries arrived on its shores. Banned until 1873, successive leaders have asked whether love of the ‘two Js’ is compatible.
Was the Earth flatter around the poles or the Equator? In 1735 two expeditions set out to settle a matter of national pride.