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Oliver Jeffers and his son Harland who has proved an inspiration to his doting dad.

Looking at Oliver Jeffers, you cannot help but think he himself would make a wonderful illustration. Wide-eyed, expressive and still boyish at 40, in (...)

Robert Harris: taking a more nuanced view of the second World War. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

“Britain is the only European country to come out of the war feeling better about itself than when it went in,” says Robert Harris, when I ask why the(...)

Saturn as viewed by ‘Cassini’. Photos: Courtesy of NASA

After an interplanetary voyage that included flybys of Earth, Venus, and Jupiter, the Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn in 2004. Since then, from t(...)

Dara Ó Briain: 'On a spectrum from ranting and raving to urbanely quippy, I would hope in real life I’m more like the latter.' Photograph: Alan Betson

A man goes to the doctor and says he’s depressed. The doctor says, “Why don’t you go see the great clown Pagliacci? He’s in town tonight. That’ll chee(...)

John Slattery and Brian Cox in Churchill

In the days before the Normandy landing, British prime minister Winston Churchill retrieves his hat along a blustery coastline before uttering some of(...)

The original ‘Tomorrow’s World’ ran on BBC1 for almost 40 years.

The BBC has revived Tomorrow’s World, its science and technology television series, as a name for a wide range of new programmes in partnership with o(...)

Scared Stiff: Brian Cox, Olwen Kelly and Emile Hirsch in The Autopsy of Jane Doe

A few years ago André Øvredal directed something a little like a horror film. Trollhunters wasn’t terribly frightening (nor was it meant to be), but i(...)

Prop Gary Keane scored Coláiste Iognáid’s first try in their Connacht Schools Cup final win over Summerhill College. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Coláiste Iognáid 13 Summerhill College 7 Holders Colaiste Iognaid retained the Top Oil Connacht Senior Cups School with a dominant display over newco(...)

Professor Brian Cox, who says of climate change: “The longer you leave it the more expensive it will be to fix and the more damaging it will be.”

Prof Brian Cox is on the stage in the Olympia and behind him there is a photograph taken by Nasa’s Curiosity rover on Mars, in which Earth appears as (...)

 Brian Cox and Robin Ince present The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio 4. Photograph: Richard Ansett/BBC

As the darker evenings draw in, how about keeping your spirits up with a bit of science between your ears? Recent years have seen an explosion of sc(...)

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