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Political turmoil is tearing Peru apart. My take on what is stake:…
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The Microsoft boss burns with an ambition to restore the company to the pinnacle of tech innovation
Many staff nurses are burnt out from the pandemic and frustrated by pay. So some are turning to travel nursing
The House of Representatives’ China committee may nudge Joe Biden towards a more confrontational posture. He risks alienating some allies
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Permitting energy infrastructure pits hyperlocal concerns against the public good. There is no perfect place to build a wind farm or transmission line. Progress of any kind will require trade-offs
The musical comedian has surrendered the rights to his work. Although it amounts to only 37 songs, each one is brilliant and timelessly funny
Fertility's decline with age, say the researchers, is related not just to a drop in the quantity of eggs, but presumably also to a fall in their quality. And how to measure that remains unknown
Mailer’s greatest achievement may well be “The Executioner’s Song” (1979), a chronicle of the life of Gary Gilmore, a convicted murderer. It blurs the distinction between documentary and novel
The rush to decarbonize has underlined the fact that it takes way too long to build things in America. Speeding things up is crucial, but there will be difficult trade-offs. My story about land use, environmentalism and what it means to be green…
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Just over one in five Britons admit to flushing wet wipes. The emergence of wet-wipe archipelagoes suggests more may be doing so
Hyper-polarised policies, the weaponisation of business, and governors using legislative sessions as résumé-building for higher office are among the themes that will play out this year
So in the middle of what is perhaps the worst winter in the history of the National Health Service, it is not surprising that hospitals are rammed
Donors should not keep bailing out a state that enriches men in khaki
One of the things past surveys have revealed about British sexual habits is how little sex everyone seems to be having
Hopper’s ambition, he wrote in his private journal, was to create “a realistic art from which fantasy can grow”. That he achieved his goal may account for the crowds packing an exhibition of his paintings in New York
“A lot of the general public doesn't realise how near commercialisation the Moon is.” Steve Altemus tells our “Babbage” podcast how @Int_Machines hopes to open up the Moon industry
A model of learning that goes back to Pavlov’s dog is increasingly in question. @AbbyBertics explains, on “The Intelligence”
If 2023 is, like 2009, merely the eye of the storm, what horrors might await Europe on the other side?
A training facility was supposed to help make Atlanta’s policing better. Its proposed location has become fertile ground for civil unrest
Goldman’s culture of self-regard remains at odds with the facts. It now needs to be self-critical. For yesterday’s masters of the universe, that may be the hardest leap of all
The new “shadow” shipping and financing infrastructure is robust. Rather than fade away, the grey market stands ready to expand when the next set of sanctions is enforced
America partly blames Mexico for its rising toll of deaths from drug overdoses. Mexico in turn attributes the violence it suffers to the demand for narcotics north of the border
“It’s really shown how fractured the Taliban leadership is.” On “The Intelligence” @AChilkoti says a parliamentarian’s murder highlights the misery of Afghan women
On “Checks and Balance” @chowardchoward argues that “whether one views presidential relatives as smarmy or tragic depends entirely on whether you agree with the politics of the president in question”
Brazil’s economy needs more sweeping reform. But the new government has conceded that it will have to be more careful than it might have been, to avoid further political unrest
The consequences could be steep for Florida’s public universities, which stand to lose millions of dollars in state funding
In the old days a job at Goldman was a one-way ticket to wealth and power. That inspired ambitious young people to join fresh from college and spend a lifetime at the firm. Its staff these days seem less devoted to that cause
On the 75th anniversary of Gandhi’s assassination, revisit our article about India’s pre-eminent nation-builder
Tom Lehrer has been described by @amateuradam as "the greatest musical comedian of all time", because that's what he is. I wrote an appreciation for @TheEconomist.…
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An average woman uses around 15,000 period products during her life. The onus is on scientists, regulators and public-­health agencies to fill the gaps in knowledge about these products. Swipe to learn more ➡️
Kapka Kassabova writes about the pre-modern world of Bulgarian valley-dwellers with empathy and perspective in “Elixir”
“It’s not just Mickey Mouse anymore.” Join @t_wainwright on a tour of Disney’s sprawling kingdom on this week’s “Money Talks” podcast
“It’s not clear to me that there is a federal reform that would fix this.” On “The Intelligence” @JohnPrideaux considers the killing of Tyre Nichols by Memphis police
Through an AI algorithm, researchers have found that Wi-Fi can be used to record the behaviour of people inside otherwise unobservable rooms
There are times when Britain will need to spend money, but resources are finite and it is unwise to bail out whichever industry is first to get into trouble
Alexander the Great and the birth of the modern world
Attempts to follow cricket’s success have so far sputtered
Today on “The Intelligence”: Tyre Nichols and American police reform, a murder in Kabul reveals Afghan women’s struggles, and questioning a timeworn model of learning
The heart sustains everything else; break it and the patient dies. But is the profession in charge of fixing it at risk of extinction? @simonakam investigates for 1843 magazine
Another failure for Vladimir Putin
Scripted lessons could make classes more compelling
Shakira’s new song—taking aim at Gerard Piqué (pictured), her cheating ex—has broken YouTube records. Her producer, Bizarrap, is also topping charts. Read how he is one of a group of young Argentines finding global “trap” fame:
Mohandas Gandhi was shot dead 75 years ago by a Hindu extremist. During his lifetime, he shaped modern India’s democratic character. From the archive
Why an Italian film has become a valuable piece of intellectual property
After years of short-sighted policy, Egypt’s economic crisis has deepened. And there are no easy answers to its woes
A report from Hindenburg Research has upended Adani Enterprises’ much-anticipated secondary share offering
Two years ago the Big Mac was 26% cheaper in Japan than America. It is now 40% cheaper
♦️ Adani Group has denied wrongdoing after the conglomerate was accused of market manipulation and accounting fraud. ♦️ A lawyer representing Tyre Nichols’s family calls for police reform in America. ♦️ Israel responds heavy-handedly to a terror attack. Follow today’s news ⬇️
“It is essentially a government monopoly sending stuff to the Moon.” @tomstandage explains why private missions will change how space exploration works. Listen to “Babbage”
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