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    On a wing and a prayer

    David West
    | 1st September 2005
    The government insists that Britain needs to massively expand its airports to cope with a
    rapidly growing aviation industry. In actual fact, the sector’s boom years could be over

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    Telepathy: a new way of seeing

    Jeremy Smith
    | 1st September 2005
    Far from being a cranky relic of a pre-Enlightenment dark age, belief in telepathy would seem to be confirmed by contemporary science and might even help secure the planet’s survival.

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    Aspartame

    Pat Thomas
    | 30th August 2005
    Aspartame is the most controversial food additive in history. The most recent evidence, linking it to leukaemia and lymphoma, has added substantial fuel to the ongoing protests of doctors, scientists and consumer groups who allege that this artificial sweetener should never have been released onto the market and that allowing it to remain in the food chain is killing us by degrees.

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    Life after aspartame

    Pat Thomas
    | 9th August 2005
    Aspartame should never have reached the marketplace. But even if the authorities were to remove it from sale tomorrow, how much faith should consumers place in the other artificial sweeteners on the market?

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    The Dawn of the domestic superbug

    Pat Thomas
    | 1st July 2005
    The huge popularity of antibacterial household cleaners is encouraging superbugs,
    allergies, immune-system failure and dangerous environmental pollution. It’s time to
    stop cleaning ourselves to death.

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    A stake through the heart of the world

    Peter Bunyard
    | 1st July 2005
    Scientists mapping the effects of deforestation in the Amazon are increasingly concerned that we are reaching a tipping point – when the forest will start to die back of its own accord and rain, currently generated by the Amazon forests, will stop falling, not just in neighbouring countries but as far afield as the United States and South Africa.

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    Natural Swimming Pools

    Alice Klein
    Hannah Hislop
    | 1st July 2005
    Imagine a garden pond filled with white and pink
    water lilies and purple irises and humming with a chorus of frogs and birds. Now imagine swimming in it. Alice Klein and Hannah Hislop take a dip in the world of natural swimming pools

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  • CUBA - Health without wealth

    BRENDAN SAINSBURY
    | 1st June 2005
    Starved of funding by the US embargo and the Soviet Union's collapse, Cuba has a health service to put its rich northern enemy to shame. Much of the responsibility for this medical miracle is due to the island's transformation into a model of environmental
    good practice

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  • Saving face

    Pat Thomas
    | 1st June 2005
    Skin has a life of its ownthat most of us know nothing about. Getting in touch with its natural rhythms, rather than bullying it with creams and potions, is the most reliable
    path to a better complexion

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  • One of our germs is missing

    Heather Wokusch
    | 1st June 2005
    Undeterred by a series of terrifying accidents, the Bush administration is pushing ahead with its potentially apocalyptic biological weapons programme.

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  • Purely cosmetic changes?

    Pat Thomas
    | 1st June 2005
    The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a hefty warning to the cosmetics industry - clean up your act or else. The question is: will the agency follow through?

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