Talking to children about Harry Potter (above, played by Daniel Radcliffe), can introduce philosophical subjects such as ethics (Is power more important than good?) to epistemology (How can we know ghosts and trolls?) and metaphysics (How do spells work?)

If you’re a teacher and you’re planning to do philosophy with your class then resist the temptation to reference weighty tomes written by dead Greeks (...)

The gastric-brooding frog, which swallowed its eggs, grew its young in its stomach and gave birth through its mouth, became extinct about 30 years ago

In a process that sounds like Jurassic Park (...)