Serpent's Egg

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Keep dancing: the ballet stars leaping through the age barrier

Their bodies hurt, the roles are drying up and everyone’s comparing them with their younger selves. So how do ballerinas maintain their careers after hitting 40? Wendy Whelan (48) and … Continue reading

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Whether Greece votes yes or no, the euro cannot survive in its current form

Best case scenario? The EU will undergo years of painful convulsions, precipitating a new treaty that imposes greater centralisation and restrictions on the fiscal independence of nation states If the … Continue reading

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Scene from „The Serpents egg (Das Schlangenei) (3)

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A decade of overspending: how Greece plunged into economic crisis

Athens was poorly prepared for the 2008 crash – living off easy credit, while spending on wages and defence soared, and taxes began to fall away A banner urging a … Continue reading

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Echoes of Greece in Britain’s growing reliance on debt-fuelled growth

Greece’s predicament was caused by the madness of the euro, which pumped up the economy with debt only to crush it down again. Worryingly, Britain’s recovery is based largely on … Continue reading

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Five things no one tells you before you visit a sperm bank

As the National Sperm Bank reveals that it has only attracted five donors in eight months, Rob Crossan says it is time we did more to persuade men to be … Continue reading

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Why men should never negotiate with a beautiful woman

A Chinese study has scientifically proven what we’ve all know for some time: pretty people always have it easier Men’s capacity for rational thought diminishes in the presence of a … Continue reading

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Clocks to read 11:59:60 as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight on June 30 Photo: GETTY By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor Telegraph 29 Jun 2015 … Continue reading

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