Magazine - Physics
22

In the square outside the British Library in London is a sculpture of Sir Isaac Newton. Maybe they chose it for the spot because it shows a great scientist at work.

Story: The Christmas the Lights Went Out
101

Five people, whose lives interrelate, live the build-up to Christmas in different ways in different places. A sudden blackout changes their lives forever...

Magazine - Black sheep and the mysterious Uncle Bob
29

In this article, an English teacher working in Russia explains why he finds family stories interesting and talks about what makes his own family unique.

Poems: On Chloris being ill
5

"Long, long the night, Heavy comes the morrow" In this poem (written as a song), the great Scottish poet Robert Burns laments the illness of his loved one.

Story: Mr Smith's new nose
77

It is the 22nd century and the world is very different. With new technologies, people can have the bodies that they want. See what happens when Mr. Smith decides to change his body. 

a bunch of daffodils
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'…That floats on high o'er vales and hills…' This famous poem by William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was inspired by the spring flower, the yellow or golden daffodil.

Magazine - Calendars
42

To the first people it was obvious that time went in circles. The basic problem for calendar makers is how to get the months (which come from the moon) to stay in synch with the years.

Stories: The Interesting Most Boring Man in the World
71

People often said that Thierry Boyle was the most boring man in the world. Thierry didn’t know why people thought he was so boring. Thierry thought he was quite interesting.

Magazine - Weather
28

The weather – it affects where we choose to live, what we wear, our moods, and perhaps even our national characteristics. A sunny day can relieve a deep depression.

How to ask someone where they got that ...
281

Ask the right questions to find out where people got their things.

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