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With Covid studies, the quality of the evidence matters

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In The Adventure of the Copper Beeches, Sherlock Holmes says: “Data! Data! Data! I can’t make bricks without clay.” Recent claims of massive benefits from wearing masks and using ivermectin against Covid-19 depended o...

Balance matters more than romance in England’s quest for World Cup glory

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Within nine months of his first match as England manager in 1963, Alf Ramsey had seen his side put eight past both Switzerland and Northern Ireland (Bobby Charlton scored three in the first of those games, Jimmy Greav...

Delicate matters: how to care for bras and lingerie

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It was Jane Birkin’s mother who suggested: “When you’ve got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust.” It’s a sentiment that rings true after 18 months of stay-at-home orders, t...

Reaching net zero by 2070 is possible – but it’s what India does right now that matters

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Amazement, elation, worry, disappointment, derision – the announcement by India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, that the country would reach net zero carbon emissions by 2070 has provoked all kinds of reaction across...

Obsessive, illuminating, high-stakes: why investigative journalism matters – video

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An ensemble cast of Guardian reporters and editors reflect on why investigative journalism is so important for a healthy democracy and what it feels like, on a more personal level, to be going up against powerful gove...

‘A neat trick’: Critics aim to shift Aotearoa debate, but historical fidelity no longer matters

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New Zealand is, in its own imagination, a progressive utopia. The first country in the world where women won the right to vote, the first country in the world to introduce workplace arbitration, the Anglosphere’s chie...

‘Time matters’: the NZ families desperate to save loved ones trapped in Afghanistan

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As New Zealand begins to evacuate people from Afghanistan, those awaiting evacuation say they are struggling to reach the planes that would carry them to safety, and growing “more desperate with each passing day.” “Ac...

‘Deafness and music are compatible’: why Rose Ayling-Ellis on Strictly matters so much

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Deafness has long been interpreted, incorrectly, as total silence. As such, Deafness and music are also wrongly seen as things which are incompatible with one another. Everyday language such as “tone deaf” doesn’t hel...

Why right to repair matters – according to a farmer, a medical worker, a computer store owner

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A tractor. A refrigerator. A smartphone. A ventilator. They may not seem to have much in common, but in fact they all share increasingly high tech features. And when they break, they need fixing. Yet, thanks to strict...

Sha’Carri Richardson’s look is over the top – that’s why it matters

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Despite not being part of Team USA after a failed drugs test, Sha’Carri Richardson made a reappearance yesterday in an advert for Beats by Dre soundtracked by a new song from Kanye West. With her trademark long nails,...

Olympians should follow the Zatopek formula for peaking when it matters most

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At the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Emil Zatopek was almost the dictionary definition of peaking when it counted. He struck gold in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres, breaking the Olympic records en route to victory in b...

UN human rights expert decries boat turnbacks as Australia criticised for secrecy of ‘on-water matters’

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Forcibly pushing back migrant boats is a “cruel and deadly practice” that violates international law, and risks sending people back to death, torture or persecution, a senior UN official has said, warning countries th...

I haven’t seen my family for more than a year – and the separation has taught me what matters

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I sometimes think about the fact that I’m pretty sure I don’t want children and wonder where the roots of my disinclination lie. I still have the ingrained pregnancy terror of the Catholic girls’ school, 14 years afte...

More than just a statue: why removing Rhodes matters

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Sunday with Charlene White: ‘My son knowing how to cook really matters to me’

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When are you up? I’m mum to two children under four – so I’m lucky to be asleep still at 6am. These days, they don’t care if mummy’s exhausted. Keeping the older one entertained with the iPad until 7am is a victory. F...

The old economic orthodoxies are finally coming undone. This really matters

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A wealth tax to help pay for the cost of fighting the pandemic. An international agreement to prevent a race to the bottom on corporate tax. An insistence that recovery from the second severe crisis in just over a dec...