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The goddamn wonder of whales

Humpbacks are massing in unprecedented numbers off the coast of South Africa. Whatever they're up to, Rowan Whiteside knows it'll be awesome.

Smile like you mean it

British airline Monarch is offering upgrades to its “nicest” customers. How does that make Vix Leyton feel? Let's call it not-nice.

The invisible middle

We are experienced, ambitious, wealthy and informed and yet, no one bloody well wants to talk to us, says women’s marketing company co-founder Rebecca Rhodes. Time for a middle-aged rebrand.

Ringing the changes

In British Science Week, Suze Kundu celebrates the theme of change and wonders how the science community will deal with what’s ahead.

Birds of a feather

In Women's History Month, Jenny Shelton talks to the RSPB's Paula Baker about her work and that of the women who founded the charity.

Kids on social media

In January, Leicestershire police released the short film Kayleigh’s Love Story, the horrific true story of a child groomed online. Many youngsters have since come forward with similar experiences. And yet social media is part of their world. Justine Brooks talks teens and the internet.

Weird sisters

There’s no doubt that in the 16th and 17th century witches got, to put it mildly, a bad press. On the 325th anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials, our writers celebrate some excellent magic madams.

Our dream tea dates

It's Women's History Month, so we're wondering who our contributors would like to take out for a nice cup of tea or pint while quizzing them about their life.

And the Oscar for best mistake goes to…

It's still a little uncertain who is responsible for the calamitous balls-up at this year's Academy Awards which saw Moonlight's Best Film prize go to La La Land. But, we've all made a massive boo-boo at work, right?

Declaring ‘Lass War’ on the Northern Powerhouse

The itinerary for this week’s Northern Powerhouse conference is all about the boys. Kate Fox has called bullshit and will be protesting against the middle-aged-maleness of it all. In hi-vis and a hard hat.