Clearing Patient Zero

Gaeten Dugan, one of the most vilified patients in medical history, was not responsible for bringing HIV to the US.
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How can we make sense of death?

Q&A with Andrew Stark, author of a new book on the stories we tell ourselves to comprehend mortality.
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What is Salafi jihadism?

A Q&A with Shiraz Maher, whose new book explores the intellectual underpinnings of this warrior doctrine.

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The era of "post-truth politics"

Expert opinions and rational analyses were tossed aside frighteningly easily during the referendum campaign.

What next for Scotland?

A forced Scottish withdrawal from Europe may not be a death knell for the UK.

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