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The President, in 3D

How algorithms rule our working lives

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment

Uncovering the brutal truth about the British empire

The Harvard historian Caroline Elkins stirred controversy with her work on the crushing of the Mau Mau uprising. But it laid the ground for a legal case that has transformed our view of Britain’s past<p>Help us sue the British government for torture. That was the request Caroline Elkins, a Harvard …

World History

Rio Olympics 2016: Phelps, Bolt, Owens - who is the greatest Olympian of all time?

Owens

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2015 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring some …

Journalism

The inside story of Facebook’s biggest setback

The social network had a grand plan to connect millions of Indians to the internet. Here’s how it all went wrong<p>Until Mark Zuckerberg arrived in a bright orange helicopter in October 2014, Chandauli had never seen a celebrity visitor. One of 44,795 villages in the state of Rajasthan, Chandauli is …

Internet

The Science of a Happy Mind, Part 1

Richard Davidson: The invitation in all of this work is that we can take more responsibility for our own brains. And shape our brains wittingly in a more intentional way by cultivating healthy habits of mind.<p>I'm a psychologist and neuroscientist by training. And at the very beginning of my career I …

Meditation, Science & The Mind - Pt. 2 - Dr. Richard Davidson - Benefits of Meditation on the Brain.

Babies Make Quick Judgements About Adult's Anger

<b>Adults often form fast opinions about each other’s personalities, especially when it comes to negative traits. If we see someone argue with another</b> …

Psychology

This Interactive Graph Shows How Your Parents' Career Choices End Up Affecting Yours

This is why some of us become our parents.<p>It seems like many of us follow in our parents' footsteps when it comes to choosing a career, but in …

Parenting

The Global Solution to Extinction

DURING the summer of 1940, I was an 11-year-old living with my family in a low-income apartment in Washington, D.C. We were within easy walking distance of the National Zoo and an adjacent strip of woodland in Rock Creek Park. I lived most of my days there, visiting exotic animals and collecting …

Ecology

Life in the slow lane

IF YOU want to get rich, goes a Chinese saying, first build a road. George Osborne, Britain’s chancellor, seems to agree. He seldom misses a chance …

Economic Development

A Drug to Cure Fear

WHO among us hasn’t wanted to let go of anxiety or forget about fear? Phobias, panic attacks and disorders like post-traumatic stress are extremely common: 29 percent of American adults will suffer from anxiety at some point in their lives.<p>Sitting at the heart of much anxiety and fear is emotional …

The Brain

Incredibly Rare

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The best of the Long Read in 2015

Our 15 favourite pieces of the year<p>The Long Read published 144 pieces in 2015 – our first full year. (If you’re counting at home, that’s about 800,000 words, or roughly the length of the first five Harry Potter novels.) It wasn’t easy to choose 15 favourites, but here they are – perfect reading for …

Books

The Secret Life of One of the Richest Men in the World

Carlos Slim, the richest man in Latin America and for several years, the world, has a surprising hero – the Mongol warlord Genghis Khan. Slim’s …

Mexico

Fortune's predictions for 2016 in business, politics, markets and more

<b>By Fortune Staff</b><p>Illustration by Martin Laksman<p>November 14, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT<p>The 2016 Fortune Crystal Ball<p><i>Contributors: Scott Cendrowski, Scott</i> …

Serena Williams

The Abyss

Music and amnesia.<p>In March of 1985, Clive Wearing, an eminent English musician and musicologist in his mid-forties, was struck by a brain infection—a herpes encephalitis—affecting especially the parts of his brain concerned with memory. He was left with a memory span of only seconds—the most …

ARM: Britain's most successful tech company you've never heard of

Without ARM, the iPhone and other smartphones wouldn’t work. Hardly anyone knows it – and that’s just how Cambridge’s ‘Silicon Fen’ company likes it<p>In a loose collection of offices on an underwhelming business park outside of Cambridge sits Britain’s most successful technology company, ARM. You’ve …

Profit

The incredible plan to make money grow on trees

One of the most cutting-edge projects to tackle climate change is being pioneered in one of the most remote, undeveloped countries on earth. Does it have any hope of succeeding? By Sam Knight<p>One day about five years ago, Frank Nolwo, a compact, quietly spoken boat skipper from the upper reaches of …

Papua New Guinea

‘They were torturing to kill’: inside Syria’s death machine

Caesar, the Syrian military photographer who smuggled shocking evidence of torture out of Assad’s dungeons, tells his story for the first time<p>For two years, between 2011 and 2013, the former Syrian military photographer known only as Caesar used a police computer in Damascus to copy thousands of …

Middle East

The power of pricing

Transaction pricing is the key to surviving the current downturn—and to flourishing when conditions improve.<p><b>At few moments</b> since the end of World War …

eCommerce

Spectre: What makes the perfect Bond song?

Some have been left shaken not stirred by Sam Smith’s tune for Spectre. Is there a formula for what separates the best from the forgettable? Clemency Burton-Hill investigates.<p>Of all the things with which Agent 007 is synonymous – cars and cocktails, gadgets and girls – nothing sums up the James …

Sam Smith

To Become a Leader, Think Beyond Your Role

The world is full of people with opinions. Television, radio, and other media are brimming over with commentators making suggestions and offering seemingly authoritative advice to government officials and corporate executives about what they ought to do. At dinners and cocktail parties — and around …

Management

How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants

As debate rages about whether to introduce a sugar tax, this is the story of how Mexico defied its own powerful fizzy drinks industry to impose a tax on soda<p>Mexicans love their soda. Construction workers go to their jobs in the early morning clutching giant two-litre or even three-litre bottles. …

Diabetes

Relativity v quantum mechanics – the battle for the universe

Physicists have spent decades trying to reconcile two very different theories. But is a winner about to emerge – and transform our understanding of everything from time to gravity?<p>It is the biggest of problems, it is the smallest of problems. At present physicists have two separate rulebooks …

Physics