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  • The theory of snoring

    The theory of snoring

    Every one of us knows someone who snores. You probably do it yourself. I know a couple who have separate rooms to enable a good night’s sleep due to one of them snoring (in this case it is the woman). However, men are more likely to snore than...

  • Whitewater rafting and the world teachers live in

    Whitewater rafting and the world teachers live in

    Whitewater rafting is an experience I would recommend to anyone. It raises your adrenaline; invokes the thrill of the unknown as you face new rapids and currents; it brings out skills and dispositions you may not even have been aware that you...

  • Exercising through the menopause

    Metabolism has to be one of those most persistently misused terms in the fitness industry. Having a fast metabolism was once the envy of almost every a would-be fitness enthusiast. Having a fast metabolism, instructors said, would mean that the...

  • Myth Debunked: The STV Paradox: Should you convince supporters of the opposition to vote for you?

    Myth Debunked: The STV Paradox: Should you convince supporters of the opposition to vote for you?

    Did you know that you could lose a single transferable vote election if you convince supporters of an opponent to vote for you instead? Suppose Tom, Dick and Harry are contesting such an election and one seat is up for grabs. To keep numbers small...

  • Simpson’s paradox

    Simpson’s paradox

    I need to decide which secondary school I should send my child to. In the area where I live, two schools are available, St James School and St Giles School. Which school has the better track record of students obtaining at least five passes in the...

  • Photo of the Week

    Photo of the Week

    The two protagonists in the Sound Bites section: Paul Erdős teaching 10-year-old Terence Tao in 1985. Today, many consider Tao to be the current most brilliant mathematician. He obtained his PhD at the age of 20 and became a full professor at the...

  • Primetime moments

    Primetime moments

    Olympic hero Sir Ben Ainslie battles a desert sandstorm to reach his Land Rover BAR sailing team as the new Land Rover Discovery made its primetime TV debut in a new advertisement. The 60-second advert was directed by Ridley Scott Associates’ Jake...

  • Cleaning comfort

    Cleaning comfort

    Upholstery and interior textiles get a lot of wear through dust, road dirt and everyday soiling. But the Sonax interior care specialists ensure comfortable seating and a pleasant atmosphere while driving. To clean your car’s interiors, first...

  • Two decades of putting safety first

    Two decades of putting safety first

    Thatcham Research has marked the 20th anniversary of the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) with a crash test to highlight the dramatic effect 20 years of independent safety testing has had on small cars. The tests were introduced...

  • Handsome comfort

    Handsome comfort

    At first glance, not a lot has changed about the IS. Lexus says the styling of the car has proved so popular since the IS was launched in 2013 that it’s left most of the styling alone – and it certainly shows. So what’s new? The headlights – now...

  • Good start to new year

    Good start to new year

    Audi AG delivered around 124,000 cars to customers in January. In particular, demand continued to rise in Europe and North America. Sales in China fell by 35.3 per cent to 35,181 cars. In the last month, Audi established a long-term, strategic...

  • Start packing

    Start packing

    Volkswagen Accessories has expanded the options for the Golf family, adding high-quality, handy transport solutions for sports equipment and bicycles. Smart systems that improve comfort and keep passengers both young and old well entertained while...

  • Showcasing a timeless legend

    Showcasing a timeless legend

    Ahead of the global unveil of Renault’s eagerly-anticipated new Alpine that will go on sale this year, Alpine aficionados and automotive aesthetes alike had the opportunity to either discover or rediscover some of the most iconic models ever to...

  • Having the edge

    Having the edge

    On a beautiful Friday afternoon, we decided to take the new Ford Edge – kindly made available by the local importer – out for a drive. At first glance the SUV looks imposing, especially for someone making the transition from a smaller car.

  • An American adventure

    An American adventure

    The Joshua Tree National Park offers staggering views and twisty roads. With a range of supercars to track, what could be better, Jack Evans asks. Occasionally, a trip comes on the cards that seems simply too good to be true. A drive through...

  • Switching gears

    Switching gears

    Some classic car aficionados invest a considerable amount of time and effort in searching high and low in order to eventually meet up with the vehicle of their dreams. Not so for Josef Abela, whose two classic cars literally fell into his...

  • Not just a pretty face

    Not just a pretty face

    The new Citroen C3 has inherited the styling of its crossover cousin, the C4 Cactus, making it a more appealing prospect for those younger drivers who need a funky yet practical car. Against the backdrop of a beautiful winter day, we took out the...

  • Solid growth

    Solid growth

    Seat’s worldwide sales continue to grow in 2017. After finishing 2016 with the fourth consecutive annual increase, and adding a cumulative growth of nearly 30 per cent since 2012, Seat posted the best January results since 2003. The brand...

  • Ready to race

    Ready to race

    Peugeot Sport and Peugeot Citroën Racing Shop announced that the first customer Peugeot 308 Racing Cup has been delivered to German team Autohaus Nett Motorsport. Order books for the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup opened on October 30, 2016, immediately...

  • Luxury masterpiece

    Luxury masterpiece

    With the G 650 Landaulet, Mercedes Maybach presents a new masterpiece of automotive engineering. After the Mercedes-Maybach S Class and the S 650 Cabriolet, the open-top G Class is the first off-roader from the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand. The...

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