Cannes 2018: there is no more exhilarating place to watch films, soak up gossip and affect superiority. Photograph: Antonin Thuillier/AFP/Getty

The biology books offer various explanations as to what distinguishes a plant from an animal. Your animal can move around freely. Animals give off car(...)

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Musician Adrian Crowley and his daughter Alice (6) at home in Northstrand, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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Jeune et Jolie (Young & Beautiful)

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