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Miracle in the desert

Could the element that lies at the bottom of the dying Salton Sea save the communities around its shores?

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Disappearing nations

Vlad Sokhin has photographed life in 18 Pacific territories, some of which may soon be submerged forever.

tech nations sensemaker

Grocery wars

For Amazon, there’s still one sector that’s proved unconquerable.


Theatres, cinemas and museums

Edith prepares herself for a return to cultural venues post-pandemic.

net zero sensemaker

El Dorado on Tees

The Net Zero Teeside project will likely be talked about a lot before COP26 – but will it actually work?

sensemaker: our daily roundup of the news that matters

Post-Covid politics

11 may 2021
  • China’s population growth slowed to its lowest rate since 10-yearly censuses began in the 1950s.
  • Covid infections surged in the Seychelles despite a 60 per cent vaccination rate, mainly with the Chinese vaccine.
  • La Scala reopened after a six-month closure with a performance of “Patria Oppressa” from Verdi’s Macbeth.

The UK government will reveal its legislative agenda for the next year, a hotch-potch of plans which they hope to press through. The question worth asking is whether this government really means what it says…

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The Battle for Truth

Does truth even exist anymore and, if so, who owns it? Welcome to Season One of ThinkIn with James Harding.

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