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Patrick Barkham

Patrick Barkham

    Cloud seeding raises fears of weather weapons research
    Cloud seeding raises fears of weather weapons research
    Using the weather as a weapon to subjugate the globe sounds like the modus operandi of a James Bond villain, but a senior climate scientist has...
    Lions bred like lambs for slaughter
    Lions bred like lambs for slaughter
    They are adorably cute, with grubby brown fur so soft it slips through my fingers like flour. It is only when one of the nine-week-old cubs...
    Circumcision issue cuts two ways
    Circumcision issue cuts two ways
    Circumcision can reduce the risk of ­urinary tract infections in infants, cut the risk of penile cancer and lower the risk of contracting HIV or...
    Channelling the energy of ADHD
    Channelling the energy of ADHD
    One has acquired more Olympic medals than any other athlete in history; the other was knocked out of the Games after just 250 seconds. But Michael...
    Wonder tape a sticky issue
    Wonder tape a sticky issue
    Athletes must be falling apart because, suddenly, everyone from Novak Djokovic to Mario Balotelli is taped up. Are these elaborate weaves of coloured...
    Tattoos tell tales of life and death
    Tattoos tell tales of life and death
    Tattoos talk. Rather than meaning something literal and universal, the art on our bodies is often personal and complicated. A magnificent panorama of...
    Albie Sachs: 'I can't tell my son everything'
    Albie Sachs: 'I can't tell my son everything'
    In Mozambique in 1988, Albie Sachs was nearly killed by a car bomb. The anti-apartheid campaigner lost his right arm and was blinded in his left...
    Flood disaster digs deep in Aussie psyche
    Flood disaster digs deep in Aussie psyche
    Beyond a police cordon that still seals off Grantham from the rest of Australia lies a landscape that looks as if it has been rearranged by a giant...
    Stroke of genius a bitter pill for inventor of glucose sensor
    Stroke of genius a bitter pill for inventor of glucose sensor
    Walk into any pharmacy and you will see a shelf of life-saving products that would not exist were it not for Professor Ian Shanks.
    Poverty haunts the Emerald Isle
    Poverty haunts the Emerald Isle
    When Ann Moore returned to have breakfast with her family after a 12-hour night shift at a nursing home, she found riot police and bailiffs outside...
    YouTube is more than work avoidance, it's therapy
    YouTube is more than work avoidance, it's therapy
    If YouTube has sprung from nowhere in five years, will it be in the internet graveyard alongside Friends Reunited in five years' time? Most sages...
    Can gay footballers ever come out?
    Can gay footballers ever come out?
    He dreaded going to work with his colleagues. By the time he got into training, he was so nervous he felt sick. "I was like a bullied kid on his...