New Humanist

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Planet Nine

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The search for a new planet

Two astronomers have stunned the scientific community with their claim that another world circles beyond the eight known worlds.

By Marcus Chown
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Planet Nine

The search for a new planet

Two astronomers have stunned the scientific community with their claim that another world circles beyond the eight known worlds.

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Politics & Conflict
Protest

The road to sedition

Controversy over a student protest in India has exposed the dangerous rise of nationalism in the world’s largest democracy.

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Culture
Westworld

Sympathy for the androids: the twisted morality of Westworld

A new adaptation of Michael Crichton’s “Westworld” invites the audience to sympathise with its android characters.

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Politics & Conflict
Ece Temelkuran

‘‘Turkey has never exactly been a heaven for writers, but they always existed’’

Q&A: Ece Temelkuran's new book tries to explain Turkey's current turmoil to a global audience.

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Culture
Dylan

Bob Dylan and the masters of literature

For years, Dylan’s music hasn’t strayed too far from the weary attitude that we’re in a world gone wrong.

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Science & Technology
Illustration

To store, perchance to thaw?

The cryonics industry promises to freeze and revive the human brain. Neuroscientist Clive Coen explains why this is wishful thinking.

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Mind, Body & Life
Laurie Taylor

I’ve got that shrinking feeling

Laurie Taylor discovers he is losing height.

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Science & Technology
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What's wrong with big data?

The view that more information produces better decisions is at odds with the world around us.

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Culture
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Book review: Death on Earth

Jules Howard's new book makes multiple perspectives on death chime in life-affirming harmony.

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