A Stradivarius violin. Photograph: Leemage/UIG via Getty Images

Most of us close our eyes from time to time in order to concentrate on a thought. Our minds are distractible. Quite how distractible is (...)

The 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster in an armed robbery  displayed for the media after it was  recovered, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph: Darren Hauck/Reuters

A rare Stradivarius violin worth millions of dollars that was stolen from a concert violinist in an armed robbery last week has been recovered from a (...)