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Friday, April 15 2022

The Eclectic Long Weekend

16 GREAT READS FROM THIS WEEK'S SUNDAY TIMES DAILY CURATED FOR YOU

World FREE

Crusaders’ altar discovered at site of Jesus’s crucifixion and burial

Experts believe the medieval slab found at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre dates back to the 1100s

By Rinat Harash
2 min read
Sport FREE

Teen sensation Viwe Jingqi sprints from Eastern Cape to global stardom

17-year-old made headlines last week when she broke the SA under-18 100m record three times in seven hours

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
4 min read
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SKA’s the limit: SA telescope shows us what happens when galaxies collide

Discovery is good sign of how the Square Kilometre Array will help us understand the workings of the universe

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Credit card chargeback is a real thing. Just ask your bank

Reversing credit card charges if sellers don’t play ball works. Banks just need a little nudging from time to time

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
World FREE

Shroom for improvement: magic mushrooms work better than anti-depressants

Psilocybin has been found to create connections between regions of the brain and ease depression

By Clara Hernanz Lizarraga
2 min read

To make wardrobes sustainable, we must cut clothing purchases by 75%

Want to save the planet? Buy fewer or second-hand items, revive lost mending skills and focus on quality not quantity

By Samantha Sharpe, Monique Retamal and Taylor Brydges
4 min read

Hello, hello, hello, how high will you go to entertain yourself?

Kurt Cobain’s guitar in Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video is expected to fetch nearly R12m on auction

By Omar Younis
1 min read
Sport FREE

Willemse has the inside track to regular Bok game time

Damian Willemse’s versatility has hindered him at international level, but he may have found a home at No.12

By Mark Keohane
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Just say where I am and when, or it’s reader’s block for me

When reading, I want to know where books are set and when. I don’t want to guess, even though it's usually Canada

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
2 min read
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Diving into the light

Helen Walne was scared of the ocean. Then she plunged in and discovered a magical world of kelp forests

By Jacqui L’Ange
6 min read
Sport FREE

SuperSport United fired Tembo and left the real problem untouched

The club’s management expected the coach to deliver some miracles while giving him little to work with

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

Plane what? Plain mad? Skydivers to attempt world-first aviation feat

The US’s Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington hope to become the first pilots in history to pull off a ‘plane swap’

By Reuters
2 min read

Palm Sunday resurrected at Jerusalem’s crucifixion church

After two years, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre welcomes Christians to celebrate the start of Holy Week

By Henriette Chacar
2 min read

Experience Jean-Michel Basquiat as you never have before

The life of the New York artist and some of his rarely seen works are being showcased by his sisters

By Andrew Hofstetter and Alicia Powell
2 min read
World FREE

Thanks to Putin, Boris pulls off his escape-artist act yet again

Police find the UK PM and Rishi Sunak broke pandemic rules with lockdown gathering but focus has shifted to war

By Joe Mayes
5 min read
News FREE

Diabetes and Covid’s toxic relationship is a two-way street, study finds

The diseases feed off each other in unexpected ways

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read

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