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Could magic mushrooms cure mental health problems?

Current Affairs

Could magic mushrooms cure mental health problems?

Robin Carhart-Harris thinks psychedelic drugs could hold the cure for all manner of mental health problems. If he’s right, it might not be long before you can get magic mushrooms on the NHS

Will quantum computing break the internet?

Cars & Tech

Will quantum computing break the internet?

Quantum computing is progressing at light speed. But what exactly is it? And how can we expect it to transform today’s digital world?

William and Kate, struggling for a baby name?

Current Affairs

William and Kate, struggling for a baby name?

With the royal baby’s name yet to be confirmed, The Jackal wades in with some helpful suggestions…

John Oliver’s new book is funny, but it’s culturally significant, too

Smart Thinking

John Oliver’s new book is funny, but it’s culturally significant, too

The British stand-up that loves to take on America has picked his latest battle – and he’s winning…

We need more Stephen Hawkings – and not just because he was a genius

Smart Thinking

We need more Stephen Hawkings – and not just because he was a genius

Hawking’s appreciation of balance, nuance and his fellow man was a rare and precious thing

Meet Bobby Mair, the next big thing in comedy

Smart Thinking

Meet Bobby Mair, the next big thing in comedy

The Canadian comic is on his way to London to talk about his demons. One of them’s Justin Bieber

The Oscars’ ‘foreign language’ category is outmoded. A Fantastic Woman proves it

Smart Thinking

The Oscars’ ‘foreign language’ category is outmoded. A Fantastic Woman proves it

The movie won an Oscar on Sunday – but that doesn’t mean it’s had the recognition it deserves

Trevor Baylis: A man of the people

Smart Thinking

Trevor Baylis: A man of the people

Best known for his wind-up radio, Trevor Baylis’s inventions changed the lives of thousands

James Erskine’s ‘The Ice King’ is a lesson in owning your identity

Smart Thinking

James Erskine’s ‘The Ice King’ is a lesson in owning your identity

John Curry made history as the world’s first openly gay Olympian. This documentary tells his story, and challenges the status quo

Just how fast are the Winter Olympics?

Smart Thinking

Just how fast are the Winter Olympics?

And how in the world do you time a man moving at 100mph on an ironing board?

Homelessness: If your conscience is pricked, do something about it

Smart Thinking

Homelessness: If your conscience is pricked, do something about it

It’s all too easy to just walk by, says The Jackal’s managing editor

We need more than blanket promises to redress inequality

Smart Thinking

We need more than blanket promises to redress inequality

Policy Makers need to look beyond London if we’re to have any hope of reuniting the country

Morven Christie’s no ordinary woman

Smart Thinking

Morven Christie’s no ordinary woman

The Scottish actor talks to The Jackal about The A Word, autism and why we need to pay more attention to female parts in British drama

Keep your Christmas lights. I’ll take a lump of coal instead

Smart Thinking

Keep your Christmas lights. I’ll take a lump of coal instead

Have London’s Christmas lights become too corporate? The Jackal’s resident grinch thinks so

Best foot forward: CALM’s approach to men’s mental health

Smart Thinking

Best foot forward: CALM’s approach to men’s mental health

Can movement save a man’s life? The Campaign Against Living Miserably thinks so

Get a Grip campaigners, ignore the huffing and puffing. You’re absolutely right

Smart Thinking

Get a Grip campaigners, ignore the huffing and puffing. You’re absolutely right

East Sussex County Council has proved that you really can’t rattle Middle England’s cage

Let’s hope we can learn from the JFK files

Smart Thinking

Let’s hope we can learn from the JFK files

Will Trump’s government learn from the newly released JFK assassination papers? We hope so

Catalan independence is born of an elephant in the room

Smart Thinking

Catalan independence is born of an elephant in the room

Today’s political tension in Catalonia is the result of a historical conflict that no one wants to remember

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