From my years researching wine chemistry and wine oxidation, I know making every attempt to minimise contact between wine and oxygen is vital. Sealing the bottle is essential.
Migrating birds use both their view of the stars and their internal magnetic compasses to find their way over thousands of miles.
The future of Christmas food could include artificial meat, soil-free veg and hybrid protein treats.
A psychologist explains how to overcome the post-Christmas blues.
Two Christmas traditions – those around the birth of Jesus and Santa who brings gifts to all – contain strong elements of magic.
Two arts companies’ creative choices in interpreting Handel’s ‘Messiah’ for our times provide an opportunity to consider future directions for classical music.
When the corporate culture can so often seem rotten from the head down, faiths are there to remind us that businesses can be so much more.
Eating codlings and electing bean kings were all part of the medieval Christmas and New Year festivities.
Whether you love it or hate it, Christmas music is unavoidable during the holiday season. But what makes a Christmas number one, and why is the music of yule so meaningful?
In the New Testament, there is nothing about Mary’s birth, death, appearance, or age. What we do know about the mother of Jesus is, in fact, quite surprising.
We tend to romanticise the Christmas season, that time of year when we gather with friends and family, feast and be merry. But for most of its history Christmas has been a time of sordid behaviour.
The next time there’s a scene that makes light of gendered violence, pause and ask: what is really being shown here? Is this really all that funny or is it minimizing actual violence?
Piecing together the mystery of medieval chant books means studying hand-made objects from centuries ago.
It’s the story of a man who just wants to get home for Christmas.
On Christmas day alone, it’s estimated that people consume around 6,000 calories.
Don’t expect meditation to provide Christmas miracles. But if you start learning how to meditate now, your holidays may be a bit less stressful and perhaps a little more meaningful.
Ultimately, screens are a part of modern life – children need to learn how to navigate them.
Blackwood’s main claim to fame is its magnificent dark and durable timber. But let me introduce you to the tree, a stunning wattle with Christmas-green foliage.
Gift-giving might seem needlessly cumbersome and stressful. But the costs and benefits of the custom aren’t what they seem.
Trees that produce resin for frankincense and myrrh – used for thousands of years in healthcare, worship and trade – are facing collapsing populations.