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Christopher Marlowe (baptised on 26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day. He greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who was born in the same year as Marlowe and who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe's mysterious early death. Marlowe's plays are known for the use of blank verse, and their overreaching protagonists.
On Commonwealth Day, the former secretary general says his talks with leaders all point to one conclusion over who would succeed Her Majesty as its head, says Peter Oborne
By Peter Oborne
10 Mar 2013
The Queen was due to sign a new Commonwealth charter on Monday setting out for the first time in a single document the organisation’s “core values and the aspiration of its members”. It includes affirmations on democracy, human rights, international peace and security as well as freedom of expression. It also contains a commitment to “gender equality” and “women’s empowerment”.
Today is International Women’s Day, first held in 1911 and celebrated on March 8 since 1913. For information see www.internationalwomensday.com
1. There are 102 men to every 100 women in the world.
2. By far the highest male-female ratio is in Qatar, where there are 311 men to every 100 women. Latvia has just 85 women to every 100 men.
3. The UK is holding more International Women’s Day events today than any other country.
4. Research has shown that men are better than women at detecting the smell of newborn babies.
Our collective failure to articulate what is exploitative and what isn't means every sex claim becomes a carnival
What is a sex claim? It's such a weird term.
Anyone who thinks the Seventies was a decade of misery, inexcusable haircuts, appalling taste and grinding poverty really should spare a few moments on YouTube watching one of the classic sitcoms of the era, The Good Life.
Today's world looks increasingly like the future. Robots work factory assembly lines and fight alongside human warriors on the battlefield, while tiny computers assist in everything from driving cars to flying airplanes.
Surgeons use the latest technological tools to accomplish incredible feats, and researchers push the frontiers of medicine with bioengineering. Science fiction stories about cloning and resurrecting extinct animals look increasingly like relevant cautionary tales.
In this day and age, the world needs to look at the different natural energy sources available to us. Global warming could be due our energy craving lifestyle, so we should look into more environmentally friendly energy sources.
• Wind energy is friendly to the surrounding environment, as no fossil fuels are burnt to generate electricity from wind energy.
• Wind turbines take up less space than the average power station. Windmills only have to occupy a few square meters for the base, this allows the land around the turbine to be used for many purposes, for example agriculture.
For decades, conservationists have been vying to protect the native bird and reptile species of the Galapagos Archipelago, many species which are exclusively found here and nowhere else. Now, Ecuadorian conservationists are about to begin an ambitious project to rid the Island group of more than 180 million invasive rats that are damaging the delicate ecosystem.
Humans are a plague on the Earth that need to be controlled by limiting population growth, according to Sir David Attenborough.
The television presenter said that humans are threatening their own existence and that of other species by using up the world’s resources.
He said the only way to save the planet from famine and species extinction is to limit human population growth.
Blackadder preserves our right to be insulting: Ministers agree to amend laws after campaign led by Rowan Atkinson By Tim Shipman and James Slack Ministers agreed to scrap a law outlawing ‘insulting words or behaviour’ last night after a campaign led by comedian Rowan Atkinson. Home Secretary Theresa May announced a dramatic U-turn yesterday saying the government would ditch the contentious words from the Public Order Act amid fears that they are strangling free speech.