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What are your chances of winning the lottery?

By Matthew Allen People often say that you’re more likely to get struck by lightning than win the lottery, but is it true? If so, it makes you wonder: what other unlikely events are more likely to happen to you than

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What makes the perfect Christmas song?

By Matthew Allen Every year, we listen to the same classic Christmas songs. ‘All I want for Christmas is you’, ‘White Christmas’, ‘Fairytale of New York’… the list goes on. But how many of the songs that you listen to around

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The science of death

By Zoë Gamble Humans have a morbid curiosity about death. Different cultures have different beliefs and traditions when it comes to ‘passing on’. And, throughout history, humans have tried find ways to extend life, or to ensure life after death.  

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