A Shanghai refuse worker shows the strain of the month-long COVID lockdown.
What can China do to resolve a crisis that threatens not only the health and security of its people and economy, but the future of Chinese Communist Party and its leader Xi Jinping?
Numbers of forest-dependent orchid bees in Brazil have been found to have declined by around 50%.
Insect numbers and species decline steeply where agriculture and habitat loss coincide. Preserving natural habitat can reduce losses up to nine-fold
A stretch of the Champs-Élysées around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris is due to be pedestrianised by 2030.
A new study finds congestion charging and creating car-free streets and separated bike lanes have been most effective at reducing car use in European cities.
Man sips a cup of tea while sitting on a pole on the roof of the under-construction BBC Broadcasting House in the late 1920s.
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Meet the mavericks who helped create the BBC – and refused to toe the line.
Marks & Spencer’s stall in the covered market, Cardiff, in 1901.
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The pandemic changed the way we shop – with many ‘new’ initiatives actually reinventing old ways of doing things.
Chlorella, a species of microalgae grown for the ALG-AD project in Devon.
The inside of story of a pioneering programme to convert nitrogen into microalgae that can generate sustainable animal feed.
Lolampa, a Turkana herder, with his goats and sheep.
Uncertainty must be embraced and harnessed for the better because stability never lasts long.
Filial abuse remains a largely hidden issue with no statistics to determine how prevalent it is.
Joshi Festival in the Kalash tribe in Pakistan, May 14, 2011.
Researchers visited the remote Kalash valleys to investigate how the concept of ‘happy’ and ‘sad’ music differs across cultures.
A historian argues for conservation strategies that embrace creativity and diverse farming methods.
We know how to build a truly zero carbon house. So why are we not doing it, on a massive scale?
Frederick Banting and John Macleod.
Fisher Insulin Collection, Rare Book Library, University of Toronto.
Meet the feuding scientists who battled for credit over the discovery of insulin.
Insights editors choose their top long reads of the year.
Rossetti Beata Beatrix.
The journal of a Pre-Raphaelite writer might help explain today’s turn to spiritualism.
HRH The Princess Mary in 1912, aged 15. She was was the third child of King George V and Queen Mary.
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The story of how a teenage princess launched one of the first global charity campaigns.
© David Hurn/Magnum Photo, Courtesy of Nudism in a Cold Climate (Atelier Editions, 2021).
A century ago, early British nudists had to fight for the right to publish naked photos – the similarities with social media today are striking.
The author has an evening cuppa while searching for a lost convoy of medical supplies – in remote Zibok district (1996).
© Sippi Azarbaijani Moghaddam
Violent performance is the Taliban’s language. If we view them as savage, backward or misogynistic, the opportunity to learn how to face them is missed.
Western medicine has always split the mind and the body. Long COVID reveals just how damaging this approach has been.
A truck with migrants crossing the Sahara from Niger in 2009.
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Livelihoods which communities have relied on for centuries are being criminalised by heavy-handed state restrictions.
We discovered that the 12 largest petrochemical companies announced 88 new projects between 2012 and 2019: new and expanded facilities that will likely operate for decades, ramping up carbon emissions.