The moon illusion

Have you noticed how the full moon looks bigger on the horizon than high overhead? Actually, the two images are exactly the same size — so why do we perceive them differently? Scientists aren’t sure, but there are plenty of intriguing theories.

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Who is Julian Assange?

Some see him as a reckless ‘hacktivist’ – others think he’s a campaigner for truth. Julian Assange lived in the Ecuadorian embassy for seven years and is the man behind whistleblowing site Wikileaks. Now he’s been removed from the embassy and arrested by UK police. But why was Assange there in the first place?

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Borrell on Catalan detainees

How fair are the trials of Catalan pro-independence politicians? Deutsche Welle’s Conflict Zone put this question to Spain’s Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell. During the heated discussion, the politician walked off the set, but came back to finish the interview after speaking to his aides. Conflict Zone is Deutsche Welle’s top political interview. Every week, its hosts Tim Sebastian and Michel Friedman are face-to-face with global decision-makers, seeking straight answers to straight questions, putting the spotlight on controversial issues and calling the powerful to account.

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