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Talking to yourself – is it a good thing?
How a love of magic led to a love of maths for Stanford professor Persi Diaconis
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Johnny Depp defends his poorly-reviewed film The Lone Ranger
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.
How the Talmud holds the key to unlocking Jewish thinking and history
Global "gentrification" in Tonga, Panama, Grenada, Berlin, Hong Kong and Australia
What does the future of energy look like? In the Balance asks three experts
BBC Sport brings you all the latest stories and results from around the world.
Can Obama's international aid reforms of sending money rather than grain be implemented?
Why a gene controlling woody material in plants may hold the key to future energy
Chris Wescott of BBC Monitoring on reporting news that don't make it to mainstream media
A review of the week with the latest news.
Why looking at the condition of blood vessels in the retina can help predict strokes
1/3 Indian Historian Romila Thapar on the changing role of women in the last 80 years
Why has the modern world become so obsessed with celebrity culture?
Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.
Kevin Fong continues to explore the personal and medical impact of SARS ten years on.
Live sport from around the world with news, interviews and analysis.
Is gene patenting a good or bad thing for medical innovation?
Egypt army chief warns MB; Syria refugees flood Iraqi Kurdistan; UN bombing anniversary
Meet the medical staff who fought to contain the spread of this pandemic
The latest business and finance news from around the world, on the BBC.
Meet the woman who helped Edward Snowden leak news of top-secret surveillance programmes
Discover the Hollywood hills stairways used by film stars in the early days of cinema
Live news, business and sport from around the world.
Monday 19 August 2013