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Are we running out of water?

As the world’s water needs grow so is concern that we’re rapidly using up supplies. How worried should we be?<p>Water seems the most renewable of all the Earth’s resources. It falls from the sky as rain, it surrounds us in the oceans that cover nearly three-quarters of the planet’s surface, and in the …

Earth

Yotam Ottolenghi’s pea recipes

I recently introduced my youngest son to freshly picked peas, and his delighted reaction to this new instant food made me question the idea of even cooking them at all: what a shame to lose that sweet freshness, vibrant greenness and slight crunch by applying heat. But I’m a chef, so I can’t help …

Recipes

Europe has a democracy problem

In Italy, the people went to the polls – and were deemed to have the ‘wrong’ answer<p>This week the EU revealed its true nature. Rather than hand power to a Eurosceptic, the Italian President Sergio Mattarella defied the democratic process, and the wishes of most Italians, and put a puppet in place. …

Why does alcohol make us drunk? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Pete Brown

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Ah, alcohol. As Homer once said, this infamous molecule is both “the cause of, and the solution to, all of life’s problems”.<p>OK, it was Homer Simpson who said that rather than the …

Here’s The F-22 Production Restart Study The USAF Has Kept Secret For Over A Year

We finally see the study that was oddly classified on arrival and it has new relevance based on Japan's desire for a new stealth fighter.<p>Tyler …

From planking to pizzas: the new rules for a successful meeting

Some human inventions flash into being, get a little polish and then are pretty much left alone, their users generally satisfied, or at least not so dissatisfied that they attempt to come up with an alternative. No one tries to build a better hankie, a more comforting cuddle or a dinner plate “that …

University of London

The five habits that can add more than a decade to your life

People who stick to five healthy habits in adulthood can add more than a decade to their lives, according to a major study into the impact behaviour has on lifespan.<p>Researchers at Harvard University used lifestyle questionnaires and medical records from 123,000 volunteers to understand how much …

World Health Organization

Operation Downfall — The Campaign to Conquer Japan Would Have Dwarfed the D-Day Landings

The plan to invade the Japanese home islands in 1945 and 1946 would have been the deadliest campaign in military history costing nearly 1 million …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s tray bake recipes

I’ve been making lots of tray bakes recently. I am not sure I like the term – 1970s convenience food springs to mind – but I love what it stands for: the idea that, after doing the prep, you can sit down with a cuppa or a glass of wine and relax for an hour or two while your meal more or less cooks …

Recipes

'It’s going to be bloody awful': How Paras were made battle-ready for the Falklands War

Colonel H. Jones was the inspiration for making things happen in 2 Para. The way the unit was constructed, its morale, the training with an emphasis on speed and the offence, stemmed from him.<p>We were on leave prior to departure for the jungle in Belize, Central America, as the Falklands crisis blew …

Drinking an extra glass of wine 'will shorten your life by 30 minutes'

Drinking will shorten your life, according to a study that suggests every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit will cut half an hour from the expected lifespan of a 40-year-old.<p>Those who think a glass of red wine every evening will help keep the heart healthy will be …

Biomedicine

Sorry, Brexiters. Banking on the Commonwealth is a joke

As director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, I know what this institution does – and the notion that it can pick up the slack when the UK leaves the EU is nonsense. By Philip Murphy<p>‘So, Professor Murphy,” said the voice at the end of the line. “What does the Commonwealth mean to you?” It …

The radical plan to split Sydney into three

A plan to reshape the Sydney region aims to capitalise on its rapid growth by breaking the pull of the harbour. But will it work?<p>Poet Kenneth Slessor called it a “dispersed and vaguer Venice”; journalist John Birmingham, a “Leviathan”. From its earliest days, Sydney has wrestled with its history as …

iPhone battery life bad after installing iOS 11.4? Here's what you can do

Installing a new iOS update can hit your battery life hard. Here's how you can make things better. (Updated for iOS 11.4)<p><i>Video: Uh-oh: Your iPhone's</i> …

The struggle for Melbourne: has the world's 'most liveable' city lost its way?

