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40 maps that explain the Middle East

40 maps that explain<br>the Middle East<p>40 maps that explain the Middle East<p>by Max Fisher on March 26, 2015<p>Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for …

It’s silly to be frightened of being dead

At the age of 96, the legendary editor Diana Athill writes, the idea of death has never been less alarming. The process of dying is another matter<p>Back in the 1920s my mother never went to a funeral if she could help it, and was horrified when she heard of children being exposed to such an ordeal, …

How to talk to terrorists

Terrorism can never be defeated by military means alone. But how do you go about negotiating with people who have blood on their hands? Britain’s chief broker of the Northern Ireland peace deal explains how it can – and must – be done (for a start, always shake hands)<p>In 1919, the British government …

Why would someone steal the world’s rarest water lily?

In January, an endangered plant was taken from Kew Gardens – only a few years after scientists saved it from extinction. Sam Knight investigates what happens when plant obsession turns criminal.<p>The Princess of Wales Conservatory is what staff at Kew Gardens call a honeypot. The world’s largest and …

How insects could feed the world

Is eating bugs the solution to feeding the world’s growing population of human beings and livestock? Emily Anthes chews on locusts, beetles, mealworms and more as she tries to find out<p>At first, my meal seems familiar, like countless other dishes I’ve eaten at Asian restaurants. A swirl of noodles …

The western model is broken

The west has lost the power to shape the world in its own image – as recent events, from Ukraine to Iraq, make all too clear. So why does it still preach the pernicious myth that every society must evolve along western lines?<p>“So far, the 21st century has been a rotten one for the western model,” …

Jeanette Winterson: the books that changed my life

From the Moomins to Maurice, the Bible to a Charlotte Brontë rewritten by her mother – Jeanette Winterson reveals the stories that made her<p>Mrs Winterson used to say: “The trouble with a book is that you never know what’s in it till it’s too late.”<p>There were only six <b>books</b> in our house – chief among …

John Steinbeck's lost war story published

With Your Wings, a John Steinbeck story broadcast by Orson Welles in 1944, is published after going missing for 70 years<p>The Strand Magazine in America today publishes a John Steinbeck story that had disappeared for 70 years.<p>The piece was called With Your Wings and the only time previously it has …

The War of the Words

Amazon’s war with publishing giant Hachette over e-book pricing has earned it a black eye in the media, with the likes of Philip Roth, James Patterson, and Stephen Colbert demanding that the online mega-store stand down. How did Amazon—which was once seen as the book industry’s savior—end up as …

The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare

Meet the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking<p>She tried to stay quiet, she really did. But …

JP Morgan Chase

9 Essential Berlin Wall Stories

From the Aug. 31, 1962, issue of TIME<p>For a structure that stood only about 12 ft. high, the Berlin Wall left quite a mark on modern history. …

Was Dropbox Hacked? Not So Fast

Dropbox is a popular file storage site that has had its share of security issues over the years. In June of 2011 users were able to access other accounts without the need for passwords for a period of at least four hours. This was due to a glitch in code push of their software according to the …

News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian

break the chain<p>Help us break the chain<p>Every day, people experiencing homelessness face uncertainty and isolation. Now, your support is key to helping Britain's most vulnerable people find safety<p>Donate at guardian.charitiestrust.org<br>or call 0151 284 1126<p>spotlight<p>Dan Parker spent two decades working …

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