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Worms are among the simplest of creatures. But, as Darwin discovered, even they share things in common with humanity.
The First World War offered new opportunities for enterprising female doctors.
Despite a legion of suitors, the wife of Odysseus remains loyal to his memory.
Discovering Machiavelli’s talent for losing.
Coffeehouses and coffee were not as closely related as one might think.
How presidential images show us that in politics, as in entertainment, appearances matter.
The Siege of Leningrad imposed horrific conditions on its residents, severe food shortages among them. Remarkably, many of the animals in the city’s zoo survived.
Botany became an unlikely battlefield in the Age of Revolutions.
Theodore left Rome for Canterbury on 27 May 668.
The British government’s universal credit scheme seeks solutions to problems that have frustrated politicians for centuries.