Plonking an Apple store in Melbourne’s biggest civic square has caused a long-simmering debate about the future of Australia’s most progressive city to boil over<p>In Melbourne’s Federation Square, people are sitting on the steps, eating lunch among the pigeons under a sky that threatens drizzle. The …

Australia

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

The Nice Guy Booty Call mindset is the right way to fix bad casual sex

If there’s one thing the #MeToo movement has reinforced, it’s that many men—even the seemingly good ones—can be creeps. This national moment of reckoning is bringing to light something many of us have known for decades: When it comes to sexual encounters, just because a man doesn’t explicitly force …

Relationships

The 24 Best Television Episodes of 2017

Staff selections from a year of great TV<p>Editor's Note: Find all of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s “Best of 2017” coverage here.<p><i>The Atlantic</i>’s editors and writers pick their favorite 2017 moments from <i>The Handmaid’s Tale, Master of None, The Leftovers, Better Things,</i> and more. (Just to be clear, <b>s</b><b>poilers</i> …

A changed Canada emerged from the First World War

<i>This series commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and Canada's role in the First World War and its enduring legacy.</i><p>The Great War of 1914 to 1918 was a watershed in world history. The titanic affair involved tens of millions of citizen soldiers in uniform and whole …

Ask Gail: How Long Do Coffee Beans Last?

When you purchase fresh coffee beans, you’ll probably notice a roast date labeled on the bag and you might wonder: “How long do coffee beans last?” …

How to Stay Safe When the Big One Comes

For most of the past three years, I’ve worked as a book critic, which is not a job that affords me many opportunities to scare the living daylights out of my readers. (Authors, occasionally; readers, no.) But earlier this month, when a story I wrote about a dangerous fault line in the Pacific …

Cascadia

House of Names by Colm Tóibín review – Greek myths made human

This retelling of the tragedy of the house of Atreus is magnificently dramatic, but loses its way in Orestes’ wanderings<p>One of the reasons Colm Tóibín’s <i>Brooklyn</i> and <i>Nora Webster</i> are such loved novels is that they give mythic grace to ordinary women’s lives. Restrained, restricted and undervalued, …

After ‘Dunkirk’, a starter list of 10 engaging books (and a bonus) on India’s role in the World Wars

Don’t go looking in history texts. The books to read are elsewhere.<p>Since the release of the movie <i>Dunkirk</i>, there has been a fair bit of commentary on …

How Britain fell out of love with the free market

Under Thatcher and Blair, it looked unassailable. But now both Britain’s main parties are turning away from unfettered capitalism. By Andy Beckett<p>Twelve years ago, shortly after winning his third consecutive general election, Tony Blair gave the Labour party a brief lecture on economics. “There is …

Saving the Great Migrations: declining wildebeest in East Africa?

Having trouble reading this email? Download the PDF.<p>Thematic focus: : Ecosystem management, Environmental governance, Climate change<p>Saving the Great …

The Serengeti Rules by Sean B Carroll review – a visionary book about how life works

Carroll argues that life, from genes to ecosystems, is regulated top-down by predators – a powerful idea that can help us devise cures for disease and regenerate natural habitats<p>As diagnosed by Thomas Kuhn in his classic <i>The Structure of Scientific Revolutions</i> (1962), science proceeds by way of a …

Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps

Maps shape how we see the world.<p>But most of the maps hanging on our walls are dangerously incomplete because they emphasize political borders rather than functional connections.<p>The world has less than 500,000 kilometers of borders.<p>By comparison, it has 64 million km of highways, 4 million km of …

These Plastic-Eating Machines Will Filter Our Junk From the Ocean

The Ocean Cleanup revealed how their ocean-plastic-removal machine will actually work.<p>You probably remember hearing about The Ocean Cleanup when it was first announced: 19-year-old Boyan Slat developed a plan to rid the oceans of plastic much faster and much cheaper than anyone else.<p>This directly …

Hong Kong shoebox, coffin homes a challenge for new leader

HONG KONG (AP) — Li Suet-wen's dream home would have a bedroom and living room where her two children could play and study. The reality is a one-room …

The Ratio That Predicted The 2001 And 2008 Stock Market Crashes Is Again Flashing Red

Savings are not only paramount for economic growth. Frequently ignored altogether these days is the principle that an adequate amount of savings also …