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‘I think about everyone I save’: the mine clearance hero of Kurdistan

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A dust cloud trails behind a metallic grey Kia Sportage as it meanders along a rocky dirt road toward the last town on this thoroughfare before reaching the Iraq-Iran border. People walk along the road, waving at inde...

Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough review – charming odd-couple courtship

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Alex and Rupert should never have met. They certainly shouldn’t have fallen in love. But thanks to a quirk of fate – a magical aligning of numbers, as financer Rupert would put it – they bump into each other on the tu...

New Zealand is not as clean or green as we think – plastic waste is creating a crisis

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Growing up my school lunches were covered in plastic wrapping, like those of many of my schoolmates. I was taught from a young age to pick up my rubbish and recycle, and I trusted the recycling systems in place especi...

Post-illness symptoms like long Covid are probably more common than we think

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In recent months, long Covid has received a great deal of media and public attention. Research has found that as many as one in four of those infected with Covid – perhaps millions of people in the US alone – suffer f...

Readers on their memories of 9/11: ‘I think about how lucky I am every day’

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Most people who were old enough at the time remember where they were on 9/11, as live TV images of the attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington DC were beamed around the world. For Americans, the 20th annivers...

Think being trans is a ‘trend’? Consider these 18th century ‘female husbands’

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Whenever the subject of transgender identities comes up today, there is a tendency for conservative politicians – perhaps most of all in the United States – to trot out a particularly specious argument: that the idea ...

Most nurses are vaccinated – so why do people think health workers are vaccine hesitant?

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Charlaine was skeptical of the vaccines at first. She wondered how they were created so quickly, and she was wary of the long history of medical experimentation and disregard for Black people like her in the United St...

Think palms won’t grow in Britain? Think again

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You know when someone says something so silly that it sticks with you for years? It’s the small, nonsensical statements that somehow get lodged in your memory, or at least mine. I once heard an architect slate a horti...

Think California’s recall election doesn’t affect you? It really does

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The wine bill alone apparently came to $12,000. Last November, when California was under a partial lockdown, Gavin Newsom was caught breaking his own rules and celebrating a lobbyist friend’s birthday at the French L...

Come ci siamo conosciuti: ‘I think he’s the best-looking guy I’ve ever met’

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Matt had been living in Vancouver for a year when he was invited to a student fancy dress party in the spring of 2014. “I’d moved to study for a master’s degree in entomology," lui dice. “Coming from Ohio, it was the b...

Dan Stevens: ‘The bodice ripper never quite goes away, I don’t think it ever will’

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When I speak to Dan Stevens, he’s in Los Angeles, shooting Gaslit, a forthcoming TV show that sounds like the definitive deep dive into the Watergate scandal. It’s full of big hitters – Stevens and Betty Gilpin playin...

Techies think we’re on the cusp of a virtual world called ‘the metaverse’. I’m skeptical

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Maybe this will be my Paul Krugman moment. The Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist was famously the winner of a study to establish which op-ed commentator was most consistently correct. Nel 1998,...

‘People think you’re an idiot’: death metal Irish baron rewilds his estate

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Lord Randal Plunkett strides through the hip-high grass of Dunsany, a 650-hectare (1,600-acre) estate in the middle of Ireland, trailed by an invisible swarm of midges and his four jack russell terriers: Tiny, Lumpy, ...

If you think Boris Johnson is ditching Thatcherism, you’re being fooled

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Among the public services performed by journalism is alerting readers to scams, and the newspapers are currently full of them. When HMRC rings up, threatening a court case unless you press 1 on your keypad, slam down ...

Think winning Olympic gold is tough? Try doing it while coping with racism

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Questa settimana, Simone Biles unexpectedly withdrew from the team and individual all-around gymnastics events at the Tokyo Olympics. The 24-year-old told reporters she wanted to focus on her mental health after experiencing...

Simone Biles is forcing us to think about what sporting success really means

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Simone Biles has given us many groundbreaking performances. This week she has pushed the boundaries of sport once more. Not by expanding her already extraordinary technical expertise as a gymnast but by challenging th...

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