Mind the myths

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By Louise Chunn in Science

Many popular beliefs about the brain turn out to be scare stories or wishful thinking.

Que Cera, Cera?

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We’ll never know the full story behind Roger Sutton’s shock resignation but we do need a solid definition of unacceptable workplace behaviour.

Into Africa

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By Don McKinnon in Foreign Affairs

Wide support among African nations for our UN Security Council seat campaign points to a new chapter in our relationship with that continent.

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Win tickets to an exclusive Listener preview of The Water Diviner

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Not playing a Blinder

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By Fiona Rae

Sam Neill is thoroughly enjoying getting his teeth into a meaty television role.

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Letters: November 29, 2014

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Colon cancer confusion; country service for teachers; picking enemies; and mercury matters.

Culture

When I realised it was you.

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By Heidi North-Bailey

Heidi North-Bailey’s winning entry in the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s 20th anniversary short-story competition.

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Cool for kids

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By Ann Packer

Ann Packer chooses the year’s 50 best children’s books.

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Stand & deliver

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By Ruth Nichol

The dangers of being a desk jockey cannot be denied. Time for an alternative.

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Crossword 901 answers and explanations

And so to get between the sheets?

Film

Best movies of 2014

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By Helene Wong David Larsen

Listener reviewers Helene Wong and David Larsen pick the year’s must-sees.

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Caption competition: November 29, 2014

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Try your hand at this week's caption competition.

Festivals

Michael Leunig: The heart of the matter

By Diana Wichtel

Cartoonists speak “for the other lot”, says Michael Leunig, a living treasure and equal-opportunity pain in the arse.

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Influentials: Events that defined a nation

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We look back at key moments in New Zealand history.

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Whittaker's: Brand of brothers

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Andrew and Brian Whittaker are on track to overtake Cadbury as the country’s biggest chocolate sellers. Ruth Laugesen looks at how they’ve done it.

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November 29, 2014

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COVER STORY: Brain myths exposed.

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