Science as exciting as football, as fun as going to the cinema.… Read the rest
Welcome to our archive of news stories relevant to the project of fighting fashionable nonsense. The stories are drawn from the electronic pages of the world’s media. On this page, you’ll find links to those stories that have been featured on Butterflies and Wheels during the current year. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find links to separate archives of stories from previous years.
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But attitudes of reverence and wonder need not be ‘mystical’.… Read the rest
Teachers’ union considers a boycott of English test that dumbs down Shakespeare.… Read the rest
Single women supporting art, eccentric women traversing Europe to buy shocking paintings: Michael Palin’s sort of thing.… Read the rest
The fire at the National Library in Baghdad destroyed manuscripts many centuries old.… Read the rest
Nine archaeologists urge protection for Iraq’s antiquities. … Read the rest
Archaeology Magazine worried about the looting of Iraq’s antiquities before the war began.… Read the rest
Conservatives want to stop improvement, Watson says, but enhancement means making better.… Read the rest
Three years ago a first draft, this time with 99.999% accuracy.… Read the rest
Louis Wolpert talks to the pair who have helped to make the blank slate model obsolete.… Read the rest
Especially a female black nerd. One boyfriend tried to get her pregnant to solve the problem…… Read the rest
Nothing of value left, say tearful officials.… Read the rest
Let us help you loosen your ‘retentionist’ export policies! That’s a nice statue there, for instance…… Read the rest
Azar Nafisi and her students escaped the ‘relentless fictions’ of the mullahs by reading Lolita.… Read the rest
How US soldiers behave, Daddy’s popsicle stand, and other views from world newspapers.… Read the rest
SARS is not another 1918 flu, and breathing through a piece of cloth is a drag.… Read the rest
The brilliant, radical, nonsense-teasing essayist gets a little overdue grave-tidying.… Read the rest
Paulin considers the mystery of Hazlitt’s neglect.… Read the rest
Christian Conservatives set agenda in European stem cell research debate.… Read the rest