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Slow journalism from award-winning writers

The gut.

The medicine cabinet inside us all.

Why this story?

“Do the bacteria inside our gut hold the key to a new world of medical science?”

Peter Hoskin

Tech Nations.

If Apple were a country.

Why this story?

“Big tech companies are as powerful as most countries. It’s time we treated them as such.”

Basia Cummings

Our planet.

Geopolitics. Environment.
Natural resources.

Why this story?

“Can we really off-set carbon emissions and prevent climate catastrophe by planting a trillion trees?”

Giles Whittell

Three women, homeless.

Untold stories from unseen women.

Why this story?

“Life on the streets is even harder for women. Three of them tell their stories.”

David Taylor

Belonging.

Society. Identity.
Countries. Belief. Arts.

Why this story?

“To understand Boris Johnson we need to understand Steve Bannon, the self-appointed father figure of right-wing nationalism.”

Matt d’Ancona

100 year life.

Health. Public policy.
Living. Education.

Why this story?

“Governments have the power to separate children from their parents, and they’re doing so more and more often. Why?”

Polly Curtis

Wealth.

Fairness. Investment.
Prosperity.

Why this story?

“Has over-valuation of tech companies created another dangerous financial bubble that’s fit to burst?”

Alexi Mostrous

New things.

Technology. Engineering.
Science.

Why this story?

“8chan is an online nightmare of racism, misogyny and extremism. Who’d want to invent a site like that?”

Ceri Thomas

Intelligence.

Data. Insight.
Visualisation.

Why this story?

“We’ve ranked the FTSE 100 companies by their commitment, in words and deeds, to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

Alexandra Mousavizadeh

Cartoons.

Millennial living.
Scabrous humour.

Why this story?

“As resident cartoonist, I just draw versions of what happens IRL. Tales of politics, popular culture and millennial life. ”

Edith

Photo Essays.

Stories in pictures.

Why this story?

“Heartbreaking visual inventories that lay bare the dehumanising US immigration process, which strips people of everything they own.”

Jon Jones

Audio.

Podcasts. Interviews.
Audio stories.

Why this story?

“On the soggy steps of the Embassy, Richard told us his story of three years at the centre of a diplomatic nightmare.”

Ravin Sampat

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