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NEWS AT A GLANCE

. The German army has the healthiest troops in the world. — The Nelson Evening Mail, July 13 1908 . In January 2001 a BBC documentary crew filmed the everyday goings on in a typical workplace. The skin of fantas melons smells of BO. There’s 25% off Rovic floors. Philip Hensher will read any old crap. [...]

Play us a dune!

Sand: A Journey Through Science And The Imagination Michael Welland OUP, 320pp, £18.99 ISBN 978-0-19-956318-0 ‘Did you know that the Sand Mountain in Nevada emits a low C, while dunes in Chile sound an F, and those in Morocco a G#?’ Me neither. But that’s not the only thing you’ll learn about ‘the sand of [...]