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Cycling notes: the pros and cons of braking with the heel – archive, 26 October 1896

From the Guardian archiveCyclingCycling notes: the pros and cons of braking with the heel – archive, 189626 October 1896: The Guardian’s cycling column looks at braking methods, avoiding saddle accidents and the introduction of a special ladies’ tyre Tue...

Lilac dogs: the cruel new craze that commodifies our faithful friends

Pass notesDogsLilac dogs: the cruel new craze that commodifies our faithful friendsPedigrees are being bred to have a range of unusually coloured fur, including lilac, silver, charcoal and even tiger stripes – as well as a host of health...

Readers reply: is a ‘negative microwave’ – a device that quickly cools food and drink – possible?

Notes and queriesLife and styleReaders reply: is a ‘negative microwave’ – a device that quickly cools food and drink – possible?The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to...

The death of Charles Babbage, mathematician and inventor – archive, 23 October 1871

From the Guardian archiveComputingThe death of Charles Babbage, mathematician and inventor – archive, 187123 October 1871: Babbage’s calculating machines are seen as the forerunners of modern programmable computers Fri 22 Oct 2021 01.30 EDTThe death is announced of Mr...

Sibling rivalry: why the hellish family dynamic long outlives childhood

Pass notesFamilySibling rivalry: why the hellish family dynamic long outlives childhoodA poll of 2,000 adults showed a quarter of people still fight with their brothers and sisters – about everything from careers, cars, holidays and cooking skills to, of...

Is a ‘negative microwave’ – a device that quickly cools food and drink – possible?

Notes and queriesTechnologyIs a ‘negative microwave’ – a device that quickly cools food and drink – possible?The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical...

Puppy perks: should workers get three weeks of paid leave to bond with a new pet?

Pass notesPetsPuppy perks: should workers get three weeks of paid leave to bond with a new pet?A recent poll on pawternity leave suggests most people are against employers offering this as a benefit. But with worrying labour shortages, it...

Extravagant eye bags: how extreme exhaustion became this year’s hottest look

Pass notesFashionExtravagant eye bags: how extreme exhaustion became this year’s hottest lookCelebrities at the Met Gala bejewelled their fake dark circles – but a heavy work schedule and horribly late nights will do the business for the rest of...

Readers reply: why haven’t we invented a way to record and play back smells?

Notes and queriesLife and styleReaders reply: why haven’t we invented a way to record and play back smells?The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and...

Shorts that are anything but short-lived | Brief letters

Brief lettersMen's shortsShorts that are anything but short-livedClothing | High wages | Tory party conference | Cinema’s greatest duels | Newcastle United Fri 8 Oct 2021 13.13 EDTLast modified on Fri 8 Oct 2021 13.14 EDTAs we are...

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