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DEATH TO DEATH ROW

Capital punishment is slowly dying out, one country at a time—largely thanks to two British lawyers. How do they do it? Lucy Hughes-Hallett joins them in Belize read more »
  • HOW EDDIE REDMAYNE DID IT

    What does it take to play Professor Stephen Hawking? Grit, empathy, attention to detail and the ability to shut down facial muscles one by one. Clemency Burton-Hill follows Redmayne through a process that earned him an Oscar
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  • AMONG THE REINDEER

    A woman running a media consultancy in New York takes a DNA test. She learns that she is descended from the Sami people, who herd reindeer in the Arctic Circle. What happens next? A memoir by Laura Galloway read more »
  • NATHAN MYHRVOLD, MYTH BUSTER

    He was the physicist who went to Microsoft and made his fortune. These days he’s a tycoon, philanthropist, dino-hunter, bestselling author and barbecue champion, who has discovered the most scientific way to enjoy claret. Alex Renton profiles him read more »
  • MOUNTAINS ARE A FEELING

    Charles Emerson likes shooting mountains so much, he does it several times, in different light, then merges the shots. In our new photo essay he captures their moods and meanings. He spoke to Simon Willis about how he does it read more »
  • JOHN GREEN: TEENAGER, AGED 36

    Top 12 of 2014. No.2: young-adult writer, YouTube star and world-champion worrier. The author of "The Fault in Our Stars" has become the voice of a generation. Emma Brockes profiles the man behind the phenomenon read more »
  • THE LIGHT THERAPEUTIC

    Top 12 of 2014. No.3: research suggests that light looms as large in our well-being as sleep. Rosie Blau consults experts in California and Japan read more »