From his novels to his innovative use of social media, Teju Cole encourages his readers to think before they feel, writes Fatema Ahmed
It’s regarded as a cuddly Bible tale for children – but is the story of Noah and God’s “genocidal tantrum” really so appropriate?
The tireless human rights campaigner talks to New Humanist about the marriage law, homophobia and why he's turning his attention to tackling anti-Muslim prejudice
He spent a lifetime opposing war – but how well does the legacy of our most famous peace activist stand up to scrutiny? By Jonathan Rée
What happened when Ariane Sherine decided to sell half of all her possessions and give the money to charity?
To understand the origins of the First World War, we must understand imperial rivalries and the racism that underpinned them
It is sobering to think that our telescopes can observe only a tiny fraction of the cosmos, writes Marcus Chown
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