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Now that I have cancer, how should I live?

Once a death sentence, my diagnosis has proved a weird limbo of scattered treatment and blurred identities.


Everything is Clapham now

There have always been two poles of cool: square, normie, basic stuff at one end; cutting-edge, avant-garde stuff at the other. Marvel movies versus musique concrète. Between the two is what can crudely be termed “semicool”: things that confer…


Data on cloud will change the way you interact with the government

Legacy IT is a multibillion-pound problem for the UK government. Outdated systems can impact safety and efficiency, and may not represent a good use of taxpayers’ money.


Despite the high risk, crypto offers a vision of a more open, creative and free internet

The industry is preoccupied with money-making, but the potential of shared computing could go far beyond finance.


An audience with the King, London’s pest problem, and why the English are afraid of the Scots

There was a hoopla in Colchester for the royal visit, with small children waving flags and a brass band.


In challenging times, small businesses must thrive – not just survive

It’s no understatement to say that these are tough times for small businesses. Global economic headwinds following the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have blown rising inflation, interest rates and energy bills through the door…


The death of workplace perks

Major companies are cutting back on benefits, from free meals to laundry services  – and our understanding of what makes a “good” workplace is shifting.


The man who lives on rubbish

Dumpster-diving with Patrick O’Hare, the anthropologist fighting for our right to what people throw away.


Why an end to economic growth is inevitable

Fifty years after the Limits to Growth report was published, the concept of post-growth remains largely taboo.


Scotland’s forests are the largest they have been for 900 years

The share of Scotland that is forested has increased from 6 per cent a century ago to around 18 per cent today.


“We grow meat from cells, they are just not connected to a cow”: Didier Toubia on the future of farming

Reducing the environmental impact of meat is becoming big business. The CEO of Aleph Farm explains why he is betting on lab-grown meat.


How forests are helping Rwanda heal the climate and its communities

Planting millions of trees is part of the national recovery from the 1994 genocide, when 800,000 people were killed.


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