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NATHAN MYHRVOLD, MYTH BUSTER

He was the physicist who went to Microsoft and made his fortune. These days he’s a tycoon, philanthropist, dino-hunter, bestselling author and barbecue champion, who has discovered the most scientific way to enjoy claret. Alex Renton profiles him read more »
  • REDMAYNE'S FORENSIC METHOD

    One is a world-famous cosmologist with a severe degenerative disease. The other is an able-bodied young actor with no science credentials. So how did Eddie Redmayne turn himself into Stephen Hawking? Clemency Burton-Hill follows him through the process read more »
  • MOUNTAINS ARE A FEELING

    Charles Emerson likes shooting mountains so much, he does it several times, in different light, then merges the shots. In our new photo essay he captures their moods and meanings. He spoke to Simon Willis about how he does it read more »
  • JOHN GREEN: TEENAGER, AGED 36

    Top 12 of 2014. No.2: young-adult writer, YouTube star and world-champion worrier. The author of "The Fault in Our Stars" has become the voice of a generation. Emma Brockes profiles the man behind the phenomenon read more »
  • THE LIGHT THERAPEUTIC

    Top 12 of 2014. No.3: research suggests that light looms as large in our well-being as sleep. Rosie Blau consults experts in California and Japan read more »
  • THE TRI-X FACTOR

    Top 12 of 2014. No.6: Kodak's Tri-X is the film the great photographers love. Anton Corbijn, Don McCullin and Sebastião Salgado tell Bryan Appleyard why read more »
  • ROCK AND REAL

    Top 12 of 2014. No.9: is it possible to be a rock star and a rounded human being? Guy Garvey, singer and lyricist with the award-winning band Elbow, is giving it a shot. He makes Tim de Lisle a bacon butty and opens up about the new album read more »