Sunday Jun 23rd, 2013

When in Rome, swear as the Romans do

What’s the meaning of the word irrumatio? In Ancient Rome, to threaten another individual with irrumatio qualified as one of the highest offenses, topping off a list of seemingly frivolous obscenities that — needless to say — did not survive into the modern era. read more »

Tuesday Apr 15th, 2014

Are you a tax expert?

Find out how much you know about taxes.
Monday Apr 14th, 2014

A bookish slideshow

A slideshow of the fascinating history of books throughout the world.
Monday Apr 14th, 2014

Shakespeare’s 450th birthday quiz

Test your knowledge on some famous, and not so famous, Shakespeare quotes
Monday Apr 14th, 2014

The Defamation Act 2013: reflections and reforms

Dr Matthew Collins SC on defamation
Saturday
Apr 12th, 2014

Overcoming everyday violence [infographic]

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Saturday
Apr 12th, 2014

A publisher before wartime

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Wednesday
Apr 9th, 2014

Voluntary movement shown in complete paralysis

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Friday
Mar 28th, 2014

Is our language too masculine?

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Thursday
Mar 27th, 2014

Expressing ourselves about expressiveness in music

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Saturday
Mar 22nd, 2014

35 years: the best of C-SPAN

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Monday
Mar 17th, 2014

Britain, France, and their roads from empire

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Thursday
Mar 13th, 2014

Colorful spiders?

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