The Guardian4 min readPolitics
Nicaragua: What's Driving The Uprising And What Comes Next?
A revolt against President Daniel Ortega has plunged the country into crisis as more than 300 people have been killed since April
The Guardian3 min read
If You're In A Bad Marriage, Don't Try To Mend It – End It | Nichi Hodgson
Research shows the impact of unhappy marriages on health. Sometimes it’s better to walk away than to stay
The Guardian3 min read
Footage Of Sole Survivor Of Amazon Tribe Emerges
Remarkable footage has been released of an uncontacted indigenous man who has lived alone in an Amazon forest for at least 22 years. Semi-naked and swinging an axe vigorously as he fells a tree, the man, believed to be in his 50s, has never been fil
The Guardian3 min readPsychology
Work Less, Get More: New Zealand Firm's Four-day Week An 'Unmitigated Success'
Reduced hours for same pay increased successful work-life balance management, cutting stress levels and boosting commitment
The Guardian5 min read
'Too Pure For This World': How Unfiltered Joy Became The Internet's Antidote
What makes something ‘too pure’ – and how long until it, like milkshake duck, falls off its pedestal?
The Guardian5 min read
What Does Childbirth Feel Like? You Asked Google – Here’s The Answer | Nell Frizzell
Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries
The Guardian4 min read
'I Did It For Freedom' – Nelson Mandela's Quiet Comrade
Robben Island survivor Andrew Mlangeni, 93, in London for tribute event, remains an ANC stalwart
The Guardian3 min read
Venmo: How The Payment App Exposes Our Private Lives
A researcher has analysed millions of public transactions to prove just how much the app reveals about our life and habits
The Guardian7 min readPolitics
How Maria Butina, Accused Russian Spy, Worked Her Way Into Top US Circles
Criminal charges open new front in bid to counter Russian disruption and suggest American associates of Butina, 29, may be under threat
The Guardian8 min read
All You Wanted To Know About Nuclear War But Were Too Afraid To Ask
The use of a nuclear weapon is now more likely than any time since the cold war, but the probability of humanity being wiped out entirely has diminished
The Guardian3 min read
Archaeologists And Astronomers Solve The Mystery Of Chile's Stonehenge
A solar phenomenon found above mysterious pillars, or saywas, was likely designed to broadcast the ‘sacred power’ of the Inca
The Guardian3 min read
Observer archive - In Franco's Spain, 15 July 1959
Twenty years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, photographer Michael Peto travelled around Spain with writer
The Guardian3 min read
'A Goldmine': Mummies' Secrets Uncovered In Egypt
Deep below the sands of the Saqqara necropolis, archaeologists have uncovered a unique discovery they say reveals the secrets of the ancient Egyptian mummies. A mummification workshop and adjoining burial shaft as well as five mummies, their bejewel
The Guardian3 min read
'Takes The Edge Off': The Cute Cartoons That Portrayed Perils Of Thai Cave Rescue
Amid the stress and uncertainty of a 17-day ordeal, artform influenced by Japanese kawaii approach eased a nervous nation
The Guardian3 min readTech
'A Dignified Alternative': The Special Cart For Homeless People To Keep Their Stuff
Group in western Canada comes up with prototype trolley equipped with handbrakes, shelving and locks
The Guardian5 min read
'Data Is A Fingerprint': Why You Aren't As Anonymous As You Think Online
So-called ‘anonymous’ data can be easily used to identify everything from our medical records to purchase histories
The Guardian6 min read
How Anti-abortion Activists Use Cutting Edge Science To Justify Ever Stricter Laws
As neonatal science advances, anti-abortion activists are looking to these new techniques to push for more restrictions
The Guardian5 min readPolitics
The Trump Era Won't Last For Ever. But We Must Do Our Part To End It | Rebecca Solnit
I see the rage all around me, but painful emotions can coexist with activism – and millions of Americans are stepping up
The Guardian15 min read
The Siege Of Sarajevo - Archive, 1993
Twenty five years ago, the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, was subjected to daily shelling and sniper attacks from Serb nationalist forces. Guardian Europe editor, Ian Traynor, regularly reported from the besieged city
The Guardian4 min readSociety
Sex, Taboos And #MeToo - In The Country With No Word For 'Vagina'
“There’s a hpou (a child’s toy), tayat ywa (mango leaf) and mout paung (sweets).” Pausing in her list of euphemisms, Dr Thet Su Htwe leans in to the microphone. “And even samosa,” she adds. At this, the rapt audience of young women gathered at her wo
The Guardian5 min readSociety
'Lesser Evil': How Brazil's Militias Wield Terror To Seize Power From Gangs
Paramilitary groups implicated in the killing of Rio’s city councillor Marielle Franco have taken control of swaths of areas by imposing ‘violence, death and summary execution’
The Guardian4 min read
What's In The Brexit White Paper?
The government has published its long-awaited Brexit white paper, the longest and most detailed explanation yet of its proposals for the UK’s future relationship with the EU. The 104-page document lays out many of the same plans detailed after the ca
The Guardian4 min read
'We Laugh, Sing And Play Music': The Rise Of Mogadishu
A new wave of artists, activists and entrepreneurs are trying to improve Somalia’s capital city
The Guardian4 min readSelf-Improvement
What Is Love? You Asked Google – Here’s The Answer
Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries
The Guardian3 min readPsychology
There Is A Secret To Saving A World Cup Penalty. Here It Is | André Spicer
Left or right? In football, as in life, it’s so easy to jump the wrong way. And the reason is very simple
The Guardian3 min read
Justin Timberlake Review – Pop's Constant Dancer Grows Old Gracefully
O2 Arena, London Some scoffed at his Man of the Woods project, but its country-soul proves a classy way for the Tennessee boy to enter the next phase of his pop career
The Guardian2 min read
Fobbed Off: Woman Accidentally Steals Car For Two Weeks After Key Mix-up
Police in Canada are warning against leaving electronic key fobs in unattended vehicles after a woman drove off in the wrong car
The Guardian5 min read
The Festival Guy: How One Man Turned Festival-ing Into A Lifestyle
Tucker Gumber sold his house, packed a suitcase and now devotes his life to festivals, having spent 460 days dancing, camping and listening to live music
The Guardian9 min read
Simon Pegg: ‘I Was Lost, Unhappy And An Alcoholic’
The actor’s tortuous depression led him to drink, then to rehab. He opens up about self-destruction, fatherhood – and his friend Tom Cruise. Photographs: Suki Dhanda for the Guardian
The Guardian6 min read
Scoot Alors! Will Paris Fall In Love With The Electric Scooter?
One of a handful of e-scooter startups sweeping the US, Lime is now out to conquer Europe, starting with the French capital. A Paris resident takes it for a test ride
…Or Discover Something New