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There's this story being reported today about South African runner Caster Semenya being a hermaphrodite: WORLD athletics is in crisis with revelations that world champion South African Caster Semenya is a hermaphrodite. The International Association of Athletics Federations is poised to disqualify Semenya from future events after...

"This celestial object looks like a delicate butterfly, but it's far from serene: what resemble the dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour --...

I have to admit, one of my cinematic guilty pleasures are the films that Quentin Tarantino makes. Not the films that he stars in, I assure you, but the ones he directs. For all the style, excess, and occasional self employment of his limited acting...

I realised today, while trying to change a washer on a tap in the backyard, that as a man, I've learnt nothing about finesse, tools, or craft. All I know is that if I have a hammer and bash something, eventually, it will move, and...

I finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy on the weekend and to be honest, I didn't think a whole lot of it. The Road is McCarthy's nihilistic take on the post apocalyptic novel and follows two characters, the man and the boy, as they walk along...

A man stops you on the street. He's an older man, straight, grey haired, glasses, an attaché case in his hand. He tells you he knows that your life is on the downward. You're just released from prison; a gambler; a junkie; an ice cream...