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MAGAZINE 

The Drowning of the ‘Amazon of North America’
BOB MARSHALL, BRIAN JACOBS AND AL SHAW

 COMMENTARY

JONATHAN MANTHORPE — International Affairs 
China as Zimbabwe’s new colonial master

JIM MCNIVEN — Thoughtlines 
The Future of the Global University System

CHRIS WOOD — Natural Security 
Clam Rolls; Stop Digging!; Triage

ARTS

BRIAN BRENNAN– Brief Encounters 
Choreographer to the Stars: Norman Maen
From Marathon Dancing to Pop Stardom: Frankie Laine

DEBORAH JONES: Short review: The Hundred-Foot Journey
CHARLES MANDEL: Stringer: A Reporter’s Journey
JOE BENNETT: Guardians of the Galaxy mixtapes
LOUISA MILBURN: Richard Attenborough touched my life 
ANDREW CROME: Doctor Who, teaching tool?
SEAN CUBITT:  Lauren Bacall 1924-2014 
DINAH BIRCH: Judging the Man Booker Prize

EXPERT WITNESS

Ignore the IQ Test
BRYAN ROCHE

DISPATCHES  

The microbiome you (and your pets) share/SCIENCE
EMMA SAVILLE AND PENNY ORBELL

International law fails to protect journalists from savagery/PUBLICA
CARMEN DRAGHICI

Cancer catching up on heart disease and stroke/SCIENCE 
IVY SHIUE

Does Atlantic heating account for global warming hiatus?/SCIENCE
RICHARD ALLEN

Biodefence Drives Ebola Drug Development/PUBLICA 
 CHRISTOPHER DEGELING

Six Days in Ferguson: Voices from the Protests/PUBLICA 
LOIS BECKETT, PROPUBLICA

Toxins in everyday products affect fetuse/SCIENCE 
JAKE JACOBS, The Conversation

Who are the Yazidis?/GEO
CHRISTINE ALLISON

Grandmother’s reunion after Argentina’s Dirty War/JUSTICE 
LOUISE MALLINDER, The Conversation 

Toxic Tobacco Deals Burden U.S. States/MONEY
CEZARY PODKUL, ProPublica

WWI helped win British women the vote/PUBLICA 
NICOLETTA GULLACE, The Conversation

Electric Cars the New Company Workhorses/MONEY
RICHARD BROOKS

Ruling on Srebrenica may affect UN peacekeeping/PUBLICA 
REGINA E. RAUXLOH

Can Disneyfication save a Chinese City’s Poetic Soul?/GEO
MICHAEL SILK/ANDREW MANLEY

The Forgotten Concentration Camp/GEO
By TOBY THACKER, The Conversation

 

Long-time residents of Delacroix say the wetlands that sustained them began falling apart when the oil and gas industries began dredging canals in the 1930s. When the wells ran dry, many oil companies moved on and left behind rusting relics like this one near Lost Lake. Photo by Edmund D. Fountain/ProPublica/The Lens

Southeast Louisiana hosts half of America’s oil refineries; pipelines that serve 90 percent of the nation’s offshore energy production and 30 percent of its total oil and gas supply; a vital port; and 2 million people. And, at a rate of a football field every hour, Southeast Louisiana is drowning. Photo by Edmund D. Fountain/ProPublica/The Lens
READ: The Drowning of the ‘Amazon of North America’



NASA rocket

Artist concept of the Space Launch System, designed to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars. The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced the rocket would move into the development phase. It will be NASA’S first exploration class vehicle to be developed since the space shuttle. Image: NASA



A humpback whale feeding off the coast of Newfoundland on Canada's Atlantic coast. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

A humpback whale feeding off the coast of Newfoundland on Canada’s Atlantic coast. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014
READ:  Chris Wood’s Natural Security column



Guardians of the Galaxy

The “dadrock” era of the late 60s and early 70s casts a very long shadow over popular music’s cultural history: witness the top selling music album in the United States is currently Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume 1. Photo © Marvel 2014
READ: Guardians of the Galaxy and the mixtapes of 1970s pop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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