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How to stop female doctors from dropping out in Pakistan

Many female doctors in Pakistan drop out of the profession when they start a family. Now there's a new scheme to help them to continue in practice from home using online video clinics - and it's helping poor, remote, communities too.<p><i>A film by Ziad Zafar for</i> BBC World Hacks<i>. Like, Share,</i> Engage<i>.</i>

Cricket

Unraveling Racial Hatred in ‘Mudbound’

The drama “Mudbound” debuted to a standing ovation and rave reviews earlier this year at Sundance, kicking off inevitable awards speculation, especially for its director, Dee Rees. If Ms. Rees were to land an Academy Award nomination for best director, she would be only the fifth woman, and the …

Mary J. Blige

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

Books

Bertrand Russell the agnostic

Bertrand Russell – part 4: The same intellectual integrity that made the philosopher unable to accept religious beliefs also prevented him from embracing atheism<p>Bertrand Russell's dissent from what was still, in his time, conventional Christian belief can be explained in part by his background and …

John Cho in Columbus Is John Cho as You've Never Seen Him Before

A conversation with the actor about writing Asian American characters and navigating Hollywood.<p>There's something about John Cho that makes you want to root for him in any movie—or cast him in any role, as in the Photoshopped blockbuster movie posters of last year's viral #StarringJohnCho campaign. …

Paul Feyerabend and the debate over the philosophy of science

Paul Feyerabend (born 13 January 1924, died 11 February 1994) is best-known for his contributions to the philosophy of science, which is somewhat …

Philosophy

Forget genius. Science is the product of less-than-brilliant minds

We scientists tend to tell our story via breakthroughs — paradigm shifts that shake the foundations of knowledge and remake everyone's understanding of how the world works. It's a tale of high-flying, singular brilliance, of Einsteins and Darwins, of pure genius.<p>Such a narrative of exceptionalism …

Canon Shares Videos Showcasing Famed Photographers From Their Pro Team

In this short video series from Canon, the company’s professional “Explorers of Light” photographers are featured and share their backgrounds of how …

Photography

The Handmaid's Tale on TV: too disturbing even for Margaret Atwood

Atwood’s harrowing novel – in which women are enslaved, raped and mutilated in the service of men – is now 30 years old, but she’s terrified by how real and raw the new TV update feels<p>Often, the small horrors we can imagine are more frightening than the big ones we cannot comprehend. There is one …

Feminism

Kurt Vonnegut Ponders Why “Poor Americans Are Taught to Hate Themselves” in a Timely Passage from Slaughterhouse-Five

Amidst what is now an ordinary day’s chaos and turmoil in the news, you may have noticed some outrage circulating over comments made by erstwhile …

Literature

‘Next year or the year after, the Arctic will be free of ice’

Scientist Peter Wadhams believes the summer ice cover at the north pole is about to disappear, triggering even more rapid global warming<p>Peter Wadhams has spent his career in the Arctic, making more than 50 trips there, some in submarines under the polar ice. He is credited with being one of the …

Climate Change

Antarctica's cracking ice sheet is part of a process that could reshape the world

The first summer without an Arctic ice sheet is already on the horizon. The massive chunk of frozen ocean has capped the northern pole of our planet year-round for millennia, but it's now at risk of receding until it disappears entirely.<p>Unlike its northern sibling, the kilometers-thick Antarctic …

Antarctica

This Photographer Put a Giant Mirror In a Salt Flat

Australian photographer Murray Fredericks has spent years visiting and photographing the salt flats at Lake Eyre, the lowest point in Australia. For …

Photography

When Will The First Star Go Dark?

Ever since the first star in the Universe ignited some 13.7 billion years ago, the Universe has been flooded with light. When enough matter — mostly hydrogen and helium gas — gravitates together into a single, compact object, nuclear fusion will take place inside the core, giving rise to a true …

Universe

These vivid color photos from the 1890s used retouching to make the world more real

More than seven million photochrom postcards were printed<p>Of all the early color photographic processes to live and die, photochroms were perhaps the …

Photography

Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days

First ever observed case of ‘river piracy’ saw the Slims river disappear as intense glacier melt suddenly diverted its flow into another watercourse<p>An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an …

Global Warming

Weighing Goods and People: Ethics out of Economics: Rationality through Reasoning…and Climate Change

Interview by Richard Marshall.‘<i>You ask whether we should want to be rational. That you ask this question here makes me think you assume that being</i> …

University of Oxford

Coastal Inundation Reveals the Upside of Climate Change

In Miami Beach, they call it “sunny-day flooding.” You’ll be hanging out downtown under clear blue skies—only to see, whoa, the streets slowly …

Emma Cline on a Father Confronting His Son’s Transgression

<i>In “Northeast Regional,” your story in this week’s issue, a man named Richard is interrupted during a weekend away with someone else’s wife by the news that his son, Rowan, who’s at boarding school, has done something reprehensible. How would you characterize Richard’s relationship with …

Books

Grim forecasts: Drought in Somalia 2017-03-28 | Espresso

Mar 27th 2017<p>Continue reading today's edition<p>Download the app here. Five stories, five days a week, straight to your iPhone or Android smartphone.

Somalia

The trouble with democracy

The year 2016 does not have the best track record in nascent and mature democracies across the world.<p>It's panic time in Punditville.<p>Democracy itself is stumbling. Up against the ropes. Americans had to select between two candidates they despised and picked the psychopath over the sold-out …

Political Science

The New Guide To Learning Photography – The Old One Was Backwards

Familiarize yourself with your camera, learn the exposure triangle, learn composition rules, and then learn everything else (visual story telling, …

Storytelling

Drinking Your Coffee This Way Could Change Your Health

What's your first thought when you wake up in the morning? Whether you immediately crave a gallon (or 10) of coffee or you'd prefer to sip on a glass …

Why Is Eddie Murphy in Cinematic Exile?

It’s the year of the national gaslighting, and a movie that runs on a similar miasma of racist lies is now in theatres. It’s called “Mr. Church,” and it was directed by Bruce Beresford, whose only excuse is that he was (ir)responsible for making “Driving Miss Daisy,” in 1989, and his ideas about …

The scent that’s pricier than gold

Hong Kong was once known as the fragrant harbour – the result of an ancient trade in agarwood.<p>The fragrance of thousands of incense sticks wafted through the narrow shopfront of the Wing Lee Joss Sticks & Sandalwood Company, a traditional family business in the Hong Kong neighbourhood of Yau Ma …

Hong Kong

David Uzochukwu: the 18-year-old photographer already shooting for Nike

Over the last month, London dwellers will have been hard pushed to miss the distinctive work of photographer David Uzochukwu, whose images of FKA …

Weather experts say new El Niño possible later this year

<b>Scientists from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) say there is a possibility of a new El Niño event forming later this year.</b><p>In 2015 and 2016, a powerful El Niño drove up global temperatures and played a role in droughts in many parts of the world.<p>Normally the weather phenomenon only …

Global Warming

Learn the Basics of Using Lightroom to Adjust Shadows, Highlights, Exposure & More (VIDEO)

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful tool and for those of you new to the software here’s a tutorial illustrating how to use the adjustment brush to …

Tutorials

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

Photography

20 of the Best Landscape Photographers You Need To Check Out Today

Landscape photography is a wonderful art, but also extremely difficult. Instead of working with models or objects that you can manipulate and move …

Landscape Photography