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Summertime blues – Long summer holidays are bad for children, especially the poor |...

Aug 9th 2018BARRYTHE summer holidays have just begun, but it is a busy morning at Cadoxton Primary School, in Barry, an industrial town...

Whack-a-nuke – How Iraq was deprived of its weapons of mass destruction | International

Jul fifth 2018ROLF EKEUS, a Swedish diplomat, as soon as personified probably the most sustained effort ever undertaken to deprive a rustic of...

How to defang a phantom – North Korea presents nuclear disarmament’s biggest challenge yet...

Jul fifth 2018SIEGFRIED HECKER, a professor who used to run America’s nuclear laboratory at Los Alamos, remembers the latest of the seven journeys...

Russia’s Chukotka and America’s Alaska are an era apart

IT IS EASY to neglect—if you happen to ever knew—that Russia and the US are lower than three miles aside, throughout the icy...

Plant-based meat could create a radically different food chain

A JOURNALIST WALKS into Sincere Burgers, a small chain of eating places in Britain. Conscious of the carbon emissions that come from elevating...

Competition between sports for fans’ money and attention is increasingly fierce

THE EARLY phases of this 12 months’s rugby World Cup offered one of many best upsets within the occasion’s 32-year historical past. On...

Oceans are increasingly bearing the brunt of global warming

THE WORLD’S oceans are getting hotter, stormier and extra acidic. They're changing into much less productive because the ecosystems inside them collapse. Melting...

Island states have had an outsized influence on climate policy

WHEN HURRICANE DORIAN rolled across the Abaco islands on September 1st, packing winds of 300kph (185mph) and bringing sea surges of nearly eight...

A dire scarcity of drugs is worsening, in part, because they are so cheap

FOR MOST people, a good belly laugh is a wonderful thing. For Rachel Rothwell, it can literally cause her to crumple to the...

How BRAC, the world’s biggest charity, made Bangladesh richer

NINE YEARS ago Selina Akter was in a sorry state. She had eloped and gone to live with her husband in Charmotto, a...