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Is Congress about to wreck America's natural treasures?

One-hundred-eleven years and a few months ago, Theodore Roosevelt signed the landmark law that helped cement his place as America’s conservation president. The Antiquities Act is brief – just two sentences allow a… Read more

Science

Share your photos of the Orionid meteor shower

Watch the skies! We are building to the peak time for spotting the Orionid meteor shower over this weekend. The Orionids, formed from the debris of Comet Halley, are best spotted at dawn, local weather conditions… Read more

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Strictly Come Dancing: week five - as it happened

So that’s it for tonight’s dancing! Halloween DRINK! Thank you all for joining in, I’ll be back tomorrow night from 7.15pm for the Results Show, so will see you then. Come and say hi on Twitter @heidistephens if you’re… Read more

Books

The persuasive art of the dust jacket

When the essayist and caricaturist Sir Max Beerbohm learned in 1949 that there was to be an exhibition of dust jacket designs at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, he drolly observed that he wouldn’t be attending,… Read more

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