Gavin Pretor-Pinney’s silver linings playbook
Despite the graffiti and the locks, Ponte Milvio itself seemed no worse for wear. If Garibaldi couldn’t destroy it, then how could something as innocent as love?
Like Alice Munro, my grandmother came from small-town Ontario, and my memories chime with Munro’s tales of passionate girls and women with stifled passions
I was worried that Reese Witherspoon’s desert odyssey would be mawkish – but with sarcasm and shared history, it punched me in the gut
A visit to one abandoned community in Newfoundland finds that perhaps you can go home again
Technology and elaborate storytelling have made opening and closing ceremonies increasingly grand. After the mind-blowing extravaganzas of Beijing, Vancouver and London, can Sochi go to new levels?
Zen and the city … a journey through modern Korea
The ‘E’ in Cern, home of the large hadron collider, used to stand for Europe. But with ambitious new global plans, which nations will call the shots to explore the secrets of the universe?
For four years, Derek K Miller chronicled his battle with cancer – moments of optimism, setbacks and, ultimately, death. This posthumous essay shares his story
Even on the Galápagos it’s hard to escape the rat race