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15 science & tech leaders offer surprising predictions for 2018

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What will the new year bring? …read more

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How to read more books in 2018

It’s resolution time. Will this be the year you hit the treadmill for an hour every day, make all your …read more

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Its dreams of a caliphate are gone. Now Isis has a deadly new strategy | Hassan Hassan

Territorial losses in Syria and Iraq mean Islamic State militants are igniting bloody sectarian insurgencies elsewhere Its much-vaunted caliphate has …read more

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The Observer view on how to make 2018 a turning point | Observer editorial

In exaggerating pessimism we neglect ways to create a better world It is customary, as the year draws to a close, …read more

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Russia is biggest culprit of spreading ‘fake news’, says survey of UK social media users

Poll by humanitarian charity the Syria Campaign sheds light on Britons’ susceptibility to online misinformation More than half of British users …read more

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A Cold War ‘death zone’ is now a haven for nature and wildlife

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Germany’s Green Belt was the ‘death zone’ that made up the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. Now it’s a …read more

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Syria: two mass graves found in Raqqa, state media reports

Graves containing dozens of bodies of civilians and Syrian troops killed by Islamic State jihadists found, Sana reports Two mass graves …read more

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Reading irresponsibly with Jack Kirby

Probably what I miss most in our perilous, terrifying and end-of-times-like historical era is the ability to read irresponsibly. There’s …read more

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Mystery writer Sue Grafton dies at 77 in Santa Barbara

Mystery writer Sue Grafton has died, her family announced. She was 77. Grafton’s daughter, Jamie Clark, posted news of her …read more

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How the mall, once a pop-culture touchstone, fell out of fashion

It’s the most spendthrift time of the year — a period when materialism is integral to tradition. To celebrate the …read more

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